Is There a Permanent Cure for Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Is There a Permanent Cure for Rheumatoid Arthritis?

If you struggle with rheumatoid arthritis, a chronic disorder, you may be looking for better ways to manage your symptoms. Unfortunately, there is currently no permanent cure for rheumatoid, but there are treatment options which can improve your outlook and even lead to remission. Our pain management physicians at Pain Control Associates, LLC understand that finding the right treatment is an important part of the process, and strive to provide the best care possible for chronic conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. 

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes chronic inflammation in the joints. It’s a serious disease that can cause bones to erode and joints to deform. According to the Mayo Clinic, about 40% of people with rheumatoid arthritis may see symptoms in other parts of the body as well, such as the skin, eyes, lungs, heart or kidneys. 

It’s unclear what causes rheumatoid arthritis, but it’s most likely to begin in middle age, and genetics could play a role. Women are more likely to develop the disorder than men, and smoking cigarettes seems to impact both likelihood and severity of it. 

If you are experiencing abnormal swelling or joint pain, and suspect that you may be at risk for rheumatoid arthritis, reach out to Pain Control Associates, LLC, to learn more.

Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis

There are a number of treatment options for rheumatoid arthritis that can help relieve symptoms of the disorder. And according to John Hopkins Medicine, the recent development of new medications and treatment strategies has greatly improved outcomes for many patients. 

As part of treatment, medication may be prescribed to you to bring down inflammation, reduce pain, and slow down joint damage and disease progression. Additionally, a physical therapist can help you maintain your flexibility and learn easier ways to accomplish tasks while putting less stress on your joints. In some cases, your doctor might recommend surgery to ease pain, restore flexibility, or repair or replace joints. 

What is Remission?

If your rheumatoid arthritis is in remission, that can mean a few things. The Arthritis Foundation defines remission as a combination of having only one or fewer swollen and tender joints, minimal self-reported arthritis symptoms, and little to no remaining inflammation. When remission is achieved, you should talk to your doctor about any next steps in your treatment. 

Making an Appointment for Pain Management

Rheumatoid arthritis is a lifelong disease. If you are dealing with chronic pain related to rheumatoid arthritis, Pain Control Associates, LLC can help. At your first appointment, you’ll have a chance to meet with doctors to discuss your medical history and treatment options. Our physicians aim to look at your situation as an individual to provide the best care and improve your quality of life. 

If you have rheumatoid arthritis, don’t wait. Contact Pain Control Associate’s pain management physicians for an appointment today.


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