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If my arthritis starts hurting again in my hands what can I do to help it?

If my arthritis starts hurting again in my hands what can I do to help it?

NSAID: An over the counter NSAID such as naprosen or Ibuprofen would be a good start. If you need stronger or longer term medications i would consult a physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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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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Fell on left palm months ago. Wrist now hurts with rain and humidity. Onset arthritis? Any remedies to ease pain? Pain is heightened during rain

Fell on left palm months ago. Wrist now hurts with rain and humidity. Onset arthritis? Any remedies to ease pain? Pain is heightened during rain

Possible arthritis: You may have an un-diagnosed fracture or arthritis, i would recommend visiting your primary doctor and obtaining xrays as a start. You may need consultation with a hand surgeon if there is anything suspicious on xray, . ...Read more

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Every now and then my lunate bone in my wrist hurts the bone in the middle to move it put weight on it lift anything arthritis possibly?my arm hurt 2

Every now and then my lunate bone in my wrist hurts the bone in the middle to move it put weight on it  lift anything arthritis possibly?my arm hurt 2

Terry Thomas : You may have torn your scapholunate ligament. There is a condition called a perilunate dislocation that can cause these symptoms. The classic x ray findings show a widened gap like a famous person of old had in the teeth hence the name the Terry Thomas sign. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gsk9oKyNEEQ Don't worry you'll be okay ...Read more

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23 Male. Keep waking up with sore, visibly red and inflamed middle pinky joint. Hurts pretty badly, eventually lessens during the day. Definitely its worst when I wake up. Scared its onset Rheumatoid Arthritis.. What are the other possibilities?

23 Male. Keep waking up with sore, visibly red and inflamed middle pinky joint. Hurts pretty badly, eventually lessens during the day.  Definitely its worst when I wake up. Scared its onset Rheumatoid Arthritis.. What are the other possibilities?

Other arthritis: There are other types of arthritis, including run-of-the-mill osteoarthritis (OA, generic "arthritis"), infections (viral, Lyme disease, TB, Neisseria - latter 3 can be treated), paraneoplastic arthritis (related to cancer), lupus or other autoimmune conditions, & arthritis related to gout, crystal disease, or other systemic disease (IBD). RA runs in families. Recommend seeing your doctor soon. ...Read more

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I have a small lump next to knuckle on pointer finger.Aches, hurts when pressed on or if knuckle twists when using it.I have carpal tunnel & arthritis?

I have a small lump next to knuckle on pointer finger.Aches, hurts when pressed on or if knuckle twists when using it.I have carpal tunnel & arthritis?

Usually this is a -: -ganglionic cyst from the extensor tendon, or from the joint. If it moves some as you flex & extend the finger it's tendon, if it does not move & the tendon hood glides over it, it's most likely joint. If interfering with your daily life, or growing bigger, see an orthopedic surgeon. Also could be a giant cell tumor of the tendon sheath. So, an eval by an ortho will help you. ...Read more

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Can arthritis b in just 1 main area? Left elbow & bicep hurt all the time with it other places hurting very little right arm/elbow legs wrist knuckles

Can arthritis b in just 1 main area? Left elbow & bicep hurt all the time with it other places hurting very little right arm/elbow legs wrist knuckles

Yes but...: First thing is to confirm the diagnosis. History /physical , labs and xrays to start . An MRI may be needed to rule out tendon or ligament issues. ...Read more

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Thumb hurts & swollen at ip joint. Had blood work to see if it's arthritis, RA or gout - negative results. X-rays to be next. Tingle, cramp up arm.

Thumb hurts & swollen at ip joint. Had blood work to see if it's arthritis, RA or gout - negative results. X-rays to be next. Tingle, cramp up arm.

Swollen IP: At age 26 might be secondary to trauma or infection . There are about 150 types of arthritis and if the usual kind are not present after the x-rays are complete, see a rheumatologist. ...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