Basics & Treatment



• Overview
• Causes & Risk Factors
• Symptoms
• Diagnosis
• Your Healthcare Team
• Questions to Ask Your Doctor


• Examining Your Treatment

• PT, OT or Surgery?
• Make the Team
• A Doctor's Perspective: The
  Inside Scoop on RA

• Team Up with Your Doctor to
  Feel Better

• Why RA Tests Matter



If you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), you have plenty of company. About 1.3 million people in the U.S. have the condition; about two-thirds of them are women. RA is a chronic disease in which your immune system attacks the joints, causing pain, swelling and stiffness. This can make it harder to do things like walk, dance or just get around the house.

You may have lots of questions about what's going on inside your body and how to take care of your health. Here you'll find the information you need to feel your best—today and in the months and years ahead.

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