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Rheumatoid arthritis: what to do when the patient doesn't respond to therapy?

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Dr. Douglas Chang
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
Difficult to answer: Depends: more/different medicine, cortisone injections, more/different exercise, consider surgical intervention.
Dr. Michael Laccheo
Dr. Michael Laccheoanswered
Rheumatology 15 years experience
Many options : There are dozens of medications for rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatologists usually start with a milder, less toxic medication like Methotrexate and add additional therapies as needed. Sometimes it takes trying 6 or more drugs until an effective regimen is found.

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What can beauty therapy do for an arthritis patient?

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No benefit: I am not aware of any beauty therapy that is beneficial for arthritis.
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How can I help a patient with rheumatoid arthritis?

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Rheumatoid Arthritis: The best way to help her is to have her evaluated by a rheumatologist to make sure that she is taking the proper medication for her conditon.

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