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A 22-year-old female asked:

How do i ease the pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis? usually on necks, elbows, wrists, fi gers, especially on thighs, knees and ankles.

3 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
See a rheumatologist: There are some excellent medications to control rheumatoid arthritis; they can have side effects, but used appropriately they can reduce or prevent long term damage to your joints. They work best if used early in the course of the disease. See a specialist, and get a second opinion if necessary.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
See a doctor: A rheumatologist can prescribe proper medication for pain and swelling.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 50 years experience
You need: To be under the care of a rheumatologist. There are many medications that can help you.

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