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Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
– inflamatory changes in the joints.
– inflammation causes granular tissue.

Assesment:
fatigue
peripheral neuropathy
– Morning stiffness which can be decreased by activity
Sjopgren’s Syndrome
– dry mouth
– dry eyes

Treatment:
NSAIDS- usd to decrease pain and inflamation
Steroids: Prednisone
Salicylates

* Heat- can decrease muscle spams

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