Researchers have found a surprising link between joint pain and heart disease: the inflammation of rheumatoid arthritis. As an autoimmune disease, rheumatoid arthritis attacks joint tissues and causes inflammation of the joint lining. The inflammation then causes the acceleration of clogged arteries and heart disease. In order to reduce risk for heart disease due to inflammation, experts claim yearly cardiac risk assessment and aggressive medical management is necessary.
How Joint Pain Affects Your Heart
According to a study published in the Journal of Internal Medicine, patients diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis may have heart problems within one year. A separate study published in the Journal of the European League against Rheumatisms also found strong links between heart disease and RA. Researchers in the study did a meta-analysis of almost 100,000 patients and found RA increases the risk of heart problems by 60 percent over people who don’t have the disease.
Treating Joint Pain
At Campbell Medical Clinic, our doctors perform a thorough health assessment to accurately treat your joint pain. Once we have an understanding of your health condition, we will prescribe a treatment regimen tailored to your specific needs. Our non-invasive joint pain system incorporates several components in order to restore mobility and establish stabilization. In addition to our treatment options, we recommend reducing your body-wide inflammation to lower your risk of developing heart disease. Try a diet rich in inflammation fighting foods, such as fish, leafy greens, nuts, olive oil, tomatoes, and peppers.
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Contact Campbell Medical Clinic at (832) 460-6468 to rid your life of joint pain today. Our doctors can help provide you pain relief and ensure you achieve your wellness goals.