Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common type of autoimmune arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease causing inflammation of the joints. So in this condition, the synovium comes under attack from the immune system. In that case, it becomes inflamed, red and painful. There can be a loss of movement associated with this inflammation, along with heat. The prognosis varies but the majority of sufferers will continue to have occasional mild episodes of flare-ups. In the long run, the main focus should be on maintaining joint range of movement to prevent stiffness, strengthening the muscles that support your joints to counteract instability and reduce unnecessary wear and tear.

Osteo Health offers effective non-invasive treatment options for Rheumatoid Arthritis. On balance, the combination of the mentioned below modalities gives the most desired result.

Shockwave therapy shows significant reduction in pain and morning stiffness duration for patients who suffered from side effects after being on disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs for more than 3 months.

For instance clinical study:     ESWT for relief of Arthralgia in RA

Firstly, Therapeutic exercises have a positive effect on improving the joints function and improving the quality of life in patients with Rheumatoid arthritis.

For instance clinical study:   Functional Exercises for Patients with RA

Secondly, Massage therapy might be considered as an effective treatment in reducing pain, depression, anxiety, and stress with improvement in physical functions, quality of sleep and QOL inpatient with Rheumatoid arthritis.

For instance clinical study:     Effect of Massage Therapy in Patient With RA

Thirdly, Laser therapy is able to reduce inflammatory response both in the early as well as in late progression stages of Rheumatoid arthritis.

For instance clinical study:     LLLT in Different Stages of RA

In conclusion, Ultrasound therapy can be used on the hand to increase grip strength, wrist dorsal flexion, decrease morning stiffness, reduce the number of swollen joints and reduce the number of painful joints. 

For instance clinical study:     Therapeutic Ultrasound for the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Most Rheumatoid Arthritis sufferers will manage with these conservative approaches to treatment, but some may need surgery.


Pubmed, Physitrack

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