Early, aggressive treatment. The first strategy is to reduce or stop inflammation as quickly as possible – the earlier, the better.
Left untreated, inflammatory arthritis can cause irreversible joint damage, impair physical functions
There are several secrets to achieving really effective therapy in inflammatory diseases
Why is the early treatment of rheumatoid arthritis so important? If people are experiencing these symptoms and have ongoing joint pain ...
If treatment is not taken early and quickly you can end up with serious joint damage.
If these conditions aren’t treated early, unfortunately the inflammation that occurs can really cause quite devastating joint damage.
They are a type of medication called a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug or DMARD for short ...
Biologics are a type of medication that can be prescribed for some forms of inflammatory arthritis ...
Etanercept (brand name Enbrel) is one of a group of medicines called biological disease modifying antirheumatic drugs.
DMARDs are used to treat inflammatory forms of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
The most commonly used DMARD is methotrexate. It is important to note that the doses...
The biggest breakthrough in rheumatology. They treat the disease rather than numb the symptoms.
Methotrexate is prescribed for a number of patients with rheumatic diseases. Patients with rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, even..
One of the problems with methotrexate is there are so many misconceptions about it
Methotrexate attracts a lot of bad press due to the fact it is used in very high dosages for cancer treatment.
Methotrexate (brand name Methoblastin or injectable methotrexate (Hospira, Methacord, Methotrexate Accord & Trexject) is a well-established,
Once treatment is started, it is important for patients to maintain close contact with their general practitioner and their rheumatologist
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a long-term condition where the body’s immune system...
Read information about how to safely inject methotrexate, the steps to follow and the equipment you need.
Low dose once weekly methotrexate is the gold standard treatment for rheumatoid arthritis and other immune related diseases.
This webinar by NPS MedicineWise (co-designed with the Australian Rheumatology Association and Arthritis Australia) reinforces the role ...
Leflunomide (brand names Arabloc, Arava) is a medicine used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis.
Adalimumab belongs to a class of medicines called biological disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (biological DMARDs or or bDMARDs)
Upadacitinib is a medicine used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
Baricitinib (brand name Olumiant®) is a tablet that belongs to a class of medicines called Janus Kinase (JAK) inhibitors.
Rituximab (brand name Mabthera, Mabthera SC, Riximyo, Truxima)) belongs to a new class of medicines called biological disease-modifying...
Tofacitinib (brand name: Xeljanz) belongs to a class of medicines called non-biological disease modifying antirheumatic drugs.
Abatacept (brand name Orencia) belongs to a new class of medicines called biological disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (biological DMARD
Pain relievers are often the first medicine your doctor will recommend to help with pain.
Physiotherapy is an important part of treatment for most people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). It’s run by physiotherapists, who are ...
Golimumab belongs to a class of medicines called biological disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (biological DMARDs or bDMARDs).
Undiagnosed rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis or psoriatic arthritis is still...
Hydrotherapy is the use of water in the treatment of different conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Hydrotherapy differs ...
If medical therapy fails to control your rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in one or more joints, surgery could be an option to help improve your ..
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) imaging tests are used to look for signs of RA and to monitor the disease’s progression. These tests primarily...
Corticosteroids are used to treat inflammatory forms of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis.
When you have knee or hip surgery for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), you can look forward to better mobility and function afterward.
The primary goal of occupational therapy is to help you to participate in activities of everyday life. Occupational therapists can help by..
Your rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can affect you in many different ways, but your occupational therapist will help you with some of the ...
Paracetamol is a common pain killer (analgesic). It can also lower raised body temperature (fever). It is used for relief of fever, headache
NSAIDs reduce inflammation, joint swelling and stiffness. They are often used to treat...
Hydroxychloroquine is a medicine used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory conditions such as systemic lupus erythematosus.
Sulfasalazine (brand names Pyralin EN, Salazopyrin EN) is a medicine used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and other diseases.
Prednisolone and prednisone are hormones that are produced naturally in the body. They are necessary for normal working of the body.
An introduction to the most common types of surgery for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), including tips on when to talk to your doctor about ...
Infliximab belongs to a class of medicines called biological disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (biological DMARDs or bDMARDs).
Blood tests can be useful to help diagnose some, but not all, types of arthritis. Always discuss your blood test results with your doctor.
Even though arthritis may be a long-term disorder, we now have excellent treatment that...
Tocilizumab (brand name Actemra) belongs to a class of medicines called biological disease modifying antirheumatic drug
You have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), your joints are sore and stiff and you may be fatigued. So why am I being referred to a psychologist?
Certolizumab (brand name Cimzia) belongs to a lass of medicines called biological disease modifying antirheumatic drugs
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