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Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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Help please! is alkaline water to contribute to joint pain and inflammation?

Help please! is alkaline water to contribute to joint pain and inflammation?

Someone believes it: The water that we drink will foound the stomach acidity and will rapidly change. I don't think the alkaline water is an issue. ...Read more

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Been having joint pain and inflammation in all joints. Also been very fatigued. Have vitiligo for over 5 years now.

Been having joint pain and inflammation in all joints.  Also been very fatigued.  Have vitiligo for over 5 years now.

See rheumatologist: Vitiligo is considered an autoimmune disorder and your joint symptoms are very suggestive of its presence. Recommend rheumatology consult. ...Read more

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I've been suffering from joint pain, inflammation and crepitus for almost 2 yrs now.Other than amitryptyline, what can I take to help stop the crepitus?

I've been suffering from joint pain, inflammation and crepitus for almost 2 yrs now.Other than amitryptyline, what can I take to help stop the crepitus?

Orthopaedic Surgeon: I would go see an orthopaedic surgeon. Crepitation in a jointt is not treated with amitryptyline. It is usually secondary to either inflammation or chondromalacia. Antiinflammatories will help the former. This is some evidence to show that chondromalacia symptoms can be reduced by glucosamine sulfate at 1500mg per day. ...Read more

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I have Crohn's and often have severe joint pain. I can live with the pain, but is this permanently damaging my joints? Or is it just temporary inflammation? Thanks!

Crohn's & arthritis!: There is an arthritis, similar to spondylitis, that is quite common in crohn's. This requires specific attention, because it may be independent of "active" crohn's dsisease. It's propensity is to attack the sacroiliac joints, spine, hips and shoulders, and te.Ndons and ligaments. It is called enteropathic arthritis. See someone in rheumatology for this one. ...Read more

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Can certain foods really cause or reduce inflammation in the body? If so, how and could it relieve for example joint pain?

Can certain foods really cause or reduce inflammation in the body? If so, how and could it relieve for example joint pain?

No: There are no clinical studies that confirm any food can actually reduce inflammation. Richard panish studied diet and RA extensively and found that no diet helps. ...Read more

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Will weight training and aerobic exercise contribute to inflammation and joint pain with sle or will increased strength help?

Will weight training and aerobic exercise contribute to inflammation and joint pain with sle or will increased strength help?

Strike a balance: Arthritis, especially inflammatory type (like lupus or rheumatoid) responds well to moderate exercise. You have to find the right amount for your body. I encourage you to do weights and aerobic exercise but i urge you to get help with it at first. See a physical therapist or sports med trainer and explain your situation. You don't want an injury and you don't want to over do it at first. ...Read more

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Hi I'm confused on SI joint pain, how far can it travels down the leg? Is the sciatica nerve close enough to the joint to be irrated by inflammation?

Hi I'm confused on SI joint pain, how far can it travels down the leg? Is the sciatica nerve close enough to the joint to be irrated by inflammation?

SI Joint Pain: can radiate down to the calf in some people. There are referred patterns down the leg via the SI Joint. Typically though SI jt pain is found locally in the buttock/pelvis area. If there is narrowing of the neuroforamen where the nerve exits then you can have sciatica like pain. ...Read more

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My husband has Marfan's and we cannot get insurance any suggestions for help? He is currently experiencing joint pain with inflammation, high BP ( he is on meds)and extreme fatigue.

My husband has Marfan's and we cannot get insurance any suggestions for help? He is currently experiencing joint pain with inflammation,  high BP ( he is on meds)and extreme fatigue.

In : In a situation such as this, you should search free or low cost clinics in your area. There are usually programs for the uninsured and people with financial dificulties. If you are unsuccessful contact your local county hospital for resources, and also ask for a referral to a social worker. He/she will be able to help your husband access care. In the meantime he can try advil, ibuprofen, or Aleve (naproxen) for his joint pain. However, it is crucial that he see a doctor, please try the above suggestions. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Severe joint pain in hands and feet and morning stiffness. Sed rate is norm. So no inflammation. So why do they hurt?

Severe joint pain in hands and feet and morning stiffness. Sed rate is norm. So no inflammation. So why do they hurt?

Don't assume ...: That there is no joint inflammation because sed rate is normal. It's unclear from your note how long you have been experiencing severe joint pain; in the early stages of joint inflammation the sed rate may be normal and even the finding of joint swelling can be subtle. You are in the age group in which Rheumatoid Arthritis may occur. A more sensitive marker for inflammation is the CRP; ask MD. ...Read more

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Symptoms: bilateral inflammation around lacrimal glands, fatigue, joint pain. Tested + for Lupus antigens. Could have sarcoidosis. Your thoughts?

Symptoms: bilateral inflammation around lacrimal glands, fatigue, joint pain. Tested + for Lupus antigens.  Could have sarcoidosis. Your thoughts?

Calm down: appreciate your concerns, you don't have a definitive diagnosis yet, symptoms and information you gave are sketchy, no one can make even a provisional diagnosis with this material, trust your treating physician, ask for a working / provisional diagnosis, even ask for a second opinion it's your right, but stick to professional help rather than Dr Google, take care ...Read more

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I have inflammation on my toes on my right foot. Joint pain on my shoulder, fingers, & wrist every morning. What do I do?

I have inflammation on my toes on my right foot. Joint pain on my shoulder, fingers, & wrist every morning. What do I do?

See rheumatologist: Multi joint inflammation may represent a systemic problem such as rheumatoid arthritis. You need to be evaluated for an inflammatory condition by a rheumatologist. Then appropriate anti inflammatory treatment can be used orally or topically. ...Read more

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Severe widespread joint pain/morning stiffness 9 mnth. Daily 20mg prednisone did not work, MRI of joints show no inflammation. RF DNA SM neg ANA 1:320?

Severe widespread joint pain/morning stiffness 9 mnth. Daily 20mg prednisone did not work, MRI of joints show no inflammation. RF DNA SM neg ANA 1:320?

Alternative: Despite ANA being positive, if you have no inflamm visible & prednisone had no effect, consider an alternative track: many foods cause sensitivities/joint/muscle pain without measurable inflammation.Sugar/Wheat/Gluten are among the most common.Consider seeing a doctor interested in 'Functional Medicine' & they can test for these sensitivities.Other thought: toxicities.These drs can test this, too. ...Read more

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Jus dx wit lupus and was wondering what area of the body or organs can inflammation be located. I have elev CRP fevers hair loss joint pain tired?

Jus dx wit lupus and was wondering what area of the body or organs can inflammation be located. I have elev CRP fevers hair loss joint pain tired?

Any organ: Lupus can effect any part of the body. Joints and skin are most common. A rheumatologist will screen for more serious issues such as kidney disease on a regular basis. Google lupus and educate yourself. Join a local lupus support group. ...Read more

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Could these symptoms be related? Joint pain/ inflammation, fatigue, postural hypotension, dry mouth, poor memory/'fog', arm/hand twitches, clumsiness

Could these symptoms be related?  Joint pain/ inflammation, fatigue, postural hypotension, dry mouth, poor memory/'fog', arm/hand twitches, clumsiness

Possibly: It is possible that you may have one single condition, although it would seem more likely to be a number of conditions that may be contributing. There are a number of inflammatory arthropathies, lupus, for example, that can cause joint complaints but also a variety of systemic manifestations in their more advanced state. Consider being seen. ...Read more

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