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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
See your doctor.: A rheumatology referral may be necessary, but a nsaid, with sulfasalazine and Methotrexate given once weekly are my first treatments. The biologics w ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
33 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Psoriatic Arthritis: There are multiple treatments for psoriatic arthritis to control symptoms. It has also been associated with higher rates in smokers. Stop smoking if y ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Laccheo
14 years experience in Rheumatology
Yes: It is more typical for psoriatic arthritis to start when you are young. Usually, around 30, but you can get it at any age.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
No cure, but remitts: Few people should face significant joint issues, if this most common of rheumatic diseases was diagnosed early and treated with remitting agents once ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Arbes
43 years experience in Podiatry
Hallux limitus: Arthritis of the great toe ( hallux) is very common and painful primarily due to the amount of pressure applied to this small joint with each step an ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
32 years experience in Rheumatology
Most information: And use of Ayurveda is mostly india and sri lanka. Main options for osteoarthritis ware diet, moderate exercise, avoid fried oily spicy foods. Apply ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience in Rheumatology
Rheumatoid: Typically involve peripheral joints (elbow, wrists, hands, feet) and spurs are typical of osteoarthritis.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
35 years experience in sports medicine
RA vs. OA: Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder while osteoarthritis is a degenerative/wear and tear condition. The two conditions can coexist especial ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes you could: But it is very hard separate one from the other.
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Not necessarily: Medications, physical therapy, bracing, and even injection therapy are ways to treat early arthritis of the knee without surgery. Consider being seen ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abdul Ahmed
40 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Facet joint pain: Start with NSAID ( like Motrin ) and physical therapy. If nothing helps then you can find a pain management doctor or intervention radiologist for fa ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert German
25 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Multi joint pain: i would first see a rheumatologist to evaluate you for a potential inflammatory arthritic process.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Ciaglia
16 years experience in Hand Surgery
Possibly nothing: These are early signs of articular changes or incidental x-ray findings. Arthritis can be divided into degenerative & inflammatory. There is a femal ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Linville II
29 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Not very: Spine surgery for ddd alone, is rarely indicated. Now, if your ddd is associated with spinal stenosis, pinched nerves, scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, t ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
RA: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease in which your body’s immune system, instead to protect your health by attacking bacteria and/or vir ... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Tobin
37 years experience in Podiatry
Maybe: It can show arthritic changes suggestive of ra, but other forms arthritis can mimic these changes. A blood test is less expensive and can diagnose ra.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lages
67 years experience in Rheumatology
're ask question: It isn't stated what "arthritis" you are asking to compare rheumatoid arthritis to. Ask again.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Absolutely: Life can be unfair.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes, you can take it: But glucosamine is useless for juvenile idiopathic arthritis. You should be under the care of a pediatric rheumatologist.
A 90-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
If your joint is in-: -good condition, a menisectomy would be advised, even if borderline. This can slow down further degeneration & possibly avoid a replacement. Hyalu ... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Yes: Enbrel (etanercept) does have value in other disorders so I have recommended its use in diseases not on your list.
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
46 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Depend upon severity: I assume the question is how to cure RA of the hip.Answer depend upon how severly the hip joint have been damage by the disease, mild cases can be tre ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Yes this condition is characterized by remissions and relapses that may be years apart.Discuss this with your doctor.
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Osteoarthritis: This is likely an inflammatory osteoarthritis. Have her see a rheumatologist.

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