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Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment: Body

Overview

There is no cure known cure for RA, but with early diagnosis and right treatment, you can take control of your disease and avoid permanent damage to your joints. People with rheumatoid arthritis usually need lifelong treatment. In addition to medication, rheumatoid arthritis can be effectively controlled with physical therapy and regular exercise.

Treatments

Effect of Exercise on Rheumatoid Arthritis

Exercise is an important element of any physical therapy plan. Physical therapists can teach the patient techniques that will help manage the pain, and restore mobility and and muscle strength. The...

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Effect of Yoga on Rheumatoid Arthritis

Yoga poses can help strengthen the joints and improve their function, thus reducing the risk of stiffness.

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Effect of Physical Therapy on Rheumatoid Arthritis

Physical therapy can be done at any stage or severity of rheumatoid arthritis. It generally concentrates on the patient's physical and functional status. In the early course of the disease, the...

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Effect of Heat and Cold Therapy on Rheumatoid Arthritis

When used in alternation, heat and cold therapies can provide symptomatic relief for rheumatoid arthritis.

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Effect of Massage Therapy on Rheumatoid Arthritis

Massage therapy can ease the symptoms that occur with inflammation. It also promotes blood circulation, flexibility and mobility. Manipulating muscles that support the arthritic joints without...

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Effect of Acupuncture on Rheumatoid Arthritis

Acupuncture can help to mitigate some of the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and may be able to help restore some of the blocked bodily functioning that is contributing to the disease in the first...

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