Reactive arthritis mainly features three other conditions, inflamed joints, inflamed urinary, genital or gastrointestinal system and also inflammation of eyes.
So, understanding and selecting right treatment for reactive arthritis is very crucial to get better relief from painful symptoms.
Here are few treatment options available for reactive arthritis.
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID): These medications help you to get better relief from painful symptoms and also reduce inflammation. Some drugs categorized under NSAIDs include ibuprofen, sunlindac, which are not available without prescription.
- Antibiotics: Your doctor may also recommend few antibiotic medications to eliminate bacterial infection in joints, which is responsible for reactive arthritis.
- Corticosteroids: These are mainly used to suppress the progression of inflammation in body joints. If only few joints of your body are severely infected, one corticosteroid injection will be given into each inflamed joint. This will reduce inflammation gradually and you can easily continue with your regular activities.
- Physical therapy: Initially or during the regular treatment your doctor can suggest you to practice few exercises like stretching in turn to maximize the effectiveness of the medication. Your doctor may also recommend you to consult physical therapist, who can guide you right exercises for reactive arthritis treatment.