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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 wife is suffering from arthritis. She has her thumb knuckles swollen, her back near the lower rib cage and her back knee very pain. What to do?

My wife is suffering from arthritis. She has her thumb knuckles swollen, her back near the lower rib cage and her back knee very pain. What to do?

See details: I have no idea what medical options one has in Nepal. If you are able to see a rheumatologist then do it. Otherwise have a primary care doctor evaluated the issue. ...Read more

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I am having severe pain in my basal thumb joint of my right hand, arthritis?

I am having severe pain in my basal thumb joint of my right hand, arthritis?

Probably: Basilar joint arthritis is a very common problem. In fact, hand specialists see it daily. There are treatments that are non-operative which can give relief, but ultimately you may need to have surgery. See your hand specialist. ...Read more

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Can having part of my pinky finger amputated cause arthritis to develope in my other hand's thumb joint?

Can having part of my pinky finger amputated cause arthritis to develope in my other hand's thumb joint?

No it will not: There is no reason for arthritis to develope due to amputation of pinky. Yes you can get arthritis in any joint like anybody else but not related to amputation of pinky. ...Read more

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Imhave mild arthritis in right thumb have pain in hand and lowerback pain after sleep and knee pain and fatigue what are these symptom?

Imhave mild arthritis in right thumb have pain in hand and lowerback pain after sleep and knee pain and fatigue what are these symptom?

Joint pain: It is common to have joint pain upon awakening when people reach their 50-60, fatigue has so many things it can be associated with it would be hard to provide advice without a consult. So. If these symptoms are becoming more pronounced you should be evaluated ...Read more

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I have sharp pain just below thumb on left hand when I twist wrist in certain way. Could this be arthritis or is it likely to be muscle pain.

I have sharp pain just below thumb on left hand when I twist wrist in certain way. Could this be arthritis or is it likely to be muscle pain.

Joint pain: Pain in that location could be arthritis. Another possibility is dequervain's tenosynovitis, which is a tendon inflammation often caused by the way your wrist/thumb is extended or flexed against a force. An exam by your doctor can help to narrow down the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Relief for hand arthritis.

Tylenol (acetaminophen): In a 75 year old it is important to know medical history, other meds, previous meds tried, kidney function and other variables before suggesting meds. Tylenol (acetaminophen) would be the safest bet. ...Read more

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What are exercises for a pinched nerve in hand or arthritis?

What are exercises for a pinched nerve in hand or arthritis?

Exercises: Gentle stretching and massage. Median nerve exercises are called nerve gliding exercises and resemble the "chicken dance" maneuver. Digital exercises of "hook and claw" can help with digital ip joint tightness. ...Read more

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What kin of medicine can I take for my arthritis pain in my hand?

What kin of medicine can I take for my arthritis pain in my hand?

NSAIDS: Nsaids will be helpful for hand arthritis. Also nsaids like dicliofenac gel might be more helpful as it helps locally and will hae less adverse effects... ...Read more

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What causes arthritis in your hand?

What causes arthritis in your hand?

Many causes: There are many types of arthritis that can effect your hands. Some causes include, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, and lupus. If you think you may have arthritis get a evaluation so you can get the correct diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have arthritis in your hand at 27?

How do you know if you have arthritis in your hand at 27?

It's uncommon, but..: If you've had a significant injury including a fracture - especially one that extends into the joint, say of the thumb or the bones in the wrist - there might be the beginning of arthritis development. An xray could help show if there's any arthritis there. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Arthritis symptoms? Hand /fingers achy stiff each mornin

Arthritis symptoms? Hand /fingers achy stiff each mornin

See details: Then see your primary care or a rheumatologist and have the issue evaluated. ...Read more

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Can you get arthritis or osteoarthritis on the back of your hand?

Can you get arthritis or osteoarthritis on the back of your hand?

Maybe: Osteoarthritis occurs in the joints. One can get osteoarthrtis in the joints of the wrist or in the knuckles of the fingers. Common also in the base of the thumb, particularly in women. ...Read more

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What is the best hand exercise for people with rheumatoid arthritis?

What is the best hand exercise for people with rheumatoid arthritis?

Hand Exercises: The best hand exercises are to improve and maintain range of motion. Getting a soft rubber ball and squeezing it helps with establishing motion and strengthening. Also getting small objects, such as marbles and picking them up individually works more with fine motor control. ...Read more

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Should I seek hand therapy for arthritis?

Should I seek hand therapy for arthritis?

Depends: This would depend on the kind of arthritis you have and what you mean about "hand therapy". Many have plain and simple osteoarthritis of the hands and it is painful. Warm parafin baths help. Usually no "hand therapy" needed. Some have rheumatoid arthritis and may need some splinting and other hand therapy and orthopedic treatment by a specialist in hand care. Hope this answered your question? ...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