Living with RA
There are steps you can take in your daily life to help make living with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA) easier. Click on the tabs below for tips on exercise, healthy eating, and connecting with others who are living with RA. Don't forget to also give your body the rest it needs.
If you have moderate to severe RA, you don’t have to feel like you’re alone. There are plenty of resources available online that can offer support and help you connect with others who are living with your condition. These include local support groups, fundraising walks, outreach programs, online communities, and volunteer opportunities. The websites below can help you learn more about your condition and connect with the RA community.
Arthritis Connect is a social network that makes it easy to start conversations, share treatment experiences, read and post recommendations, and much more.
The Arthritis Foundation
The mission of the Arthritis Foundation is to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control, and cure of arthritis and related diseases.
Arthritis Foundation - Let's Move Together
The Arthritis Foundation’s Let's Move Together site helps people overcome the obstacles of living with arthritis by taking the first step toward a lifetime of physical activity.
The online home of the Arthritis Foundation’s Arthritis Today magazine is a great source of tips and information for people living with arthritis. It includes a community where you can share ideas, ask for advice, read blogs, play games, and more.
Arthritis National Research Foundation (ANRF)
The Arthritis National Research Foundation (ANRF) is the charity that funds research to cure arthritis. The ANRF website provides a comprehensive look at all the research projects they funded. You can also get their free report which will give you a great information overview about arthritis and some of the projects underway.
CreakyJoints provides treatment information, advice from professionals, and public forums for people living with arthritis to share their experiences.
The Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center
This website provides interactive, educational information about RA. It features a "Patient's Corner" with lifestyle information.
The Mayo Clinic website offers health information and self-improvement tools.
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
NIAMS is a division of the National Institutes of Health whose primary focus is to provide research, training, and information resources on diseases of the bones, joints, muscles and skin. This website offers information and links to various resources about rheumatoid arthritis symptoms, treatment, research, and disease states.
Patients Like Me
This site allows you to share your experiences with living with RA in order to help yourself, others like you, and organizations that focus on your condition.