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Can you have a normal sed rate and still have inflammation in joints ?

Can you have a normal sed rate and still have inflammation in joints ?

Yes: This is the norm in osteoarthritis, and the sed rate is famously unreliable as a mean of ruling out real inflammatory disease as well. ...Read more

Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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I have elevated ANA AND inflammation, bilateral joint narrowing in hands and wrists. Inflamed si and hips. Do I need a rheumatologist Md says no ?

I have elevated ANA AND inflammation, bilateral joint narrowing in hands and wrists. Inflamed si and hips.  Do I need a rheumatologist   Md says no
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Good idea: It is a good idea to consult a rheumatologist to follow your condition. At the least , he can help reduce your symptoms and inflammation, at the most, the proper treatment may prevent further joint destruction. ...Read more

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Will weight training and aerobic exercise contribute to inflammation and joint pain with sle or will increased strength help?

Will weight training and aerobic exercise contribute to inflammation and joint pain with sle or will increased strength help?

Strike a balance: Arthritis, especially inflammatory type (like lupus or rheumatoid) responds well to moderate exercise. You have to find the right amount for your body. I encourage you to do weights and aerobic exercise but i urge you to get help with it at first. See a physical therapist or sports med trainer and explain your situation. You don't want an injury and you don't want to over do it at first. ...Read more

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What does this mean? Inflammation of joint , stress fracture, chronic tear in tendon in regards to MRI of right foot.

What does this mean? Inflammation of joint , stress fracture, chronic tear in tendon in regards to MRI of right foot.

It means : Exactly what it says....It should specify the joint inflammed, should also specify the bone with the fracture, and name the tendon with the chronic tear. Your doc should explain everything to your satisfaction......What exactly don't you understand? ...Read more

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+ana1:160, skinbiopsy showed inflammation, fatigue, joint pain, rashes, hot flashes, trouble breathing, brain fog. Neg for lupus. Doc thinks me/cfs?

+ana1:160, skinbiopsy showed inflammation, fatigue, joint pain, rashes, hot flashes, trouble breathing, brain fog. Neg for lupus. Doc thinks me/cfs?

What is the question: If you are asking whether your doctor is right, have no way of knowing. If not satisfied with their explanations you always get a second opinion. If you so desire, see a rheumatologist. Good luck and happy new year. ...Read more

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Does coke aggravate arthritis/inflammation of joints?

Does coke aggravate arthritis/inflammation of joints?

Yes: Coca cola: containing high levels of fructose, this drink is most notable for worsening gout. Cocaine: can induce an auto-immune reaction with many effects, some of which are joint pain/inflammation. ...Read more

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What is wring when i get pain and inflammation in different joints everyday?

Joint pain: You need to see a rheumatologist and have lab work what the cause if your joint pain is. There are many different causes so you need a complete workup. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what can cause inflammation in your joints?

Can you tell me what can cause inflammation in your joints?

Many things: Depending on which and how many joints, many conditions can cause inflammation in or around joints. Examples are immune problems (rheumatoid arthritis), infection (all kinds of organisms), metabolic problems (gout, pseudogout), foreign bodies (splinters), trauma, neuropathies (diabetes). See your doctor for evaluation. You could also see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Do you yoga useful for people with inflammation joints?

Do you yoga useful for people with inflammation joints?

It is very important: to maintain range of motion of joints.Otherwise,they freeze up due to muscular atrophy,and thus,require more effort to move.This sets up a vicious cycle.Yoga is great at improving strength and flexibility.Get the inflammation treated,however. ...Read more

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How to treat TMJ inflammation in the joint areas?

How to treat TMJ inflammation in the joint areas?

Suggestions: Reduced usage with minimal talking and soft foods can help. Also anti-inflammatory medication and ice over the joint can help. Otherwise, i would suggest seeing a dentist who knows how to diagnose and treat TMJ problems. ...Read more

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Can physiatrist tell if inflammation in SI joint area during injection not shown on mri ? I have been given conflicting info don't know who to trust

Can physiatrist tell if inflammation in SI joint area during injection not shown on mri ? I have been given conflicting info don't know who to trust

SI joint: pain can be difficult to diagnose on exam and imaging studies can be normal even when the joint is a cause of pain. Injecting the joint with lidocaine and steroids, and seeing if it helps, can help to pinpoint the joint as a cause of pain. ...Read more

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Been having joint pain and inflammation in all joints. Also been very fatigued. Have vitiligo for over 5 years now.

Been having joint pain and inflammation in all joints.  Also been very fatigued.  Have vitiligo for over 5 years now.

See rheumatologist: Vitiligo is considered an autoimmune disorder and your joint symptoms are very suggestive of its presence. Recommend rheumatology consult. ...Read more

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How long after consuming pro-inflammatory foods would one notice increased inflammation/joint pain?

Varies : The inflammatory response could initiate upon absorption of the food in question, possibly with 15-30 minutes of your ingestion. The degree of response that occurs and timing at which you notice it would probably vary tremendously based upon your sensativity to it. ...Read more

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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more