Arthritis Center—Rheumatoid Arthritis
General OverviewRheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that causes pain, swelling, stiffness, and loss of function in the joints. RA usually affects the same joint on both sides of the body. More
InDepthFind answers in our in-depth report on RA:
- What is rheumatoid arthritis?
- What are the risk factors?
- What are the symptoms?
- How is it diagnosed?
- How is it treated?
- What are the screening tests?
- How can I reduce my risk?
- What questions should I ask my healthcare provider?
Diagnostic and Surgical Procedures
Living With Rheumatoid ArthritisIn her own words: living with rheumatoid arthritisRead about one woman's experience with this condition.
Living With Rheumatoid Arthritis (Continued)Anakinra may help ease the pain of rheumatoid arthritisRead here to learn about Kineret, a drug that is indicated for adults with moderately to severely active RA who have not found relief from other treatments
Natural and Alternative Treatments (By Condition)
The American College of Rheumatology
The Arthritis Foundation
The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)