Why Seek Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis

“Rheumatoid arthritis, or RA, is the most common type of autoimmune arthritis,” says Dr. Darush Rahmani, DO, Rheumatologist at ARC Round Rock, in this recent podcast from the ARC Healthcare Minute. He adds, “It is caused when the immune system – the body’s defense system – is not working properly and causes joint pain, stiffness, swelling and decreased movement of the joints.”

Dr. Rahmani also says, “There is no cure for RA. The goal of treatment is to improve your joint pain and swelling and to improve your ability to perform day-to-day activities.”

If you would like to make an appointment with Dr. Rahmani, call ARC Round Rock at 512-244-9024 or go online.

For more health tips from ARC doctors, tune into the weekly ARC Healthcare Minute which airs on KLBJ News Radio 590AM/99FM on weekdays at 7:29am and 8:29am.

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