present day allopathic modern system of medicine
offers the maximum success in the treatment of
various types of difficult-to-treat arthritis.
There is no cure for many chronic forms of arthritis
(e.g. rheumatoid arthritis).
alternate systems of medicine like homeopathy,
ayurveda, unani medicine do have their own means
and methods of treating chronic arthritis and
are easily available. Then there are methods like
acupuncture, acupressure which possibly can be
useful adjuncts in the overall management of chronic
arthritis affecting numerous joints.
different therapeutic modalities can be combined
by qualified doctors. Unfortunately an Indian
patient with chronic arthritis often switches
from one system of medicine to another, too soon,
to really achieve benefits and in the process
the disease deteriorates rapidly. Once the joints
are seriously deformed, hardly much can be done
to correct them through medication, though medicine
can still arrest the basic disease process.
is important to clearly understand the expectations
and limitations of any system of medicine on the
part of the doctors and patients. Patients should
be aware of the tall claims made by unscrupulous
doctors or quacks.
it is being increasingly realized that an integrated
approach comprising of allopathy and other system
should be used to give maximum cure to any patient
with chronic deforming arthritis.