Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis, also known as PR, is a chronic inflammatory rheumatism.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic joint disease: it causes inflammation of the synovium, membrane that lines the inside of the cavity joint and which function is to lubricate the joint by secreting a joint fluid.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory rheumatism resulting in a progressive joint destruction causing psychological, social and professional repercussions sometimes very disabling.
Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common inflammatory rheumatism and affects 0.3 to 0.5% of the French population.
It is also the most severe rheumatism.

Drug treatments for rheumatoid arthritis

Symptomatic drug treatments to relieve pain and inflammation of rheumatoid polyarthritr.
The non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (drugs NSAIDs)

Background treatments

The purpose of these treatments is to obtain a remission (and non-healing), to control pain, to preserve hope and quality of life, reduce the side effects of treatment
Different background treatments are involved in the fight against the disease.
The metotrexate
Gold salts
Antimalarial drug synthesis
Immunosuppressive drugs

The functional rehabilitation

What are orthotics?

Orthotics are devices for correction or compensation of a deficient function, the prevention of deformation or the increase in the yield of a member.
Orthotics can be used early during the Rheumatoid disease.
Orthotics is a removable device that turns a few hours or during a night or be removed.

Made by occupational therapists

Occupational therapists fabricate custom Orthotics

Which joints are involved?

The knees, hands, feet and ankles can benefit from the fitting of Orthotics.
Foot orthotics are assimilated to orthopedic soles to relieve the pain of the toes.

Indications of Orthotics

Decrease of pain
Temporary immobilization of joints during rest periods.
Fixed some deformations.
Stabilization of the joints destroyed during certain activities.

Orthotics to better measure

Custom-made orthoses are better suited than orthotics that are manufactured in batches.
The rest Orthotics

Orthotics of rest decreases pain and joint inflammation by holding joint reached during the night and during rest phases, a few hours at most, during the day.
Function Orthotics

Function Orthotics facilitate movements by stabilizing the joint efforts
For example, wrist orthoses stabilize the wrist and facilitate activities using the wrist as the ironing or the practice of some sports...

The orthotics and orthopedic footwear

Foot orthotics and orthopedic footwear to improve the market.


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