The two main forms of arthritis are osteo (use/injury) and rheumatoid (auto-immune). Corticosteroid injections, commonly used to provide temporary pain relief, actually degrade and destroy the joint preventing the body from healing itself.
In both cases, natural medicine is remarkably effective in assisting the body to repair, support, and heal your joints for you. The first step in treating rheumatoid arthritis is determining what is causing the immune system from being over stimulated. Once the root cause is determined and effective treatment plan can be designed.