What is Rheumatoid Arthritis and how can we help you?
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a long-term autoimmune disorder. While it primarily affects joints, it can also affect skin, eyes, lungs, heart, nerves, and blood. It can bring swelling to your hands, feet, and cervical spine as well as affecting the movement of those joints.
Causes and Risk Factors
The cause of RA is unclear, but risk factors that are believed to bring on symptoms of RA are environmental and genetic. Having a family history of RA increases the risk between three to five times. Smoking is one of the environmental risk factors as well as exposure to silica.
Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis
At STG Health and Wellness, we treat those who suffer from RA with massage therapy, chiropractic therapy, osteopathy, laser therapy, compression, and physiotherapy. The treatments can help relieve the swelling in the joints and will help improve how those joints move.
If this is affecting your everyday life, contact STG Health and Wellness. You can start your treatment regimen with one of our specialists when you book an appointment today.