Arthritis is characterized by inflammation in the joints. When (RA) Rheumatoid Arthritis affects the hands, its’s often the case that people who have this condition (or any other sort of swelling in the joints) aren’t able to wear rings. This is because these jewelry items are extremely uncomfortable or cause them to be self-conscious of their hands. However, this doesn’t have to be the case. This is where specially designed arthritis rings come in. what is an arthritis ring?