Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment From Rheumatologists in Reading, MA
Rheumatoid arthritis treatment is available from the skilled rheumatologists at Tufts Medical Center Community Care. A part of MelroseWakefield Hospital and Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford, our multispecialty medical group offers easily accessible specialty care in Reading, Massachusetts, and throughout north suburban Boston.
What is rheumatoid arthritis?
Rheumatoid arthritis is a common autoimmune disease that is characterized by painful joint inflammation, most often in the hands, wrists, elbows, knees, feet and ankles. Over time, the cartilage that lines and cushions the joints can deteriorate, causing bone-on-bone contact that makes it difficult to move around comfortably. Visible joint deformity can also occur, and persistent inflammation may lead to problems in other areas of the body.
What does rheumatoid arthritis treatment involve?
The chief goals of rheumatoid arthritis treatment are to stop inflammation and reduce uncomfortable symptoms. Medication is typically recommended to achieve these goals and limit joint damage. At Tufts Medical Center Community Care, our rheumatologists provide expert treatment and compassionate service to patients with rheumatoid arthritis and many other rheumatic diseases. They also collaborate with others physicians in our expansive network as necessary to ensure a complete a spectrum of care and a seamless treatment experience for our patients.
Contact Tufts Medical Center Community Care today to learn more about our approach to rheumatoid arthritis treatment or to schedule an appointment with a physician on our team. We proudly serve residents of Reading and surrounding communities.