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Kinnelon Podiatrist | Kinnelon Rheumatoid Arthritis | NJ | Bloomingdale Podiatry Center |

Bloomingdale Podiatry Center  

Dr. Paul M Palmarozzo                                          287 Boulevard

15 Kiel Avenue                                                       Suite 100 

Kinnelon, New Jersey                                             Pompton Plains, New Jersey

07405                                                                      07444

973-838-8885                                         973-831-4990


Board Certified, American Board of Podiatric Surgery

Board Certified, American Board of Podiatric Medicine

Fellow American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

 

Rheumatoid Arthritis

 

Rheumatoid arthritis, otherwise known as RA, is a chronic disease. The disease causes inflammation of the lining of the joints. This disease can lead to long-term joint damage which in turns results in chronic pain, loss of function and disability.

RA advances through three stages:

The first stage causes swelling of the synovial lining, producing pain, a warming sensation, stiffness, redness and swelling around the joint.

The second stage causes rapid division and growth of cells which causes the synovium lining to thicken.

In the third stage, the inflamed cells release enzymes that may digest bone and cartilage, often causing the infected joint to lose its shape and alignment. This also causes more pain and some loss of movement.

There is no cure for RA and frequent flares in disease activity occur spontaneously. RA can also begin to affect other organs in the body. However, studies have shown that early aggressive treatment of RA can limit joint damage, somewhat eliminating loss of movement, decreased ability to work, and potential surgery.

Currently, RA affects 1.3 million Americans and the cause remains unknown. However, through the use of new drugs, exercise, joint protection techniques and self-management techniques, more people are living with RA and leading happier, healthier and more fulfilling lives.

 

Kinnelon Podiatrist | Kinnelon Rheumatoid Arthritis | NJ | Bloomingdale Podiatry Center |
 
 
 
Kinnelon Podiatrist Bloomingdale Podiatry Center is a poidiatry office providing Rheumatoid Arthritis, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Kinnelon, NJ. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Brachymetatarsia, Bunions, Calluses, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric Foot Care, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Tailor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis and all work related in the 07405 area and surrounding areas in Kinnelon