Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease with no cure. However, there are treatments that can improve the patients daily life.
The majority of people with rheumatoid arthritis take a pharmacological treatment. The most common choices are anti-inflammatory drugs, corticosteroids or a disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD).
Physiotherapy is an alternative or complementary option. Doing certain types of exercises can help to improve the muscle rigidity and increase flexibility.
A final option is surgery. The necessary joints can be replaced by artificial joints. Surgery is only recommended in patients who are long term sufferers of the disease.
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By Marta Barranquero Gómez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist), Paloma Sánchez Gómez M. D. (gynecologist) and Michelle Lorraine Embleton B.Sc. Ph.D. (biochemist).
Last Update: 07/07/2022