Rheumatoid Arthritis

rheumatoidArtritisRheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that typically affects the small joints in your hands and feet. Unlike the wear-and-tear damage of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis affects the lining of your joints, causing a painful swelling that can eventually result in bone erosion and joint deformity.


Treatment for RA focuses on controlling symptoms and preventing joint damage. WhenRA flares up, it makes your joints feel stiff and achy. You want to prevent joint damage as much as possible.  Because treatment for RA has improved, many experts believe that most people who now have it will get less joint damage than ever before. Talk with our clinicians to find out how to improve your odds of that.