What is Rheumatoid Arthritis? – Infographic

Below is an infographic touching on some of the important facts about Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory form of arthritis and an autoimmune disease.

Some of the important facts pointed out include:

  • 1 in 10,000 people in the US have RA
  • 90% of RA patients develop symptoms in the foot/ankle
  • joint erosion will occur within 2 years if undiagnosed/untreated
  • warning signs include fatigue, swollen joints, low-grade fever, morning stiffness in joints, loss of appetite

You can read more about this common condition in our Rheumatoid Arthritis Overview.

Thanks to Genentech for developing this infographic.

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis

2 thoughts on “What is Rheumatoid Arthritis? – Infographic”

  1. Avatar for Physical Therapy Web

    very good information. RA is an autiummune disease. effects all joints. I have observed that doing meditation will help in RA

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