It’s been around since the beginning, but scientists still don’t know what cause rheumatoid arthritis in the knees, ankles, and all the other joints. There are medications and methods to relieve the pain, but the cause of the disease is still a puzzle. However, a group of researchers have a gut feeling that the cause is coming from your intestine.
Jose Scher and researchers at New York University discovered a possible link between rheumatoid arthritis and a bacteria that is found in the gastrointestinal tract. Out of the 144 stool samples from people with and without rheumatoid arthritis, the stool containing Prevotella copri bacteria was usually found from folks newly diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. For more on this finding and more details on bacteria/arthritis connection, click here:: Is bacteria to blame for joint and gut pain?