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My mum has arthritis pretty much all over her body we have tried a few different meds for pain relief none which seems to help what would u recommend?

My mum has arthritis pretty much all over her body we have tried a few different meds for pain relief none which seems to help what would u recommend?

Need eval: I would first get full clinical eval with blood test (including esr, rheumatoid factor) and xrays - then try a combination of anti-inflamatories such as advil/motrin in conjuction with exercise regimen that includes stretching. There are different types of arthritis so make to have a complete evaluation first. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there 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


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What condition, other than arthritis, causes pain throughout the entire body?

What condition, other than arthritis, causes pain throughout the entire body?

Several: Other possiblities include but are not limited to: inflammatory muscle conditions, hypothyroidism, bone disorders, neoplasms, and fibromyalgia can all cause diffuse bodily pain. See a physician if your symptoms are severe/debilitating. ...Read more

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How does body weight influence arthritis?

How does body weight influence arthritis?

More symptomatic: Increased load in arthritic joint can potentially make it more symptomatic. ...Read more

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What happens in your body to lead to rheumatoid arthritis?

What happens in your body to lead to rheumatoid arthritis?

See below: Ra is an autoimmune disease. This means that your immune system which usually makes specific antibodies to fight off infection from foreign intruders starts making antibodies that attack your own native tissue, in this case the lining of the joints called the synovium. When this attack occurs the joints become very inflamed and as a result of this inflammation, the joints begin to get damaged. ...Read more

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What happens to your body when you have psoriatic arthritis?

What happens to your body when you have psoriatic arthritis?

Erosion: The tissue inpsoriatic arthritis can erode bone moderately rapidly and cause not only soft tissue swelling and pain and tenderness, but can cause the bones to shorten and the joints to becomeless useful and even fused. ...Read more

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How long would you need to have chronic body tension from stress and anxiety to develop arthritis?

How long would you need to have chronic body tension from stress and anxiety to develop arthritis?

See details: You do not develop a true arthritis from emotional stress although stress can make an underlying arthritic pain worse. ...Read more

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How does degenerative arthritis affect your body?

How does degenerative arthritis affect your body?

Rigidity, pain: Degenerative arthritis or osteoarthritis affects any joint in the body including the back, neck, shoulders, knees, ankles, hips, fingers. It causes chronic pain, and decrease in function of the affected areas usually symmetrical. When the cartilage between the two bones disappears then only replacement of the joint could relieve it. The last resort before surgery is to inject lubricants (hyalgan). ...Read more

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I'm 30 and have severe aching in my body. Some days I find it hard to walk. Could it be arthritis or something else?

I'm 30 and have severe aching in my body. Some days I find it hard to walk. Could it be arthritis or something else?

Time to find out...: You are quite right, it could be a whole host of possibilities, from fibromyalgia to arthritis. Begin by making a "pain in the butt" journal to basically document your aches, pains and physical impairments. You should be evaluated by you family practitioner first and possibly referred on to a specialist, if warranted. Healthtap can help you with the referrals, if so desired. ...Read more

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Could my aches and body pains in the morning be caused by my pregnancy or arthritis?

Both: Morning pain is typical of arthritis. However, if you are pregnant your body is going to many changes and this could also affect you. ...Read more

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How long. Does a shifted pelvis take to heal? How rare is hving arthritis in pelvis at 44? Already have condition in othrt parts of. Body.

How long. Does a shifted pelvis take to heal? How rare is hving arthritis in pelvis at 44? Already have condition in othrt parts of. Body.

Pelvic arthritis...: Pelvic arthritis is quite common, sacroiilitis, osteiitis pubis, periosteal inflammation of the pelvic brim. Seronegative spondyloarthropathies are the prinicipal causes and frequently misdaignosed. I don't believe in your "chiropractic" diagnosis of pelvic shift. See a rheumatologist! You almost certainly have an inflammatory condition! ...Read more

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What are some mind/body therapies for rheumatoid arthritis?

What are some mind/body therapies for rheumatoid arthritis?

Reduce stress: Ra is an autoimmune disease which has a prolonged and devastating disease course if untreated. Reducing stress to the body in addition to meds can help. Alternative therapies including chi gong, yoga, meditation, acupuncture to calm stress can help as adjunct. ...Read more

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Help can being underweight affect the body's ability to deal with rheumatoid arthritis?

Help can being underweight affect the body's ability to deal with rheumatoid arthritis?

