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What is the outlook for people with arthritis?

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With early diagnosis, most types of arthritis can be managed and the pain and disability minimized. In addition, early diagnosis and treatment may be able to prevent tissue damage caused by arthritis. Early, aggressive treatment is particularly important for rheumatoid arthritis in order to help prevent further damage and disability down the road.

From: Arthritis Pain Management WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 11, 2019

Medically Reviewed on 9/11/2019

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Reviewed by David Zelman on September 11, 2019

SOURCES: 

Arthritis Foundation. 

CDC. 

FDA.

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 11, 2019

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