Thursday, March 12, 2015



Rheumatoid arthritis or RA is an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system will attack the normal joint tissues, and cause the inflammation of the joint lining.
The Rheumatoid arthritis usually affects people of all ages and may begin in the middle ages. The Rheumatoid arthritis may usually affect the joints on both sides of the body and can become chronic and disabling condition without the proper treatment.

The Rheumatoid arthritis may affect in different joints. In some people, it may affect different parts of the body other than the joints, including the eyes, blood, the lungs, and the heart. 

Symptoms of Rheumatoid arthritis:

The main symptoms of the Rheumatoid arthritis are pain and stiffness of the affected joints.The other symptoms are:
  • Swelling in joints.
  • Red and Puffy Hands.
Effects of Rheumatoid arthritis :

It can cause joint inflammation, which affects the ability of the daily activities. The other effects of the Rheumatoid arthritis are, 
  • Tendons become inflamed
  • Swelling
  • Erosion of the bones 
How is rheumatoid arthritis (RA) diagnosed? 

If there are continuous discomfort and swelling in multiple joints on both sides of the body,it is better to a doctor as soon as possible. Early diagnosis and treatment can help to slow the disease progression. 

The blood tests and the x-rays will also diagnose rheumatoid arthritis. 

Dr.Biren Nadkarni is one of the best orthopedic surgeons who have more than 15 years of experience in the field of arthritis treatment. 

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