Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic disease that affects about 2.1 million Americans, mostly women and has been show to attack multiple joints throughout the body. It is estimated that 1.5 million women and 600,000 men are victims of this debilitating disease. Of these affected, approximately 90% of the people with RA eventually develop foot or ankle symptoms and deformity. In fact, many of the early symptoms of RA often include foot problems. Foot problems are more common than symptoms to the hand and only second to knee problems. These symptoms can lead to serious disability. Rigid hammertoes are toes that do not move when you try to bend them. Rigid hammertoes are particularly common in people who have advanced arthritis or among people who avoid appropriate care for a prolonged period. Tendons in your rigid hammertoe have become tight, and your joints may be misaligned and immobile. 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Range of motion is the measurement used to describe the degree of flexion in a joint (how far it can be bent) and extension (how far it can be stretched or extended out). Many children, especially children with spastic cerebral palsy experience limited range of motion. Children with hemiplegia cerebral palsy may experience limited range of motion involving the extremities on one side of their body while children with quadrapalegia may experience range of motion issues with all extremities including the trunk, putting them at risk for spinal scoliosis. I was scared and in excruciating pain from my cramped muscles. I was hallucinating from whatever drugs they had given me.