Patient Voices: Rheumatoid Arthritis

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The pain and inflammation of rheumatoid arthritis can damage the joints and many other organs of the body. Unlike the more common osteoarthritis, which afflicts primarily older people, rheumatoid arthritis can strike at any age. While early treatments for R.A. worked to relieve the pain associated with this condition, newer medications can prevent joint damage before it causes serious disabilities. …

Arthritis Ireland: Become A Juvenile Arthritis Mentor

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Now, as part of Arthritis Ireland’s Juvenile Arthritis Programme, adults who themselves have/had juvenile arthritis can provide children with arthritis and their families with valuable insight and support. Becoming a JA Mentor allows adults to pass on the benefit of their experiences with arthritis, increasing the confidence of children and their families by helping them to better understand their condition …

Rheumatoid Arthritis Blog: 18+ Years Living With RA

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Sticks & Stones Chronicling my journey living with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA): looking back at what brought me here, processing the here and now, and considering the future. “I started having shoulder pain in the mornings in the winter of 1991 – not something I gave much thought, chalking it up to usual aches and pains of being a on the …