Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can be unpredictable. While the exact causes are not fully understood, inflammation resulting from RA in the body may ebb and flow over time. This measure of inflammation and symptoms is commonly known as disease activity.
Persistent RA Symptoms could mean it's time for a treatment change. Not getting the RA symptom relief you need? Answer a few simple questions and have a better conversation with your rheumatologist.
“It’s a shocking moment when your family is hurting for you.”
Experiencing rheumatoid arthritis flares—or sudden episodes of increased inflammation and symptoms—can be a common part of life with RA. Sometimes they are caused by a known trigger, like a day of household chores. But often, what triggers a flare-up is unclear.
While it can be tempting to power through the pain, ignoring repeated flares can make it more difficult to manage your RA over time, and even increase your risk of joint damage. Learn more about effective RA treatment plans to help you have a more informed conversation with your rheumatologist »