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.

October 28, 2021


Another Tylenol Recall

Johnson & Johnson has announced another recall of the popular pain-reliever Tylenol. The recall, which was prompted by a musty odor in a single lot of 8-hour Tylenol caplets, is the latest in a string of recalls for the company. ... Read more »


Cutting Your Fall Risk

Walking is something that, for most of us, just comes naturally. From the day we take those first timid steps as a baby, we tend to take our ability to walk for granted. Falling can too easily change all that. For many people over 60 — particularly those who have arthritis — preventing falls should become part of a daily effort to maintain an active and independent way of life.... Read more »


How a Physical Therapist Can Help

Pain, strain, inflamed joints, or sore muscles can stop you in your tracks at any stage of life. When your body slows you down, you can get moving again with a little help from the body specialist known as a physical therapist (PT). While PTs often work with people recovering from injury or surgery, they also provide valuable help to people with all types of arthritis.... Read more »


Sweet and Nutty Popcorn

Looking for a sweet treat to serve your loved ones on Halloween? Instead of turning to candy that's loaded with sugar, fat, and ingredients you can't pronounce, mix up a batch of this scrumptious popcorn.... Read more »


Strength Training

Exercise aimed at increasing muscle strength. Strength training can help people with arthritis to reduce joint pain, improve balance and coordination, and prevent injury.... Read more »

October 14, 2021

Breaking News

Older RA Drugs Can Slow Joint Damage

For the last decade, biologic drugs have been the cutting edge in RA treatment. But these drugs come with a hefty price tag. Recently, researchers have been considering whether older, less expensive drugs for RA might be as effective as biologics. A new study examines the effect of both biologics and older drugs on joint destruction, and finds that the older drugs hold their own.... Read more »

An Ounce of Prevention

Arthritis and the Flu

Some people regard the flu as a yearly aggravation. For many others, it presents a real danger to their health. Many factors, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other forms of inflammatory arthritis, can raise a person’s risk of contracting the flu and of developing more severe symptoms from it. For this reason, people with inflammatory arthritis need to take extra precautions during flu season.... Read more »

Living Well

16 Tips for Better Self-Care

So you think you have arthritis, and you’re not sure what to do. If you’re like many people, you may try to ignore your pain and discomfort, hoping they will just go away. But ignoring your problem is not the answer. It is usually best to address the issue head-on, and the tips listed in this article can help you do just that.... Read more »

Featured Recipe

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

When you're under the weather, a steaming bowl of soup can be the perfect comfort food. This recipe has less sodium than you'll find in most canned soups, but takes advantage of shortcuts to save you time and effort.... Read more »

Featured Definition


An individual’s confidence in his or her ability to complete a task, achieve a goal, or solve a problem. One of the main goals of arthritis self-management programs is to improve a person’s self-efficacy.... 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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