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The Reactive Arthritis Treatment Options are Many, Though There is Still No Cure
9/23 15:21:05

There are more than a few different reactive arthritis treatments available that have been developed over the years and which take multiple directions including using NSAIDs and analgesics. Other than these two common reactive arthritis treatment options you can also think about using DMARDs and corticosteroids and even biologic drugs and of course you can even use alternative treatments and even surgery.

NSAIDS Are Very Popular

Though a cure for reactive arthritis has still not been found the various reactive arthritis treatments that are known can prove to be very helpful and so it pays to take a closer look at each of them. NSAIDs or non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are very often used as these medications help in reducing inflammation of the joints and they involve taking non-prescription drugs such as aspirin or prescription drugs such as Tolmetin. However, using these drugs over an extended period of time can cause grave side effects.

Another reactive arthritis treatment option, taking of analgesics has proved to be a popular option and in fact, there are two options available in this regard. You can choose to use narcotics or non-narcotic analgesics which help in suppressing pain signals being sent to the brain. Narcotic analgesics include taking of morphine and oxycodone while non-narcotic analgesics are less dangerous and so are used quite often.

Some people prefer another reactive arthritis treatment option and that is taking corticosteroid shots. But, care should be taken when using them because they are very powerful and should be carefully be applied to the affected area or joint after which they will provide welcome relief.

You can also try out another reactive arthritis treatment option and that is using antibiotics that can help treat bacterial infections while immune-suppressants or DMARDs can also provide effective relief from many of the ill effects of reactive arthritis.

Last but not least, exercising is a good way to battle reactive arthritis and so you should try out stretching exercises and aquatic exercises which along with medications will provide suitable results as you will get to build up your muscles around the joints that have been affected and this will provide you with some welcome relief.

Reactive arthritis in children manifests it in a different manner than is the case with adults and even adolescents. This means reactive arthritis treatment for treating children too must be different than for adults in terms of type and duration of the treatment.

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