She should try acupuncture and Chinese medicine. It can't harm and it might help.
The above link is the latest article 2012 explaining that arthritis and RA patients are finding alternative medicines to be very helpful when used in addition to their doctors prescribed medications.
Prednisone is one of the prescribed medications which may help. For unbearable pain, oxycontin.
if you are an indian and live in india,there is a great orthologist called dr.thomas mathew in cochin,kerala ,working in lourdes hospital who specialises in rheumatoid arthiritis.visit him.
my mum had the same and was treated by him
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Suggest Celebrex to the doctor. Take glucosamine which is available OTC
I hate to say it but look at it as a natural form of medicine for that is what it is a none toxic all natural pain killer that comes in many different forms and one of them being a pain killing lotion that numbs the flesh and bone, Marijuana. It is best to look in to the pain killing and medical aspects of it before looking at the cliche stoner type who smokes for pleasure not treatment as can be said for some who take prosc
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