Careful consideration of how these risk factors can be managed and modified can help contribute to the management of arthritis in the long term.
How is arthritis treated?
The type of treatment recommended for an arthritis diagnosis is based largely on its type and symptoms. If, for example, the common symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis are being treated, both specialist physiotherapy and DMARDS (also known as disease-modifying and antirheumatic drugs) can be combined.
Arthritis awareness organization Versus Arthritis notes that as well as being afforded access to the right medications and therapy, having a good understanding of your condition also enables better management of its symptoms.
From this angle, the health of the “whole person” – including, most importantly, social wellbeing and mental health – must always be considered. Often, a person’s ability to keep active, stay healthy and be motivated to do so will depend on their level of social activity and connection.
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Communication aid for arthritis
A recognized medical appliance such as the Konnekt Auto Answer Videophone can address the communication needs of a person who lives with arthritis.