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Denville Podiatrist | Denville Rheumatoid Arthritis | NJ | Podiatry |

Bresner Foot Care


75 Bloomfield Avenue  Suite 106 

Denville, New Jersey 07834

Podiatry

 

Office - 973.627.7090
Fax - 973.625.7767

Rheumatoid Arthritis

 

Rheumatoid arthritis, otherwise known as RA, is a chronic disease. The disease causes inflammation of the lining of the joints. RA can lead to long-term foot or ankle joint damage which in turn results in chronic pain, loss of function and disability.

RA advances through three stages:

The first stage causes swelling of the synovial lining, producing pain, a warming sensation, stiffness, redness and swelling around the joint.

The second stage causes rapid division and growth of cells which causes the synovium lining to thicken.

In the third stage, the inflamed cells release enzymes that may destroy bone and cartilage, often causing the  affected joint to lose its shape and alignment. This also causes increase pain and some loss of movement.

There is no cure for RA and frequent flares in disease activity occur spontaneously. RA can also begin to affect other organs in the body. However, studies have shown that early aggressive treatment of RA can limit joint damage, somewhat eliminating loss of movement, decreased ability to work, and potential surgery.

Currently, RA affects 1.3 million Americans and the cause remains unknown. However, through the use of new drugs, exercise, joint protection techniques, surgery and self-management techniques, more people are living with RA and leading happier, healthier and more fulfilling lives.

 

 
 
 
Denville Podiatrist Podiatry is a poidiatry office providing Rheumatoid Arthritis, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Denville, NJ. We also do Achilles Tendinitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Brachymetatarsia, Bunions, Calluses, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Nail Fungus, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric Foot Care, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesmoiditis, Sprained Ankle, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Tailors Bunion, Tendinitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis and all work related in the 07834 area and surrounding areas in Denville