Hi. Rheumatologist use a DAS to assess the activity of the RA. It adds up a number of swollen and tender joints and comes out with a score. Oddly, though, they do not include feet and ankles in the assessment. Why is this? Many sufferers have the most problems with these areas so I'm intrigued. Sometimes if I go I would come out as having no active disease because they don't count those joints. I didn't even know the nurse specialist was doing this assessment until I asked her and she said all the professionals do it. Any thoughts on why no feet/ankles? Thanks
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