Arthritis is the swelling and tenderness of one or more joints. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness, which typically worsen with age. The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Osteoarthritis causes cartilage — the hard, slippery tissue that covers the ends of bones where they form a joint — to break down.
Treatments times will vary depending on the type of arthritis. The main goals of arthritis treatments are to reduce the pain and inflammation and improve your life's quality.
Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms
Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease in which the immune system attacks the joints, beginning with the lining of joints.
In the early stages of rheumatoid arthritis, it is common to feel characteristic symptoms of pain and stiffness. The specific symptoms, their severity, and timing differ in each patient and may be related to how aggressively the immune system is attacking the body’s healthy tissues.
Some of the most common RA signs and symptoms include:
Pain and tenderness in joints for at least six consecutive weeks
Stiffness and loss of range of motion in the joints
Stiffness in the morning lasting at least 30 minutes and up to several hours
Pain and soreness in one or multiple joints
Involvement of joints on both sides of the body
Pain and soreness in small joints like knuckles and toes
Rheumatoid arthritis can be debilitating and disabling. It can cause you constant pain and loss of joint function, and even rob you of your independence.
Fortunately we have a high success rate with our advance treatment. With our treatment it is possible to halt RA’s progress and let men and women with this all-too-common condition enjoy pain-free living with healthier joints, increased mobility, and lasting peace of mind.
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