People who suffer from arthritis know how it can make life difficult. Its symptoms can keep you from comfortably doing daily activities, preventing them from enjoying life. Worse, although it is largely associated with aging, arthritis can also affect the younger population.
One of the most common types of arthritis is rheumatoid arthritis. About 14 million people worldwide are diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Meanwhile, in the US, around 1.5 million of the adult population has it. As such, it is among the reasons behind chronic pain complaints. In some cases, it can lead to more serious complications such as joint deformity.
In this post, we discuss everything you should know about rheumatoid arthritis and what treatment options are available, including surgery.