Your treatment options
There are a few different treatment options out there, so it is important to talk to your doctor to find the one that is right for you.
Some treatment options include:
- Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs): Over-the-counter medications like aspirin and ibuprofen, but can also include prescription products, which help to reduce inflammation, joint pain, and stiffness
- Biologics: Medications such as TNFi and IL-17A inhibitors are protein-based medications produced from living cells that targets specific parts of the immune system
- Conventional Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs (DMARDs): These are medications such as sulfasalazine or methotrexate. Typically these are only prescribed to patients with peripheral predominant arthritis.
- Other alternatives: Certain exercises, physical therapy, good posture practices, and the use of heat and/or cold compresses may be helpful to relax muscles and reduce joint pain