1 – Rheumatoid Arthritis

One of the most common forms of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic disease, characterized mainly by inflammation of the lining, called synovium, of the joints. The condition can lead to damage in the long term of the joints, thus resulting to chronic pain, loss of function, and eventually, disability. How it Progresses Normally, rheumatoid arthritis progresses in three stages: First Stage: The synovial lining found in the joint where bone ends meet experiences swelling. This leads to pain, …