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Muscle Spasms Of Ra Flare And Your Tendons
Diff. Swallowing, joint n bone pain, muscle spasm, toes n fingers numb. Severe pain I cry! N can't move, ra-,lupus-thyroid-lyme-,tramadol no help?
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
CRP?: Best test for inflammation! you should have had that done. Being b27 negative does not r/o spondyloarthritis, as many docs believe. Not by any stretch. But if CRP is negative, then issues of hypermobility, weight, and your activities need to be addressed more intensely! i would take an NSAID for pain relief! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Two choices: It depends on your overall status as well as the type of tear. The choices include surgery or no surgery. ...Read more
I have ra. I got several achilies tendon tears. Supposed to start pt dec 31. Alot of pain and numbness. Should i go to er? Use crutches or wrap?
I have ra. My hip started hurting on the front and side of right hip. Tried heat, warm bath, duexis and muscle relaxers doing nothing.Help?
Spontaneous Severe Stiff muscle/joint all over body in morning. Hard to climb knees lock. Tests done RA ruled out. Fingers swollen. ?
Further workup : May need further workup. Have you seen a rheumatologist? There are many other potential causes. Psoriasis is one example. A percentage of patients with psoriasis will have an associated inflammatory arthritis, and it is characterized by diffuse swelling in the fingers. There are many other possibilities as well. ...Read more
I was given a cortisone shot in upper arm in the muscle, being treated for ra. Why was the cortisone given that way. Using plaqueinil and prednisone 5?
Longer acting: Im shots sometimes have a longer action. ...Read more
Any conditions where "muscle"/cartilage/ligament pain is localized in mult spots thru body- ribs, back, shldr blades, hips, leg? Neg 4 RA/osteo/fibro.
See rheumatologist: Have you seen a board certified rheumatologist? There are sero-negative arthropathies (conditions that test negative in lab test. Do you live around deer-lynes disease is another condition -if worked up by above and a negative, reccomed staying as physically active as possible and if persists 3-4 months seek a second opinion ...Read more
7yrs on prednisone & methotrexate + for "resistant ra"
recent elevated jo1, histone, muscle pain. How to confirm if polymyositis w/o stopping meds?
Mucle testing: Inflammatory myopathy, including polymyositis, is best diagnosed and treated by a trained rheumatologist. Symptoms are proximal muscle weakness. Abnormal lab tests include elevated muscle enzymes (CPK, AST/ALT); positive antibody tests, including Jo-1; abnormal EMG/nerve conduction test; edema seen on an MRI of proximal muscles; muscle biopsy showing destruction and regeneration of muscle cells. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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