Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disorder that affects the joints. But in some people, RA also damages the skin, eyes, lungs, heart and blood vessels. In fact, about 40 percent of people who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis also experience signs and symptoms beyond the joints.
Although there is no cure for RA, there is a range of effective medications and therapies that help many you manage your condition.
After evaluating the severity of your symptoms and how long you've had RA, your doctor may recommend one of the following medications:
Physical or occupational therapy helps many RA patients improve joint flexibility. During these sessions, you’ll learn exercises to help keep your joints flexible, and can discover ways to perform daily tasks to ease joint pressure. At Pomona Valley Health Centers, physical therapy is part of our complete offering of sports medicine in Pomona Valley.
If you or a loved one is suffering from rheumatoid arthritis or a sports-related injury, the caring team at PVHC is here for you. Comprised of dedicated, experienced doctors, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and nurses, the PVHC pros are ready to address your every medical need. From family medicine and women’s health to sports medicine and urgent care, the support you need is close to home.
Schedule an appointment at a PVHC location near you. For Claremont, Chino Hills or Pomona, call 909-630-7829 or click here to use our online form.
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