Rheumatoid arthritis is one of many different types of arthritis. This progressive autoimmune condition is characterized by inflamed joints that cause pain and limit your ability to move the afflicted area. Many people wake up with stiff and swollen joints, which may look red and feel hot. Some of the most common areas in which rheumatoid arthritis develops is the wrists and knuckles, usually effecting both hands. Over time, they can become disfigured with joints and fingers dislocating or being forced into permanently bent positions. If severe enough, rheumatoid arthritis may require surgery to improve your joint function.
To learn more about rheumatoid arthritis and which treatment may be best for your condition, please contact us to set up an appointment with one of our experienced reconstructive surgeons.
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