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Rheumatoid Arthritis Specialists

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune inflammatory arthritis that causes inflammation and pain in joints. RA commonly affects hands, wrists, feet, ankles, and knees and is usually symmetrical, affecting both sides of the body. If left untreated, RA can lead to irreversible joint damage and deformity and significantly impact the quality of life. In addition, the inflammation from the autoimmune disease activity can affect other organ systems. Early treatment is essential to avoid permanent damage to joints as well as protect other body systems from chronic systemic inflammation.

If rheumatoid arthritis is impacting your quality of life, don’t hesitate to find relief. It’s time to reach out to Southland Rheumatology Center and schedule your first appointment with our team today.

Make an Appointment708-283-2600

Person Suffering From Inflammatory Arthritis

Chicago’s Best Doctor for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Individualized Treatment Plan for Inflammatory Arthritis

Here at Southland Rheumatology Center, our board-certified rheumatologist, Dr. Veena Nayak, and her experienced team of licensed clinicians will provide you with an individualized treatment plan for Rheumatoid Arthritis, utilizing a multimodal approach that includes effective targeted medicine combined with an integrated approach of pain relieving techniques, dietary modification, and supplements, as well as physical therapy when applicable. This will be done after a thorough evaluation of your medical history, and physical examination, and with the use of state-of-the-art diagnostic blood tests and imaging technology.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you accept insurance for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis?

Yes! Southland Rheumatology Center is proud to accept insurance, and many patients are able to receive coverage for their rheumatoid arthritis treatment. Please visit our Insurancepage to view our list of accepted providers -- if you don’t see your provider listed, we encourage you to give us a call and discuss your options with our friendly, knowledgeable staff.

Will I need physical therapy during my treatment?

Yes! Physical therapy is an absolute essential part of your recovery, as much as any other part of your treatment plan. Our physical therapist is here to collaborate with your rheumatologist and offer you tailor-made care at every step of the way.

What is the difference between rheumatoid arthritis vs. osteoarthritis?

While rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis both affect your joints, rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder with roots in your immune system, while osteoarthritis is primarily about the degeneration of your joints themselves.

How do I get started with the best arthritis specialists near me? 

At Southland Rheumatology Center, we make it as simple as possible for you to get back to living your life the way you love to live it. Just use our online scheduling tool to make your appointment, and please feel free to call us at 708-283-2600 with any questions you have prior to your visit. We’re here to help.