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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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Can joint injections help ease rheumatoid arthritis joint pain?

Can joint injections help ease rheumatoid arthritis joint pain?

Rheumatoid joints: Absolutely. Cortisone injections into joints with inflammation of any cause can be helped . It's more important to get in with a rheumatology specialist as there r medications which can slow or reverse the disease . ...Read more

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Can juvenile rheumatoid arthritis turn into rheumatoid arthritis?

Can juvenile rheumatoid arthritis turn into rheumatoid arthritis?

Not technically: Jra, now called jia (juvenile idiopathic arthritis), has several forms which are different from adult rheumatoid arthritis (ra). One form of jia has the same characteristics as adult RA with many joints involved and a positive rheumatoid factor on blood testing. This may persist into adulthood. Some doctors believe this is simply the adult RA starting in childhood. ...Read more

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Why rheumatoid arthritis does not involve dip joint?

Why rheumatoid arthritis does not involve dip joint?

It is controversial: Issue, but lately studies show that all joints of the hand are affected. “a study of distal interphalangeal joint tenderness in rheumatoid arthritis.” you also can check this site: http://www.Methodistorthopedics.Com/arthritis-of-the-finger-joints. ...Read more

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How to reduce joint inflammation in non-rheumatoid arthritis?

How to reduce joint inflammation in non-rheumatoid arthritis?

See below: Decrease consumption of red meat, fried food, and trans fat. Eat more fish, particularly cold water fish like salmon (wild), sardines, mackerel or take omega 3 fish oil as a supplement. Decrease intake of highly refined sugars and white flour. Do not smoke, keep weight down. Exercise is good for people with non-rheumatoid arthritis, walking, swimming, yoga are among my favorites. ...Read more

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38y female seroneg ra. Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) not work. Bone scan show si joints & feet. Start 10mg mtx. Doc said may not be RA since si joints?4 relative w/ra. ?

38y female seroneg ra. Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) not work. Bone scan show si joints & feet. Start 10mg mtx. Doc said may not be RA since si joints?4 relative w/ra.  ?

Talk to your doctor: There are other forms of inflammatory arthritis, which include the seronegative spondyloarthropathies. It might be something like ankylosing spondylitis. Additional testing might be necessary, and a rheumatology referral may be necessary. Also keep in mind being seronegative does not mean you absolutely don't have rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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Can fractured joints cause arthritis?

Can fractured joints cause arthritis?

Traumatic arthritis: Djd, or degenerative joint disease, is basically arthritis in a joint, related to either milder repetitive trauma, or more serious trauma (like fractures into a joint) that happened previously. Very overweight patients are at risk for DJD of their knees and hips as they age. ...Read more

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Inflamed finger joint?

Inflamed finger joint?

Inflamed joint: Inflamed joint can be caused by multiple things starting from injury , gout , infections in joints , rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatic fever . History and examination would be required to find a cause , best to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between rheumatoid arthritis and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?does rheumatoid arthritis cause CKD?

Whats the difference between rheumatoid arthritis and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?does rheumatoid arthritis cause CKD?

See details: JRA is arbitrarily defined as rheumatoid arthritis starting before the age 16 and adult RA as starting at age 16 or later. RA does not cause chronic kidney disease unless there is a secondary amyloidosis and medication toxicity. ...Read more

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Can osteoarthritis, rhematoid arthritis and fibromyalgia cause elevated CRP levels?

Can osteoarthritis, rhematoid arthritis and fibromyalgia cause elevated CRP levels?

Not so! Fibromyalgia: Fibro and osteoarthritis are non inflammatory! CRP is not elevated with these. If CRP is elevated, look elsewhere! ...Read more

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Crp showed high inflammation fingers /thumbs hurt and stiff after activities major joints hurt. Taking mobic (meloxicam) family history of RA knotts on thumbs ra?

Crp showed high inflammation fingers /thumbs hurt and stiff after activities major joints hurt. Taking mobic (meloxicam) family history of RA  knotts on thumbs ra?

See a rheumatologist: Mobic (meloxicam) is inappropriate therapy if you have ra. The thumb issues could have several possible causes including an inflammatory osteoarthritis. See a rheumatologist for diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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Can l5/s1 facet joint ligaments become lax?

Can l5/s1 facet joint ligaments become lax?

Yes: If you are not working on your core muscles, overtime your ligaments in the spine can get lax resulting in extra wear/tear on the spine causing arthritis or pain in the facet joints. ...Read more

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What causes RA (rheumatoid arthritis)?

Unknown: Synovial tissue inside joints become inflamed and damaged by chronic inflammation. The exact triggers are still elusive. ...Read more

Dr. Tracy Lovell
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Rheumatoid Arthritis (Definition)

A chronic inflammatory disorder that affects joints and may also affect ...Read more