Our new office in Tarzana will be welcoming patients from 1st January

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performing Covid 19 PCR and rapid testing at the Chino office

Arthritic Disorders

Arthritis Disorders

Arthritis Disorders

Your immune system makes antibodies to compensate pathogens, providing strong resistance to infection and contaminants. But when your immune system starts to attack the joints or healthy body tissues, you can develop the autoimmune condition: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The earlier diagnosis of RA is essential to stop the symptoms from eating away the joints.


What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Also termed as migratory or flitting polyarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic disease characterized by swelling in and around the joints. In rheumatoid arthritis, the thin layer of cells shelling the joints can sting or swell, discharging chemicals that damage bones, tendon, ligaments, and sinews.

Numerous medical studies state that RA affects over 1% of the world population and women are more likely to develop RA compared to men. If left untreated, the condition can worsen and cause the joint to lose its alignment and function.

Symptoms of RA vary, and one should check with the rheumatologists if they experience weakness, joint stiffness, inflammation on eyes, fatigue, chest pain, loss of appetite, or weight loss.

Rheumatoid arthritis affects the joints of bodies and makes your joints swollen. RA can also lead to stiffness of all joints of the body. The extremes of weather may also increase the pain. Like in winter you’re more likely to get fever compared to summer. The possible risk factors associated with rheumatoid arthritis, including genes, hormones, and smoking.


Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis Disorders

Sometimes, home remedies and herbal interventions can ease the symptoms. But, they are inadequately defensible against rheumatoid arthritis disorders for a long period. Patients need intensive medical care or surgery.

Fortunately, modern science and medical advancement have significantly transformed the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Although rheumatoid arthritis cannot be cured; the disease gradually becomes less aggressive, and patients can achieve remission with early diagnose. With proper medical care, daily exercise is also recommended to improve motor function.


Rheumatoid Arthritis Therapy and Treatment at Empire Foot & Ankle (EFA)

At Empire Foot & Ankle (EFA), we understand you’re depressed with all the pain and suffering. We ensure you the best the treatment that helps you relieve from the pain and keep the condition under control betterment. Our specialists are equipped with cutting-edge technology and an advanced understanding of RA. They can help decrease inflammation and pain, and also prevent joint damage. With the help of several synthetic and treatments, they can prevent the spread of the disease.

We are open to treat your foot and ankle pathologies during these unprecedented time.
Safety of our patients is our priority. We are following all the CDC guidelines and taking all necessary precautions to ensure your safety when in the office. In addition to our routine and sanitizing procedures, we also follow these measures:

  • Screening patient via the phone during scheduling and upon arrival to the office.
  • We enforce and practice social distancing: No waiting in the waiting room as all patients entering the office directly go into a private treatment room.
  • Sanitizing of all high traffic and high touch areas after each patient leaves our office.
  • Our doctors and staff are fully equipped with personal protection equipment, and if needed, these equipments will be given to the patients as well.
  • We must keep vulnerable patients out of the ER and hospitals. We are answering the phones 24/7 for urgent matters as our phone line is routed to our cell phone.
  • In some cases, we also provide Telemedicine and conduct Home Visits.
  • We try to give same day appointments during this time.