RAWhat is Rheumatoid arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis, or RA, is a type of  inflammatory arthritis that affects the joints and surrounding tissues. Rheumatoid arthritis is more common in women than in men, affecting people of any ages.

Causes of Rheumatoid arthritis

The exact cause of rheumatoid arthritis is unknown. This is an auto immune disease which basically means that body’s immune system atttacks against own body.

Signs and Symptoms of Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a progressive arthritis that has the potential to cause joint destruction and functional disability in years to come.

– Pain and Inflammation on joints

– Swelling

– Stiffness: morning stiffness

– Red and warm

– Joints may be affected: hands, knees, wrists, neck, shoulders, elbows,  jaw

– Usually affect same joints on both sides of the body

– Joint deformity

Other signs:

– Fatigue

– Muscle aches

– Loss of appetite to weight loss

Physiotherapy Treatment for Rheumatoid arthritis

Physiotherapy is a non invasive treatment for rheumatoid arthritis that can help to reduce your joint pain and inflammation, restore your joint movements and maintain your strength to prevent worsening rheumatoid arthritis.

At Physioclinic, our physiotherapists will assess arthritis condition and implement treatments such as:

– Pain Relief Treatments

– Braces and Splinting

– Exercises: To improve flexibility and strength to reduce stress on joints

– Massage Therapy

Physiotherapy treatment is very important for rheumatoid arthritis patients to start early to prevent worsening symptoms.

Call/SMS our physiotherapist now at 96390509 for treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis or email us