The most common symptoms are pain, stiffness and swelling of the hands and feet.
It 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 while 3 times more in women than in men.
Untreated can lead to permanent joint deformities.
Physiotherapeutic treatments: cryotherapy, ultrasounds (phonophoresis), electrotherapy, massage and hydrotherapy help reduce pain and arthritis and relax muscular system; Their application requires a thorough health assessment and consideration of possible contraindications.