Other than medication and surgery, which therapies exist for rheumatoid arthritis (RA)?

Updated: Feb 07, 2020
  • Author: Howard R Smith, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Nonpharmacologic, nonsurgical therapies include the following:

  • Heat and cold therapies

  • Orthotics and splints

  • Therapeutic exercise

  • Occupational therapy

  • Adaptive equipment

  • Joint-protection education

  • Energy-conservation education


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