Rheumatoid Arthritis Explained: The Symptoms, Effects, and Management Options for Patients
September 1, 2021
Rheumatoid Arthritis or RA is a systematic, chronic inflammatory disease that affects the joints.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) affects an estimated 1.3 million adults in the U.S. — and women are 3 times more likely to develop it. If not managed effectively, it can get progressively worse. Some of the joints affected include the hands, shoulders, feet, hips, knees, and wrists. Patients can experience pain, aches, tenderness, swelling, and morning stiffness.
While there is no cure for RA, it is possible to slow or stop the progression. We’ll meet Shirley whose life was impacted by the disease, and Dr. Latisha Heinlen of Rheumatology Associates of Oklahoma to learn more.
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