Australian open winner announces she shas rheumatoid arthritis (RA) a chronic inflammatory disease of the joints. A look at how Caroline Wozniacki may cope with and manage the rheumatic diease.
Professional tennis star Caroline Wozniacki has always prided herself as being one of the most fit athletes on the WTA tour. “I think that’s something I definitely win quite a few matches on,” she has said. Earlier this year, Wozniacki regained her status as the No. 1 female player in the world when she won the Australian Open, her first Grand Slam victory. But after being besieged by injuries and debilitating fatigue, she suspected something was wrong beyond the typical sprains and pains that come with being an elite athlete.
Joint Pain, Stiffness, and Other Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms Started in Summer
“After Wimbledon, I really wasn’t feeling well,” Wozniacki said in a press conference on October 25. “I thought it was the flu. I thought it was fine; I’m going to get over it. I got to Washington, and my knees are hurting, my leg is hurting. Okay, I’ll just move on. I play in Montreal and something really doesn’t feel right. I can’t lift my arms over my head. I go to see the doctor, and they tell me everything is fine, and then I know that I’m not fine. I thought maybe I had mono. It turns out that I have an autoimmune disease, rheumatoid arthritis, which goes in and attacks your joints,” Wozniacki said.
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