Rheumatoid arthritis affects the lining of joints, and like the other types of inflammatory arthritis, it is an auto-immune inflammatory arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is often symmetrical, with the same joints being affected on one side of the body as the other. Like… Read More »What is rheumatoid arthritis?
Psoriatic arthritis is arthritis related to psoriasis. It is a type of inflammatory arthritis and a type of spondylitis. You may see it shortened to PsA in some places. Psoriatic arthritis affects the joints, but it can also affect tendons,… Read More »What is psoriatic arthritis?
Spondylitis is the term used to describe several types of inflammatory arthritis. In medical speak, spondylitis translates to “inflammation of the spine.” Spondylitis conditions can also affect the eyes, skin, or gastrointestinal tract. It also includes arthritis conditions that affect the… Read More »What is spondylitis?
Most people do not say they have inflammatory arthritis. They talk about the specific type of arthritis that they have. So why do I say ‘inflammatory arthritis’ all the time? Broadly speaking, there are two categories of arthritis – inflammatory… Read More »What is Inflammatory Arthritis?
We all have goals in our life. For many of us with arthritis, these include health-related goals. What are good health goals? And how can you set goals when you don’t know what your capacity will be in the future?… Read More »How to set goals that work when you have arthritis
You eat because you’re stressed and eating makes you feel good. You eat because you are overwhelmed and you can numb yourself with food. You eat because you are hungry and food nourishes you. You eat because it’s noon and… Read More »How mindful eating can help your arthritis