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Can rheumatoid arthritis always cause visible swelling in the fingers?

Can rheumatoid arthritis always cause visible swelling in the fingers?

Not always: In some patients the hands can be spared. In some cases of ra, only one joint can be involved (usually a knee). ...Read more

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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Does visible swelling in the fingers always accompany rheumatoid arthritis?

Does visible swelling in the fingers always accompany rheumatoid arthritis?

Most people with RA: Joint swelling of the fingers is seen early in the course of RA in the majority of patients. The knuckles are tender to the touch and there is soft tissue swelling around the knuckles causing limited motion and stiffness. This can progess to puffy swelling of the whole hand. Warm compresses and simple hand exercises can reduce swelling. Isotoner gloves worn overnight reduce swelling. ...Read more

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What are some remedies for arthritis and swelling in the knee for a hemophiliac?

What are some remedies for arthritis and swelling in the knee for a hemophiliac?

Ice, rest, factors: For a hemophiliac, bleeding into the joints are the usual causes of swelling and subsequent arthritis. So, the first thing should always be to rest, ice and to check the factor levels to make sure that the swelling is not due to bleeding into the joint. ...Read more

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I have pain and swelling on the top of my foot, how can I tell if its arthritis?

I have pain and swelling on the top of my foot, how can I tell if its arthritis?

Stiffness: Arthritic pain is generally worse first thing in morning or after sitting idle and trying to move. Stiffness and aching are usually the types of pain. ...Read more

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My knee was sprang in 2006. Arthritis runs on my dad side of the family. I've had lots o problems with swelling an pain. Could I have arthritis?

My knee was sprang in 2006. Arthritis runs on my dad side of the family. I've had lots o problems with swelling an pain. Could I have arthritis?

Sore joint=arthritis: by the definition of the term arthritis, anyone wiht a joint problem has it. Many causes of joint problems trauma/wear and tear tends to be here and there. overall inflammation (rheumatoid, lupus, etc) is all over. Bad/fragile joints would be a (RARE) genetic condition of rapid wear and tear of joints. ...Read more

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I have 2 meniscus tears and severe arthritis in knee. Lots of swelling too. Dr started inj again. Dr said scoping might help but won't replace knee?

I have  2 meniscus tears and severe arthritis in knee. Lots of swelling too. Dr started inj again. Dr said scoping might help but won't replace knee?

Total knee: replacement surgery is a major operation with significant risk, so it should be last resort. Follow your orthopedic surgeon's advice on this one. ...Read more

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I have arthritis and I am 26 any suggestions for pain and swelling?

I have arthritis and I am 26 any suggestions for pain and swelling?

Depends on type: It depends on what type of arthritis you have. Soaking in warm water can give relief to painful joints, adding epson salts can help aching joints and muscles. If you have arthritis you should discuss with your rheumatologist what medications are best to control your symptoms. Some people find supplements helpful, discuss these options with your doctor. ...Read more

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What happens when arthritis knee swelling doesn't go away?

What happens when arthritis knee swelling doesn't go away?

See details: You should see a rheumatologist or orthopedist and get it diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...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