The Rheumatic Arthritis is used for defining a set of autoimmune disease that affects the joints of the individuals, mostly the knees. In such cases the patient tends to experience acute and sharp pain in the joints when using them. Alongside, they also have trouble in using these joints followed with inflammation and redness in the areas to. Fatigue, stiffness and pain remain constantly.
HOW IS RHEUMATIC ARTHRITIS DIAGNOSED?
X-rays and MRI scans are the most useful way of helping a rheumatologist to diagnose this disorder as these imaging scans would show the changes or narrowing of joints.
HOW IS RHEUMATIC ARTHRITIS TREATED?
Treatment for Rheumatic Arthritis is a blend of NSAIDS to reduce pain followed with physiotherapy, exercises, massage and lifestyle changes to manage weight and thus reduce joint pressure. Besides this, in some cases the patients may be recommended surgery, especially in the knees.
DID YOU KNOW?
Apart from affecting the joints, Rheumatic Arthritis affects the kidneys, heart and blood vessels, skin and lungs.