What is last stage of rheumatoid arthritis?
In end stage RA, inflammation stops, but the damage continues. The joint might stop working. Youll still have pain, swelling, stiffness, and lack of motion. Your muscles may be weak, too.
How serious is rheumatoid arthritis?
Because RA is a progressive disease, symptoms typically get worse. If left untreated, it can cause severe damage to the joints and serious complications in the major organs. However, there are a number of effective treatments, and proper treatment is critical to managing the progression of RA.
Can I live a normal life with rheumatoid arthritis?
Rheumatoid arthritis: 80% of sufferers can now live a “normal” life.