It is an autoimmune disease causing chronic inflammation of the joints and surrounding tissues. If untreated, it also affects, heart, skin, blood vessels, lungs and muscles.
Signs and symptoms
Younger females are more prone to the disease
The diagnosis is confirmed if patient meets at least 4 criteria out of the following.
Along with homoeopathic remedies physical and occupational therapies like warm water therapy, wax bath, posture training, traction, ice application, electrical stimulation, ultrasound and gait training can help to reduce the pain and inflammation. Appropriate joint rest is essential in order to reduce deformities.
Regular exercises can strengthen the involved muscles and connective tissue, increase their flexibility, increase bone density, improve range of motion and add to a person's overall sense of well-being. Various available splints suitable for the location of the affection can help to prevent contracture and provide rest to the joint and reduce pain.
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