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How can rheumatoid arthritis pain follow my menstrual cycle?

How can rheumatoid arthritis pain follow my menstrual cycle?

Depends on the RA: Some people may notice a flare with their cycle while others don't. The pain may be from the ra, but sometimes sleep can change and changes in sleep can affect pain. Your physician will be able to clarify whether the RA activity is present or not during this time. ...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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I'm having arthritis pain in hand during menstrual period, is this normal?

I'm having arthritis pain in hand during menstrual period, is this normal?

Yes: Many female patients experience increased joint pain in their arthritic joints during their menses. See your doctor if there is significant swelling, redness or heat in and around the joints. ...Read more

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How do you manage new arthritis pain?

How do you manage new arthritis pain?

Depends: If it is just one joint, the options include splinting, injections, or surgery which can be joint replacement or fusion. Multiple joints are usually treated more with medications such as non steroidal antiinflammatory drugs. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve arthritis pain?

What can I do to relieve arthritis pain?

Several things!: If you have inflammation, for example from rheumatoid arthritis, pain relief may be important, but reducing the cause is probably more important. Mechanical appliances, orthotics, and bracing can help. You may need surgery. Certainly the use of drugs which work like Naproxen should be tried. Prednisone may help. Narcotics are absolutely the last resort! ...Read more

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What can I do for arthritis pain quickly?

What can I do for arthritis pain quickly?

Injection: The best way to treat an acute flare of arthritis is an injection of cortisone. I typicality recommend trying rest, ice and either advil or Aleve (naproxen) first. ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate arthritis pain?

What can I do to alleviate arthritis pain?

Rest: Initially a short course of rest, ice, compression, and elevation will usually calm the pain down. If this does not help your physician may prescribe anti-inflammatories and physical therapy. Therapy may include the use of heat, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and exercise. Sometimes injections can be used to help decrease the pain and facilitate therapy. ...Read more

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What can you do about excruciating arthritis pain?

What can you do about excruciating arthritis pain?

Depends on whether: arthritis is general or a single jt.Meds could incl.NSAIDs (but I feel the may make things worse in the long run),prescription meds like methotrexate, gold salts, etc.For a single jt, prolotherapy, prp, surgery incl replacement are all options.Osteopathic manipulation sometimes helps & some 'arthritis' is actually nerve pain. Discussing options w/ a dr trained in Integrative Pain medicine may help ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods help against arthritis pain?

Please suggest what foods help against arthritis pain?

None: Many diets have been postulated as therapies for arthritis, but long term studies have failed to substantiate any benefit from them. ...Read more

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What are some things I can do to soothe arthritis pain?

LOTS of things: Exercise and stretching can improve arthritis pain. I recommend alternating resistance and aerobic exercise 6 days per week with stretches every day. Aerobic exercise should be moderate intensity and low impact (elliptical). Losing weight can help. Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Aleve can help, but discuss with your doctor before taking. Glucosamine, chondroitin and 5-loxin can help symptoms in some as can topicals. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more