Treatment for Arthritis- How Its Treated?

By: james sameul

Many people suffer the aches and pains of damaged or inflamed joints. Some are just uncomfortable, and some become crippled as a result of a disease that has been recognized since prehistoric urnes but understood in only the past few decades.
Arthritis is a joint disorder featuring inflammation. A joint is an area of the body where two different bones meet. A joint functions to move the body parts connected by its bones. Arthritis literally means inflammation of one or more joints.

Treatment Option for Arthritis

Breakthrough Non-Drug Arthritis Treatment

The Prosorba column, a therapeutic device currently in use in the USA, will be launched in Canada as a new option for rheumatoid arthritis treatment. The Prosoba column is a plastic cylinder about the size of a coffee mug that contains a sand-like substance coated with a special material called Protein A. Protein A is unique in that it binds certain elements from your blood called antibodies. Unwanted antibodies can result in disease. The Prosorba column works to counter the effect of these harmful antibodies.

Pick, pour or peel

If you are looking for a tasty healthy treat, reach for an orange - or a tall glass of orange juice. Why? Recent research has shown the importance of vitamin C and other antioxidants in reducing the risk of osteoarthritis and its progression. Another bonus: oranges and other citrus fruits are good sources of folic acid, which can help alleviate the side effects of the arthritis drug methotrexate and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in women who have lupus.
Other braces, such as functional knee braces, may be custom-designed and fitted especially for you by a health-care professional who specializes in orthotics - the science of developing devices designed to help weakened limbs function better. A physician, orthotist, or physical or occupational therapist will take into consideration your individual circumstances, as well as the part of your body affected by OA, before incorporating bracing into your treatment plan.

Here are some other ways to make the most of your arthritis pain treatment:

Make sure that your treatment simultaneously includes all available therapeutic approaches, including behavioral pain management techniques. It is essential to address arthritis pain from a multi-disciplinary perspective.

Pace yourself to make sure that you participate in just the right amount of physical activity - not so much or so little that you aggravate your condition. Moderate, well-timed exercise is important to both your physical and emotional well-being. A trained physical therapist can help design the activity regimen that will work best for you.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

The treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis may include drugs, surgery and physical therapy- or all three. Find out what treatments are available.

Biologics are genetically engineered proteins derived from human genes. They are designed to either inhibit specific components of the immune system that play a pivotal role in either fueling or suppressing inflammation (a key component in several forms of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis).

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