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I have a positive rheumatoid factor of 69 with no inflamation but I have nodules on my fingers and a swollen knee joint, what could this be?

I have a positive rheumatoid factor of 69 with no inflamation but I have nodules on my fingers and a swollen knee joint, what could this be?

Arthritis: There are many causes of arthritis. It sounds like you have had some medical care for this before. I would recommend seeing your physician or rheumatologist for more information. ...Read more

Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more


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I am experiencing knee pain, popping or snapping sound from knee joint and knee swelling. My knee also locks up and is almost unbearable to move.

I am experiencing knee pain, popping or snapping sound from knee joint and knee swelling. My knee also locks up and is almost unbearable to move.

Get Evaluation: When the knee joint starts to lock/pop etc, you should be evaluated for an abnormality in the knee itself such as a meniscal tear or other structural abnormality to the knee cap or knee joint it self. Radiographic studies most likely will be needed. Good luck ...Read more

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Spontaneous Severe Stiff muscle/joint all over body in morning. Hard to climb knees lock. Tests done RA ruled out. Fingers swollen.?

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

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I'm permanently swollen and have a painful knee joint, what could this be?

I'm permanently swollen and have a painful knee joint, what could this be?

Arthritis: It could be a number of different things, including arthritis, infection, or an injury. You should get evaluated to get a proper diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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Some tik tok sounds are comming frome my knees, fingers I mean in almost every joints in my body. (knee joint, finger joints, hip joint etc.) please tell me why is that and I am 18years old?

Some tik tok sounds are comming frome my knees, fingers I mean in almost every joints in my body. (knee joint, finger joints, hip joint etc.) please tell me why is that and I am 18years old?

See below: I'm wondering if these sounds arise when you crack your knuckles or other joints. Otherwise, if you hear them when you are not moving, you should get an evaluation. If there are no medical reasons, then perhaps you should get your hearing tested. If that is OK, then perhaps seeing a therapist or other mental health professional may help. ...Read more

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Will jogging/ running regularly create knee joint problems at a later stage. I getter finger numbness at night when I sleep could this be related?

Will jogging/ running regularly create knee joint problems at a later stage. I getter finger numbness at night when I sleep could this be related?

Maybe: Some people can run forever without problems others not so much
if the knee is good to begin with then running ok if not pick something with less impact like walking fast or elliptical trainer
the finger numbness thing is most likely carpal tunnel syndrome form what little data that is available. ...Read more

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I am experiencing  knee pain for the past 5 years- Painful swollen joints, Knee swelling, and Joint stiffness. Gradually getting worse. MRI showed only inflamation. Do I need to go to ortho dr? What can I expect to hear as diagnosis?

I am experiencing  knee pain for the past 5 years- Painful swollen joints, Knee swelling, and Joint stiffness. Gradually getting worse. MRI showed only inflamation. Do I need to go to ortho dr? What can I expect to hear as diagnosis?

Yes and Rheumatology: It sounds to me like you have a polyarthritis that may be an inflammatory arthritis. Lab tests for connective tissue disease are not routinely performed, but in your case I would test for Lyme disease, Rheumatoid arthritis, and other causes of polyarthropathy. Do your painful swollen joints migrate? Any joint fluid taken for analysis? Any trauma? Full history and exam indicated. ...Read more

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Everything seemed to occur over a week's period. Pain in both feet, aching fingers on left hand, knee joint pain, on and odd hip pain, and now I have a pain in left kidney area. Had the runs this morning and feel generally out of it. Any theories what's ha

Lots of symptoms: Flu? Do you have any history of autoimmune disease such as lupus or any type of migratory arthropathy? Is there any history of gout? Have you been exposed to tick borne illnesses or a area endemic to tickborne illness is? Do you have any infections, rashes, skin lesions? Do you have weakness or numbness in any extremity? ...Read more

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27, 125 healthy female. Take great care of my body. Daily problems-Sore/swollen joints (fingers, wrists, hips, knees, ankles), chronic fatigue, blotchy chest, daily headaches, etc. ANA was 1:640. C3 135.5 (av.82-194) C4 34.2 (av.18-55) Help! Meaning?

27, 125 healthy female. Take great care of my body. Daily problems-Sore/swollen joints (fingers, wrists, hips, knees, ankles), chronic fatigue, blotchy chest, daily headaches, etc. ANA was 1:640. C3 135.5 (av.82-194) C4 34.2 (av.18-55) Help! Meaning?

Not healthy: If you have all these symptoms, you are not healthy. The elevated ANA suggests that you are more likely to suffer from an autoimmune disorder but is not diagnostic per se. I would like to see a CH50 level instead of just C3 or C4. Recommend that you consult a rheumatologist who will likely order confirmatory tests. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with polyneruopathy. Now I have a swollen knee and a positive. Ana and a ANA titer 1:320 and the doctor said I was borderline. If i?

