Some of the best treatment methodologies for rheumatic disease are:
Primary healthcare providers may suggest the patients the following medicines.
Your doctor may recommend you take oral analgesics depending upon the disease severity. These over-the-counter painkillers do not treat the disease but help to nullify the pain.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen and naproxen sodium are often recommended by doctors for pain.
These medicines are the best-inflammatory medicines but they have certain side effects.
Disease-Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drugs (DMARDs)
These prescripted drugs help to slow down the spread of the disease. It directly affects the immune system and has anti-inflammatory effects on the body.
It is a special class of DMARDs that work by targeting the inflammatory process of the body.
Some other treatments for the rheumatic disease are:
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Hot and cold compresses
- Physically relaxing activities
- Invasive surgical process
- Braces implantation or splints to support the weakened joints