As of now, there is no cure for arthritis. However, there are drugs and physical therapy regimen that helps with the pain and reduces the chances of further inflammation.
According to the severity of your condition, your doctor may prescribe the following:
1. Drugs that reduce the pain: Painkillers such as paracetamol
& NSAID’s (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs). Steroids may be given in injectable or tablet forms for a short period of a time.
2. DMARD’s (Disease Modifying Anti Rheumatic Drugs) & biological response modifiers are used to suppress the inflammatory agents of arthritis.
3. Physical therapy is an important aspect in the treatment of arthritis. Hydrotherapy, physiotherapy and occupational therapy helps in regaining your range of motion and doing daily household work with arthritis.