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Can you please describe the early symptoms of arthritis in the spine?

Can you please describe the early symptoms of arthritis in the spine?

Pain!: Depends on whether it is inflammatory or degenerative. Spine inflammation usually has a pain increase with being in one position for some time. Degenerative arthritis usually hurts more with acitvitity. Both types usually originate low, but inflammatory arthritis of the spine will usually cause sacroiliac joint inflammation and pain. This pain is usually felt in the "buttocks" or the top pelvis. ...Read more

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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Can you tell me what the early symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis feel like ?

Can you tell me what the early symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis feel like ?

Stiffness and pain: The most common first sign of rheumatoid arthritis is morning stiffness lasting an hour or more. This is usually followed by symmetrical joint swelling and pain especially in the small joints (knuckles) of the hands and the toe joints. ...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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May sound silly but i'm 23 and i feel I have early arthritis symptoms my fingers swole (bones) and cramps are sore. Currently only take vitd3 & vit b?

May sound silly but i'm 23 and i feel I have early arthritis symptoms my fingers swole (bones) and cramps are sore. Currently only take vitd3 & vit b?

early arthritis?: You may have arthritis and you should call your doctor for an appointment about your condition. The diagnosis requires professional help and treatment. ...Read more

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Can early arthritis be reversed before symptoms really began?

Can early arthritis be reversed before symptoms really began?

It depends: It depends on the type of arthritis. Early treatment can help prevent damage and future problems, especially in rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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If you had rheumatoid arthritis in the fingers at an early stage, what were your symptoms?

If you had rheumatoid arthritis in the fingers at an early stage, what were your symptoms?

Stiffness: Spares the distal finger joints and stiffness is noticeable symmetrically of both hands particularly in the mornings. . Over time if left untreated, destruction of finger joints occur. ...Read more

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Could early arthritis cause pain in the middle of my left knee when i kneel it.I have no other symptoms such as swelling, hot sensation or stiffness?

Could early arthritis cause pain in the middle of my left knee when i kneel it.I have no other symptoms such as swelling, hot sensation or stiffness?

Chondromalacia: Early arthritis could cause pain with kneeling, especially if the cartilage on the undersurface of the kneecap (patella) is damaged. This is called chondromalacia. Some people call this early arthritis but it does not necessarily progress to arthritis (which is the total erosion of the cartilage). X-rays and MRI can help make a diagnosis so the appropriate treatment can be prescribed. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you get arthritis in your early 20's?

Can you get arthritis in your early 20's?

Yes: There are many types of arthritis. People born with a congenital abnormality like hip dysplasia, are more likely to get early onset arthritis. Trauma to a joint early in life can lead to arthritis. Some autoimmune diseases such as juvenile idiopathic arthritis, ra, and lupus can present with early arthritis. A rheumatologist can help you sort this out. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of arthritis?

What are the symptoms of arthritis?

Several things: Pain with weight bearing, swelling, reduction in motion, reduction in activity, stiffness. ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

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


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