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How Can You See Having Arthritis As A Blessing
I see having any: Chronic disease is another problem or illness we as humans need to get used to and deal with. One could say there are worse diseases then arthritis biu to say arthritis is a blessing is hard for me to strongly support. I wish i could be a better confidence booster. We just have to remember there are more treatments for arthritis now then in the past. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am confused i went to see a second opinion and was told i had arthritis but the one that operated told me i didn't how can that be?
Things change: Things can change with time. Every doctor has a different criteria for diagnosing arthritis and there can be some disagreement in the beginning before any xray changes occur. But as it progresses and xray changes occur there will be less disagreement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I went to get tested to see if I have rheumatoid arthritis and the result came back positive. What does Rheumatoid Factor H12 mean? < 10 kU/L (range)
Orthopedic surgeon: I believe that an orthopedic surgeon who has a special interest in shoulder disorders is best qualified to evaluate, advise and treat you. ...Read more
Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my arthritis until I can see a doctor?
Anti-inflammatories: Fish oil, ginger, turmeric are all stellar anti-inflammatories without the side effects of over-the-counter popular ones. A recent study showed that in patients with previous heart attack taking anti-inflammatory medication, there is a 40% increased risk of repeat event within the first seven days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When taking a xray are the results better when laying down or standing up in order to see arthritis in the pelvic region on a 38 yr old female?
I went to see a second opinion for my knee and was told i had arthritis while the surgeon told me i didn't how can that be? Please help
YES: Pain in the joints can be effectively treated and specific strategies exist for limiting joint damage. Doctors have many treatments that can help and they can also advise you on lifestyle changes (like exercise and weight loss) that can help. Finally, other diseases can cause joint pain and a doctor can identify these and treat them. Arthritis is not inevitable, it can be effectively managed. ...Read more
19 and i just found out that I have rheumatoid arthritis. I have to go see a rheumatologist, what can I expect?
Complete eval: Complete history and physical examination and x-rays, perhaps laboratory studies, with diagnosis and treatment options explained. ...Read more
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