Rheumatoid Arthritis is a long-term autoimmune disorder
It primarily affects joints. It typically results in swollen, painful joints. Pain and stiffness often worsen following rest.
Usually the wrist and hands are involved, with the same joints typically involved on both sides of the body.
The disease may also affect other parts of the body. This may result in a low red blood cell count, inflammation around the lungs and heart.
Fever and low energy may also be present. Often, symptoms come on gradually over weeks to months.
The goals of treatment are to reduce pain, decrease inflammation, and improve overall functioning.
This may be helped by balancing rest and exercise,
Early diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic conditions such as arthritis can prevent years of pain down the line
Dr. Dipti Bhoiwala specializes in Rheumatology and is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis and Lupus.
If you believe you suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis and are in the Albany, NY area please call our office for an appointment.
Urgent & Primary Care
598 Columbia Turnpike East Greenbush, NY (518) 479-5240