A Professional physical therapist treating rheumatoid arthritis pain for a patient.

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

One of the two most common forms of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, affects the small joints of your wrists, hands and fingers, as well as your feet and ankles.  Sacks of fluid called ‘bursae’ that allow the tendons to move over bone in the hands and feet can become inflamed, along with the tendons themselves.

Rheumatoid arthritis is caused when your body’s immune system attacks the joints in your hands and feet even though nothing is wrong.  The cause of this reaction in your body is still unknown, but is believed to be either genetic or as a result of environmental or hormonal conditions on your nervous system.  Symptoms will include pain in the joints along with swelling, stiffness, and/or redness.  This will often occur on the knuckles and joints in the fingers and toes.

Do you have Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Our physical therapists can help you today

Our physical therapists will customize a physical therapy rehabilitation and Rheumatoid Arthritis treatment plan just for you. We will work in an effective way to manage your pain, focused on your wellness before, during and after therapy.

Insurances We Accept

Below is a condensed list of insurances we participate with throughout our network of physical therapy clinics.  Find your particular provider below based on your area.
For a complete listing of all insurance providers and individual plans by name: CLICK HERE FOR OUR FULL INSURANCE PAGE.


Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire

  • Aetna (NH, MA)
  • Aetna (Orthonet – CT)
  • AllWays (formerly Neighborhood Health Plan – MA)
  • Ambetter (NH)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (NH)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (CT)
  • ASH (Cigna – NH, MA, CT)
  • BCBS Massachusetts (MA)
  • BMC (Boston Medical Center – MA)
  • CeltiCare (MA)
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance (MA)
  • ConnectiCare (CT)
  • Fallon Health (MA)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (NH, MA, CT)
  • Health New England (MA)
  • Martin’s Point Health Care (NH)
  • Massachusetts Health (Medicaid – MA)
  • Medicaid (NH, MA, CT)
  • Medicare (NH, MA, CT)
  • No Fault (Various Carriers)
  • Prime Health Services (CT)
  • Tufts Health Plan (NH, MA, CT)
  • Tufts Public (Medicaid – MA)
  • UniCare (NH, MA)
  • United Health Care (Optum – NH, MA, CT)
  • WellSense (NH)
  • Workers’ Compensation (Various Carriers)

New York, New Jersey, Connecticut

  • Aetna (NY, NJ, CT)
  • AmeriHealth (NJ)
  • Anthem (CT)
  • ConnectiCare (CT)
  • Department of Labor (NY, NJ, CT)
  • Empire BCBS (Individual Providers In Network – NY)
  • Empire Plan MPN (UHC – NY, NJ)
  • First MCO (NJ)
  • GHI (Emblem Health – NY, NJ, CT)
  • HIP (Emblem Health – NY)
  • Horizon BCBS (NJ)
  • Magna Comp Casualty (Workers' Compensation/NO Fault - NY, NJ)
  • Medicare (NY, NJ, CT)
  • MedRisk (Workers’ Compensation – NY, NJ, CT)
  • MultiPlan (NY, NJ, CT)
  • New Jersey Manufacturers (NJM – NJ)
  • No Fault (Various Carriers)
  • Northwell Health Clinial Integration Network IPA (NY)
  • OccuNet (NJ)
  • One Call (NY, NJ)
  • Oscar Health Plan (NY)
  • Oxford (NY, NJ, CT)
  • UHC Community Plan (NY)
  • United Health Care (NY, NJ, CT)
  • Veterans Choice (NY, NJ, CT)
  • Veterans Administration (NY, NJ, CT)
  • WellCare (NJ)
  • Workers’ Compensation (Various Carriers)

Rheumatoid Arthritis treatment options

Professional physical therapists are experts at helping you manage Rheumatoid Arthritis.  We use these physical therapy techniques for ongoing Rheumatoid Arthritis treatment.

  • Joint Mobilization
  • Manual Therapy
  • Sports Injury Rehabilitation
  • Exercise Therapy
  • Flexibility Training
  • Health & Wellness Strategies

Methods for diagnosing Rheumatoid Arthritis

Therapists at Professional can help you diagnose your pain.  We use the following techniques to identify the cause of your Rheumatoid Arthritis and put you on the best path to recovery.

  • Clinical Exam
  • MRI
  • X-Ray

Convenient physical therapy clinics near you

We provide Rheumatoid Arthritis treatment in Manhattan, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.  Fill out the form above, or contact a clinic near you to speak with a Professional Physical Therapist and Rheumatoid Arthritis treatment specialist today.

Treat pain from Rheumatoid Arthritis today