Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a medical condition where the immune system mistakenly attacks the lining of the joints, triggering inflammation and pain. This condition belongs to a group of autoimmune diseases that affect the joints. In RA, the smaller joints in the hands and feet are usually the first to be affected, but larger joints such as the hips and knees can also suffer damage. Normally, the immune system fights off infections to keep our body healthy, but in RA, it starts attacking our own healthy tissues, leading to joint damage and swelling.

What are the symptoms?

RA symptoms may vary from person to person. The most common symptoms of RA include joint pain, swelling, and tenderness to touch, as well as stiffness in the joints, especially in the morning. Additionally, RA often affects the same joints on both sides of the body, making the symptoms symmetrical.

With early diagnosis and appropriate treatment, individuals with RA can lead fulfilling and active lives. While there is no cure for RA at present, treatment options have improved significantly in the last two decades, with new medications proving to be highly beneficial for those in the early stages of the condition.

Anna Arthritis Care specialises in diagnosing and managing Rheumatoid Arthritis and other autoimmune diseases. Our highly skilled and experienced rheumatologist, who is dedicated to providing the latest and most effective treatments, helps patients achieve their best outcomes.


Are you experiencing symptoms of RA, or have you already been diagnosed with RA and need professional care? Anna Arthritis Care is here to help. You can schedule a consultation with Dr. Sateesh to discuss your condition and develop a personalized treatment plan that caters to your needs. Our goal is to manage your symptoms effectively and enhance your quality of life.