arthritis does not have a permanent cure. However, your doctor will be
committed to work with you to come up with a treatment plan to help
manage your symptoms.
active inflammation (pain, swelling, redness), rest is usually
recommended for some time. Medications may be prescribed as oral tablets
or joint injections. Typically these include anti-inflammatory,
steroids and/or DMARDS (Disease Modifying Anti-rheumatic Drugs). DMARDS
play a central role in delaying the progression of disease and
prevention of joint damage.
doctor may suggest a therapeutic exercise program (physiotherapy),
occupational therapy and splints. The surgical option is availed only in
severe cases and if the above measures are unsuccessful down the road.
As Rheumatoid arthritis can also affect other organs, your physician
will also take relevant complaints into consideration. For example, eye
drops can be given for dry or irritated eyes.