Dr. Rachit Gulati explains that Early suppression of inflammation may prevent joint damage

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is estimated to affect approximately 0.24 to 1 percent of the Indian population and is twice as common in women compared to men. It affects more than 180 million people in India; the prevalence is higher than many well-known diseases such as diabetes, AIDS, and cancer. Around 14% of the Indian population seeks a doctor's help every year for this joint disease. Dr. Rachit Gulati, Senior Resident, Mahatma Gandhi University of Medical Sciences and Technology, Jaipur, has special interests in musculoskeletal Ultrasound, Interventional Physiatrist, Pain Management, and Rheumatology. He previously started and headed the department of PMR in Jalpaiguri Super-specialty Hospital. “Rheumatoid arthritis is getting detected early these days and is being treated with a multidisciplinary and multi-pronged approach,” says Dr. Rachit Gulati, Pain, Rheumatology and Rehabilitation Physician