Treatment often includes physical therapy by the physiotherapists, which includes stretching exercises to maintain range of motion, posture control, muscle strengthening, increasing lung capacity, improving balance and cardiovascular fitness.
Medical therapy includes anti-inflammatory drugs such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Other medications include disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs), such as sulfasalazine, and biological therapies, such as tumour necrosis factor inhibitors and interleukin-17 inhibitors. These medications reduce damage to the joints, reduce inflammation and control pain.
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