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Conventional Treatment of Arthritis
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Conventional treatment of arthritis

Conventional treatment depends on the type of arthritis and the severity of symptoms:

Mild to moderate osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis that is mild to moderate in nature is treated with the following strategies:

Severe osteoarthritis

The treatment of severe osteoarthritis consist of medication to reduce pain and inflammation:


Surgery is also an option for very severe osteoarthritis that has not responded well to other treatment:


All forms of rheumatoid arthritis

The treatment of rheumatoid arthritis is aimed at reducing pain and inflammation and joint damage in order to slow the progression of the condition.

Medication for rheumatoid arthritis

The medications that are recommended for people with rheumatoid arthritis reduces pain, slows or halts progression of the disease and reduces inflammation. Main medications used for rheumatoid arthritis include:

In 2008 the American American College of Rheumatology (ACR) made new recommendations for prescription of medication for rheumatoid arthritis. The ACR recommended:


If medication has failed to slow progression of rheumatoid arthritis, then surgery may be an option to repair damaged joints:


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  Last reviewed: 3 January 2009 || Last updated: 8 February 2009


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Disclaimer: This guide is not intended to be used for diagnostic or prescriptive purposes. For any treatment or diagnosis of illness, please see your doctor.


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