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Langley Podiatrist | Langley Rheumatoid Arthritis | BC | Dr William Urton |

Dr. William Urton
 

Podiatric Medicine

20459 Douglas Crescent
Langley, BC V3A 4B4 Canada
604-530-1561


2184 W Broadway, #420
Vancouver, BC V6K 2E1
604-731-3431

Rheumatoid Arthritis

 

Rheumatoid arthritis, otherwise known as RA, is a chronic disease. The disease causes inflammation of the lining of the joints. This disease can lead to long-term joint damage which in turns results in chronic pain, loss of function and disability.

RA advances through three stages:

The first stage causes swelling of the synovial lining, producing pain, a warming sensation, stiffness, redness and swelling around the joint.

The second stage causes rapid division and growth of cells which causes the synovium lining to thicken.

In the third stage, the inflamed cells release enzymes that may digest bone and cartilage, often causing the infected joint to lose its shape and alignment. This also causes more pain and some loss of movement.

There is no cure for RA and frequent flares in disease activity occur spontaneously. RA can also begin to affect other organs in the body. However, studies have shown that early aggressive treatment of RA can limit joint damage, somewhat eliminating loss of movement, decreased ability to work, and potential surgery.

Currently, RA affects 1.3 million Americans and the cause remains unknown. However, through the use of new drugs, exercise, joint protection techniques and self-management techniques, more people are living with RA and leading happier, healthier and more fulfilling lives.

 

Langley Podiatrist | Langley Rheumatoid Arthritis | BC | Dr William Urton |
 
 
 
Langley Podiatrist Dr William Urton is a poidiatry office providing Rheumatoid Arthritis, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Langley, BC. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Athlete's Foot, Bunions, Calluses, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Haglund's Deformity, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Nails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric Foot Care, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis and all work related in the V3A 4B4 area and surrounding areas in Langley