Managing rheumatoid arthritis: joint protection and treatment

Swann, Julie
February 2011
British Journal of Healthcare Assistants;Feb2011, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p78
Academic Journal
Rheumatoid arthritis causes pain, inflammation and stiffness in the synovial joints, turning simple daily activities into challenges. Part one of this series outlined the physical changes that occur in joints affected by rheumatoid arthritis and explained medical treatment. This article discusses how adopting alternative methods and using assistive equipment makes management of tasks easier for patients suffering with this painful disease.


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