How is inflammatory arthritis diagnosed?
Your doctor will make a diagnosis based on your medical history, a physical examination and diagnostic tests that may include blood tests and X-rays.
Who gets inflammatory arthritis?
Inflammatory arthritis affects people of every age, gender and ethnic background. Genetics, age and lifestyle can all play a part in increasing one’s risk of developing inflammatory arthritis.
Medications for inflammatory arthritis are aimed at controlling inflammation and minimizing disease activity to help prevent joint damage.
These medications can be quite complex, so you are encouraged to ask for in-depth explanations from your health-care team – including pharmacists, who are an excellent source of information.
To explore this area of treatment, The Arthritis Society has developed a comprehensive expert guide that delivers detailed information on medications used to treat inflammatory arthritis
EXPLORE: Arthritis Medications – A Reference Guide
The optimal treatment is what is best in each individual case – so speak with your doctor and/or pharmacist about what kind of medications are most appropriate for you.
Self-management of arthritis can include a number of activities that you can do on your own, or with the support of complementary health practitioners to help manage your symptoms of arthritis. This self-management resource has a variety of options you can explore to help you manage your arthritis.
Inflammatory arthritis self-management
Living well with arthritis
There is a lot you can do to take control and actively manage your arthritis. Below we have listed a few resources to help you learn more about actively managing your arthritis to live better.
To find health & wellness advice, self-management tips, inspirational stories, and much more.
Our online courses are jam-packed with helpful tips and information. Each course is devoted to a specific issue or symptom linked to arthritis.
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Navigating Through Arthritis
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