According to Mayo Clinic: Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that can affect more than just your joints. In some people, the condition also can damage a wide variety of body systems, including the skin, eyes, lungs, heart and blood vessels. An autoimmune disorder, rheumatoid arthritis occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks your own body’s tissues. Unlike the wear-and-tear damage of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis affects the lining of your joints, causing a painful swelling that can eventually result in bone erosion and joint deformity.
Ultrasound exams for Rheumatoid arthritis are increasingly being the method for objective evidence when finding inflammatory arthritis. More specifically, evaluating for synovitis and erosions in the early diagnosis of RA, as well as monitoring therapy in preexisting RA patients.
Innovative Ultrasound Imaging Inc. provides this non-invasive technology. Our ultrasound-imaging machines provide a detailed picture of the pain area using high-frequency sound waves. Come in today to see the process for yourself! We are located at 6699 Alvarado Road, Suite 2302 San Diego, CA 92120.