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Dr. Thomas Namey
2,426 Doctors shared insights

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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Pain lower back spasms from rib cage, got it overnight while asleep. I d however suffer from rheumatoid arthritis?

Pain lower back spasms from rib cage, got it overnight while asleep. I d however suffer from rheumatoid arthritis?

Back pain: This could be all muscle, but you do have risk factors for occult fracture because of your rheumatoid. TYLENOL (acetaminophen) OR Motrin for starters. You should have a low threshold to get checked if not improving. ...Read more

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I have red and swollen hands all the time and they feel like they are asleep I went to a doctor I did not have any arthritis. And my feet are swollen.

I have red and swollen hands all the time and they feel like they are asleep I went to a doctor I did not have any arthritis. And my feet are swollen.

Thorough evaluation: A detailed exam and appropriate studies will likely determine the cause of your pain and swelling; which can come for a variety of causes. ...Read more

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What to do if I wake from sleep with leg pain is the arthiritis or trapped nerve?

What to do if I wake from sleep with leg pain is the arthiritis or trapped nerve?

Depends: The location of the pain (joint or between joints), whether it feels better to move it or not, whether the pain radiates or spreads to other areas, and what makes it better or worse are all questions your doctor will ask to try to determine the likely cause of your pain. See your doctor if it continues or worsens over a few days. ...Read more

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I on tramadol 50mg every 6 hours, can I take diazepam 2mg at bed time to clam down so I can sleep? Tramadol is for my back pain do to arthitis

I on tramadol 50mg every 6 hours, can I take diazepam 2mg at bed time to clam down so I can sleep? Tramadol is for my back pain do to arthitis

Team afoul: Yes. Try taking tramadol (ultram) 50 mg at breakfast, lunch, dinner and at bedtime (with valium 2mg). Purchase over-the-counter zostrix (capsaicin) cream to be applied twice a day to the back. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does sleeping with a fan blowing right in your face cause you to catch a cold?

Does sleeping with a fan blowing right in your face cause you to catch a cold?

No: Colds are caused by viruses. A fan blowing won't increase exposure to viruses.
Many studies have looked at whether getting cold increases odds of catching a cold and for the most part there's little evidence of this; perhaps extreme cold may lower resistance but a fan won't cause that.
See https://www. Nytimes. Com/2016/07/19/upshot/repeat-after-me-cold-does-not-increase-odds-of-catching-cold. Html ...Read more

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Can sleeping with the air conditioning blowing on you cause sore, aching shoulder and neck muscles?

Can sleeping with the air conditioning blowing on you cause sore, aching shoulder and neck muscles?

Cold muscles: Absolutely... A cool stream of air, even it if feels nice, can cause stiff neck- and shoulder muscles and make you wake-up achy... try a fan or so with indirect flow of air directly to you as an alternative. Or wear a thin shirt with a collar maybe? Good luck! ...Read more

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Fans blowing on you when you sleep, harmful?

Fans blowing on you when you sleep, harmful?

No: Not harmful. I am in mexico now and have had the fan on at night for 4 days. ...Read more

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I ve been sleeping with the fan blowing, I wake up with a stiff neck. Is it bad on the joints can t turn head without pain, what?

I ve been sleeping with the fan blowing, I wake up with a stiff neck. Is it bad on the joints can t turn head without pain, what?

No it is not but it: Maybe related to the muscles feeling tight or stiff but it is not harmful toneck or your joints. If your neck is painful and it persists even without exposing it to a fan at night then see your physician for a diagnosis and recommendations especially to make sure it is not related to swollen glands due to an infection. ...Read more

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Woke up left jaw hurts. I sleep on my right side. Could sleeping with a fan cause this? Jaw pain usually subsides in an hour.

Woke up left jaw hurts. I sleep on my right side. Could sleeping with a fan cause this? Jaw pain usually subsides in an hour.

Probably clenching: Most probable cause is clenching or gritting your teeth while you sleep. Try sleeping on your back or a different position and try to remove all distractions from your sleeping area to get a good nights rest. ...Read more

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I had a head injury when I was 4 im 23 now can that cause me to Have Hot flashes I sleep with 3 fans and im still hot or I get hot and cold?

I had a head injury when I was 4 im 23 now can that cause me to Have Hot flashes I sleep with 3 fans and im still hot or I get hot and cold?

Hot Falshes? Why: Past head injury is not likely to be the cause of your present problem. At your (young) age there is no good reason to have hot flashes. But it can be a symptom of some metabolic disorder or stressful emotional problem. Therefore I would advise you to seek a medical evaluation by your internist or family physician so that they can check your overall health including your thyroid /metabolic health. ...Read more

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I had a head injury when I was 4 im 23 now can that cause me to get hot flashes I sleep with 3 fans at night and im still hot or I get hot and cold?

