Can You be Cured of Arthritis? : My doctor just diagnosed me with arthritis in my right hand. I’m a pianist and I also use a computer for a living (I’m only 45). My rheumatologist said arthritis is progressive, but you can slow its progression with medication and lifestyle changes. Is there really no cure for arthritis? Will I have arthritis for the rest of my life? Is arthritis permanent?
Arthritis Arthritis is inflammation of the joints. Arthritis causes include injury, abnormal metabolism (such as gout), inheritance (such as in osteoarthritis), infections (such as in the arthritis of Lyme disease), and an overactive immune system (such as rheumatoid arthritis [RA] and systemic lupus erythematosus). Symptoms of arthritis include pain and limited joint function. Treatment may include pain medications, pain-relieving creams, and dietary supplements.
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