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A 42-year-old female asked:

if depo-medrol does not help for inflammation in shoulders. what would my next step be.

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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It depends: It depends on the specific area inflamed and the cause of the inflammation. What did the MRI show? Have you tried physical therapy?

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A 35-year-old member asked:

There is inflammation of both my ankles when I walk on rough surface, could this be diabetes?

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Dr. James Cunnar
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Probably not: There are a number of conditions that can cause ankle swelling. You can get swelling within the ankle joint itself (called an effusion), or swelling in the tissue of the lower legs (called edema). Diabetes shouldn't cause either of these conditions. You likely have edema, which can be from leaky veins in your legs, to excessive salt intake, to your heart not pumping efficiently. See your doc.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

What can I take to eliminate inflamation/swelling in my knee?

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Dr. Betty Keller
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Depends: Anti inflammatory medications can help reduce pain and inflammation. Depending on your type of arthritis you may also need a disease modifying medication. You should see a rheumatologist to evaluate and diagnose the cause of your inflammation/swelling so you can get the proper treatment.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What could cause joint inflammation/redness without pain?

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Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Arthritis : Arthritis would be my first choice. It is inflammation but not always pain. But you can have swelling, and redness without pain. Caution just because it is redness and swelling doesn't mean it is arthritis. This could be seen in allergic reaction, soft tissue inflammation or cellulitis to name a few.

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