What to Expect With Reactive Arthritis

Prognosis Following Reactive Arthritis Treatment

Most people with reactive arthritis recover fully from the initial flare of symptoms and are able to return to regular activities two to six months after the first symptoms appear. In such cases, symptoms of arthritis may last up to 12 months, although these are usually mild and do not interfere with daily activities.
 
Approximately 20 percent of people with reactive arthritis will have chronic (long-term) arthritis. While symptoms are most often mild, a number of people will continue to have significant joint symptoms that cause them either to not be able to work or to have no choice but to switch jobs. Chronic heel pain is often a particularly distressing symptom.
 
Studies show that between 15 and 50 percent of people will develop symptoms again after the initial flare has disappeared. Such relapses may be due to reinfection. Back pain and arthritis are the symptoms that most commonly reappear.
 
Anyone with a history of reactive arthritis should practice safer sex. This will help decrease the chances for a recurrence.
 
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