Support for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Most people with rheumatoid arthritis can live healthy lives. The medications that have been developed in recent years have drastically improved the quality of life for people with the condition. However, you may still benefit from emotional and physical support. NYU Langone doctors offer a range of services.

Physical Rehabilitation

Rheumatoid arthritis can make your joints and muscles vulnerable to injury. Physical therapists at NYU Langone can teach you exercises to increase your strength and endurance and preserve or restore your range of motion.

Smoking Cessation

People with rheumatoid arthritis who quit smoking may experience symptom relief. NYU Langone’s Tobacco Cessation Programs offer the tools and support to help you quit for good.

Pain Management

Behavioral medicine specialists at NYU Langone’s Hospital for Joint Diseases can teach you techniques for coping with the chronic pain of rheumatoid arthritis. The goals of pain management are to increase your independence, make you feel in control of your health, and reduce the amount of medications you need to take.

Dietary Changes

Obesity can increase your risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis. If you want to lose weight, registered dietitians and nutritionists in our Weight Management Program can create a customized diet plan to help you reach and maintain your goal weight.

Emotional Support

When you are diagnosed with a chronic and painful disease, you may feel depressed, anxious, and stressed. NYU Langone counselors provide counseling and offer techniques on how to cope with a chronic illness. They also offer services and programs, such as acupuncture and tai chi, to reduce stress.

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