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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)

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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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?

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

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How often can you get joint injections when treating juvenile arthritis?

How often can you get joint injections when treating juvenile arthritis?

3-4 times/yr max: If joints require fairly frequent injections that means the disease control could be improved. Discuss adjustments in meds with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get an anti-inflammatory injection in my low back for the pain and arthritis and cysts I have there?

Is it possible to get an anti-inflammatory injection in my low back for the pain and arthritis and cysts I have there?

Sure...: There are several pain relieving injections for chronic back problems. You need to have an appropriate work up by your doctor including necessary imaging and then you may be referred to a pain management specialist ...Read more

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How long should joint injections last when treating juvenile arthritis? How often can you get them? Just had 3-4 months ago

How long should joint injections last when treating juvenile arthritis? How often can you get them? Just had 3-4 months ago

See details: Joint injections usually last from 6 weeks to 3 months when treating chronic inflammatory arthritis such as jra. The need for frequent injections suggests that your disease control needs improvement. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis & prescribed enbrel (etanercept). How effective, in the long term, are these injections? Any downsides? Thank you!

Recently diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis & prescribed enbrel (etanercept).  How effective, in the long term, are these injections?  Any downsides?  Thank you!

Extremely effective: Tnf agents are extremely effective in the treatment of psoriatic arthritis. It is surprising that the side effects were not reviewed with you prior to starting the med. The major risk is infection with other possible side effects being reduced blood counts, liver inflammation, neurologic disorders and a possible increased risk of lymphoma. ...Read more

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Is steroid injections in the knee for arthritis helpful?

Is steroid injections in the knee for arthritis  helpful?

Temporary: Arthritis causes inflammation in the affected joint. Steroids will decrease the inflammation within the joint and improve pain. Once the steroids wear off, the symptoms will reoccur. For knee arthritis, a better long-term non-operative option would be visco supplementation. Injections are given as a series, which may take from 1-5 weeks to complete. See a board certified orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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How long does steroid injections last in the butt locks for joint and arthritis?

How long does steroid injections last in the butt locks for joint and arthritis?

See below: It depends on the severity of the arthritis, but ideally you would want the effects to last for four to six months. ...Read more

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What are some injection site reactions using humira (adalimumab) for rheumatoid arthritis?

Varied: The most common is local pain or burning on injection. Some people do get a little black and blue mark and some get a little local hive reaction that may last for up to 24 hours. Anything more widespread or longer lasting may indicate an allergic reaction top the medication. ...Read more

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20 yo f. Pars defect @ L5 and facet arthritis in l2-l5. Chronic since March. PT, and injections help very little. Bracing doesnt help either. Options?

20 yo f. Pars defect @ L5 and facet arthritis in l2-l5. Chronic since March. PT, and injections help very little. Bracing doesnt help either. Options?

See spine surgeon: A pain doctor can determine if the pars defect is the cause of,pain. If so, then surgery is an option, spinal cord stimulation, and various pain meds can help,this situation. ...Read more

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Is prolotherapy better than cortisone injection for chronic wrist arthritis?

Is prolotherapy better than cortisone injection for chronic wrist arthritis?

Prolotherapy/options: Hard to be sure but try and see. I might consider PIT injections in subcutaneous areas with PRP into the joint. Fee in the $1,000 ranges. ...Read more

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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