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Arthritis Swelling Worse As Day Goes On
Stiffness in fingers, began just afternoons now all day. Grip strength ok, no strengh making a fist. No pain, edema swelling in a.M. Osto arthritis?
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
See details: You should see a rheumatologist or orthopedist and get it diagnosed and treated. ...Read more
Huge pain in left sholder , then swelling in the left knee , RA factor +ve, does.That confirm rheumatoid arthritis? If so, how should I go about it ?
No. but trouble: You have migratory polyarthritis, of which rhematoid arthritis is one of the major players. Ou should cojsult with a rheumatologist, a specialist in these disorders. These arthritides are destructive; ie, they destroy the joint tissue is untreated. But we have good medications for them now. So save our joints, get a clear diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can cause a 24 yr old to have slight arthritis in the pelvis, pain in the hips that comes and goes, with some knee pain and swelling in knee?
See details: There can be several possible causes. Your best approach would be to see a rheumatologist. ...Read more
I started taking ibuprofen for arthritis. Now my feet, ankles are swollen. How long will it take for the swelling to go down after I stop the advil?
Varies: It varies quite a bit, you certainly did the right thing stopping it. If it does not get better with 24-48 hours, or get worse at any point, or if it associated with other symptoms such as shortness of breath or chest pain, you should be seen immediately, even if it means going to the ER. There are other potential causes which can be very serious. Hope you start feeling better! ...Read more
Should I go to the ER if I'm feeling headaches, fatigue, dizziness, swelling and joint pain similar to arthritis in leg or arm on my right side?
ER is for emergency: Do you think your condition is an emergency then only go to ER other wise call your doctor first will advise you. ER physicians & staff are over worked , over crowded with long waiting time as most of the cases need routine office care only Now you decide which track you belong to . Get Well ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not just about....: These are two different issues. Gout is caused from overproduction or underexcretion of uric acid proteins. Arthritis can be degenerative or traumatic or gouty. See your local podiatrist or rheumatologist to further evaluate the problem. Medicines should be used when diagnosis is definitive, not suspected. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If a child has arthritis and doesn't complain over pain cause she scared to get more shots then how can I tell if meds are workin besides swelling?
Motion: Children with arthritis have limited mobility, and move in ways that minimise strain on the affected joints. How that changes day to day is what tells you how painful the joints are. Also, redness and swelling and fever are indicators of inflammation in joints. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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