1. What are the commonly prescribed medications for arthritis?
The commonly prescribed medications for arthritis include
- nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen, naproxens
- tumour necrosis factor inhibitors, interleukin inhibitors
- corticosteroids like prednisone
- counterirritants or local creams or ointments
2. What surgical options are available for treating arthritis?
Surgical options available for treating arthritis are
- joint replacement surgery
- joint fusion surgery
- arthroscopic realignment of joints
3. Can arthritis be treated completely?
Yes, physiotherapy can provide relief to people with arthritis as it strengthens the muscles surrounding the joints, provides pain relief and improves the range of motion.
4. Can physiotherapy provide relief to people with arthritis?
Surgery is recommended when other treatment modalities fail to provide relief. In severe cases, joint replacement surgery, or joint fusion surgery can be done.
5. When is surgery recommended?
Biological response modifiers are drugs which target specific proteins or receptors involved in the immune response. These are genetically engineered drugs which are used in combination with disease modifying anti-rheumatoid drugs. These include tumour necrosis factor inhibitors, and interleukin inhibitors.