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What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid Arthritis is an inflammatory arthritis. It is the most common type of inflammatory arthritis in the feet, others may include psoriatic arthritis and gout. It is a progressive disease that can cause severe pain, deformity and immobility if left untreated. It is an auto-immune health issue, which means that is is largely caused by your own immue system attacking itself.

The Causes

  • Genetics
  • Smoking
  • Hormones


Some treatments include: 

  • Anti-inflammatories
  • Disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs)
  • Physical Therapy
  • Chiropractic care
  • Podiatry
  • Surgey
  • Acupuncture


Some symptoms may include:

  • Pain in joints
  • Deformity of the joint
  • Fatigue
  • Low flexibilty of joints
  • Swelling
  • Redness of the joint
  • Tender joints
  • Stiffness in joints
  • Immobility