- 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)
- 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