Inspiration & Motivation

Every Day Made Easy

  • Make Your Summer RA-Friendly

    These tips will keep you having no-pain fun in the sun.

  • Find Your Perfect Easy Chair!

    Here's how you can make sure your favorite seat is joint-friendly.

  • “We Make the Most of Every Day With RA!”

    Five women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) share their go-to strategies for making the most of every day with RA.

  • “My Pet Is the Best Therapy!”

    Why animals are your best friend when it comes to dealing with your rheumatoid arthritis.
  • 6 Mistakes to Avoid if You’re Taking OTC Painkillers

    Get a pharmacist’s insight on what you should and shouldn't do when taking over-the-counter painkillers.

Your Emotions

  • 7 Ways to Handle Your New Diagnosis

    Being diagnosed with RA can send your emotions spinning out of control. Here’s how to stay calm and take hold of your condition.

  • 7 Steps to Stop “RA Guilt”

    Do you blame yourself for having RA? Feel guilty about burdening your loved ones? You can ward off those nagging feelings.

  • RA-Friendly Ways to Tame Stress Today

    Stress can increase inflammation and intensify joint pain. Here’s how to ease anxiety and better control your RA.

  • The Emotional Side of Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Feeling frustrated, anxious, depressed or guilty? Here’s how to cope with the many emotions of RA. 

  • You: Pretty, Sexy and Happy With Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Dealing with the pain and fatigue of RA can wear on your confidence. Don’t despair! These tips will help boost your self-esteem.

Your Sex Life

  • 6 Ways to Get Your Groove Back

    Love can conquer all—even joint pain and fatigue.

  • Ask the Experts: Sex and RA

    James D. Capozzi, MD, of Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, answers your question about rheumatoid arthritis and your sex life.

Your Relationships

  • Explaining Rheumatoid Arthritis to Your Kids

    Offer reassurance first and the rest will follow. Get age-appropriate ways to broach the subject of RA with your kids.

  • Don’t Let RA Pain Throw a Wrench in Your Relationships

    Whether you’re with your friends, family or loved ones, these tips will help ensure good times even when you’re enduring joint pain, fatigue and irritability.

Managing Your Pain

  • 10 Ways to Move Smarter With Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Try these little moves to make living with RA easier.

  • Get Relief for RA Joint Pain and Stiffness

    Find out why giving your doctor the details about your rheumatoid arthritis pain—where it hurts and what it feels like—is key to effective treatment.

  • How to Build Better Knees With RA

    These easy moves can lessen knee pain and boost flexibility.

  • 7 Ways to Ease Every Day With Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Even the smallest adjustments to your lifestyle can make all the difference. Read on for simple tips and tricks on how to tame RA pain each day.

  • “I Socked it to Hand Pain!”

    Boxing writer Ginamarie Russo, who has RA, had one thing in common with the fighters she covers: bum knuckles. Here, her story.