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Does washing dishes with cold water cause arthritis?

Does washing dishes with cold water cause arthritis?

No, but increases Sx: Not per se, but if you have mild arthritis, cold water can make your hands feel stiffer, which will increase sx. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis 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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Could having a bad cold cause a flare up in things like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis?

Could having a bad cold cause a flare up in things like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis?

URTI and flares: A possibility but not definitive or highly probable. Flares can be triggered by many and any things. Drink plenty of fluids/electrolytes and rest a lot which helps mitigate flares. Good luck ...Read more

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What are some common causes of bone pain in cold weather that is not related to arthritis?

What are some common causes of bone pain in cold weather that is not related to arthritis?

Raynaud's: is a disease in which pain can occur during cold weather or winter. Although not typically associated with bone pain it does cause the local bold supply to thin out result pain due to the lack of that blood supply. ...Read more

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Severe all over bone pain in cold weather. What could cause this? ANA 1:640 but all arthritis has been ruled out

Severe all over bone pain in cold weather. What could cause this? ANA 1:640 but all arthritis has been ruled out

Cold sensitivity: Rheumatoid arthritics are not the only ones sensitive to,cold. Low pressure, wet weather, and cold are painful,to many chronic diseases and most,pain patients with chronic pain. Causation is not known for certain, but some believe it is due to a response to do,the body to shrink suoerficial circulation to maintain body heat. This is a sensitive area and some are more aware of,it and hurt. ...Read more

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My hands after cold exposure were very itchy and red, what completely gone but since 3 weeks lower half of pointing finger my left hand is swollen.

My hands after cold exposure were very itchy and red, what completely gone but since 3 weeks lower half of pointing finger my left hand is swollen.

Sounds like Raynauds: It sounds like you may have a reaction to cold called Raynauds phenomenon. It describe it to people as an "allergy" to cold. Your body is put into that environment and does not react to it the way it should. It is like a broken thermostat. My advise to you is seek a warm climate and stay out of the cold; and that includes the freezer section in the store. ...Read more

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Do you know the cause of arthritis?

Do you know the cause of arthritis?

Depends: "arthritis" means joint inflammation. There are many causes of joint inflammation ranging from infectious, to autoimmune, to traumatic, to malignant. There are also many causes of joint pain that are not related to joint inflammation. Some of the causes of these diseases are known and others are not. ...Read more

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Can arthritis cause me to drop things?

Can arthritis cause me to drop things?

Absolutely!: Can be due to pain reflex. Structural damge and weakness of hands. Secondary carpal tunnel. Weakness from nerve root compression in the cervical spine. Many possibilities. You need to see someone in rheumatology to ferret out the answer. Rheumatism or secondary neuromuscular problems are most likely! ...Read more

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What can cause the symptoms of arthritis?

150 + types arthriti: There are over 150 types of arthritis so these differ and these symptoms can be different. The symptoms come from swelling, inside the knee, rubbing of bones and cartilage, inflammatory crystals, torn menisci, joint mice (debris) etc. Each person is different and your evaluation will look at these things to try to help make the diagnosis and develop your therapy program. ...Read more

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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