Importance of local treatment for RA

-Tokyo Arthritis Clinic-

Local pain in RA

Many patients complain of local pain, such as pain in the wrist joints, even if they are able to control RA well by treatment with anti-rheumatic drugs and biopharmacy.

To get rid of pain quickly

Injections are given into the painful tendon sheath or joint.

Fast-acting steroid injection

Topical steroid name: Kenacort A

The effect lasts for about 4 weeks and then gradually fades.

When used for local acute inflammation, local injections are more effective than steroids taken.

Only the side effects of steroids will be highlighted, but if properly managed, it is a drug that works well for inflammation and rheumatoid arthritis pain.

The role of steroid injections

One way to use steroids is that it can take 1-3 months for the biopharmacy to take effect, during which time joint destruction can progress. It is used to fill the gap until the effect of biopharmacy begins to work. It also injects directly into the painful joint for strong inflammation in a painful and swollen state. The swelling and pain may subside the next day.