A diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) can be terrifying. This autoimmune disorder causes chronic inflammation and is degenerative in nature. Since it is an autoimmune disorder, the immune system mistakenly attacks its own body tissues, resulting in inflammation to the lining of the joints and leading to bone erosion and joint deformity. (more…)
This time of year, just about everyone’s diet plans fly out the window. During the holiday season, many special foods that are unavailable any other time of year make a long-awaited appearance. Sweets of all types are particularly plentiful now. These delicacies are very tempting, but if you have arthritis, they could also cause pain in your joints. (more…)
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory autoimmune disorder where your immune system mistakenly attacks and damages your healthy body tissue. The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases states that it affects nearly 1.5 million people in the United States. Are you one of these 1.5 million suffers? If so, Sovereign Rehabilitation can help. (more…)
Studies have found that people suffering from chronic pain conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, back pain, and fibromyalgia experience less pain and fewer symptoms simply by adopting a positive attitude. Some research has even found that a happy outlook can be as effective as taking painkillers.
Science is still on the fence about the definitive link between cold weather and chronic pain conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. However, many sufferers claim that when fall kicks into high gear, those colder temperatures make their symptoms worse.
There are plenty of at-home therapies that can provide temporary relief for rheumatoid arthritis. Warm baths and heating pads can help soothe sore, inflamed joints, and light exercise can keep those joints lubricated, which can reduce and even prevent pain.
Arthritis is the inflammation of the joints, which cause pain and stiffness in the body. Most people find that the symptoms of arthritis worsen with age – just something else to look forward to while growing up. The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. At Sovereign Rehabilitation, we offer treatments that specifically treat arthritis to reduce symptoms and improve our patients’ quality of life. We provide complete wellness programs at all of our greater Atlanta locations to give our patients comprehensive access to exceptional care provided by the industry’s premier therapists.