8 Types of RA Treatment

The Components of RA Treatment

The key to treating rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is slowing disease progression and preventing joint damage. Even if your RA is mild, the sooner you start treatment, the better. Working with a rheumatologist will allow you to find the best treatment for your RA.

Did you find this helpful? (0)

Medically Reviewed By: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS | Last Review Date:

© 2015 Healthgrades Operating Company, Inc. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced or reprinted without permission from Healthgrades Operating Company, Inc. Use of this information is governed by the Healthgrades User Agreement.

View Sources

Medical References

  1. Why is early treatment so important? Arthritis Foundation. http://www.arthritis.org/why-is-early-treatment-so-important.php
  2. Medications for Rheumatoid Arthritis. Arthritis Foundation. http://www.arthritistoday.org/about-arthritis/types-of-arthritis/rheumatoid-arthritis/treatment-plan...
  3. Arthritis Treatment Timeline. Arthritis Foundation. http://www.arthritistoday.org/about-arthritis/types-of-arthritis/rheumatoid-arthritis/treatment-plan...
  4. Rheumatoid Arthritis: When Should I See My Doctor? Arthritis Foundation. http://www.arthritistoday.org/about-arthritis/types-of-arthritis/rheumatoid-arthritis/what-you-need-...
  5. Drug guide: Biologics. Arthritis Foundation. http://www.arthritistoday.org/arthritis-treatment/medications/types-of-drugs/biologics/drug-guide-bi...
  6. Methotrexate combos. Arthritis Foundation. http://www.arthritistoday.org/arthritis-treatment/medications/types-of-drugs/disease-modifying-drugs...
  7. Study Explores Best Treatment for Recently Diagnosed RA. Arthritis Foundation. http://www.arthritistoday.org/news/best-rheumatoid-arthritis-treatment196.php
  8. Traditional Arthritis Meds May Prevent Joint Damage as Effectively as Biologics. Arthritis Today, Arthritis Foundation. http://www.arthritistoday.org/news/dmards-biologics-effective-rheumatoid-arthritis087
  9. Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment. The Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center. http://www.hopkinsarthritis.org/arthritis-info/rheumatoid-arthritis/ra-treatment/
  10. Joint replacement surgery. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. (http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Joint_Replacement/default.asp
  11. Rheumatoid Arthritis. American College of Rheumatology. http://www.rheumatology.org/Practice/Clinical/Patients/Diseases_And_Conditions/Rheumatoid_Arthritis/...


Watch: Managing RA

You Might Also Like

Share via Email

© Copyright 2015 Healthgrades Operating Company, Inc. Patent US Nos. 7,752,060 and 8,719,052. All Rights Reserved. 
Third Party materials included herein protected under copyright law.

Use of this website and any information contained herein is governed by the Healthgrades User Agreement.


10 Tips to Prepare for an RA Infusion


Rheumatoid Arthritis and Alcohol

Up Next

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Alcohol