Physical activity is essential for managing arthritis symptoms and preserving mobility. And yoga is an excellent, gentle, low-impact form of exercise that offers both physical and psychological benefits like stress management techniques, including breathing, mindfulness and relaxation.
Warm weather is easier on the joints, but the sun can trigger unwanted symptoms in people living with different types of arthritis. For this reason, there are several factors to consider before catching some rays. Do you take medications that cause sun sensitivity? Do you have complications that make it difficult for you to handle heat?
Having a team of doctors and a community you trust can make all the difference when managing a chronic condition.
I decided to get the vaccine because I want to protect myself and others from the coronavirus. I want to take my part in diminishing this pandemic so we can return to living our lives again.
Eileen Davidson used to have a flair for the dramatic when it came to hair, clothes, makeup, and clubbing. Now her definition of flair — or rather, flare — is much different.
The coronavirus is causing long-term symptoms in some people. Those who live with autoimmune and other health disorders have wisdom to share.
It wasn’t until I started getting involved in arthritis research that I was able to answer many of my questions about my illness.
Feeling foggy? Be kind to yourself as you learn to manage this frustrating RA symptom.
View Best Health’s Facebook Live chat on living with rheumatoid arthritis with Rheumatologist Dr. Sonja Gill and Eileen Davidson, a rheumatoid arthritis patient advocate
When I was diagnosed with this chronic illness at age 29, I was expecting joint pain. I didn’t expect to feel like I was hit by an 18-wheeler.