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Non Specific Inflammatory Arthritis
Ortho thinks I have inflammatory atrhritis what type would involve both elbow both wrists knees shoulders and right index finger?
Rheumatoid: Rheumatoid is most common but there are others- see a rheumatologist who can get specific blood tests to figure it out ...Read more
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
Rheumatism: Palindromic rheumatism (pr) consists of sudden and rapidly developing attacks of arthritis. There is acute pain, redness, swelling, and disability of one (usually) or multiple joints. The interval between recurrent attacks is extremely variable and how long the attack lasts is also variable. There is no joint damage after attacks. ...Read more
Medicine Culture: Medicine does not work this way. There is a system of following a line of tests to their obvious conclusion based upon the test results that come back in the progression. None of us here would even consider replacing your doctor on the ground from doing their job and interpreting the results from their tests. ...Read more
Gout diet/purines: Avoid purines in your diet. What you put in your mouth can affect the gout flare-ups as much as medications. Avoid processed meats* (hot dogs and deli/"cold cuts") and legumes (beans, peas). Make sure you are hydrated. Dehydration and alcohol (beer/wine) worsen the condition. Suggest not eating shellfish (lobster, crab, shrimp, mussel, clams). *processed meat has animal organs, a classic "no-no". ...Read more
Does a rheumatologist treat all kinds of arthritis? Is there any specific tests to prove arthritis?
Many types & Tests.: Undoubtedly, a rheumatologist is the expert to see for the treatment of the many types of arthritis. Although the clinical evaluation is the best source of information for the presence of arthritis, there are numerous tests used to secure the diagnosis. Included in the tests are x-rays, blood samples and collection and evaluation of joint fluids. Combining all the resources is the most effective. ...Read more
Previous question rephrased: please list the specific tests (that help or aid) in the diagnosis of arthritis and lupus. Thank u all.
Rheamtogist did blood test to check for a specific type of arthritis that affects the ankles what is it and what would the symptoms be?
What are 3 thing I can do on diet and exercise in my 20s to have healthy joints and prevent arthritis when I'm older? Please be specific. Thanks :)
Moderation: 1. Maintain healthy weight. No specific diets have been demonstrated to prevent arthritis. 2. Be active to maintain bone density with moderate load bearing exercises but avoid extreme heavy weight training which can damage joints especially the elbows and shoulders 3. Avoid traumatic injuries to your joints from contact sports which can lead to early post traumatic arthritis. ...Read more
Are there specific tests for arthritis the doctor can do such as blood/x-ray, etc. If I suspect I may have it in just my knees?
I have a bulged disc on lower right back. Do I need to rest or do specific exercises? The prescribed anti inflammatory pills don't seem to help.
First, a bulging: Disc is a normal finding. Treatment depends on correctly diagnosing the cause of pain. If your pain is primarily in your back, an esi is unlikely to help & if sciatic in nature, it works 50% of the time. Lifestyle factors play a role like smoking, being overweight and not exercising regularly. Medication, time, activity modification play a role. Physical therapy &/or a back support can help. ...Read more
I am suffering of mucus in stool. Doctors diagnosed for non specific chronic inflammatory lesion in small bowel and partial loss of villi.?
Other symptoms?: By itself, mucus in stool is normal. Depending on any other symptoms, you are probably okay. ...Read more
No!: Not at all; there is not even a universal 'gold standard.' pid is common and delays in treatment result in important health problems, so diagnostic guidelines try to identify patients with pid and start treatment early. These guidelines allow flexibility in diagnosing, and even some over-diagnosis simply to avoid missing questionable cases that wouldn't get treated promptly. ...Read more
Many different names: I believe that you are referring to an arthritis that is occurring in a juvenile that is negative for rheumatoid factor test- a test for rheumatoid arthritis seen more in adults. This currently is called juvenile idiopathic arthritis while it used to be called juvenile rheumatoid arthritis factor negative. There are many different types or subcategories of this as this arthritis. ...Read more
No infectious cause!: It means there is no infectious cause. Nonethless, it is almost certainly not rheumatoid arthritis in children, but what is now called juvenile idiopathic arthritis. This need not be crippling, and most can lead a perfectly normal life, including sports, with medications available. ...Read more
Yes: There are many types of arthritis. People born with a congenital abnormality like hip dysplasia, are more likely to get early onset arthritis. Trauma to a joint early in life can lead to arthritis. Some autoimmune diseases such as juvenile idiopathic arthritis, ra, and lupus can present with early arthritis. A rheumatologist can help you sort this out. ...Read more
Keep Warm: Fingers are prone to cold, overuse and inflammation. Use large-handled devices with soft grips. Keep hands warm when outdoors. Avoid smoking (which constricts blood flow). Consider home paraffin dips for a morning exercise routine. Check with your doctor about possible carpel tunnel syndrome which is common in arthritis conditions, and can be treated with splints and exercise. ...Read more
MANY ANSWERS: I wish I could tell you exactly what to take, but that is diificult without knowing what type of arthritis a patient has. There are over 140 types of arthritis and the type of arthritis dictates what therapy is necessary. Further information on the arthritis type is necessay for more specific answers. ...Read more