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I ve been doing wrist curls to strengthen forearms. Is this good for wrist and hand arthritus? Thanks!

I ve been doing wrist curls to strengthen  forearms. Is this good for wrist and hand arthritus? Thanks!

If you have arthriti: -tis, ,resistive exercise is not the best thing to do. Range of motion is good but swimming is much better, or minimally resistance curls. The best way to get your exercise in is to avoid heavy use & activity modification, especially if you have pain after exercising. If you have no pain, you should be okay. Use common sense. ...Read more

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I have neck arthritus, i take my left hand and push my head all the way down to my shoulders and release and straighten feel pain, what?

I have neck arthritus, i take my left hand and push my head all the way down to my shoulders and release and straighten feel pain, what?

Don't push it: Not the greatest idea if you are causing pain. Try going to an orthopaedic surgeon to get a referral to a physical therapist who can show you an appropriate home exercise program for your neck. ...Read more

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Hello! I have elbow tendonitus. If I shake my hand my elbow would pop ,no pain. Can it also be arthritus ?

Hello! I have elbow tendonitus. If I shake my hand my elbow would pop ,no pain. Can it also be arthritus ?

Tendonitis: Tendonitis of the elbow is more common than arthritis and responds to rest and antiinflammatories like ibuprofen. Occasionally a corticosteroid injection is needed for relief. Tendonitis doesn't show up on a simple x-Ray but arthritis does. An orthopedic surgeon is best qualified to evaluate and advise you,however. ...Read more

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I've been put on 5mg xelijanz and my hands have poor circulation. There super cold and can't seem to keep them warm. I have rheumatoid arthritus.Advice?

I've been put on 5mg xelijanz and  my hands have poor circulation. There super cold and can't seem to keep them warm. I have rheumatoid arthritus.Advice?

? Raynauds: You may have raynauds disease, a condition that is well known to occur in individuals with ra. Discuss this issue with your rheumatologist as there are good treatment options. ...Read more

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Fell on left palm months ago. Wrist now hurts with rain and humidity. Onset arthritis? Any remedies to ease pain? Pain is heightened during rain

Fell on left palm months ago. Wrist now hurts with rain and humidity. Onset arthritis? Any remedies to ease pain? Pain is heightened during rain

Possible arthritis: You may have an un-diagnosed fracture or arthritis, i would recommend visiting your primary doctor and obtaining xrays as a start. You may need consultation with a hand surgeon if there is anything suspicious on xray, . ...Read more

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Fell on floor all weight went to my palm. 6 month later wrist is little swollen. Doc said take tylenol. Recom. Mri. I said no. Is this onset arthritis?

Fell on floor all weight went to my palm. 6 month later wrist is little swollen. Doc said take tylenol. Recom. Mri. I said no. Is this onset arthritis?

Trauma that: Results in persistent pain should be investigated. Standard x-ray views of hand and wrist are often helpful if the views just the possibility of a fracture or ligament injury then sometimes an MRI can add more information. While arthritis can occur or posttraumatic discomfort can occur typically someone 37 years old one thinks more about the inflammatory arthritis and someone who fell one thinks about an injury. ...Read more

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Why are some people left handed & why are some people right handed? What determines it? And is it true that left handed people are smarter & powerful?

Why are some people left handed & why are some people right handed? What determines it? And is it true that left handed people are smarter & powerful?

No, the same: Genetics are the most likely explanation for handedness. And, not left-handed people are neither smarter nor more powerful than right=-handed people. ...Read more

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Are people right handed/left handed by nature or is that cultivated over time?

Are people right handed/left handed by nature or is that cultivated over time?

Genetics: People are right handed left handed by birth. Attempts to change left handed people to right handedness failed miserably when it was tried. ...Read more

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