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Joint Inflammation Crystal Meth
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
Have value: Used on a limited basis have value at alleviating pain reducing inflammation, particularly for inflammatory arthritis (rheumatoid, gout, etc). Should be used with caution if at all in younger pt with no evidence of cartilage breakdown or inflammatory arthritis. In this situation underlying cause of pain must be identified/addressed as apposed to repeated injections. ...Read more
Depends: If you already have sciatica and it involves your si joint too, this nerve goes all the way down to the foot, and can affect any part of the nerve that shoots off from it. To double check, you need to see a PCP/Dr. to get this checked out and see for sure. A sports medicine, or osteopathic (DO) physician are well-trained to see this, as are neurologist or orthopedist. Start with your PCP first! ...Read more
Hla+, ana-, ccp-, I have si joint inflammation, does my ESR levels will spike/ come positive cause of inflammation?
No, but...: The definition of juvenile arthritis is inflammation(often seen as swelling)in a joint for 6 weeks that is not due to infection or injury. Inflammation in a joint does not always show visible signs of swelling on physical exam (need an MRI with contrast to see inside of joint). Some types of juvenile arthritis involve inflammation in attachments of tendons & ligaments to bone-also not visible. ...Read more
Arthritis : Arthritis would be my first choice. It is inflammation but not always pain. But you can have swelling, and redness without pain. Caution just because it is redness and swelling doesn't mean it is arthritis. This could be seen in allergic reaction, soft tissue inflammation or cellulitis to name a few. ...Read more
Orthopedic doctor: Orthopedic doctor would be best. If the problem is non-traumatic then a rheumatologist could help. ...Read more
I have joint inflammation when I work out-it seemed to subside about 50% on a gluten-free diet. I am sugar free-what other diet protocol should I try?
Injured self somehow & had public shearing & si joint inflammation. Saw d.O. & he adjusted pubic bone. Pain was gone for a month. Now pain is back! Why?
Somatic dysfunction: Treatment of certain conditions may provide long-lasting pain/symptom free interval. By not addressing the cause & prevention, symptoms are bound to return. Either way, it sounds like a success story so far; you were able to go without pain meds for a month by receiving a benign treatment. Go back & tell your do you want the pain gone now! & don't want it to ever come back. ...Read more
Thermogram report states that I may have gastroesophageal, myofascial, joint inflammation & cardiac dysfunctions. How do I get a diagnosis, pcp?
Thermograms: Most pcp's will not be familiar with thermograms, which are more often used by alternative and/or integrative physicians. The dysfunctions you list are also very nonspecific. Your primary care physician will be glad to see you, and will also need to investigate with you any actual symptoms you have -- rather than going on the thermogram results alone. ...Read more
Have chronic1st rib joint inflammation from injury to ligament. Rib keeps popping out of joint. Allergic to asa and derivatives. What can I take?
Tylenol (acetaminophen) ice exercise: Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain, as needed. Follow directions on label. Ice for about 30-45 minutes will address inflammation and swelling, never apply ice to the skin, always over a towel or clothing. Repeat 3-4 times dailt. Gentle range of motion and low impact cardiovascular exercises. ...Read more
SIMPLE CARBS TEND TO: Be pro inflammatory in my opinion. Making your carbs more complex may help. Restrict carbs to 20-30 grams per meal. Might help. ...Read more
Im 25 fm with a 29 esr, ANA positive 1:80 speckled pattern, and RA was <10. joint inflammation issues, especially in my back, knees. Possibilities?
Several: But it will be better for you to consult a rheumatologist who will likely obtain additional tests to establish a diagnosis. ...Read more
Diagnosed w primary sjs w no joint inflammation or RA. Symptom that's ruining my life is the severe dry eyes.using restasis w no luck.cnt work. Pls Hlp?
A psychostimulant, controlled drug schedule ii, with abuse potential. It acts to enhance Dopamine and norepinephrine in the body, including the brain. It can decrease appetite- was used as a diet pill, treat narcolepsy and adhd, pathological fatigue, sea sickness. Derived from ephedra plant ...Read more
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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