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Arthritis Pain In Fingers
My psoriatic arthritis pain in the spine and fingers is mild. Doc has decided not to use any medication yet. When should he consider using DMARDs?
No numbness with OA: Arthritis is not typically associated with numbness and pain. Your symptoms are consistent with nerve compression. Median nerve compression, i.e.. Carpal tunnel, causes numbness and/or pain in thumb, index, long and half of ring finger. Ulnar nerve compression causes numbness and pain in little and half of ring finger. See a hand surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lots: There are many options for treatment. Medications like anti-inflammatory options like ibuprofen, naproxen, etc. Other options include synvisc/euflexxa injections to help lubricate the joint or even platelet/stem cell therapies as well. Generally these options are not covered by your insurance though. Check out Regenexx.Com. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, I would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Arthritis home remedies include diet, exercise, heat therapy, ice, hot tub, massage, etc some of the remedies under investigation at the national center for complementary and alternative medicine website include psychological therapies, meditation, tai chi, fish oil, gamalinoleic acid, thunder god vine a chinese herb, etc these are being evaluated and some may be shown to be good remedies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can I do to relieve my arthritis? What are some good (and inexpensive) remedies for arthritis pain?
Manage OA: Walking is an excellent exercise if one suffers with osteoarthritis. Progression of OA can be generally minimized by losing weight, performing light weight training and low impact cardiovascular exercise (elliptical, exercise bike). Glucosamine and chondroitin supplementation can help to rebuild lost cartilage as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could someone describe the difference between arthritis pain and say overuse pain, I'm trying to decide whether I actually have arthritis?
If bad, see doc: If the pain is bad enough that you'd be willing to take treatment for it, then see a doctor rather than rely on the opinion of an amateur (yourself). No description here is a substitute for that. If your pain is not bad enough that you'd be willing to take treatment for it, then it doesn't matter what the cause is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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