I had a head injury when I was 4 im 23 now can that cause me to get hot flashes I sleep with 3 fans at night and im still hot or I get hot and cold?

Unlikely: But it depends how bad the head injury was when you were younger and what issues you had afterwards (i.e. severe concussion with loss of consciousness, seizure/fainting spells, difficulty with memory/concentration, etc.) ...Read more

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Why does sleeping under fan cause joints to ache?

Why does sleeping under fan cause joints to ache?

Sleep: Many people complain about joint ache when they sleep under a fan, try getting more fresh air, the reasons for aches are not clear. ...Read more

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I have 24/7 headache in forehead. Dr said tension. MRI was clean. I sleep with fan in my face all night. Could it be the cause or making worse?

I have 24/7 headache in forehead. Dr said tension. MRI was clean. I sleep with fan in my face all night. Could it be the cause or making worse?

Persistent headache: Does it occur in cold weather too? Does it go away with tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen? Do you have stuffy nose or nasal allergies? Is your B/P ok, did have an eye exam lately? I don't think the fan has anything to do with it. Try to sleep without the fan one night & see what happens may be it dry your nasal mucosa, use aline nose drops before bed time. If they persisted consult a neurologist. Good luck ...Read more

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Fell asleep 2 ft. Away from heater/fan. Awoke with racing heart, BPM at least 115. Got up, walked & back to normal 70-80. Could heat have caused this?

Fell asleep 2 ft. Away from heater/fan. Awoke with racing heart, BPM at least 115. Got up, walked & back to normal 70-80. Could heat have caused this?

Effects heat: Heat opens arteries. Blood pressure= cardiac output and peripheral resistencia. Lower peripheral resistance and heart has beat faster keep BP up. These are controlled by sympathetic nervous system. Getting up and moving may correct it if have normal system. In dehydration, blood vessels don't have enough volume so BP drops, heart rate goes up, may feel dizzy. No space more but get idea. ...Read more

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Can cracking your back too much cause arthritis?

Can cracking your back too much cause arthritis?

Unlikely!: Obviously there are degrees of doing this. Io suspect unless a problem already exists, that little harm will occur. As a former three year collegiate wrestler, we would do this to teamates regularly. No harm! ...Read more

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What else, other than age, can cause my arthritis?

What else, other than age, can cause my arthritis?

Many things!: Joints can be inflamed in an inflammatory arthritis. Prior injuries causing joint instability can do this. The more joints involved, the more likely is is a primary rheumatic problem. See a rheumatology practitioner! ...Read more

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What's the basic cause for getting affected to arthritis?

What's the basic cause for getting affected to arthritis?

Life: The most common cause of arthritis is osteoarthritis which is a wear and tear arthritis. It is part of life. If you live long enough everyone gets arthritis. Nothing we know of yet that will prevent arthritis. ...Read more

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Can arthritis cause patello femoral syndrome?

Can arthritis cause patello femoral syndrome?

Yes: Significant arthritic damage on the back of your patella could be causing pain in that joint
but, you are relatively young but you want to
make sure nothing else could be causing your
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I would suggest an orthopedic exam and xrays of the affected area. ...Read more

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Can rheumatiod arthritis cause? Organ failure?

Can rheumatiod arthritis cause? Organ failure?

Not really!: Rheumatoid vasculitis, increasingly rare, particularly associated with cryoglobulins, might harm organs-but rare. The most common organ issue identified with RA is slow developing pulmonary fibrosis which I have seen and which can cause death. Still rare. ...Read more

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Can rheumatiod arthritis cause organ failure?

Can rheumatiod arthritis cause organ failure?

Very rare!: I have seen it once with croyoglobulinemic vasculitis. Long term pulmonary fibrosis can also occur, but this is gradual rather than acute. It, however, can kill. ...Read more

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What causes young people to get arthritis in tmj?

Bruxism: Chronic grinding of your teeth, bruxism, can contribute to arthritic bone growth can lead to TMJ symptoms. There are several dental appliances and dental surgeries that can help place the lower jae in a more favorable position. ...Read more

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What is something that could cause lower back arthritis?

What is something that could cause lower back arthritis?

Trauma/overuse: Trauma or a direct bsack injury (bad strain or fracture) can lead to post-traumatic arthritis. Simple overuse or poor lifting technique done repetitively can also lead to lumbar spine (lower back) arthritis. ...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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more