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Rheumatoid arthritis, deformity in right hand elbow, hip. Taking calcium tablets. Treatment?

My daughter is suffering from Rheumatiod artritis for the last 5 years and she is aged 17 . Now deformity in her right hand elbow and and right side hip. She is taking regular medicines like mext, defza and calcium tablets. Now she is facing difficulty in doing her own activities. Please advice me whether it will be cured by regular physiotherapy.
Asked On : Wed, 12 Sep 2012
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Pain Medicine & Palliative Care Specialist 's  Response
along with regular physiotherapy she needs to b on regular medicine also, plz write the complete names of the medicine to come to some conclusion. or u can start with methotrexate 7.5 mg once weekly, duloxitine once daily, and indomethacin twice daily and methylprednisolone 4 mg daily.
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Pain Medicine & Palliative Care Specialist Dr. Prof Sukdev Nayak's  Response
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a long-term disease that leads to inflammation of the joints and surrounding tissues. It can also affect other organs.The cause of RA is unknown. It is an autoimmune disease, which means the body's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue.
RA can occur at any age, but is more common in middle age. Women get RA more often than men.
Infection, genes, and hormone changes may be linked to the disease.
You have to do some test like : Rheumatoid factor test, Anti-CCP antibody test, Complete blood count, C-reactive protein, Erythrocyte sedimentation rate, Joint ultrasound or MRI, Joint x-rays. Synovial fluid analysis. Physiotherapy is an important adjuvant. Getting fully cures is big question. You may also try Yogasana, Ramayana and any other Complementary And Alternative Medicine (CAM). The CAM therapy i now recognised by WHO and other international agencies like UICC
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