Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic illness often characterized by inflammation of the joints. Early symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis may include a subtle tingling sensation in the fingers and even such small discomforts can affect little tasks like writing or opening envelopes. Because rheumatoid arthritis affects the joints, walking can also be impaired and in severe cases of rheumatoid arthritis, people often develop deformed hands. The joints in some patients with rheumatoid arthritis result in erosion of the bone. The tissues around the bones become so swollen that patients with rheumatoid arthritis experience pain in that area.
Rheumatoid arthritis has no cure but there are treatments to ease the discomfort. Managing the inflammation and pain is a lifetime commitment. For people seeking ways to manage the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, it is helpful to learn from others managing this disease. TreatmentDiaries.com is an online community privately connecting those individuals affected by similar illnesses. Information, treatment insight and actual experiences from people living with rheumatoid arthritis are shared on Treatment Diaries every day. TreatmentDiaries.com provides inspiration to those newly diagnosed, living with rheumatoid arthritis and those who care for them.
Knowing you are not alone through the personal stories, positive experiences of others and the shared opportunity to privately connect; makes life easier with the support of those who can relate each every day. Having support makes living in illness a whole lot better.
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