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Rheumatoid Arthritis And Occupational Therapy
What's the importance of prednisolone in treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.how and for how long it should be used?
Gold standarf: steroid used to be the gold standard for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and still the last line before they start with immune therapy same time taking steroid for a long period of time can have a lot of side effect so they use a balance between the benefit you hope to get Vs the potential side effect that you might be facing and this decision is individualize by the physician see your doc ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Occupational therapy is a type of physical therapy to improve one's engagement of activities of daily living and their occupation. It includes reintroducing daily tasks of living including physical and mental task to help one improve a type of disability. Hand therapy is also a ...Read more
Yes, but.....: Humira is quite effective. It is also quite expensive. It should not be considered a first-line therapy, as drug companies want us to believe. Other first line dmards like plaquenyl, methotrexate, leflunomide, and sulfasalazine work quite well. I occasionally will give Humira injections for several visits until other drugs kick in. ...Read more
Mesenchymal stem cell. Is this a potential treatment or cure for chronic rheumatoid arthritis patient in the 70s suffering from it for 30+ years?
Treatment Possible: Cure unlikely. Several patients with rheumatoid arthritis have been treated with the Regenexx Stem Cell Therapies. Did all get relief, unlikely but some did. Depends on everyone and what medications you are on or how severe your RA is. Check out Regenexx.Com to see if this is helpful for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What treatment is available for finger contraction in severe rheumatoid arthritis. Is urgent treatment needed for fingers contracted over 12 hrs?
Nerve or joint: You may have subluxation of the finger joint or a dislocated joint. The finger problem can also be due to abnormal pull of a tendon that has slipped. Hopefully that there is no nerve paralysis causing your finger deformity. Yes you should see your rheumatologist as soon as possible who may refer you to an occupational therapist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What would be the best treatment for rheumatoid arthritis in a 52 year old female. She has hypertension and hypothyroidism and is on medication 4 both?
"BEST" treatment : Means really what is the optimal treatent. What is the balance that is needed between drugs, therapy, exercise and surgery for each specific area that may be affected by the ra. Overall lab work is often used to follow the effects of certain disease modifynh drugs or dmards but these are clicial paths that have many twists and turns. This is why the field of rheumatology and when needed orthopedic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What would be the best treatment for my rheumatoid arthritis? I am presently taking prednisone, plaquenil, methotrexate shots, and actemra infusions. As has been the case in the past, I have built up a resistance to the actemra. In the past I have taken
I suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis. No amount of treatment or medicines have helped my conditions. its getting worse day by day. Please help!!
Need more info: Without knowing what interventions you have tried hard to say if you have utilized all available options. In addition to prescription medications there are alternative interventions that can be helpful in some patients. These include diet and supplements. I find them more helpful in patients earlier on in the disease process. If you have not gone this route you should find an appropriate provider. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Rheumatologist: Rheumatologist would provide this type of information. Treatment depends on verifying diagnosis, determining extent of joint damage and other system involvement, activity of disease. Exercise programs depend upon specific diagnosis, limitations, warm up, stretching and joint protection requirements. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes : These days if diagnosed and treated early and aggressively the treatments relieve symptoms and help prevent deformed joints and disability. There are now wonderful relatively safe treatments to prevent the dangerous complications of ra. Common treatments include: methotrexate, enbrel, remicade, humira, orencia, rituxan, and actemra. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Biologicals: The treatment of rheumatoid arthritis has really improved over the last decade since introduction of new class of medications called biological they have many side effects and need to be selected properly for best fit for individual patient please talk to your rheumatologist who will be the best one to answer your specific question good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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