What are the goals of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) rehabilitation?

Updated: Feb 07, 2020
  • Author: Howard R Smith, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Goals of rehabilitation for RA patients include the following:

  • Relief of pain
  • Improvement in range of motion (ROM)
  • Enhancement of strength and endurance
  • Prevention or correction of deformities
  • Provision of counseling and educational services

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