Rheumatoid Arthritis

Hattiesburg Clinic offers comprehensive services for patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Overview

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder where the body’s immune system attacks its own tissue, including joints, which can cause severe pain. The main difference between rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis is that rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease whereas osteoarthritis is generally caused through wear and tear of joints over time. Not sure which condition you might be experiencing? The arthritis & rheumatology team at Hattiesburg Clinic can determine if you do have arthritis, and which form it is. Our patient-focused doctors have the knowledge and experience to accurately diagnose and offer choices to help you find lasting relief from your pain.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms

Rheumatoid arthritis can become evident in many ways and symptoms vary in severity. Common symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis include:

Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic condition with no cure, but there are many treatment options available that relieve the symptoms, reducing inflammation and bone damage. Our experienced rheumatologists will meet with you to evaluate your unique condition and recommend individualized next steps.

Your treatment plan may include:

  • Medications, such as anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Physical therapy and exercise to preserve your range of motion and strengthen muscles
  • Joint surgery, in advanced cases

Why Choose Hattiesburg Clinic?

If you suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, it is important to seek medical evaluation quickly. Hattiesburg Clinic offers prompt, specialized treatment for patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. Our board-certified rheumatologists and dedicated medical staff are committed to delivering the highest level of care to each patient. Call our office to schedule your appointment today.

Arthritis & Rheumatology
Hattiesburg, MS
The Arthritis Center - West
104 Millsaps Dr.
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
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Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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