Rheumatoid arthritis cure: Symptoms halted by doing THIS (it could prevent joint damage)
The autoimmune condition causes pain, stiffness and swelling in the joints, usually in the hands, feet and wrists.
It’s the second-most common form of arthritis, affecting one per cent of the UK population – approximately 690,000 people – and there are 20,000 new cases per year, according to The British Society for Rheumatology.
However, ground-breaking new research may have discovered a way to stop or reduce impact, and control its severity, by spotting and treating symptoms in the early stages.
The joint study by the University of Manchester and University of East Anglia found that patients who were prescribed drugs within the first six months of symptoms appearing had a significantly improved ability to walk, grip and dress themselves over the next 20 years, than others who were treated later.