Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that attacks the joints. Although it shares some symptoms with osteoarthritis, the  type of arthritis that usually occurs in older people due to wear and tear on joints, there are some key differences. Rheumatoid arthritis can attack at any age, can come on rapidly, and may be accompanied by other symptoms, such as fatigue.

Some Days I Couldn't Get Out of Bed Due to Pain

Lisa Rushing, 38, was in pain for decades before being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis.

My Rheumatoid Arthritis Test Was Negative, But I Still Had RA

Teresa Shaffer, 46, of Morgantown, W. Va., had a history of chronic pain going back to an osteoarthritis diagnosis in her 20s.

A Biologic Helped Me Conquer RA

Kathy Lubbers battled rheumatoid arthritis for more than 20 years