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What kind of injections are used to treat rhuematoid arthritis pain?

What kind of injections are used to treat rhuematoid arthritis pain?

Specific joints: You can also have cortisone with a local anesthetic injections into a joint that has flared up. This is a temporary fix but gives fast relief. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

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


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My husband has 4 slipped discs & arthritis in his spine, can anything be done to help his condition he had injections and all other meds nothing works?

My husband has 4 slipped discs & arthritis in his spine, can anything be done to help his condition he had injections and all other meds nothing works?

Spine surgery: In some cases back surgery might be an option if conservative treatments haven't worked and your pain is persistent, debilitating and disabling. See your PCP for specialist referral. ...Read more

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Are injections for arthritis effective at all?

Are injections for arthritis effective at all?

Question too vague: Do you mean joint injections or subcutaneously injected meds? What type of arthritis do you mean? The equally vague answer is yes to all. ...Read more

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Hello i' have a sliped disk and also arthritis so I been told have a op I heard that there are injections and just wonder if I could try them first?

Hello i' have a sliped disk and also arthritis so I been told have a op I heard that there are injections and just wonder if  I could try them first?

Try injections: Injections of cortisone are a very good option. Most patients can see significant improvement with injections and physical therapy. There is no downside of trying that first. If you continue to have pain despite these treatments you can consider surgery. ...Read more

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Is metheotxate injection 1ml weekly safe for long term use in psoriatic arthritis?

Yes: Methotrexate is generally well tolerated even at your dose of 25 mg weekly. Your doctor will order prriodic lab tests to screen for any med toxicities. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if the cortisone injection does not help my arthritis in my kneewhat will be the next step?

Can you tell me if the cortisone injection does not help my arthritis in my kneewhat will be the next step?

Knee pain: Cortisone injections in the knee help reduce inflammation and pain. Unfortunately, they do not always work. It's important to let the doctor know about persistent pain, since additional evaluation including x-ray and possibly arthroscopic surgery may be necessary to determine the cause of the pain ...Read more

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Are there more risks or benefits with use of weekly methotrexate as injection vs oral for arthritis or ctds. Why is oral usually prescribed?

Are there more risks or benefits with use of weekly methotrexate as injection vs oral for arthritis or ctds. Why is oral usually prescribed?

No: There is no increased risk in fact many believe the injectable form is better as it gets directly into bloodstream and does not depend on absorption from the gut. ...Read more

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Is it better to be on 25mg methotrexate injections (53pounds) or lower dose of methotrexate along with a biological in treating juvenile arthritis?

Is it better to be on 25mg methotrexate injections (53pounds) or lower dose of methotrexate along with a biological in treating juvenile arthritis?

Combo much better: Injected weekly Methotrexate is clearly a good drug for juvenile arthritis but doesn't come close the ideal combination of weekly Methotrexate (12.5-20mg) and a biologic such as enbrel, remicade, (infliximab) or humira.Before biologics were available, using relatively high weekly doses (25mg) was common since Methotrexate by itself rarely puts jia/jra completely into remission.The combo of both most often does. ...Read more

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My grandpa is 80yr old, wether synvisc (hylan g-f 20) injection for arthritis will be efective for him or any complicatnswill come ?Plz someone reply me

My grandpa is 80yr old, wether synvisc (hylan g-f 20) injection for arthritis will be efective for him or any complicatnswill come ?Plz someone reply me

Synvisc (hylan g-f 20): Viscosupplementation provides approximately 80% of patients with knee arthritis , approximately 80% relief for 6 months, can be repeated. If DJD is severe, may not get as much effective cushioning. ...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


Dr. Randy Baker
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Vitamin B12 (Definition)

Vitamin B12 is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more