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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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Negative RA blood work. MRI=bone erosion in MCP joint and wrist joint effusion. Pain in both hands. What are conditions other than RA it might be?

Negative RA blood work. MRI=bone erosion in MCP joint and wrist joint effusion. Pain in both hands. What are conditions other than RA it might be?

Rheumatoid arthritis: You should keep in mind that patients can still have rheumatoid arthritis even if blood work is negative, especially if the disease course is relatively early. Other conditions that can present similarly include but are not limited to lupus, gout, pseudogout, psoriatic arthritis or osteoarthritis. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Recent bone scintigrapy showed no hot spots other than my lumbar spine. Does this mean all my other joints are ok? X-rays have shown OA in many joints

Recent bone scintigrapy showed no hot spots other than my lumbar spine. Does this mean all my other joints are ok? X-rays have shown OA in many joints

Inflammation: Scintigraphy lights up to ID blood or fluid movements, infection, inflammation, and cancer and has many uses to identify structures and functional processes in different organ systems ...Read more

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What percentage of seropositive RA patients with anti-cpp of >250 accompanied by pain/swelling in hands, wrists, tmj, elbows, achilles' tendon with ESR and CRP wnl? Do you alter the treatment ?

What percentage of seropositive RA patients with anti-cpp of >250 accompanied by pain/swelling in hands, wrists, tmj, elbows, achilles' tendon  with ESR and CRP wnl? Do you alter the treatment ?

TMJ: Your TMJ may be related, or unrelated to your RA. Make sure you have been evaluated by a TMJ expert to help manage your TMJ problem. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more

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What are the basic differences in symptoms and clinical menifestations between Psoriatic arthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis?

What are the basic differences in symptoms and clinical menifestations between Psoriatic arthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis?

Less symetrical : Psoriatic arthritis comes in several forms. The main difference between RA and the type of psoriatic arthritis that is closest to rheumatoid is that psoriatic is less symetrical. Psoriatic is also associated with nail changes, more tendinitis problems, and psoriasis. It is very rare for RA to affect DIP (joints at end of finger). Psoriatic will affect these. There are many other small diff. ...Read more

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Dealing with chronic pain from fractured humerus, rhuematoid arthritis, psoriasis plus other health problems. Need energy! please help?

Dealing with chronic pain from fractured humerus, rhuematoid arthritis, psoriasis plus other health problems.  Need energy!  please help?

You need: Comprehensive care from a physician trained in pain medicine and a rheumatologist both of which need to examine you thoroughly before making treatment suggestions. Meanwhile increase your activity in a safe environment like aqua therapy. ...Read more

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Multiple tendon pain. Ra and spa arthritides ruled out. Any ideas?

Multiple tendon pain. Ra and spa arthritides ruled out. Any ideas?

CRP?: Best test for inflammation! you should have had that done. Being b27 negative does not r/o spondyloarthritis, as many docs believe. Not by any stretch. But if CRP is negative, then issues of hypermobility, weight, and your activities need to be addressed more intensely! i would take an NSAID for pain relief! ...Read more

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Rheumatoid arthritis remission/relief through diet, is that possible?

Rheumatoid arthritis remission/relief through diet, is that possible?

Not likely: While not impossible it is very unlikely that dietary changes alone will effect a remission of rheumatoid arthritis. It is possible that what was called rheumatoid arthritis really was a food allergy and changing the diet might have helped. ...Read more

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M58, what will differentially diagnose multiple multiple myeloma and rheumatoid arthritis, simple economical blood work. ?

M58, what will differentially diagnose multiple multiple myeloma  and rheumatoid arthritis, simple economical blood work.  ?

Not so easy: Ra is a disease diagnosed bya qualified based on blood work and clinical symptoms and signs. It can be made by your pcp but your best bet would be to see a rheumatologist. For multiple myeloma, the initial work up requires both blood and urine tests to screen for the proteins produced by the disease. Neither condition can be made by bloodwork alone. You need to see a physician. ...Read more

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Will a rheumatoid arthritis patient end up at loss of mobility ?

Will a rheumatoid arthritis patient end up at loss of mobility ?

Rare now: With the medications that have come in the last 15 years, this is fortunately not occurring at the high rate that is once did. ...Read more

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Can my mother tandem skydive with fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis?

Can my mother tandem skydive with fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis?

Probably yes: Fibromyalgia is not a problem. If her upper cervical spine is not involved by her disease, and she does not have severe osteoporosis, she should be fine. Her rheumatologist will know. Quadriplegics have made successful tandem skydives. Expect an impact about equal to jumping off the tail gate of a truck, or less. ...Read more

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My mom xray shows advanced osteoarthritic changes over both joints nd advised bilateral intra-articular hyaluronic acid injection for treatment ..help?

My mom xray shows advanced osteoarthritic changes over both joints nd advised bilateral intra-articular hyaluronic acid injection for treatment ..help?

Knees ??: you do not say BUT I will assume it is her knees it can help but is certainly not guaranteed the risk is small but it is not a cure in fact there is no cure just treatments ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Rheumatism (Definition)

"rheumatism" is an older term, not used much today. Most people are referring to pain and swelling in the joints when they use this term. People may mean something different when they use this term in contrast to when they refer ...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