Rheumatoid Arthritis


Unlike the more common type of arthritis that is caused by wear and tear on your joints, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a disease in which your body’s own immune system attacks your joints.

In addition to affecting the joints in your hands, wrists, elbows and feet, rheumatoid arthritis causes fatigue, loss of appetite or a low-grade fever. It can also affect organs like your eyes, lungs or heart.

If you’re suffering from the pain, stiffness and swelling of rheumatoid arthritis, Mercy is here to help. Our rheumatologists are specially trained to diagnose RA using the latest technology and to develop the best course of rheumatoid arthritis treatment for you.

We will work with you – the most important member of our team – to develop a plan to relieve your symptoms, prevent joint and organ damage, and to improve your overall sense of well-being.

At Mercy, we provide thoughtful, compassionate care. We'll support and encourage you in reaching our common goal of improving your life and making you feel good again.

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