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What is the best pain relief for rheumatoid arthitis?

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Dr. James Marx
Pain Management
8 doctors agree

In brief: See a rheumatolotist

Depends on the activity of the disease.
You may need disease modifiying drugs which can stop the damage to the joints. Sometime the disease becomes dormant and doesn't require these powerful and sometimes dangerous drugs. A rheumatologist is your best bet to get the right treatment. You want to make sure it is really RA that is being treated, too.

In brief: See a rheumatolotist

Depends on the activity of the disease.
You may need disease modifiying drugs which can stop the damage to the joints. Sometime the disease becomes dormant and doesn't require these powerful and sometimes dangerous drugs. A rheumatologist is your best bet to get the right treatment. You want to make sure it is really RA that is being treated, too.
Dr. James Marx
Dr. James Marx
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
5 doctors agree

In brief: A variety of meds

We have a variety of medications available that can help stop the inflammation in the body that causes rheumatoid arthritis.
The inflammation involves the joints, but also other tissue - heart, lungs, eyes to name a few. We need confirmation that the diagnosis is definitely ra. Therapy includes pt, meds -anti-inflammatory, low dose steroid but the most successful drugs -are the biologics.

In brief: A variety of meds

We have a variety of medications available that can help stop the inflammation in the body that causes rheumatoid arthritis.
The inflammation involves the joints, but also other tissue - heart, lungs, eyes to name a few. We need confirmation that the diagnosis is definitely ra. Therapy includes pt, meds -anti-inflammatory, low dose steroid but the most successful drugs -are the biologics.
Dr. John Goldman
Dr. John Goldman
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