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Is there a support group for rheumatoid arthritis?


Is there a support group for rheumatoid arthritis?

Call 02 9857 3300 or email [email protected] to find out how you can get involved. Our support groups are the local face of Arthritis NSW in their communities. They work tirelessly to promote awareness and educate the community about arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions.

What resources are available for people affected by rheumatoid arthritis?

Rheumatoid Arthritis Resource Center

  • Arthritis Foundation.
  • American College of Rheumatology.
  • Arthritis National Research Foundation.
  • National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.
  • Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center.
  • Juvenile Arthritis Association.
  • Mayo Clinic.
  • American College of Rheumatology.

What month is rheumatoid arthritis awareness?

Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Day, initiated by the Rheumatoid Patient Foundation, is held every year on February 2, to raise awareness for patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

What is RA Awareness Week?

RAAW | 13 – 18 September 2021 This year we are focusing on Mental and Physical Wellbeing for people living with RA with a wide a variety of different sessions you can join. Our experts have created sessions made specifically for you, to help you on your Wellbeing journey.

Does all arthritis cause joint damage?

Arthritis can cause permanent joint changes. These changes may be visible, such as knobby finger joints, but often the damage can only be seen on X-ray. Some types of arthritis also affect the heart, eyes, lungs, kidneys and skin as well as the joints.

Is there a support group for lupus?

Lupus Foundation of America support groups provide a safe and understanding environment where people with lupus can come together to ask questions, listen to others, or lend a helping hand. Please contact the chapter or support group leader prior to attending the first meeting to verify all information.

Is there a Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation?

Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation, Help Fight RA is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization. We are a volunteer operated organization that provides support to patients battling Rheumatoid Arthritis.

How can you help arthritis?

Caring for Someone With Arthritis

  1. Understand their condition.
  2. Keep open lines of communication.
  3. Know when to help and when to stand back.
  4. Help manage medication.
  5. Help with managing assistive devices.
  6. Encourage and help with exercise.

What color represents rheumatoid arthritis?

May is arthritis awareness month and what better way to support awareness than by dressing from head to toe in the official color: BLUE!

How were you diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis can be difficult to diagnose in its early stages because the early signs and symptoms mimic those of many other diseases. There is no one blood test or physical finding to confirm the diagnosis. During the physical exam, your doctor will check your joints for swelling, redness and warmth.

Is there a support group for people with rheumatoid arthritis?

Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Group. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic, inflammatory, multisystem, autoimmune disorder. It is a disabling and painful condition which can lead to substantial loss of mobility due to pain and joint destruction.

Which is the best social network for rheumatoid arthritis?

myRAteam is the social network for those living with rheumatoid arthritis. Get the emotional support you need from others like you, and gain practical advice and insights on managing treatment or therapies for rheumatoid arthritis.

Where can I find resources for rheumatoid arthritis?

Local Resource Finder: The Arthritis Foundation (AF) offers a local resource finder on their website that allows a user to search for RA support in their own communities. You can search for local AF offices, community and fundraising events, Rheumatologists and other health care resources with just a few clicks.

Where can I go to meet others with rheumatoid arthritis?

Sometimes I just need a place to go where others understand what I’m feeling and what I’m doing. This site has been that place for me. Join today! Start meeting others who understand.