length of the therapy will depend on the type
some forms of arthritis like rheumatic fever arthritis,
the treatment is for few weeks, while in chronic
forms of arthritis like rheumatoid arthritis,
it may take months to years to produce an arrest
of the disease activity.
the case of gouty arthritis intensive treatment
is given for few days at a time to overcome the
acute stage, and this may be required several
times. However, drugs may be given for prolonged
period to patients of gout to prevent acute attacks.
chronic deforming arthritis, the patient has to
take some form of therapy throughout the life
to maintain good quality of life style.