Rheumatoid Arthritis

Published on: August 2, 2014

Rheumatoid arthritis is a type of chronic arthritis that affects the joints on both sides of the body. While all arthritis means inflammation of the joints which causes redness, swelling, warmth, and pain within the joint, the symmetry both hands being affected or both knees helps to distinguish rheumatoid arthritis from other types of arthritis. About 1% of the world’s population is affected by rheumatoid arthritis, and advances in medical technology are making it possible for those suffering from this condition to find relief and gain a greater quality of life.

Rehabilitation centers offer expert treatment and rehabilitation for those who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis. There are a wide variety of treatment options for patients who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis. Aquatic therapy is a highly successful method of reducing the pain associated with RA. The buoyancy of water allows patients to relieve pressure on their joints while the fluidity of water allows them to move smoothly. Manual therapy, joint mobilization and manipulation, muscle energy techniques, dry needling, and others can be used to achieve amazing results. Licensed therapists use these innovation treatments to help patients find relief, improve joint function, and gain a higher quality of day-to-day life.

It is important for patients to find a rehabilitation center that offers individualized care as rheumatoid arthritis affects everyone differently. For some, joint symptoms develop gradually over many years; however in others RA may develop quickly and cause severe and immediate disabilities. Although there is not a cure for rheumatoid arthritis, early and aggressive treatment has been shown to help prevent disability and provide relief to those who suffer.

Posted on behalf of Sovereign Rehabilitation

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