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Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment in Gurgaon


What is Rheumatoid arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder which occurs when your own body tissues mistakenly attack your immune system. In few cases, Rheumatoid arthritis can damage many body systems like lungs, heart, skin, eyes as well as blood vessels.  Rheumatoid arthritis has an effect on the lining of the joint which causes pain and swelling and can further result in bone erosion along with joint deformity. Get an effective and proper Rheumatoid arthritis treatment in Gurgaon from PAL Physiotherapy.

Causes of Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is caused when healthy body tissue attacks the immune system of the patient. It is an autoimmune condition in which a patient’s immune system mistakenly sends antibodies to joint linings, and where they attack tissues surrounding the joints. If this problem is ignored and isn’t treated on time, then it can result in losing shape and alignment of joints. Some risk factors which may develop Rheumatoid arthritis are:

  • Hormones – this arthritis is very common in women in comparison to men due to effects of estrogen.
  • Smoking - people who smoke are more at risk for Rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Genes- Rheumatoid arthritis can run in families.
  • Lifestyle factors- the day to day habits can also trigger Rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Obesity- people who are overweight are at high risk of the disease.

Symptoms of Rheumatoid arthritis

Symptoms of Rheumatoid arthritis can vary in severity from person to person. At an early stage of Rheumatoid arthritis, it will affect small joints like joints of fingers to your hands and toes to feet. After that as the disease spreads it will affect ankles, wrists, knees, elbows, shoulders, and hips. Mostly the signs of Rheumatoid arthritis occur in the same joints on both sides of the body. The main symptoms include:

  • Swollen and tender joints
  • Stiffness in joints
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Weight loss
  • Limping
  • Joint deformity
  • Polyarthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis can have an effect on several non-joints structures which include the eyes, lungs, skin, kidneys, heart, salivary glands, nerve tissues, bone marrow and blood vessels.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Diagnosis of Rheumatoid arthritis

Diagnosis of Rheumatoid arthritis takes time as it requires several lab tests to confirm its existence. The doctor will generally conduct the following tests.

Physical test- it will include the observation of redness and swelling along with testing muscle and reflex strength. The doctor will touch and check the affected joints of Rheumatoid arthritis patient to monitor tenderness and warmth.

Blood test- a doctor can prescribe a blood test also to confirm the existence of Rheumatoid arthritis. A blood test is done to check the level of many substances which elevates during inflammatory conditions.

Imaging test- some imaging test may also be requested by doctor to check the extent of damage from Rheumatoid arthritis. The imaging tests may include X-Ray, ultrasonography, and MRI.

Treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis

There is no permanent cure for Rheumatoid arthritis, but there are treatments which can help you manage pain and also can control the inflammatory response. Treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis includes dietary changes, medications, and physiotherapy. Out of all options, physiotherapy is recognized as the best and most effective treatment for Rheumatoid arthritis. A physiotherapist not only effectively treats Rheumatoid arthritis but also educates patients in joint protection strategies.

The main objective of PAL Physiotherapy Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis in Gurgaon is:

  • To increase functional capacity
  • Offer pain relief
  • Encourage regular exercise
  • Improvement in flexibility and strength

Before starting, the physiotherapist will suggest several treatments that can ease your Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. Some treatments include:

  • Education
  • Heat and cold therapy
  • Dry Needling therapy
  • Pain management
  • Fatigue management
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Manual techniques
  • Therapeutic exercises

How to prevent Rheumatoid arthritis?

Although there are many treatments to reduce Rheumatoid arthritis linked pain but always keep in mind that prevention is better than cure.

Get tested

If you have Rheumatoid arthritis in your genes, then you are more prone to this medical condition. So try to get tested as early as possible to prevent yourself from Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms.

Increase estrogen

It is said that women are at high risk of having Rheumatoid arthritis. The lower estrogen level is also one of the causes of Rheumatoid arthritis so try to increase your estrogen level.

Quit smoking

Smoking is also one of the prime causes of Rheumatoid arthritis, and it also increases inflammation. So quit smoking as soon a possible to reduce the risk of Rheumatoid arthritis.

Some diet changes

Changes in lifestyle can prevent Rheumatoid arthritis and also reduces the symptoms of the disease. Many people suffering from RA noticed the improvement in symptoms after eliminating sugar, gluten, and dairy from their diet. To prevent yourself from this condition, you should boost your Vitamin D. Vitamin D is known to be the best way to improve your immune system as it is a powerful antioxidant. The deficiency of Vitamin D can lead to many diseases including Rheumatoid arthritis.

Daily exercise

Daily exercise is also very beneficial and the most effective preventive measure of Rheumatoid arthritis. It can be very effective in maintaining joint flexibility; range of motion and in reducing fatigue.


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