Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic, inflammatory autoimmune disorder that affects the lining of the joints, and can cause painful swelling. If left untreated, this can lead to bone erosion and joint deformity, which causes mobility issues. Early aggressive treatment is essential to halting the damage done to joints, and treatment options have expanded in the last 20 years.
Hi all!! I decided to write a letter to you, the wonderful readers of HealthCentral’s RA site, and the RA community who has grown to be my friends! It’s amazing what social media has done for our community and how often I hear, “I just wish I had known about this community sooner!” We are there…