Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a chronic disease that affects the joints. It is an autoimmune disease that commonly starts in the hands or feet. RA often affects both sides of the body equally, causing stiffness, pain, and swelling. When RA affects the feet and ankles, it can make walking difficult. Treatment will depend on the individual patient and can range from medication to surgery.

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