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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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Is there anything i can do to treat the worst joint pain I have ever had?

Is there anything i can do to treat the worst joint pain I have ever had?

Joint Pain: Not enough information to really answer. Which joint, how long has it been, any underlying diseases, previous injuries, any swelling or redness. The more information you can provide the easier it will be to help. ...Read more

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How to know if I have arthritis in my ankle?

How to know if I have arthritis in my ankle?

Pain/stiffness: On ankle range of motion: especially after rest. May be some swelling and probably limited range of motion. If sever or persitent, see foot/ankle specilaist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if i think i may have gout in my ankle/foot. What are the symptoms/remedies?

What to do if i think i may have gout in my ankle/foot. What are the symptoms/remedies?

Gout: Gout symtoms involve out of control pain that any slight touch creates an usually high pain reaction, redness and swelling. The pain involves a joint and for the foot it is usually the big toe. Remedies involve medication such as uloric, steroid injection and topical compounding gout creams. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have pain in my legs that is dvt?

How do I know if I have pain in my legs that is dvt?

Pain and swelling: The most common symptom of DVT is pain and the most common physical finding is swelling. However, not everyone has these. If you have unexplained swelling with or without calf or thigh pain then a venous ultrasound would be indicated to look for a dvt. Sometimes even a ct scan or mrv is necessary. The bottom line is, if DVT is considered, then proper testing is required. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my knee .I havent been to see the doctor as they wont do anything.My concern is that it could be something serious what shall I do ??

I have a pain in my knee .I havent been to see the doctor as they wont do anything.My concern is that it could be something serious what shall I do ??

Well if you don't-: -go 2 a doctor, not much can B done. Only Cing an orthopedic doctor 4 hands on xam & possible imaging will U ever find out. If it is not serious U will B fine, if serious who knows. ...Read more

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What to do if I have ulces on my ankels I do not have diabeties I was in an accident that damaged my legs so What to do if I have bad circulation. my doctors have?

What to do if I have ulces on my ankels I do not have diabeties I was in an accident that damaged my legs so What to do if I have bad circulation. my doctors have?

Ulcers: on the insides of the ankles can be very common in patients with decreased circulation... there are many types of treatments that can help with healing the ulcers as well as helping the circulation problem. ...Read more

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What can I do if I have rheumatoid arthritis and it affected my eye?

What can I do if I have rheumatoid arthritis and it affected my eye?

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Rheumatoid arthritis can affect the eye in many forms: the most common, dry eye. Less commonly, it can also cause inflammation of the cornea, sclera (white part of the eye) leading rarely to a melting of tissue; iritis, uveitis (inflammation of colored parts of inside of eye). An eyemd knows how to treat this. ...Read more

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What can I do if my broken ankle is in plaster. Why is there pain when i stand?

R U following Dr?: If your broken ankle is in plaster, you are probably in a cast. Are you supposed to be on your feet standing? You need to call your doctor. The ankle may have to be re-examined and the cast may need to be reapplied. Don't wait until your return appointment, talk to your doctor's office. ...Read more

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How will I know if I have arthritis in my knees?

How will I know if I have arthritis in my knees?

Painful knees: If your knees are chronically painful, you should see a doctor to determine the cause. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease, associated with age, where the knee cartilage gradually wears away. Rheumatoid arthritis can destroy the cartilage at any age, and is more serious, requiring treatment. Traumatic arthritis can result from a knee injury. You need to find out exactly what you have. ...Read more

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Hi, I have hurt my ankle. It is very swollen and I can not walk very good. Would I have to go to a docter for a sprained ankle? I have tried the RICE.

Hi, I have hurt my ankle. It is very swollen and I can not walk very good. Would I have to go to a docter for a sprained ankle? I have tried the RICE.

Wise to see a doc: It's important to have an x-ray and confirm or rule out a fracture. Also, most doctor's offices can give you various forms of immobilization such as an ankle brace or boot as well advice regarding treatment, rehab and recovery time. If I can be of help, then join my care team & virtual practice at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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If I have tendonitis in my wrists and golfers elbow, what can I do so I can be active again?

If I have tendonitis in my wrists and golfers elbow, what can I do so I can be active again?

Evaluation and PT: It depends on the reason you have these and are they related. You need an evaluation to see if this is part of a systemic process. Physical and occupational therapy can help you rehab these problems. ...Read more

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I was told that my ankle bones do not align. I am in a lot of pain to walk. What can I do?

I was told that my ankle bones do not align. I am in a lot of pain to walk. What can I do?

Foot/ankle gait exam: Get a full orthopedic or podiatric work up. Bracing, orthotics, trigger point injections or get a surgical consult as any one of these may help you get relief. ...Read more

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What to do if I have arthritis in my hip and i'm only 20 does anyone have any advice?

What to do if I have arthritis in my hip and i'm only 20 does anyone have any advice?

Get it evaluated: The advice depends somewhat on the specific cause and type of arthritis and the severity of the involvement. See a rheumatologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have some pain in my knee ..There was no injury..But it pains can u tell what should I do?

I have some pain in my knee ..There was no injury..But it pains can u tell what should I do?

C an ortho: There r so many possible causes that u need 2 c an orthopedic surgeon 4 eval & x-rays. Many times this will give u the answer. If any doubt further imaging 2 aid in the dx. ...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