Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain
RA IS AN AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE
The immune system mistakenly attacks the body’s own tissues, specifically the synovium. As a result, inflammation occurs, which can lead to pain and swelling in the joints. Most of the time, natural inflammatory processes help to clear out infections and help to heal wounds and other damage to the body. When the inflammation continues without having an infection or injury, it can become part of a disease process and, in some cases, can lead to joint damage.