The most important symptoms are pain, stiffness and swelling of the hands and feet.
This disease usually appears between 30 and 50 years of age in women, and in men the incidence increases with age. In developed countries it affects 1 in 100 people and 3 times more in women than in men.
Untreated can lead to permanent joint deformities.
It is treated pharmacologically and physiotherapeutically.
Physiotherapeutic treatments: kinesitherapy, systemic and local cryotherapy, ultrasound (phonophoresis), massage and electrotherapy help reduce pain and arthritis and relax muscular system; Their application requires a thorough health assessment and consideration of possible contraindications.