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Rheumatoid Arthritis Care at Shanahan Rheumatology & Immunotherapy: 

Nurturing Your Journey to Joint Wellness

Welcome to Shanahan Rheumatology & Immunotherapy, where we specialize in providing expert care for individuals navigating the challenges of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). RA is a chronic autoimmune condition characterized by the body's immune system attacking the lining of the joints, leading to swelling, inflammation, and pain. This condition often affects the hips and knees, impacting mobility and causing a loss of muscle strength. Patients with RA may experience persistent pain, even when the affected joint is at rest.


Understanding Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic condition that goes beyond joint discomfort—it can impact every facet of daily life. Common manifestations include:

  • Swelling

  • Inflammation

  • Pain

RA predominantly affects the hips and knees, potentially leading to difficulty in walking or moving comfortably.

The Impact on Mobility

RA has a profound effect on mobility, causing challenges in daily activities and reducing muscle strength. The persistent pain experienced by individuals with RA can be a constant companion, influencing both physical and emotional well-being.

Comprehensive Treatment Strategies

While there is no known cause or cure for RA, our focus at Shanahan Rheumatology & Immunotherapy is on controlling symptoms and slowing the progression of the disease. Treatment options may include:

  • Anti-Inflammatory Medication: Medications to alleviate inflammation and manage pain are often prescribed to improve joint comfort.

  • Personalized Exercise Plan: Tailored exercise routines are designed to maintain joint flexibility, improve muscle strength, and enhance overall mobility.

  • Dietary Guidance: A personalized diet plan may be recommended to support joint health and overall well-being.

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Early Detection for Effective Treatment

Early detection is crucial in managing RA effectively. Dr. Shanahan emphasizes the importance of timely diagnosis to initiate personalized treatment plans that can make a significant difference in controlling symptoms and preserving joint function.

Your Partner in Joint Wellness

Shanahan Rheumatology & Immunotherapy is your dedicated partner in the journey to joint wellness. If you suspect or have been diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, schedule a consultation with Dr. Shanahan. Let us empower you with expert care, support, and personalized treatment options to enhance your quality of life.

Embark on the path to joint wellness with Shanahan Rheumatology & Immunotherapy— an ally in your pursuit of optimal living with Rheumatoid Arthritis.

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