What are the goals of occupational therapy in rheumatoid arthritis (RA)?

Updated: Feb 07, 2020
  • Author: Howard R Smith, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Occupational therapy can be very useful for patients with RA. [150] Occupational therapy is initiated to help patients achieve the following:

  • Using joints and tendons efficiently without stressing these structures

  • Decreasing tension on the joints with specially designed splints

  • Coping with daily life through adaptations to the patients’ environment and the use of different aids

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