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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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Does arthritis cause a radiating pain up your arm?

Does arthritis cause a radiating pain up your arm?

Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause arm pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more

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Can arthritis in your neck cause pain in your arm?

Can arthritis in your neck cause pain in your arm?

Yes: Arthritis in the cervical spine may effect exiting spinal nerves. These nerves contain different fibers, some of which provide sensation and pain. So a pinched nerve in your neck can cause pain to radiate down your arm. ...Read more

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What exercise can I do for arthritis in the arm?

What exercise can I do for arthritis in the arm?

Depends: Depends on type of arthritis. There are over 200 varieties. Some improve with exercise; others, worsened. It is impossible to identify specific exercises without knowing what type of arthritis and what joints are affected. ...Read more

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Is Excedrin pm good for arthritis in the arm?

Is Excedrin pm good for arthritis in the arm?

It's a pain reliever: It can help some depending on what type of arthritis one has. It's not an anti-inflammatory but an analgesic with Acetaminophen ( which is also in tylenol) and Diphenhydramine (which is in benadryl) and is an antihistamine and can make people drowsy and is used to help sleep (the pm component).For osteoarthritis Acetaminophen can help some people. ...Read more

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Is arthritis pain felt only in joints? My mid arm aches

Is arthritis  pain felt only in joints? My  mid arm aches

Arthritis: By definition, arthritis is a condition that affects joints only. There can be other symptoms associated with arthritis such as referred pain, swelling, and warmth, but the term "arthritis" is for joints. ...Read more

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I live alone, and need to put creams on my back, areas I cant reach due to arthritis in shoulders and joints in my arm any tips to reach those areas?

I live alone, and need to put creams on my back, areas I cant reach due to arthritis in shoulders and joints in my arm any tips to reach those areas?

Topical patch: Topical anti-inflammatory patch such as Diclofenac or Flector patch (diclofenac) or oral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications are few alternatives that you and your physician may consider as alternative treatment for your arthritic condition. ...Read more

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Having arthritis type pain in right shoulder all the way down arm. When i inhale its more intense what could this be ?

Having arthritis type pain in right shoulder all the way down arm. When i inhale its more intense  what could this be ?

Several causes: Too many causes can cause these symptoms to be specific. Do you have tenderness over the shoulder joint? Does range of motion worsen the pain? Is there pain or tingling in your hand? Get an exam by a qualified healthcare provider for more info. ...Read more

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I have psoriatic arthritis & fibromyalgia. I frequently have a problem with my dominant arm, left, with tingling and a very uncomfortable feel, why?

I have psoriatic arthritis & fibromyalgia. I frequently have a problem with my dominant arm, left, with tingling and a very uncomfortable feel, why?

Arm problem: Neither psoriatic arthritis or fibromyalgia don't seem to manifest with tingling as their main symptoms. Both are manifested with pain primarily, arthritis in the joints and fibromyalgia in the muscles. Tingling may not be related to these. There may be a nerve involvement or a medication side effect. You should talk to your doc about that. ...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