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What are the goals of treatment of inflammatory joint diseases?

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  • The goals of treatment are to: Treat the underlying inflammatory disease and decrease inflammation
  • Relieve pain by medication, activity modification
  • Maintain joint movement, muscle strength and overall function through physical therapy and exercise
  • Decrease stress on the joints by using braces, splints, or canes as needed

From: Inflammation and Arthritis WebMD Medical Reference

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Arthritis Foundation.

Reviewed by David Zelman on November 04, 2018

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Arthritis Foundation.

Reviewed by David Zelman on November 04, 2018

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