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Energy Conservation And Rheumatoid Arthritis Studies
Why there are periarticular osteoporosis, juxta-articular erosions, narrowing of joint space and low blood glucose level in rheumatoid arthritis?
Can platelet rich plasma therapy restores the full mobility of joints as I have limited mobility in joints, don't have joints pain as of now, have ra.
Does high severity in ra, 17 joints inflamd high serum rf and ccp, no remission and chronic anemia despite high therapy, lead to morbidity n mortality?
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
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
I have widespread joint pain, swelling. C-reactive protein <0.5 mg/dl, rheumatoid arthritis factor<8.6 iu/ml, sed rate 15mm/hr. Rheumatoid arthritis?
Polyarthralgia: You should be seen in person by a rheumatologist. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes: For many years - probably at least 100 years. ...Read more
What does MRI of si joints show. Rheumatologist trying to rule out ankylosing spondylitis as a source of hip, and joint pain.
Dealing with chronic pain from fractured humerus, rhuematoid arthritis, psoriasis plus other health problems. Need energy! please help?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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