Robert Peston health: ITV editor recovered from ‘reactive arthritis’ – what is it?


How is reactive arthritis treated?

Once reactive arthritis has been diagnosed, treatment is usually focused on targeting the infection that may have caused it and managing the associated joint pain.

As with most illnesses, it is important to let your body rest and recover from the infection in order to speed up the healing process of this often short-term condition.

Robert Peston’s own experience of recovery was largely focused on taking care of himself and most importantly, taking time off to recover.

He told The Mail on Sunday: “All my joints swelled up and I was very weak for a period. I took about six weeks off, but fortunately, I have made a full recovery.

“I think my body was just saying, “Stop! You have to be kinder to yourself.”



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