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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)

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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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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Fell on floor all weight went to my palm. 6 month later wrist is little swollen. Doc said take tylenol (acetaminophen). Recom. Mri. I said no. Is this onset arthritis?

Fell on floor all weight went to my palm. 6 month later wrist is little swollen. Doc said take tylenol (acetaminophen). Recom. Mri. I said no. Is this onset arthritis?

Trauma that: Results in persistent pain should be investigated. Standard x-ray views of hand and wrist are often helpful if the views just the possibility of a fracture or ligament injury then sometimes an MRI can add more information. While arthritis can occur or posttraumatic discomfort can occur typically someone 37 years old one thinks more about the inflammatory arthritis and someone who fell one thinks about an injury. ...Read more

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I have severe arthiritus in my hands, which is painfull in the mornin and evening?

I have severe arthiritus in my hands, which is painfull in the mornin and evening?

See your doctor: See your doctor for an evaluation to better determine what is going on. You maybe referred to a rheumatologist as well. ...Read more

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How can you help prevent arthiritis in you hands?

How can you help prevent arthiritis in you hands?

Avoid overuse: Arthritis tends to be a degenerative problem closely associated with aging. Some people are genetically predisposed to develop arthritis at an earlier age. It tell my patients that some people are blessed with a higher mileage rating on their "treads". That said, i think one can do a lot to prevent arthritis by avoiding and limiting unnecessary stress to the hands--ie opening a lid to a jar. ...Read more

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Little fluid bumps on hands, do I have arthiritis?

Little fluid bumps on hands, do I have arthiritis?

maybe: If there is pain and swelling of the joints then arthritis is possible. You really need to have a doctor take a look to know for sure. ...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