Managing Pain in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Managing Pain in Patients
with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis who are responding to disease-modifying drug therapy but continue to complain of pain – in joints and elsewhere – present a management challenge. Although biomedical factors may play the major role in the pain experienced by such patients, consideration of the psychological and social dimensions is essential. A sociopsycho-biomedical framework is useful for patient assessment and for identifying other, nondrug, therapeutic pathways.

Modern Medicine – Issue 1 2020