Rheumatoid Arthritis Inflammation Directory
Rheumatoid arthritis is a result of misdirected inflammation. When inflammation occurs, chemicals from the body's white blood cells are released into the blood or affected tissues to protect your body from foreign substances. This release of chemicals increases the blood flow to the area of injury or infection, and may result in redness and warmth. Some of the chemicals cause a leak of fluid into the tissues, resulting in swelling. This protective process may stimulate nerves and cause pain. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about rheumatoid arthritis inflammation, how to treat it, and much more.
Understanding Arthritis and Inflammation
WebMD explains the role of inflammation in arthritis and other autoimmune diseases.
If the bottom of your foot hurts when you walk, you may have a condition called plantar fasciitis. WebMD explains the causes and symptoms of this condition.
Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Learn more about the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an autoimmune disorder that causes joint inflammation and other symptoms.
Scleroderma: The Basics
Learn the basics of scleroderma from the experts at WebMD.
Rheumatoid Arthritis Medication: The Right Care at the Right Time
Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms You Shouldn't Ignore
Find out about 10 important symptoms that could be warning signs of complications of rheumatoid arthritis or side effects of the medicine you take.
RA and Your Overall Health
Rheumatoid arthritis raises the chance you’ll get heart disease and other health problems. Learn what you can do to lower your risks and stay healthy with RA.
Rheumatoid Arthritis: 8 Aids to Keep You Active
Try these eight affordable aids to make life with rheumatoid arthritis easier and give you more independence.
Treatment options for rheumatoid arthritis.
Many treatments are used to stave off the painful effects of RA from aspirin to drugs called ‘biologic agents.'
Treatment Changes with RA Progression
How will your treatment change as your RA progresses?
Treatments for RA Pain and Inflammation
How can you get relief from RA pain and inflammation? Ask Arthritis Foundation President John H. Klippel, MD.
Going into Remission from RA
Arthritis Foundation President John H. Klippel, MD, on how to tell if you might go into remission from your RA.