Rheumatoid arthritis affects the lining of your joints, causing a painful swelling that can eventually result in bone erosion and joint deformity.
- Tender, warm swollen joints
- Joint stiffness
What can cause rheumatoid arthritis?
This condition is an autoimmune disease where one's own immune system begins attacking healthy tissue around the joints.
Common risk factors:
- Family History
- Excess weight
- Physical examination by preferred podiatrist
- Blood tests
- Anti-inflammatory medication
- Steriod injections
- Recommend physical therapy
- Surgery, if needed.
We, United Foot and Ankle, strive to give our patients that best treatment options. If you or any loved ones are experiencing similar symptoms, please feel free to contact our office at (732) 979-2035. We are located in East Brunswick, Keyport, Old Bridge, Perth Amboy, and Bayonne. We look forward to seeing you.