Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease where the immune system mistakenly attacks the body’s own tissues, specifically the synovium. As a result, inflammation occurs, which can lead to pain and swelling in the joints. Most of the time, natural inflammatory processes help to clear out infections and help to heal wounds and other damage to the body. When the inflammation continues without having an infection or injury, it can become part of a disease process and, in some cases, can lead to joint damage.
Symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis can be tricky because each person with RA is affected differently. It does, however, have some common signs and symptoms including joint stiffness in the morning, joint pain, joint swelling, weakness and tiredness.
We offer many of the latest medications used to manage RA.