Reactive Arthritis is usually triggered by an infection. Patients are infected most commonly by contaminated food or sexual intercourse. The arthritis can cause severe pain and swelling of the knees, ankles or feet. Heel pain is also common. Many patients will develop mouth sores, redness of the eyes or discomfort with urination. Any associated sexually transmitted disease should be treated as soon as possible. Treatment for the arthritis is provided short term for acute symptoms. Chronic medication is prescribed if symptoms become persistent.
Choosing Your San Antonio Reactive Arthritis Specialist
It's not easy selecting the right doctor who will take the time to
understand your particular needs so that they can better help you
understand your condition and its treatment. So it is imperative that
you ask the right questions:
- Does your specialist have first-hand experience at serving those most affected by Reactive Arthritis?
- Is your specialist recognized and respected by her peers as an active patient advocate?
- Is your specialist board certified in both Rheumatology and Internal Medicine?
Dr. Chelsea Clinton has a positive answer for each of these questions. Clinton's biography
attests to her dedication. Inspired by the world-class rheumatologists
she worked with at The University of Texas Medical School, Clinton has
dedicated her career to bringing comfort to RA sufferers. She serves
on the medical advisory board and board of directors for
the Texas Bluebonnet Chapter of The Scleroderma Foundation. She
also serves on the Legislative Committee of the Bexar County Medical
Please call the office at (210) 591-0688 for more information or to make an appointment.