You can end the pain and stop the damage of rheumatoid arthritis
Discover the breakthroughs, strategies, and common-sense solutions that are redefining RA treatment!
Rheumatoid arthritis can be debilitating and disabling. It can cause you constant pain and loss of joint function, and even rob you of your independence.
Fortunately, advances in diagnosis and treatment have made it possible to halt RA’s progress and let men and women with this all-too-common condition enjoy pain-free living with healthier joints, increased mobility, and lasting peace of mind.
Rheumatoid Arthritis, a Special Health Report from Harvard Medical School, will help empower you to work with your physician to create and implement a treatment strategy that can help you manage your rheumatoid arthritis effectively — and successfully.
You’ll find the keys to an accurate diagnosis: What you need to tell your doctor, the safest imaging tests, the 10 classic symptoms, and more.
You’ll learn about the drugs that are changing outcomes and brightening futures: How new antirheumatic drugs are revolutionizing treatment, the pain relievers with fewest side effects, and the one drug against which all others are measured.
You’ll gain the ability to actively participate in managing your condition: How to get the most from exercise and complementary treatments, the most helpful tools and gadgets, and eight “joint resolutions” you’ll want to adopt.
Don’t let rheumatoid arthritis control you. You can control it!
What you need to know — and do — to protect your joints, reduce pain, and improve mobility
In Rheumatoid Arthritis, you’ll find...
- More than 50 pain relievers and drugs for rheumatoid arthritis assessed for effectiveness, safety, and side effects
- The two risk factors you can reduce
- The latest word on advances in less-invasive surgery
- Practical, no-cost ways to lessen joint stress and pain
- The best assistive products for your hands, wrists, legs, and more