It is a chronic inflammatory disorder affecting many joints, including those in the hands and feet.
It occurs when the immune system attacks the lining of the joints causing inflammation and joint damage. The reason for this attack by the immune system is not well understood but it is reported that genetics, hormones, emotional distress, infection and environmental trigger may play a role. It is more common in people who smoke or have a history of the disease.
Yes. Physiotherapy treatments are effective and may help ease your and reduce the impact of the condition on your daily activities.