Treatment & Management
Being diagnosed with arthritis can be a confusing experience. There is a lot of information to take in and many people giving well meaning advice.
At the moment there is no cure for any of the 140 forms of arthritis. However most forms of arthritis can be managed and disease remission for some people is achievable.
The aim of treatment for most forms of arthritis is to stop the disease progression and to manage the symptoms such as pain and fatigue.
The best outcomes occur when you and your health professional team are working together. Your treatment might well consist of medication; exercise; nutrition advice; daily living aids and perhaps employment advice. Team members will include you and other professionals such as your specialist; your GP and perhaps a physiotherapist, dietician or occupational therapist. You can contact an Arthritis Educator phone 0800 663 463 or here for a chance to talk through your treatment plan.
Diagnosis is not usually the start, or the end, of your life with arthritis. There are many things you can do to help yourself live well with your arthritis condition.
Medical Specialist Services
Healthpages provides detailed information on many NZ Medical Specialists that can assist with treatment and management of many forms of arthritis – see healthpages.co.nz
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