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Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease, mainly characterized by inflammation of the lining, or synovium, of the joints. It can lead to long-term joint damage, resulting in chronic pain, loss of function and disability.

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Circulation, support and fit are very important in this situation. Below are some very supportive shoes that promote good circulation.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis is a very different disease than the more familiar osteoarthritis. Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disorder whereas osteoarthritis is a wear-and-tear condition of the joints. Rheumatoid Arthritis usually affects the small joints of the hands and feet eventually leading to bone erosion and deformity. This disorder affects two to three times as many women than men and it typically occurs between the ages of 40 and 60. Unfortunately, there is no cure for Rheumatoid Arthritis; therefore, maintaining lifestyle becomes the utmost important factor in securing quality of life.

Rheumatoid Arthritis symptoms such as fatigue, fever and weight loss may be signs of another illness; however, these symptoms associated with red, puffy hands and joint swelling and pain may be positive signs for Rheumatoid Arthritis. Consultation with a physician is highly recommended. The medical community agrees that Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disorder with a likely genetic component. The community consensus of these findings is that the disease is not inherited directly but rather individuals have a predisposition to the disorder that may be triggered by an infection. Men are susceptible to the disease but women dominant.

Rheumatoid Arthritis is a debilitating condition and makes even the simplest tasks difficult or impossible to perform. Careful consideration to wear properly fitting shoes that support the feet and promote a healthy circulation is necessary. New Balance shoes have styles specifically designed for both men and women. New Balance 927 and 812 Motion Control walking shoes provide the necessary amount of circulation and protection for the feet. A walking routine is important in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Don’t let Rheumatoid Arthritis limit your walking routine.