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Will i need to keep taking fortical when I have absolutely no pain of arthritis or osteporosis.?

Will i need to keep taking fortical when I have absolutely no pain of arthritis or osteporosis.?

See details: Fortical or nasal calcitonin is a poor choice to treat osteoporosis as it generally has little or no benefit. You treat osteoporosis to prevent fractures as pain is not a component. Have the issue evaluated by a rheumatologist and consider changing to a more effective med if it is needed. ...Read more

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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I have spondylosis arthritis in the back but at the moment no pain can I never get pain I must lift a lot at work but do my exercises and lots of spo?

I have spondylosis arthritis in the back  but at the moment no pain can I never get pain I must lift a lot at work but do my exercises and lots of spo?

Yes: At some point in their lives, most patients will develop some degree of degenerative arthritis in their back. This does not necessarily lead to pain or activity restriction. So if you are not having trouble with it, I would not worry about it. ...Read more

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My knees pop after running. There is no pain. Is this early arthritis?

My knees pop after running. There is no pain. Is this early arthritis?

Tendonitis: If they cause a problem after the running is is usually a residual inflammatory process not arthritis . Could simply be a tendonitis an could be shoes or gait . First try to make sure the surface you are running on is level. If on a street if you only run on the right side you right leg is on the down side run back on ie same side you were on so left is down, try Motrin prior to running. See md. ...Read more

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I have Arthritis in my neck, I have no pain in the neck at this time, but did about 4 days ago, can you have referred pain in upper chest/shoulder. ?

Yes: neck pain from degenerative disc disease or 'arthritis ' can lead to nerve 'impingement ' and 'referred' pain to the shoulder , and less frequently, the chest. My advice would be to see your family physician to make certain of the origin of the pain( neck, shoulder, heart??)is identifiable. This requires a history , thorough physical examination, and if needed, further diagnostic tests. Good Luck! ...Read more

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Stiffness in fingers, began just afternoons now all day. Grip strength ok, no strengh making a fist. No pain, edema swelling in a.M. Osto arthritis?

Stiffness in fingers, began just afternoons now all day. Grip strength ok, no strengh making a fist. No pain, edema swelling in a.M.  Osto arthritis?

See below: While you could have osteoarthritis, you may have an inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid. The best place to start is to see your primary for preliminary testing, but you may also need to see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Complete tear of acl, no surgery no pain , except for bakers cyst, besides arthritis. What other problems might arise?

Varies: There are a number of people who can function well without an acl, particularly if they are low demand people. The anterior cruciate ligament is a prime stabilizer of the knee and so the biggest risk is recurrent instability leading to premature cartilage or meniscal wear or even tears to the meniscus or other structures during periods of subluxation. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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What causes swollen knuckles?And hands?Been a few weeks now,no pain,but is uncomfortable.Could it be arthritis without pain?Must I see Dr immediately?

What causes swollen knuckles?And hands?Been a few weeks now,no pain,but is uncomfortable.Could it be arthritis without pain?Must I see Dr immediately?

Inflammation: Swelling in the knuckles without injury is often related to an inflammatory condition. You might want to see your primary care doctor or a rheumatologist to be screened for inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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Hello, I have these painless boney bumps on my some of my finger joints. Have arthritis i know. Maybe I am being vein but i would like them removed. ?

Hello, I have these painless boney bumps on my some of my finger joints. Have arthritis i know. Maybe I am being vein but i would like them removed. ?

Plastic surgeon: Plastic surgeons who specialize in hands, which are exceedingly complex mechanisms. I doubt you will find anyone to do this because post-operative finger function would likely be interfered with. There at some changes of aging that we just have to learn to accept gracefully. Better to work on wowing people with your sparkling personality, and they will not notice your hands, nor will they care. ...Read more

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I've had a swollen, very warm, painful knee for 4 days. The pain was on surface/knee cap but felt no pain walking. can ps arthritis be like this?

I've had a swollen, very warm, painful knee for 4 days. The pain was on surface/knee cap but felt no pain walking. can ps arthritis be like this?

See doc: One clinical condition that will have to be ruled in or ruled out first is septic arthritis or infection inside the knee joint. The only way to accomplish that will be to have a knee tap. Time matters if this a potential infection since the infection can destroy your knee joint. The second benefit of a knee tap will be that most likely that wil secure a diagnosis based on the fluid analysis. ...Read more

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If i go into the ER with no pain &the doc tries checking for temporal arthritis well the lab still show up if I have a high number ? Crp/sedrate goo

If i go into the ER with no pain &the doc tries  checking for temporal arthritis well the lab still  show up if I have a high number ? Crp/sedrate goo

Too Young: You are about 50 years too young to have temporal arthritis. Suggest that your problem is something else. The er is not the place to get a proper diagnosis in most cases. See you physician. ...Read more

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Last 3 months my hand joint are started to swollen. Joint make cracking noises as I move. I have no pain. Rheumatologist said its not arthritis?

See details: What did not rheumatologist say was the cause? Without pain it is unlikely to be arthritic inflammation. It is difficult to be specific with you without having the ability to examine the area first hand. ...Read more

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I am in great health in general, but am subject to aches and pains from muscle strains, sprains etc, usually from something I did during exercise or sports. I have osteo-arthritis in both knees but am pain-free at the moment with no restrictions on activi

I am in great health in general, but am subject to aches and pains from muscle strains, sprains etc, usually from something I did during exercise or sports. I have osteo-arthritis in both knees but am pain-free at the moment with no restrictions on activi

Your question?: 1st congrats on arriving in great health & especially for staying active via exercise & sports. If you like what you do, try to build up to it to avoid overdoing it & thus suffering strains, sprains, etc. If you're taking a statin, check w/your family doc to be sure it's not the cause of unexplained muscle aches. Swimming & H2O aerobics tends to be easier of joints. Don't forget good nutrition. ...Read more

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Received steroid shot in knee Monday for arthritis. MD also prescribed naproxen 500 mg. 2 times a day. I am now pain free. Can I do without naproxen?

Received steroid shot in knee Monday for arthritis. MD also prescribed naproxen 500 mg. 2 times a day. I am now pain free. Can I do without naproxen?

Might still help: You may want to consider a few days of naproxen taken with food to continue to support the anti inflammatory effect of the shot. Prednisone can make stomach irritation and bleeding more likely with the use of anti inflammatories so make sure that you continue to monitor for issues. Clarify with your MD if you have any concerns. ...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