• Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Treatment

  • There is no proper cure for Rheumatoid Arthritis in Modern Medicine. However the conventional treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis can reduce pain and may slow progression of symptoms.
  • The aim of treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis is to reduce inflammation and prevent the deformities of joints. Medications generally sought for treatment include:
    • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
    • Steroids
    • Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs)
    • These medicines, though, produce serious side effects and need to be used with due caution.
  • Appropriate physical exercise interspersed with adequate rest can make joints flexible and prevent them from further damage.
  • Surgeries such as total joint replacement and tendon repair are done when the joint has gone beyond conservative help to restore their locomotor abilities