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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

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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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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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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 whats 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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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


Dr. Brian Chimenti
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Knee Swelling (Definition)

Knee swelling can be clasified as intraarticular(inside the knee joint)has possible multiple condtions(artritis, torn meniscus, infection etc)the swelilng can be outside the knee (extraarticular)such as inflation ...Read more