The Self Care Movement: Join the Movement and Become An Advocate

self Care movement

  Hello, My name is Saundra I am a strong advocate of self care. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sjogren’s Disease and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. I practice self care daily by maintaining an autoimmune diet, exercising and taking my recommended supplements. Disclosure:This is a sponsored post for Self Care Catalysts’ Self Care Mvmt campaign. I am being compensated […]

Use the Design Thinking Process to Improve Your RA

The Design Thinking Process

The design thinking process has been used successfully for years by engineers and inventors to develop new, innovative products. The process is now beginning to be used by people who want to achieve a healthier lifestyle. It can also be used by those you with RA to help you reinvent your process for improving your […]

Arthritis-Friendly Tools: Cook and Garden with Ease

Arthritis-Friendly Tools

Arthritis-Friendly Tools Rheumatoid arthritis can make small tasks like opening jars or buttoning your shirt difficult. It can also force you to consider giving up activities you love. The good news is that, with a little bit of ingenuity, you can find ways to make life with RA easier. The nice thing about living in […]

Poor Work-place Ergonomics Can Increase RA Joint Pain

Increase Stress on Joints with poor workplace ergonomics

  Your RA joint pain can be increased significantly if you do not pay attention to proper workplace ergonomics. Are you going home at the end of your work day exhausted and in pain? There may be some simple adjustments you can make at work to prevent severe RA joint pain at the end of […]

RA Pain Management Guidelines to Follow During The Holidays

RA Pain Management Techniques for Holiday Stress reduction

Because most of us are so busy during the holidays, the stress of trying to get everything done can increase our RA pain. Even science has acknowledged that there are specific pain management guidelines that we can follow to reduce our stress as well as our RA pain. Below are some of the pain management guidelines […]

Here are Holiday Gifts That Make Life Easier for Loved Ones With RA

RA Gifts

There are not many things you can give a loved one with rheumatoid arthritis that will mean more than something that will make life easier for them. A gift that will make everyday tasks a little less burdensome not only reduces the pain of rheumatoid arthritis, but provides them with a little added independence. One of […]

How Service Dogs Can Help You Regain Your Independence

Service Dog

Service Dogs Are My Heroes I have to admit that I like dogs better than a lot of people. For that reason, it is a pleasure to give you some information about service dogs. If you are disabled by rheumatoid arthritis, love dogs and want to regain some of your independence, a service dog can […]

Tips for Living With RA / How to Make Life Easier

Living with RA

    If you are living with RA today, you are lucky. There are now many devices on the market that can make your life easier. You can continue to do the things you love to do. Below are a few unusual products that can allow you to continue to cook, garden, exercise, craft, etc. […]

First Visit With Rheumatology Associates / Sue’s Experience

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            …Sue’s Story about living with Rheumatoid Arthritis continued from last week’s blog   What Sue Was Looking for in a Rheumatologist Sue’s primary care physician had told her that if she has RA, her relationship with her physician at Rheumatology Associates would be a long term relationship because there […]

How to Find the Right Rheumatologist to Treat Your RA

Rheumatologist to Treat RA

Where to Search on Line The following websites list Rheumatologists by State and City http://www.healthgrades.com/rheumatology-directory http://health.usnews.com/doctors/location-index/rheumatologists https://www.rheumatology.org/directory/geo.asp Health Grades  assigns a quality score to each Rheumatologist.  Just remember to take their scores with a grain of salt.  Their ratings are based on surveys they receive from patients. Often, only people who are unhappy with their […]