Rheumatoid Arthritis – how Orthotics help?

Rheumatoid Arthritis - how Orthotics help

Rheumatoid arthritis is an auto-immune condition. In this condition, the warrior cells in the body, which are meant to attack bugs that enter our body, start to attack the joints in the body.  This can lead to deformity and pain. Orthotics helps in decreasing the symptoms and decreasing the progression of deformity.  Please visit the following articles for further information. 

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