Rheumatoid Arthritis

Sometimes you walk without shuffling, and use a knife and fork relatively easily. Other days, the pain is as if your joints are all somewhat broken. That’s rheumatoid arthritis. We understand your pain and we can help. Our arthritis and rheumatology specialists are here to do all we can to give you lots of good days.

Rheumatoid arthritis is a condition that causes the lining of the joints—usually the hands and fingers—to become inflamed. Symptoms include pain, swelling, stiffness and loss of function. More than two million U.S. adults have rheumatoid arthritis. Medicines, lifestyle changes and surgery can slow or stop joint damage, ease pain and reduce swelling.

Treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis

With rheumatoid arthritis, you become used to frequent adjustments to manage how you feel. On the plus side, new medicines are continually emerging. The challenge is finding the best doctor—with a team to match—who can go with you as you navigate the journey. And that's just what we offer: expert teams who solely treat rheumatoid arthritis and serious autoimmune diseases.

We can help you:

  • Find the most effective combinations of medicine for you
  • Monitor side effects and help you weigh pros and cons
  • Help coordinate every aspect of your care
  • Adjust treatment when your symptoms change
  • Bring in our expert surgeons if you're considering joint replacement

Some types of treatments for rheumatoid arthritis here may be familiar, and others may be worth asking about. We'd love to help.

Treatments We Provide

Biologic Medicine

Biologic infusions or injections offer promising results for rheumatoid arthritis. These newer drugs interrupt immune system signals that cause damage to joint tissue. They can be effective when traditional medicines aren't working.

Center for Joint Replacement

Our Center for Joint Replacement will prepare you for total or partial joint replacement surgery.

Corticosteroid Joint Injection

Corticosteroids (such as prednisone) are a common form of steroid injection. Your doctor may use a combination of drugs for the injection. Some injections are a one-time treatment, others are given in a series over a few weeks. Pain relief can last weeks to months, depending on the condition and severity.

Prescription Pain Medicine

Pain medicine varies greatly. People respond differently to different medicines. You'll work closely with your doctor to find the best type.

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