Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Hand Therapy MassageRheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that affects the joints of the hands and feet as well as other ball and socket joints in the body. Unlike typical arthritis which is caused by the continuous wear-and-tear of joint use, rheumatoid arthritis affects the lining of the joints. Rheumatoid arthritis causes painful swelling that can result in joint deformity and bone erosion.

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder where the immune system mistakenly attacks the body’s own tissues. Typically, rheumatoid arthritis begins after the age of 40, but for those who have a family history of this disorder, it can begin in adolescence and continue to worsen as they get older. There is no cure for rheumatoid arthritis, but there are treatment options available to help those who suffer from this debilitating disorder.

The therapists here at Sovereign Rehabilitation offers treatment and rehabilitation for people who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis. Our dedicated and licensed professional therapists offer manual therapy, aquatic therapy, joint manipulation and mobilization, muscle energy techniques, neuromuscular reeducation, dry needling, electrophysiological agents, and more in order to help our patients find relief from this autoimmune disorder. Many of our patients have been able to achieve amazing results, finding more relief than any medication has ever provided them.

Sovereign Rehabilitation understands how important it is for those who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis to find relief. We understand how this disorder affects everything that you do — from getting dressed to preparing meals to driving a car. Let Sovereign Rehabilitation help to make your life feel better.

Posted on behalf of Alan Grodin, PT, MTC, Sovereign Rehabilitation

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