There have been advances in medicine, so people with rheumatoid arthritis may also be offered biological treatments.
This involves injections of etanercept or infliximab, which prevent chemicals in the blood from activating the immune system, which would otherwise attack the joints.
Supportive treatments usually on offer include seeing a physiotherapist, occupational therapist or a podiatrist.
For severely damaged joints, surgery may be needed to restore the ability to use that joint.
Published at Wed, 22 Jul 2020 14:29:23 +0000