Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease and is considered to be a form of inflammatory arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disorder. Rheumatoid arthritis patients bodies attack their own. Fluid  builds up in joints as a result of rheumatoid arthritis, which may cause of joint pain. Rheumatoid arthritis patients may experience inflammation throughout the body. Rheumatoid arthritis is a symmetrical disease, which occurs on both sides of the body. 

Rheumatoid arthritis Risk Factors:

These are some of the rheumatoid arthritis risk factors

  • Genetics
  • Women
  • Age 40 to 60

Rheumatoid arthritis Symptoms:

These are some of the common symptoms of Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Decreased joint range of motion
  • Joints may feel warm 
  • Increased swelling and inflammation
  • Joint pain
  • Fatigue

Rheumatoid arthritis Complications:

These are some of the complications of rheumatoid arthritis

  • Heart problems
  • Lung problems
  • Osteoporosis
  • Infections
  • Eye problems
Rheumatoid arthritis Self-care:

These are some of the ways to manage rheumatoid arthritis symptoms

  • Muscle strength
  • Stay active
  • Healthy diet
  • Healthy weight 
 
  • Patient avoided hip surgery.

  • Patient avoided back surgery.

  • This newborn came in unable to move his neck from the side position. He suffered from torticollis, severe neck and back spasms. After just 1 ASTR treatment, he had complete range of motion.

  • Patient came in unable to move his neck from the side position. After 3 ASTR treatments, he regained full range of motion.

  • This young gymnast came in unable to do the splits. After just 1 ASTR treatment, she had full range of motion.

 

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