Treatment

Current medications can treat the pain that makes activities harder and/or help slow joint damage.

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and shots of corticosteroids can lessen pain, swelling and morning stiffness. However, they don’t work to slow joint destruction.
  • Systemic “body-wide” medications may relieve more severe symptoms and help limit the amount of joint damage.
  • Biologic medications, such as TNF-alpha inhibitors, block an inflammatory protein called tumor necrosis factor (TNF), helping to control joint and skin symptoms.
 
Published August 2011

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Causes & Risk Factors
Symptoms
Your Healthcare Team
Diagnosis
Questions to Ask Your Doctor
Treatment


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