What are the goals of treatment of inflammatory joint diseases?
- 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 of Joints and Bone With Arthritis WebMD Medical Reference
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