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What are some early signs of CTS in the wrist?

What are some early signs of CTS in the wrist?

CTS: Carpal tunnel syndrome = CTS. Some early signs can be numbness in the affected hand, tingling that seems to improve when "shaking" your wrist, pains that may shoot up the arm on the same side. You may want to test yourself by tapping the middle of your wrist on the inside, palm up. This is called Tinel's test. If you feel shock, tingling on your hand, then you may have CTS. ...Read more

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Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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Is calluses in feet early sign of foot deformities in arthritis?

Is calluses in feet early sign of  foot deformities in arthritis?

No: No calluses are generally limited to the skin and subcutaneous tissue. They are not related to any bone deformity. If calluses are not kept clean they may not heal which may eventually cause a local infection. And worst case scenarios this infection may spread to the bone and cause osteomyelitis which is the infection of the bone. This could be complicated specially in diabetic patients and may require amputation of the bon. ...Read more

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What are the early signs of arthritus?

What are the early signs of arthritus?

Usually it is of-: -invidious onset. Joint stiffness after inactivity or sleep. Also the day after strenuous use. It then just becomes worse, & ends up with pain during activity as well as being worse the next bat, then limping, contracture. Luckily now treatment is usually started early using NSAIDS for symptom relief & to slow down the process. Also now TJA are now available instead of not avail yrs ago. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with arthritis in the neck and back at age 28 with no familial history of early onset arthritis. What are some causes of arthritis?

I was diagnosed with arthritis in the neck and back at age 28 with no familial history of early onset arthritis. What are some causes of arthritis?

Depends on type: Arthritis can occur at any age. My youngest patient has been 6 months and my oldest 103.. Arthritis can be inherited, caused by injury or overuse, infection, or a change in the bodies immune system. Arthritis if the spine can also occur in people with psoriasis or inflammatory vowel disease. If you are concerned about the diagnosis see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What are the early symptoms of septic arthritis?

What are the early symptoms of septic arthritis?

Pain and swelling: The symptoms of septic arthritis include pain, swelling, and warmth. Inflammatory conditions like gout or pseudo gout can present similarly. The diagnosis is best made by aspiration of the knee (removal of fluid from the knee) and analysis of the fluid to rule out infection. ...Read more

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What are early signs of alzeimers in the body?

What are early signs of alzeimers in the body?

Forgetfulness et al.: Alzheimer's is one of several kinds of dementia. Dementia may present with forgetfulness, confusion, repetitiveness, or personality change. Obviously, many other diseases (and some non-diseases) may resemble early Alzheimer's. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis ra?

What are the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis ra?

Tender warm & stiff: Swollen joints. Morning stiffness that may last for hours, firm bumps of tissue under the skin on your arms (rheumatoid nodules). Fatigue, fever and weight loss rheumatoid arthritis signs and symptoms may vary in severity and may even come and go. Periods of increased disease activity, called flares, alternate with periods of relative remission. Deformity of the joints especaily the hand and feet. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms and signs of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

Immune dysfunction!: Jra (also called jia) for juvenille idiopathic arthritis is a disease of unknown etiology. There are many theories for why it happens, many believe there is a virus responsible. The damage to the joints, pain and stiffness is due to an inappropriate immune response which results in the immune system attacking tissues of the host (patient). Rheumatologists can provide appropriate DX and rx. ...Read more

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Does visible swelling in the fingers always accompany rheumatoid arthritis?

Does visible swelling in the fingers always accompany rheumatoid arthritis?

Most people with RA: Joint swelling of the fingers is seen early in the course of RA in the majority of patients. The knuckles are tender to the touch and there is soft tissue swelling around the knuckles causing limited motion and stiffness. This can progess to puffy swelling of the whole hand. Warm compresses and simple hand exercises can reduce swelling. Isotoner gloves worn overnight reduce swelling. ...Read more

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What are the early signs of Crohn's ? Ie. Those symptoms that will occur at 1st stage of the disease

What are the early signs of Crohn's ? Ie. Those symptoms that will occur at 1st stage of the disease

Many early signs: Early signs include abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, constipation, diarrhea, joint pain and sometimes fever.Abdominal pain followed by diarrhea will usually occur after eating a meal. Fatigues is early sign, other findings include anal sores, fissures or cracks and skin tags. Sometimes misdaignosed, confused with other ailments. ...Read more

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What are the early warning signs of heart disease in women ?

What are the early warning signs of heart disease in women ?

CAD in women: Often women have the same symptoms as men, however, women can more frequently than men have atypical symptoms such as nausea, shortness of breath or heart failure. This is because women develop heart disease at an older age and with other illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension and kidney disease. In women ther may be no early warning symptoms of heart disease. ...Read more

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What are the causes of limb deformities in rheumatoid arthritis ?

What are the causes of limb deformities in rheumatoid arthritis ?

Uncontrolled disease: Limb deformities occur in rheumatoid arthritis when inflammation has led to physical destruction of the joint so it can't move properly. This can lead to contracture (can't move it through full normal range of motion), joint dislocation if the integrity of the joint is compromised, or even collapsed. Rheumatoid arthritis is a serious and potentially deforming disease so it must be treated. ...Read more

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What are signs of arthritis in your feet?

What are signs of arthritis in your feet?

Pain,swelling,stiff: Foot arthritis is usually associated with stiffness and pain and may be accompanied by swelling when it flares. The level of pain and disability depends on the location in the foot. ...Read more

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Is numbness and/or tingling in fingers and toes a symptom of rheumatoid arthritis?

Is numbness and/or tingling in fingers and toes a symptom of rheumatoid arthritis?

Not necessarily: Best is to speak to your physician and have him listen to you, examine you, perhaps run some blood tests and you may need to see a neurologist especially since you have multiple locations of numbness. Sometimes it may be as easy as diabetes given the multitude of people who have it, but nothing beats a good history and exam by a physician. ...Read more

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What are the early signs of msa and or Parkinson's disease ? Early on what are the subtle signs?

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What are the early signs of msa and or Parkinson's disease ? Early on what are the subtle signs?

Well reviewed : Let me direct you to the mayo clinic http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/diseases-conditions/parkinsons-disease/basics/symptoms/con-20028488 in summary tremor, slower movements, rigid muscles, impaired posture/balance, smaller writing, speech changes, loss of automatic movements. Keep in mind each of these symptoms taken alone are less likely to be msa or parkinson's and at your age (. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Hypothyroidism? I've had a history of JRA- Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis.

What are the symptoms of Hypothyroidism? I've had a history of JRA- Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Hypothyroid: The typical symptoms are constipation, poor hair and nail growth, fatigue and temperature imbalance ( intolerant of the cold) but you should ask your doctor to measure your blood ...Read more

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Is tingling in hands a sign of lupus?

Is tingling in hands a sign of lupus?

Maybe something else: Although lupus is known as a master of masquerade because it can mimic virtually any disease, tingling in the hands alone is much more likely from nerve compression such as carpal tunnel, ulnar nerve entrapment, diabetic neuropathy, and/or cervical disc disease etc... A good, thorough history and physical exam by your doc can reveal what you may have. So, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does early spinal involvement in Psoriatic Arthritis indicate more severe form of the disease with deformity?

Does early spinal involvement in Psoriatic Arthritis indicate more severe form of the disease with deformity?

No-there are 5 types: There are 5 different types of psoriatic arthritis. Back involvement is one type of these and there can be overlaps. Your rheumatologist can better advise you on the state of your risks and involvements. Many things impact this. ...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


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Arthritis (Definition)

A severe illness caused by bacteria named bacillus anthracis. Anthrax disease can result in pneumonia, ...Read more