Do you struggle with tender and swollen joints? Do you ever wake up and have morning stiffness that just doesn’t seem to go away?
If this sounds like the symptoms you are experiencing, you may have rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that typically affects the small joints in the hands and feet. Rheumatoid arthritis affects the lining of your joints, triggering a swelling that can be very painful and, in severe cases, can result in deformity of the joints and bone erosion. Additional symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis include:
- Firm bumps of tissue under the skin or your arms
- Weight Loss
- Inability to relieve yourself of pain
As with other autoimmune diseases, rheumatoid arthritis is caused by your immune system mistakenly attacking your body’s tissues. If you experience persistent discomfort and swelling in your joints, it’s time to call Dr. Goodbinder and set an appointment to get examined.
At Epigenetics Healing Center, we approach all clients and cases individually according to the client as a person. The first step is to always identify the symptoms and then breakdown what the likely cause is. The next step is to identify an appropriate program, laboratories and action steps to improve your condition. We will educate you on all aspects of your health, so that you can have some independence in your health. Finally, we develop a personalized solution that will best relieve your pain by getting to the root cause of the issue. Call today, and get on your way to combating your rheumatoid arthritis.
“I don’t think Dr. Goodbinder even knows how much he has changed my life. I wasn’t a person who looked sick or even acted sick, but the reality was I was in almost constant pain and felt like I was dragging my body around all day. I hadn’t had consistent restful sleep in years because of back pain. I was diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis about 5 years ago and had tried a few of the standard meds which only left me sicker in the end. Dr. Goodbinder tested me for everything and I believe got to the root of most of my problems. Through some diet changes and the right supplements I’m living my best life. I’m sleeping like a baby, have so much more energy, pain is 95% gone, and I’m looking forward to many years of actively playing with my grandbabies” -Sammye H.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Can Rheumatoid Arthritis Be Treated?
While there is no cure for rheumatoid arthritis in traditional drug therapy, there are several at-home and professional treatments that patients can undergo to help improve symptoms and slow the progression of the condition. These treatments can include:
A slow but steady path to improved symptoms, physical therapy, and joint-friendly physical activity can help patients improve their rheumatoid arthritis pain. The key to this treatment is keeping physical activity low-impact to train the joints to function without pain.
Some cases of rheumatoid arthritis can be managed through the use of anti-rheumatic medications or DMARDs. These medications can slow down the progression of rheumatoid arthritis, often preventing permanent damage to other joints and tissues in the body. They may also inhibit the body’s ability to recognize disease or irregular cell formations.
For many patients, rheumatoid arthritis symptoms can be the most painful when fatigued. Prioritizing rest and a routine sleeping schedule can help reduce inflammation, causing symptoms to lessen. Using heating pads while resting can also improve blood flow.
In severe cases of rheumatoid arthritis, a patient may need surgery to regain the affected joint’s function. Depending on the severity of your symptoms, one of the following surgeries could help eliminate your rheumatoid arthritis by repairing or replacing the joints needed for full function and flexibility:
- Tendon repair
- Joint fusion
- Total joint replacement
The Epigenetics Way
Find the Root Cause, Create a plan, Execute the plan, Rheumatoid Arthritis typically becomes a thing of the past
How Do I Know If I Have Rheumatoid Arthritis?
If you find yourself experiencing pain, swelling, or stiffness in your joints, this may be a sign you have rheumatoid arthritis, especially if you find yourself in discomfort when you are not moving or using your joints. Fatigue, fever, and loss of appetite can also be a common side effect of people having trouble living comfortably with joint pain.
Why Is It Beneficial To Seek Early Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Getting early treatment for rheumatoid arthritis can be very beneficial to a patient. Not only will you find ways to relieve your pain and discomfort, but early treatment can also prevent rheumatoid arthritis from worsening. Untreated rheumatoid arthritis can lead to permanent joint damage. Noticing symptoms of this condition and getting treatment early on can help to save compromised joints and prevent the need for surgery.
How Can I Prepare for My Rheumatoid Arthritis Consultation?
To get the most out of your rheumatoid arthritis treatment consultation, it’s important to come prepared. Many patients prefer to do the following before arriving at their consultation:
- Bring a list of your suspected rheumatoid arthritis symptoms.
- Bring a list of any medications you are taking.
It’s highly recommended that you make a list of questions to ask Dr. Goodbinder. These questions may include:
- Which tests do I need to determine if I have rheumatoid arthritis?
- Which medications would you recommend for me?
- Will increased exercise improve my symptoms?
- How do I know if my treatment is working?
- What lifestyle changes do you recommend I do to improve my symptoms?
Rheumatoid Arthritis Consultations in Kansas City, MO
To schedule a consultation or make an appointment with a Rheumatoid Arthritis specialist, please call us at 816-673-1230 or fill out an online contact form and our office will be in touch with you. Thank you for choosing Epigenetics Healing Center in Kansas City, MO!
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