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Arthritis Pain Relievers Isn't a Solution - Get Into The Best Hands - Dr. Ashish Badika

Arthritis Pain Relievers Isn’t a Solution – Get Into The Best Hands

Many people believed for a long time that taking painkillers is the only treatment for arthritis. But that’s not true. In fact, repeated use of these medications for the long term without a doctor’s advice can harm your stomach, kidneys, heart, and other parts of the body.

Taking painkillers won’t protect you from getting joint deformities. It can just give temporary relief in pain symptoms. Since pain killers are easily available medicines over the counter many patients take them for a long time before they reach a Rheumatologists.

Arthritis Pain Relievers

It’s very important to understand that the aim of rheumatoid arthritis treatment is not only to reduce joints pains but to protect patients from getting long-term complications also. Like to protects patients from eye problems, lung problems, heart problems, and many more complications.

Nowadays very good treatment is available for RA. These treatments really keep patients pain-free and save them from the short term as well as long term complications.

Dr. Ashish K Badika has 3 years of advanced training in Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology including 2 years Post Doctoral.

He has extensive exposure to Systemic Autoimmune Disorder (Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Seronegative spondyloarthritis, Systemic lupus erythematosus, Scleroderma, Gout, Myositis, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Vasculitic conditions, and Paediatric rheumatology disorders).

Rheumatoid Arthritis Don’t Delay Connect Soon with Rheumatologist – Dr. Ashish Badika

Rheumatoid Arthritis Don’t Delay Connect Soon with Rheumatologist

It is important to start the early treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Early treatment will stop the progression of the damage to the joints. Rheumatologists assess the damage in the joints through clinical examinations, blood tests, X-rays, and MRI test reports.

How does the early treatment of rheumatoid arthritis look like?

The early treatment of rheumatoid arthritis is DMARD’s (disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs). As the name is self-explanatory it modifies the disease process.  Pain Killers and low-dose steroids are used as an initial treatment and then withdrawn slowly. Do not get afraid of these drugs. Rheumatologists are well equipped to handle the drugs.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Don’t Delay Connect Soon with Rheumatologist

Advanced treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis can be used in patients not responding to the above treatment. Lifestyle changes are important in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.

It has been recommended that people with rheumatoid arthritis make some lifestyle changes for better outcomes.

  • Start low-impact exercises: Start doing some low-impact exercises like stretching and yoga to recover from stiffness issues. 
  • Avoid smoking: People do smoking have a high risk to suffer from rheumatoid arthritis. You have rheumatoid arthritis then, quit smoking to reduce the damage.
  • Shed extra pounds from your body: You should start focusing on weight loss strategies.
  • Not major changes in your food habits are really required. Omega 3 fatty acids rich food are good for RA patients
  • Consult your rheumatologist to get the right treatment for you. 

Dr. Ashish K Badika has 3 years of advanced training in Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology including 2 years Post Doctoral.

He has extensive exposure to Systemic Autoimmune Disorder (Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Seronegative spondyloarthritis, Systemic lupus erythematosus, Scleroderma, Gout, Myositis, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Vasculitic conditions, and Paediatric rheumatology disorders).

Rheumatoid Arthritis Common Symptoms Joint Pains, Joint Swelling, Early Morning Stiffness

Rheumatoid Arthritis Common Symptoms Joint Pains, Joint Swelling, Early Morning Stiffness

Rheumatoid Arthritis is an inflammatory and autoimmune medical disease that affects the immune system of the patient. Your immune system works faulty in this disease and kills its own healthy cells. It causes inflammation in the affected parts of the body.

Rheumatoid Arthritis can involve small and large joints of the body like the wrist, small joints of the hand, shoulder, knee, and ankle joints. It can lead to pain around joints, swelling, and early morning stiffness. The effect of Rheumatoid Arthritis is on the important body organs such as lungs, eyes, and heart. 

Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms & Signs 

  • Stiffness happening in the joints 
  • Weakness 
  • Feverish feeling. 
  • Tiredness
  • Weight loss 
  • Swelling in the joints
  • Fatigue
Rheumatoid Arthritis Common Symptoms

Causes behind Rheumatoid Arthritis

The malfunctioning immune system is the cause behind Rheumatoid Arthritis. Your body’s immune system affects healthy cells.

Diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis

The doctor will first do the review of the symptoms and then make the clinical diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Furthermore, the doctors do the checkup of the patients’ physical examination, lab tests and X-rays, Joint Ultrasound, and MRI scans (if required)

During the onset of symptoms, it is best to get diagnosed. It will possibly only when you consulted the doctor at the earliest. Timely treatment is of the disease can slow down or stops the progression of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Effective treatment is beneficial in controlling or stopping the inflammation. It is helpful to stop the progression of RA. Qualified well-trained Rheumatologists can only handle the treatment of RA.

Dr. Ashish K Badika has 3 years of advanced training in Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology including 2 years Post Doctoral.

He has extensive exposure to Systemic Autoimmune Disorder (Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Seronegative spondyloarthritis, Systemic lupus erythematosus, Scleroderma, Gout, Myositis, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Vasculitic conditions, and Paediatric rheumatology disorders).