what is inflammatory arthritis?

gazza67
gazza67 Member Posts: 25
Hi been told i have inflammatory arthritis am on methotextrate iam rf positive, is inflammatory arthritis a term to cover a range of arthritis
or a single disease in itself.

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  • valval
    valval Member Posts: 15,897
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    hi i got that as well as oa but do not know will look to see what they reply lol
    val
  • helpline_team
    helpline_team Posts: 2,254
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Dear Gazza, thank you for your posting.
    Inflammatory arthritis is an umbrella term to cover a range of arthritis types. For example rheumatoid arthritis is known as an inflammatory type of arthritis. However generally most are treated using the same medications often given by a rheumatologist specialist and one of the most commonly prescribed medications to control the condition is Methotrexate. The following link takes you to our booklets available, you may find the ‘Understanding arthritis’ booklet useful:
    http://www.arthritiscare.org.uk/PublicationsandResources/Listedbytype/Booklets

    Best wishes
    Jaslin
  • gazza67
    gazza67 Member Posts: 25
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Dear Gazza, thank you for your posting.
    Inflammatory arthritis is an umbrella term to cover a range of arthritis types. For example rheumatoid arthritis is known as an inflammatory type of arthritis. However generally most are treated using the same medications often given by a rheumatologist specialist and one of the most commonly prescribed medications to control the condition is Methotrexate. The following link takes you to our booklets available, you may find the ‘Understanding arthritis’ booklet useful:
    http://www.arthritiscare.org.uk/PublicationsandResources/Listedbytype/Booklets

    Best wishes
    lJaslin
    Thanks for your help booklet very helpful.