Working with a rheumatologist is key to developing an effective treatment plan that’s right for you. And it’s important that your treatment plan starts with having specific treatment goals.
To make the most of your rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treatment plan, your treatment goals should include more than just clinical goals, like reducing inflammation. You should also set personal goals around how RA impacts your everyday life.
Personal goals can include broad goals, such as getting back to a hobby or activity you enjoy, or can be more specific, like the ability to wear your wedding ring again because of less joint swelling. Sharing these personal goals with your rheumatologist can make it easier to find and maintain a successful treatment plan.