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Dealing with RA Flares

Flares are an unpredictable RA symptom. Flares differ from person to person, and each one of us has a different way of dealing with the flares. We’ve collected some of our share-worthy articles that either discuss flares or serve as tips and tricks for managing a flare. We hope this page and our community is helpful to you as you live your daily life with RA.

Here are some articles that discuss flares. Feel free to read, comment and share!

By Wren— February 16th, 2016-
Today my hands hurt like a, well, you know. I’ve no real idea why. How about this: my rheuma-dragon is angry, so he’s gnawing on my knuckles…

Community Feedback- What helps you through a flare?
By Editorial Team — June 30th, 2016-
Living with rheumatoid arthritis can be challenging every day. Some deal with pain on a daily basis, experiencing only “one to two good days a week,” while others experience pain more sporadically…

When Your RA Flares, What Do You Do?
By Lisa Emrich- August 17th, 2015-
But lately, something is going on. A few days ago, I thought that I had been typing too much, causing some pain and stiffness in my left hand, particularly in the metacarpophalangeal (knuckle) and proximal interphalangeal (mid-finger) joints of my 4th and 5th fingers.


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