Rheumatic Pain

What Is Rheumatoid Pain?

Rheumatoid Pain is a chronic condition characterized by joint pain, swelling, and tenderness that affects more than 1.5 million Americans annually. It is an autoimmune disease, meaning that the body’s defense system attacks its own healthy tissues instead of defending against external threats, such as bacteria and viruses. This can cause long-term pain and stiffness in the joints.

Symptoms of Rheumatoid Pain

Symptoms of Rheumatoid Pain include:

  • joint pain
  • joint stiffness
  • joint swelling
  • joint tenderness
  • joints warmth to the touch
  • joint deformity
  • reduced range of motion in the Joints
  • fatigue
  • fevers
  • weight loss
  • weakness
  • inflammation in other body tissues

Treatment for Rheumatoid Pain

Treatment for Rheumatoid Pain involves a combination of medications, lifestyle changes, and physical therapy. Medications are used to reduce inflammation, reduce pain, and slow or stop the disease progression. Common medications include Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen or naproxen, Disease-Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drugs (DMARDs) and Antirheumatic Agents.

Lifestyle changes can help reduce symptoms. These include regular exercise, eating a healthy diet, and avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol use. Physical therapy can also help reduce pain and stiffness, improve range of motion, and restore strength and flexibility.


Rheumatoid Pain is a chronic condition that can cause long-term pain and disability. Early diagnosis and treatment are important for slowing or stopping disease progression and reducing symptoms. Treatment typically involves medications, lifestyle modifications, and physical therapy.