Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory disease that primarily affects the joints causing pain, swelling and stiffness. Anyone can get the disease, though it occurs more often in women. Occasionally it can be self limiting but most often it is persistent. Rheumatoid arthritis can cause serious joint damage. Modern medications have produced significant improvements so that joint damage can be limited and life styles not inhibited. We offer our patients the most current treatments to limit the potentially debilitating effects of this disease. In addition we work in conjunction with the UConn Musculoskeletal Institute in multiple aspects of care.