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Arthritis: Managing Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Introduction

Rheumatoid arthritis can mean living with long-term (chronic) pain, fatigue, and joint stiffness. Many people benefit from plans to help them manage their symptoms. You and your doctor can create a plan that may include medicine and other treatments. Early treatment can help you avoid disabling joint changes and chronic pain.

You also can do things to maintain your normal life and activities. To start, try to:


How do you manage your rheumatoid arthritis?

Learn about your arthritis

Learn how to cope with your symptoms

Take an active role in managing your arthritis


Credits for Arthritis: Managing Rheumatoid Arthritis

Current as of: December 8, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Nancy Ann Shadick, MD, MPH - Rheumatology


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