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8 Mistakes People With Rheumatoid Arthritis Make

Avoid These Common Mistakes

You can remain active and enjoy your favorite activities by carefully managing your rheumatoid arthritis (RA). With RA, what not to do can be as important as what to do. Here are eight common mistakes people with RA make, with tips for avoiding them.


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  1. Why skipping medication is a bad idea. Arthritis Foundation. http://www.arthritistoday.org/arthritis-treatment/medications/drug-topics/skipping-medications.php
  2. Poor sleep linked with more disability in RA. Arthritis Foundation. http://www.arthritistoday.org/news/sleeping-problem-arthritis-disability120.php
  3. How to manage the stress of arthritis. Arthritis Foundation. http://www.arthritistoday.org/what-you-can-do/everyday-solutions/coping/managing-stress-2.php
  4. Get the most from your workout. Arthritis Foundation. http://www.arthritistoday.org/what-you-can-do/staying-active/fitness-guides/exercise-program-tips.ph...
  5. How can you best manage RA? Let’s Talk RA, Arthritis Foundation. http://www.letstalkra.org/management-of-rheumatoid-arthritis.html
  6. 6 Steps to be a Better Patient. RA Foundation. http://www.letstalkra.org/rheumatoid-arthritis-patients.html
  7. What you can do: the importance of self-care. National Institutes of Health. http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Rheumatic_Disease/
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