New Jersey Lawyer Handling Rheumatoid Arthritis And SSD

Rheumatoid arthritis differs from osteoarthritis in that rheumatoid arthritis can cause complete loss of function in the joints. Osteoarthritis is common in old age but rheumatoid arthritis strikes people of all ages and can last throughout a person's life. There are many types of inflammatory arthritic disorders and diseases including inflammatory spondyloarthropathies such as ankylosing spondylitis, Reiter's Syndrome, psoriatic arthropathy, Behçet's Disease, Whipple's Disease, and undifferentiated spondylitis. There are also numerous inflammatory arthritis disorders affecting peripheral joints including rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's Syndrome, psoriatic arthritis, crystal deposition disorders and Lyme Disease. Inflammatory and rheumatoid arthritic conditions primarily affect joints and movement which may interfere with an individual's ability to work or to function on a day-to-day basis.

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RA affects more than just joints and can cause problems with the eyes, mouth and lungs causing inflammation. Symptoms of RA include: Painful and swollen joints, hard bumps (rheumatoid nodules) just under the skin near the joints especially in the hands, feet and knees; difficulty moving joints; stiffness and pain in affected joints; fever; red, puffy hands; and fatigue. Treatments cover a wide range from over-the-counter anti-inflammatories to steroids to immunosuppressants. In some cases surgery is recommended for patients who do not respond to drug therapy to regain movement and correct deformities caused by RA.

Organizations: Arthritis Foundation (, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (

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