Managing rheumatoid arthritis: joint protection and treatment

Julie Swann
  • British Journal of Healthcare Assistants, February 2011, Mark Allen Group
  • DOI: 10.12968/bjha.2011.5.2.78

How to use alternative methods and assistive equipment to facilitate tasks

What is it about?

This article discusses how adopting alternative methods and using assistive equipment makes management of tasks easier for patients suffering with this painful disease.

Why is it important?

Rheumatoid Arthritis causes pain, inflammation and stiffness in the synovial joints, turning simple everyday activities into challenges.

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Mrs Julie I Swann

Part 1 of this series outlined the physical changes that occur in joints affected by Rheumatoid Arthritis and explained medical treatment.

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