Dr. Vikas Majithia with a patient with rheumatoid arthritis.

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Elizabeth Aline

“I make no plans. I sleep as much as possible. I do nothing strenuous. If I try to do an activity of any kind, I make sure I have the next day to recover. It is depressing, frustrating, painful and exhausting."


Kelly Rice, who is learning to manage her rheumatoid arthritis after being diagnosed in July.

Kelly Rice

“One of the hardest things is taking all the medications I need.”


Heather Walker, who was diagnosed with a rheumatic disease after noticing a synovial cyst on her hand.

Heather Walker

“My first symptom of rheumatic disease was a bump on my right hand. It turned out to be a synovial cyst.”


Priscilla McKenney

“It has been a journey to find what works for me regarding the management of inflammation.”


A young femaie holds the inflamed hands of a man with rheumatoid arthritis.

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