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Are There Good Rehab Exercises To Help Inflamed Joints Feel Better
Yes: We commonly tell our patients to focus on high repetition, low resistance type exercises. Think stationary bike with no resistance, or repetitive exercises in a pool.... For a focused workout targeting a specific joint or extremity, talk to your primary care physician and consider a visit to physical therapy to get educated on long term activities which can keep your joints healthy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more
See your primary doc: It means you need to see your primary care doctor to start working you up for what disease (of many possibilities) is causing it. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Degenerative; arthritis autoimmune; rheumatoid, lupus etc metabolic; gout, hypertension etc neoplastic; cancer infectious; viral, strep, etc trauma; injury routine osteoarthritis usually starts with antinflammatories, aspirin, ibuprofen, weight control, exercise. See your dr. ...Read more
I have 8 inflamed joints in my back and the pain is getting worse and worse over the last few months. Help?
See your DOCTOR.: You need to get diagnosed to the cause of the inflammation in your joints of the back, and get treated soon before the inflammation causes serious &/or permanent damage to surrounding structures, like nerves etc. See a spinal surgeon and probably an infectious disease specialist as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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