Specialist expertise: Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Osteoporosis, Orthopaedics, Neck, Back and Neck Pain, Rheumatology.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a type of arthritis that commonly affects the joints in the hands, feet and wrists. It can also cause problems in tissues in other areas of the body, or general symptoms such as tiredness and weight loss.
With rheumatoid arthritis, there may be periods where symptoms are worse, known as flare-ups or flares. Flare-ups can be difficult to predict, but effective treatment can help decrease the frequency of flares and also reduce long-term damage to the joints.