Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that usually occurs when the body’s immune system mistakenly targets the inside joints lining of hands, wrists, and knees. RA can cause joints inflammation that may lead to the pain, swelling, and stiffness in and around the joints. If inflammation is not controlled properly, then there are more chances of causing joint deformity due to damage of cartilage, elastic tissues, and even the joint bones

What are the causes for the occurrence of RA disease?

The exact cause of RA is still not clear. But various studies and evidence have reported that RA may occur due to a combination of hereditary and environmental factors. RA can affect people of any age group, mostly occurs between 25 to 50 years of age with high prevalence in women than men. Also, many people who have developed RA do not have any other family member affected with this disease. Around 1% (about 13 million) of the Indian population is affected by RA.
There are four stages of the progress of Joint inflammation in RA as mentioned below:

  • Pain and swelling due to Inflammation of the synovial membrane (Synovitis) inside the joint.
  • A gradual decay of cartilage, joint capsule, and bone.
  • Joints dislocation due to disturbed alignment along with visible deformities and muscle atrophy.
  • Total restriction to the joint immobility due to the fusion of the joint.

How to deal with RA?

Some people may be panicked when they are diagnosed with RA. So, first of all, you need to accept it! It is a common disease and you are not the only one who is affected with this. Although a proper cure is not available for RA yet, still lots of effective treatment options are still available to control it. You can better live a near normal and comfortable life by consulting with a specialist Clinic.


It is always important for RA patient to take a suitable and right treatment as soon as possible. Whenever you are suspecting of having symptoms related to RA, immediately go for a medical checkup and treatment by consulting a reputed clinic. Patients who start their treatment early and take medicines regularly not only tend to get better results but also need lesser medicines in the long run. With the recent advancement in medical sciences, it is now quite easy to diagnose and treat this problem effectively and safely from the specialty treatment center or clinic.

For more information or suggestion related to Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), consult with our specialist Orthopedic Surgeon at Shah Hospital, best hospital for arthritis treatment in Ludhiana.