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I found out I have arthritis between the talus and heel bone, I'm going to get subtalar steroid injections by imaging, what should I expect?

I found out I have arthritis between the talus and heel bone, I'm going to get subtalar steroid injections by imaging, what should I expect?

A shot under x-ray: Your doctor will use x-ray imaging to help guide the needle into the subtalar joint. With arthritis, getting the needle into the right space can be hard otherwise. The injection will sting a few seconds, and will hopefully provide some pain relief. With arthritis, injections only provide pain relief for a period of time, but the relief may be acceptable to you. ...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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How do you diagnose arthritis rheumatic and osteo?

How do you diagnose arthritis rheumatic and osteo?

Exam and tests: The criteria for this diagnosis includes several factors. It may even include repeat testing over time in order to assure the precise diagnosis, which then will influence therapy. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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How could you diagnose juvenile arthritis?

How could you diagnose juvenile arthritis?

By careful history,: physical examination, and blood tests, as with most disease conditions. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose rheumatoid arthritis?

See answer: History, physical examination and some lab tests are usually all that is needed to make the diagnosis for someone with extensive experience with rheumatoid arthritis. There are diagnostic criteria to aid in the decision making process but they are not hard and fast rules. ...Read more

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How does a dr diagnose psoriatic arthritis?

Psoriatic arthritis: The combination of psoriasis and arthritis on examination would indicate psoriatic arthritis. There is no blood test for it. In addition, arthritis with a family history of psoriasis could mean psoriatic arthritis. ...Read more

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Plz list the specific tests to diagnose arthritis and lupus. Thanks.

Plz list the specific tests to diagnose arthritis and lupus. Thanks.

Medicine Culture: Medicine does not work this way. There is a system of following a line of tests to their obvious conclusion based upon the test results that come back in the progression. None of us here would even consider replacing your doctor on the ground from doing their job and interpreting the results from their tests. ...Read more

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What are the name of the tests used to diagnose rheumatoid arthritis?

What are the name of the tests used to diagnose rheumatoid arthritis?

RF and CCP: The most important element in diagnosing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is your history. The duration of your symptoms and pattern of joint involvement are important. Having someone experienced in examining your joints is critical. Although the blood tests (rheumatoid factor and anti-CCP antibodies), can help make a diagnosis, they must be interpreted in the context of your symptoms and exam. ...Read more

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How can doctors diagnose arthritis in lets say the neck of a patient who has neck issues?

How can doctors diagnose arthritis in lets say the neck of a patient who has neck issues?

No single test: There is no signle diagnostic method for arthritis. It depends on details of symptoms; other joints involved; physical examination; sometimes xrays; and often various kinds of blood tests. Discuss with your doctor -- or if necessary maybe referral to a rheumatologist (arthritis specialist) or sometimes an orthopedist. Good luck. ...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