Rheumatoid Arthritis is an inflammatory condition affects mainly joints of the body, including wrist joint, elbow joint, knee joint, ankle joint, feet joint etc. In Rheumatoid Arthritis, the outer sheath of the joints are affected and pain syndrome occurs. Gradually, excessive swelling of the joints causes erosion and resultant of this leads to joint deformity. The deformity of the joint cannot be rectified. Therefore it is always recommended that early diagnosis and persistent treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis.
- Chopra, unpublished data from Bhigwan COPCORD Study (India) study report showed the prevalence of Rheumatoid Arthritis is more in female than male. The incident rate showed Rheumatoid Arthritis can affect any age group. According to TOI report, a steady rise of Rheumatoid Arthritis incidence is noticeable among youngsters. In 2008, An article published in Indian Journal of Rheumatology reported that Indian climatic condition, diet and other personal habits of Indians including smoking and sedentary lifestyle causes almost 1 % of Indian population gets affected with Rheumatoid Arthritis.
There is no specific treatment available for Rheumatoid Arthritis. However, medical advancement improves the treatment options of the Rheumatoid Arthritis, but yet severe condition can cause physical disability.
The exact cause of Rheumatoid Arthritis is not clearly known. Medical advancement suggested that Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disorder, in which the immunity system (body defense system) of the body mistakenly attacks the joints… Know More
Initially, small joints are get affected at the early stage of Rheumatoid Arthritis like finger joints, toe joints; but the progression of the condition leads to the gradual spreading of the inflammatory condition to the wrists, elbows, shoulders, ankles, knees, and hips… Know More
Some precautionary measures may beneficial to avoid an aggravation of Rheumatoid Arthritis including
- Do not ignore any joint pain, which may not be resultant of the Rheumatoid Arthritis, but it is always advisable to consult with a doctor… Know More