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Can RA affect more than just joints?

Can RA affect more than just joints?

Yes: Rheumatoid arthritis can effect the heart, lungs, skin, eye, kidneys, blood vessels, salivary glands, bone marrow, and the nervous system. Internal organ involvement usually occurs with more aggressive joint involvement. The resultant symptoms may vary from annoying to life-threatening. The good news is that there are many new treatments to control the disease process of ra. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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I am newly diagnosed with RA. Can this disease cause pain not just in the joints but throughout the body?

I am newly diagnosed with RA. Can this disease cause pain not just in the joints but throughout the body?

Yes: New onset rheumatoid arthritis can cause morning stiffness, joint pain and swelling, muscle pain and weakness, and a feeling like having the flu. With good treatment this can be better in a week or two. ...Read more

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Why do my joints hurt? Had RA and surgery

Why do my joints hurt? Had RA and surgery

Multiple reasons: It depends upon what kind of surgery you had.......... It also depends upon whether your RA is under control or not.... Remember RA is a progressive disease....... ...Read more

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Possible RA. What would an MRI of the affected joints show?

Possible RA. What would an MRI of the affected joints show?

MRI: could show the typical manifestations of RA including bone erosions, synovial changes, effusions. ...Read more

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Does RA shows on MRI even if there isn't any joint destruction?

Does RA shows on MRI even if there isn't any joint destruction?

Maybe.: The best test for RA is a good clinical exam, history over time and lab testing. X-rays can rule in another disease such as gout, psoriatic arthritis, etc. Mri can show subtle changes of RA or even other diseases before there is obvious joint destruction on x-ray. ...Read more

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I have RA and without going to the doctor is there anything i can do to strengthen my joints?

I have RA and without going to the doctor is there anything i can do to strengthen my joints?

Exercise: Ra has many levels of treatment and without knowing the details, the best thing to do would be to consult your doctor about a regular exercise and/or physical therapy regimen. The physical therapists are very well trained in providing muscle and joint strengthening exercises. ...Read more

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My RA Factor was 16 and I have been having bad pains in my joints and bones. Could I have RA ?

My RA Factor was 16 and I have been having bad pains in my joints and bones. Could I have RA ?

RA: Possible. You may need some additional labs such as a ESR, CRP and a anti-CCP. Go back and see your doc or get a referall to rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I've had redness, swelling ,and pain in my right proximal intraphalangeal joint going on 4 months now. is this typical of RA?

I've had redness, swelling ,and pain in my right proximal intraphalangeal joint going on 4 months now. is this typical of RA?

Mis-inflammation.: You symptoms are certainly typical of a classical inflammatory response. After four months, it is time to remove all doubt as to the origin of the inflammation, and have it evaluated by a specialist. ...Read more

Dr. Tracy Lovell
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Rheumatoid Arthritis (Definition)

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