Is arthritis curable

Most forms of arthritis are chronic and can be managed but not cured. Some forms of septic arthritis will resolve once the infection is treated and cleared. Also, around half of all cases of juvenile idiopathic arthritis resolve before adulthood.

However, there are effective treatments available that can help manage the symptoms of chronic arthritis and improve the quality of life for people with the condition. These treatments may include medications, physical therapy, assistive devices, and surgery.

While there is currently no cure for arthritis, researchers are working to develop new and more effective treatments for the condition. In addition, lifestyle changes, such as maintaining a healthy diet, getting regular exercise, and practicing stress management techniques, can help manage the symptoms of arthritis and improve overall health and well-being. Lifestyle changes include:

Weight loss. Extra weight puts more stress on weight-bearing joints, such as the hips and knees.

Exercise. Some exercises may help reduce joint pain and stiffness. These include swimming, walking, low-impact aerobic exercise, and range-of-motion exercises. Stretching exercises may also help keep the joints flexible.

Activity and rest. To reduce stress on your joints, switch between activity and rest. This can help protect your joints and lessen your symptoms.

Using assistive devices. Canes, crutches, and walkers can help keep stress off certain joints and improve balance.

Using adaptive equipment. Reachers and grabbers let you extend your reach and reduce straining. Dressing aids help you get dressed more easily.

Managing use of medicines. Long-term use of some anti-inflammatory medicines can lead to stomach bleeding. Work with your healthcare provider to create a plan to reduce this risk.