No. That's why NSAIDS or COX-2 inhibitors are prescribed, along with antibiotics, to prevent joint damage. Once deformed, it's for life.
is diagnosed, through a number of blood tests like:
- Antistreptolysin-O (ASO);
- C-Reactive protein
- Erythrocyte sedimentation rate
- Rheumatoid factor
- Immunoglobulin?s A, E, and G;
- Complement 3 (C-3).
Antibiotics like Minocin, NSAIDs, COX-2 inhibitors, acetaminophen, codeine, and statins are all used to control inflammation and relieve the pain of arthritis.