Rheumatoid Arthritis – Treatment

Rheumatoid Arthritis – Treatment 

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Rheumatoid Arthritis – Treatment 

Currently, there is no treatment available which will completely cure Rheumatoid Arthritis. Joint damage can be best-minimised if the person is diagnosed early enough before any significant joint damage has occurred, and where a treatment plan has begun. With the correct treatment the number of flare ups can be reduced. Therefore, this may potentially allow the individual to have months to years in between flare ups. This makes their lives easier and doesn’t stop them from living a normal and fulfilling life.

Treatments that are available are:

  1. medication that is taken in the long-term to relieve symptoms and slow the progress of the condition
  2. physiotherapy and occupational therapy, which are classified as supportive treatments. These help joint movements of the individual, which helps them carry out their daily activities
  3. surgery to correct any joint problems that develop