Arthritis is a disorder with more than 100 forms. This number doesn’t stop there, it is still growing. Arthritis varies from person to person if you are having too much wear and tear in your cartilage it is known as osteoarthritis and if the reason for your joint pain is inflammation it is called as rheumatoid arthritis.
Since the number of types of Arthritis is so varied the Arthritis treatment is also varied. It is not advisable to start taking Arthritis drugs by yourself. There are many over the counter arthritis medications which are available. Before taking any sort of medication, first and foremost you should go to a registered medical practitioner and have a thorough check up. Only after this is done, will the doctor be bale to conclude what type of Arthritis do you have and then he will suggest what course of arthritis treatment you should opt for.
Broadly Arthritis can be classified into three categories, namely Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis and Juvenile Arthritis. A quick glance of the number of people affected with Arthritis only in America is shocking. Over 2.1 millions American have rheumatoid Arthritis. Arthritis treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis is custom made treatment. Arthritis treatment in these cases is done according to the individual, their level of Arthritis, their other medical condition and their lifestyle. Only after keeping all this in mind is the arthritis drug to be given decided on.
The arthritis medications prescribed are for various purposes, some being slowing down or putting a stop to the damage of the joints, reducing and then gradually relieving the pain, decreasing the inflammation and then your general well being. For treatment of arthritis (rheumatoid) a number of arthritis drugs can be prescribed like: – Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs), Biologic Response Modifiers, Glucocorticoids or Prednisone, Analgesic Drugs, Disease Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs (DMARDs). You can also go for therapies like Protein-A Immuoadsorption Therapy. Some of the other serious forms of surgery for Arthritis treatment are surgery, joint replacement surgery, Arthrodesis, Arthroscopic surgery, synovectomy and osteotomy.
The next in the arthritis category is Osteoarthritis. An estimated 21 million number of Americans suffer from this disorder. Arthritis treatments are on for many people but then there are many people who don’t even know they have Arthritis. A doctor’s visit for a complete check up once in a year from head to toe is a must. You would then know if you have arthritis trouble and need any form of arthritis treatment.
Taking Arthritis medications alone will not help you. As Arthritis treatments suggest you will have to maintain a healthy lifestyle, beat stress, avoid depressions, avoid any further joint damage and create the proper balance between work and rest.
For treatment of Arthritis, you will have to keep a regular fitness regime, exercise, eat healthy food, keep the weight down, take Arthritis medications properly and regularly and protect your knees and go for physical or some doctors suggest occupational therapy.
Doctors prescribe various Arthritis drugs, some of which are Injectable glucocorticoids, Analgesics, Viscosupplements, Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), Topical Analgesics, Cox-2 Drugs etc.
Then treatments for Arthritis at higher degrees can be done by various surgeries as mentioned above in the rheumatoid arthritis cases.
The last form of Arthritis is Juvenile Arthritis. There are 300,000 plus American children who require Arthritis treatment. It is also known as Juvenile rheumatoid Arthritis.
Arthritis medicine for the kids is in plenty. A lot of care is taken before prescribing a single Arthritis drug as the child’s general health and immune system should not get affected. Arthritis medicine like: – Slow Acting Anti-Inflammatory Drugs, NSAIDs, Hydroxychloroquine, Aspirin, Penicillamine, Sulfasalazine, Gold Compounds, Analgesics, Glucocorticoid Drugs, Methotrexate, Cyclophosphamide etc.
Apart from this arthritis treatment is done by giving them recreational activities, making them play sports, exercising their bodies, giving them therapeutical exercises to do, splints, eye care, morning stiffness relief, surgery, dental care and diet.
Arthritis treatment can be done only when Arthritis medicine and other factors like exercise, diet, stress management etc work in tandem.