Possibly: It really depends if there is a medical cause for being underweight. For instance, an eating disorder can reduce immunity. It also depends on how much underweight you happen to be. Mildly underweight in not an issue. Severely underweight is a problem. ...Read more

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I'm 26 years and have lots of joint pain throughout my body sometimes need aleeve to deal with it. Could this be some kind of arthritis problem?

I'm 26 years and have lots of joint pain throughout my body sometimes need aleeve to deal with it. Could this be some kind of arthritis problem?

Could be: If you're having pain in the joints for no good reason (any major changes in physical activity level or traumatic events), then it could be a type of arthritis. Start with your family doctor who can start a work up and refer you to a rheumatologist if necessary. ...Read more

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I have lupus, factor 10 and m.T.H.F.R. I have arthritis through out my whole body. I cannot find a doctor that can help with controlling my pain.

I have lupus, factor 10 and m.T.H.F.R. I have arthritis through out my whole body. I cannot find a doctor that can help with controlling my pain.

Keep looking: Consider searching for an Integrative Medicine physician who will treat you as a whole person. I can think of a number of things to do for you, but the issues are too complex to be answered here ...Read more

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Active runner. 26 y/o. Knee chrondroplasty, patella lateral release x2, removal of foreign bodies. Worried about developing arthritis - what can I do?

Active runner. 26 y/o. Knee chrondroplasty, patella lateral release x2, removal of foreign bodies. Worried about developing arthritis - what can I do?

Arthritis: May or may not develop from above causes, but keeping good weight, strengthening quads and collateral ligaments may help. ...Read more

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Aches and pains all over body however my arthritis tests came back negative as well as lyme. Any ideas as to why this is happening would be great, especially in my thighs and fingertips. Thanks!

Aches and pains all over body however my arthritis tests came back negative as well as lyme. Any ideas as to why this is happening would be great, especially in my thighs and fingertips. Thanks!

Fibromyalgia: Aches and pains without identifiable cause may be from myofacial pain called fibromyalgia, there is really no test specific for fibromyalgia is available. Rule out other causes and make the diagnosis by exclusion. Also have your self checked for the neuropathy and any back related issues. ...Read more

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I have rheumatoid arthritis and discoid lupus. For many years I have experienced sudden urging itches on different spots of my body.

I have rheumatoid arthritis and discoid lupus. For many years I have experienced sudden urging itches on different spots of my body.

Likely unrelated: I doubt that itching is related to the underlying diseases but it can be secondary to medications, especially plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). ...Read more

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I had septic arthritis three years ago and had a thr three months ago. Last weekend I was body slammed onto my replaced hip. I can now barely walk?

I had septic arthritis three years ago and had a thr three months ago. Last weekend I was body slammed onto my replaced hip. I can now barely walk?

Get X-ray ASAP: See your surgeon asap and get an x-ray to rule out a fracture or dislocation of replaced joint. Get on crutches until then. Ice to hip. Modify your activities so the replaced hip will last as long as possible. Given your young age you might need revision surgery in 15-20 years if you continue high impact activity and 25-30 years if you are careful and stick to low impact aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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My wife is 52 & suffering from arthritis, tried allopathy & aurvedic meds, not so effective. Swelling in hands & body pain, mainly in shoulders, please help.

Arthritis: You may need to try several different treatments, or combinations of treatments, before you determine what works best for you. Some treatment options include: analgesics, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, counterirritants, disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs, biologics, corticosteroids, physical therapy, joint replacement, or joint fusion. Hope this helped :]. ...Read more

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I have sarcoidosis and am having severe joint pain on both sides of my body. Could it be rheumatoid arthritis?

I have sarcoidosis and am having severe joint pain on both sides of my body. Could it be rheumatoid arthritis?

Maybe: Although both can coexist in the same person it is tough without something to biopsy to know what is coming fro which one./; ...Read more

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Don't get much calcium ie no milk/dairy and take magcitrate 250mgday for heart/body. Am noticing fast arthritis develop hands. Can this combo be cause?

Don't get much calcium ie no milk/dairy and take magcitrate 250mgday for heart/body. Am noticing fast arthritis develop hands. Can this combo be cause?

No: No, the development of degenerative arthritis has not really been linked to calcium intake or as a side effect of taking magnesium citrate. I would probably start with a visit to your primary care doctor for a good checkup, with possibly a consult with a rheumatologist if warranted. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more