I was diagnosed with polyneruopathy. Now I have a swollen knee and a positive. Ana and a ANA titer 1:320 and the doctor said I was borderline. If i?

See rheumatologist: Rhematologists solve jigsaw puzzles. You swollen knee, positive ana, and neuropathy may be related. A rheumatologist will help you solve this. ...Read more

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My son 5 years old suffering from fever for 4 days and joint pain (knee joint) in last date. Blood test is aso titre 1:4 dilution positive?

Follow Up: Manienggr,
the symptoms and lab results are suggestive of a possible strep infection that can cause joint pain. You may want to follow up and speak to your child's physician to rule out rheumatic fever. In the mean time, make sure your child is getting rest and plenty of fluids. ...Read more

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What type of physcial exam happens during examining of the knee joint? The test that are preformed if they hurt are they positive? Please help

Knee Exam: A thorough knee exam involves palpating the ligaments and bursae, examine the patella, and by grasping on the lower leg, putting the knee joint through a routine of movements to determine the integrity of the ligaments and menisci. Depending on what you did to your knee and the condition it is in, this may hurt, and your orthopedist can explain the implications of any positive sign. ...Read more

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S. Creatinine raised from 1 to 1.27 in 6 mnths. No Albuminn or RBC in urine. I recently had a swollen knee for PsA pain. Can they be related?

S. Creatinine raised from 1 to 1.27 in 6 mnths. No Albuminn or RBC in urine. I recently had a swollen knee for PsA pain. Can they be related?

Acute kidney injury: I'm not sure what PsA is. Psoriasis or PSA=prostate cancer? Were you taking non-steroidal anti-inflamatory drugs (NSAIDs)? They can definitely cause acute kidney injury. Sounds like you need further laboratory evaluation and review of history and physical exam with more information. ...Read more

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How much time until my swollen knee goes away?

How much time until my swollen knee goes away?

It depends: It depends on the cause of the swelling. Have the knee evaluated by a rheumatologist or an orthopedist. ...Read more

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What's the fastest way to get swollen knee down so I can work?

What's the fastest way to get swollen knee down so I can work?

See your doctor: You need to determine what is causing the knee in order for it get better. Your doctor may try to drain some fluid off the knee and perform other tests. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a swollen knee how can I make it better?

What to do if I have a swollen knee how can I make it better?

See your doctor: You doctor will need to perform an evaluation to determine what is causing it and may have to drain fluid from it. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Should I put ice or heat on a painful swollen knee?

See below: If it is an acute injury, use ice. Otherwise, whatever makes you feel good will work. ...Read more

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Can knee swelling cause locking of the joint?

Can knee swelling cause locking of the joint?

Other way around: Locking of the knee joint is usually caused by a loose or torn cartilage (meniscus) in the knee - so a torn cartilage causes swelling, then the torn piece can cause locking. ...Read more

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My knee joint is burning what does that mean?

My knee joint is burning what does that mean?

Could be a tear: Of one of the structures inside leading to inflammation or could be arthritis or even infection. See your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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Can you get gout (sp?)in a replaced knee joint?

Can you get gout (sp?)in a replaced knee joint?

In general no: In general no but gout deposits of monosodium urate can be present in many locations, including around a joint in the tendons if not in the joint. Your physician can help clarify this or have you see a rheumatologist who can clarify the findings. The diagnosis of gout in a joint is made by demonstrating the presence of the monosodium urate crystals in the joint. ...Read more

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White strea over my knee joint? What could be just like are of depigmentation!?

White strea over my knee joint? What could be just like are of depigmentation!?

Vitiligo...: When skin loses it's coloring or pigment it is known as vitiligo. There are several causes of this condition. Sun damage, fungal infection and genetics are just a few. The treatment varies depending on the cause. Consulting with a dermatologist would be your best bet. ...Read more

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Had a pain on left knee joint while drivig nd riding its a pain inside knee joint?

Knee pain: Consider synovitis, pfs, medial plica syndrome, medial meniscal tear, or loose body. Check exam with your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Can septic knee joint be cured?

Can septic knee joint be cured?

Yes: An infected joint can be fixed, often with needle drainage, possibly surgery, and antibiotics. ...Read more

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What are the best exercises to rehab a severely strained knee joint?

What are the best exercises to rehab a severely strained knee joint?

Low impact: Generally, it is a good idea to keep the knee moving with as little impact as possible. Provided it is just a strain, and there are no fractures, torn meniscus or ligaments, a low impact exercise program including riding a stationary bike or elliptical machine would be advisable. If it hurts, don't do it and make sure you check with a physician. ...Read more

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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Finger Swelling (Definition)

Finger swelling can occur in many medical conditions. It can be objectively measured by water displacement measuring in some cases. It can be a sign of systemic disease, such as heart failure, or renal failure. It most often is a ...Read more