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Rheumatoid Arthritis

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid Arthritis is a form of inflammatory arthritis and an autoimmune disease. For reasons no one fully understands, in rheumatoid arthritis, the immune system attacks the body’s own tissues, specifically the synovium, a thin membrane that lines the joints. As a result, fluid builds up in the joints, causing pain in the joints and inflammation that can occur throughout the body.

What are the symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis?

The symptoms vary from person to person and can change on a daily basis. The joints may feel warm to the touch and a decreased range of motion might be noted, as well as inflammation, swelling and pain in the areas around the affected joints. It cannot be cured and many people rely on over the counter medication for symptomatic relief or anti-inflammatory drugs from the doctors.

Help with symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

If you are suffering, and would like to see if Osteopathy or Physiotherapy can help you, please contact the clinic and book an appointment to see the specialist. Alternative visit us at the clinic and we can give you more information.

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