Video Q & A:

Joint Damage


Is joint deformity inevitable for people with RA?

Expert:   Kenya Beard , ACNP-BC, Hunter College »

You've seen the pictures of joints afflicted with RA, and you're wondering if you'll become disabled too. Learn more about disease progress in this video.

Transcript: Typically, joint damage sets in in the first 2 years that the disease develops. But RA-related joint DEFORMITY takes 10 to 20 years to appear and it is NOT an inevitable part of living with this condition. The sooner you spot the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and get treated, the sooner you can start preventing disability. More »

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