Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the joints, especially the fingers, wrist, elbows and knees.

It can cause tenderness and swelling in the joints, and it may affect the muscles, tendons, ligaments and other tissues. In the most severe cases, the body’s immune system attacks its own tissue, including joints.

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic autoimmune inflammatory condition. The exact cause of RA remains unclear; however, it appears to be the result of multiple factors acting together, such as genetic predisposition, environmental triggers, and/or infectious agents. Although there is currently no cure for rheumatoid arthritis natural treatments such as physiotherapy, range-of-motion stretches, low-impact exercise, massage, acupuncture and chiropractic care can help patients manage pain and inflammation.