There are treatments that can help manage the symptoms of arthritis, but there is no cure. However, with advances in medical research, it looks like scientists might be able to find a cure sometime in the next few years. But there are many things you can do to help you manage your symptoms, including:
1. Taking anti-inflammatory medications, like aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen (Aleve). These can help reduce swelling and pain. Check with your doctor before taking these medicines if you have other health conditions or take other medications.
2. Using heat and cold therapy to reduce pain and stiffness in the affected joints. Heat therapy involves using an electric heating pad or hot water bottle wrapped in a towel to warm up stiff muscles. Cold therapy involves icing the area with an ice pack or bag of frozen vegetables on top of the joint for 15 minutes at a time several times throughout the day. This can help reduce inflammation and pain related to arthritis in your joints.
3. Exercising regularly, even if it means only doing so for short periods of time at first until your body gets used to moving again after being stationary for so long because of joint pain/stiffness from arthritis symptoms such as inflammation caused by inflammation from having rheumatoid
Below is a list of common medications used to treat arthritis:
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs): These drugs work by blocking the activity of enzymes that cause inflammation and swelling in your body. They include aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil), naproxen sodium (Aleve), celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac sodium (Voltaren), etodolac sodium (Lodine-M), indomethacin (Indocin), ketoprofen (Orudis KT), meloxicam (Mobic), nabumetone (Relafen), piroxicam (Feldene) and sulindac sulfone.
Pain,Swelling and stiffness,Redness and warmth of the joint,Stiffness that is worse in the morning or after rest,Loss of motion in a joint,Joints that feel loose, making it easier for them to dislocate
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA),Osteoarthritis (OA),Gout,Psoriatic arthritis,Ankylosing spondylitis