Arthritis Self-Management Extra Archive

Welcome to Arthritis Self-Management Extra, your source of breaking news and authoritative information about the more than 100 types of arthritis and arthritis-related conditions. Every other week, we bring you the practical information you need to manage your arthritis and improve your overall health and well-being.

April 8, 2021

Breaking News

People With OA Could Benefit From Expert Advice

People with osteoarthritis (OA) need to take an active role in managing their joint pain and stiffness. On that front, there is some good news: In a recent study, many people with arthritis took effective steps to manage their symptoms, even if they hadn't consulted with a doctor or other health-care professional. However, the researchers observed that not everyone chose the safest or most effective treatments.... Read more »

Living Well With RA

Questions to Ask When the Doctor Says It's RA

If you've been feeling poorly, you may be asking yourself some questions. Why are my joints so swollen and sore? Why am I so stiff when I get up in the morning? Receiving a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can be the answer to those questions — but it also raises many others. Your doctor is an essential source of information, but you have to know the right questions to ask.... Read more »

Eating for Good Health

Does What You Eat Affect Inflammation?

You have probably heard claims about diets that can ease the symptoms of arthritis. But do they work? Research indicates that the body's level of inflammation is related in part to what we eat. Although we can't yet single out specific foods as especially beneficial, we are beginning to get a clearer picture of how eating the right way can help us calm inflammation.... Read more »

Featured Recipe

Baked Salmon

Salmon is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, a heart-healthy type of fat with anti-inflammatory properties. This simple but tasty recipe is an easy way to work more omega-3's into your diet.... Read more »

Featured Definition


The body’s natural protective response to injury or infection. The word "arthritis" literally means "joint inflammation," and inflammation plays a leading role in autoimmune types of arthritis such as RA.... Read more »

In This Issue

Breaking News

Many People Not Getting Recommended RA Drugs

Feeling Good


Living Well With RA

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Your Heart

Featured Recipe

Sweet Roasted Almonds

Featured Definition

Omega-3 Fatty Acid

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