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About Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that occurs when the body’s immune system attacks the healthy tissues in the joints. Rheumatoid arthritis can cause joint pain, stiffness, swelling and restricted mobility. Symptoms may arise and worsen quickly, in as little as a few weeks. Rheumatoid arthritis can be debilitating, sometimes making it hard to even get out of bed in the morning. Our team of experts is dedicated to developing a treatment plan that’s right for you.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment at UT Health Austin

Our dedicated team of experts will evaluate your medical history and symptoms and conduct a thorough examination and diagnostic tests to develop an individualized treatment plan tailored for you. Blood tests can help to diagnose rheumatoid arthritis as the condition leaves biomarkers in the blood. Possible treatments include a medication, physical therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, or injections. Whatever your treatment plan may be, your care team will work with you to alleviate your pain and improve your quality of life.

Care Team Approach

We have assembled a team of experts that includes a Pain Medicine Physician, Interventional Pain Management Physician, Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner, Physical Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Psychiatrist, and Pharmacist to treat your needs. Our team is here to listen and collaborate to develop a treatment plan that is right for you.