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Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis How To Guide

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Uploaded on Apr 12, 2011

http://www.rheumatoidarthritistreatme... Till date, the treatment for rheumatoid arthritis includes reducing the pain and inflammation, preventing joint deformity and destruction, and maximizing joint function. The treatment includes rest, medications, joint protection, patient education and strengthening exercises. The treatment is customized based on age, general health, types of joints involved, disease activity, and patient's profession. Close co-operation from patient and family members usually helps in making treatment more effective and fast.

There are also few things that can be done along with medications that can help deal with signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Gentle exercise everyday strengthens the muscles around joints, and it also helps fight fatigue. Taking healthy diet that includes lots of whole grains, vegetables and fruits help control and maintain th weight. Find ways to take the stress off the painful joint and ake use of assistive devices that take stress off them. Try to apply heat, as it can ease pain, and relax painful, tense muscles. Applying cold dulls the sensation of pain. Find ways to relax, and reduce stress in your daily life to help deal effectively with rheumatoid arthritis.

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