Treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Every morning, millions of people wake up with the pain and stiff joints caused by rheumatoid arthritis. RA is a progressive autoimmune disease where, for reasons that are yet unclear, the body begins to attack its own tissues. The disease typically begins by affecting the lining of the joints, starting with the fingers and toes. It can then spread to other joints as well as other tissues within the body. A common sign of worsening rheumatoid arthritis is fingers that appear misaligned or crooked due to bone and ligament damage.