Many faces, one goal of treatment: pain relief and mobility
Rheumatism is a chronic condition in almost all its forms, from those that cause inflammation, such as rheumatoid arthritis, to degenerative joint problems caused by wear, such as arthritis. Those who are affected by the condition usually have to bear it for life. However, even though no complete cure exists, people with rheumatism can still be helped to lead a life with as few symptoms as possible.
There are many options in this regard. In addition to drug treatments and surgical procedures, there are other ways to relieve pain, promote movement and to restore quality of life:
- healthy eating,
- low-impact sports (swimming, cycling, tai chi)
- and choosing the right footwear