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Sturgis, SD
A 34-year-old female asked:

I have tight muscles/spasms, stuff achey joints in wrists, fingers, ankles, shoulders, hips and neck for 10 years! tested negative for ra years ago. comes in flares , where should i go from here?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Rheumatologist!: You need a diagnosis and obvious therapy. If you have an inflammatory arthritis you need more than Aleve (naproxen) or motrin. See someone in rheumatology for your diagnosis and treatment regimen. Arthritis will take it's toll on your joints and cause secondary osteroarthritis.
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