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West Florida Hospital

Arthritis Center -- Rheumatoid Arthritis

The content below is part of the “Health Library” and is not indicative of services available at the facility.

General Overview

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that causes pain, swelling, stiffness, and loss of function in the joints. RA usually affects the same joint on both sides of the body. More

Diagnostic and Surgical Procedures

Living With Rheumatoid Arthritis

In her own words: living with rheumatoid arthritis

Read about one woman's experience with this condition.

Living With Rheumatoid Arthritis (Continued)

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Anakinra may help ease the pain of rheumatoid arthritis

Read here to learn about Kineret, a drug that is indicated for adults with moderately to severely active RA who have not found relief from other treatments

Related Conditions

Natural and Alternative Treatments (By Condition)

  • The American College of Rheumatology

  • The Arthritis Foundation

  • The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)