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Prednisone Joints Bone
Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more
38y female seroneg ra. Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) not work. Bone scan show si joints & feet. Start 10mg mtx. Doc said may not be RA since si joints?4 relative w/ra. ?
Talk to your doctor: There are other forms of inflammatory arthritis, which include the seronegative spondyloarthropathies. It might be something like ankylosing spondylitis. Additional testing might be necessary, and a rheumatology referral may be necessary. Also keep in mind being seronegative does not mean you absolutely don't have rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Positive, intense uptake on bone scan, lose spinal hardware, bone marrow edema , family history, paternal taking Forteo to strengthen bones. ??ideas?
For one: You probably should remove the hardware. Increased uptake is informing you there is bone activity. You don't state on what phase. This could indicate a fracture or infection.... The doctor should have a clinical suspicion of what he is looking for. If removing the hardware a bone biopsy can be performed if suspecting infection. ...Read more
Traumatic arthritis: Djd, or degenerative joint disease, is basically arthritis in a joint, related to either milder repetitive trauma, or more serious trauma (like fractures into a joint) that happened previously. Very overweight patients are at risk for DJD of their knees and hips as they age. ...Read more
Spinal fusion 9 weeks ago, RA 13yrs, on mtx, plaquinil & arava, (leflunomide) still not under control. Would biologics interefere with bone growth? Have bone stimulat
SI joint: Hi, it depends what is causing the sacroiliitis, there are many different causes for SI joint inflammation like trauma, infection, arthritis, inflammatory diseases like ankylosing spondylitis. The treatment plan for all these are different. Steroid injection can work for simple osteoarhtritis of the SI joint. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: The bone scan shows areas of active bone deposition as "hot". Osteopenia won't be diagnosed as this denotes loss of bone density. Degenerative disc disease and osteoarthritis may not be demonstrated if they are insufficient to cause a bone response (healing or what is medically called an osteoblastic response). ...Read more
Found out I have bilateral hip bone spurs, si joint bone spurs, neck bone spur, oa of my spine. I'm 37, in pain, not an athlete, what is going on?
Not bone density: Low bone density does not cause any symptoms unless you have a fracture due to osteoporosis, then there is pain. Pain in joints can be from osteoarthritis or other forms of arthritis. See your doctor or a rheumatologist for diagnosis and treatment of joint pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have widespread joint pain, swelling. C-reactive protein <0.5 mg/dl, rheumatoid arthritis factor<8.6 iu/ml, sed rate 15mm/hr. Rheumatoid arthritis?
Polyarthralgia: You should be seen in person by a rheumatologist. Good luck. ...Read more
If RA is severe can you have multiple bone erosions in multiple joints causing widespread joint pain and morning stiffness?
Yes,: it can affect multiple joints.Get a more detailed answer ›
Regeneration?: Bone grafting mostly produce a regeneration effect, which meant eestablish a loss bone height (hard to achieve in horizontal defect) or bone width (easily achieved). Your jaw bone growth can only achieved with bmps (bone morphogenetic proteins) and patient should be at young age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Crp showed high inflammation fingers /thumbs hurt and stiff after activities major joints hurt. Taking mobic (meloxicam) family history of RA knotts on thumbs ra?
Spine & hips mostly: With osteoporosis, most any bone might be affected, but mostly fractures tend to occur in the spine and upper leg bones (hips). If you are a woman 65 years or older, or have other risk factors like being thin, check with your primary health provider to see about being screened for osteoporosis. A good source for proven prevention tips is an iphone app called my health checklist 2012. ...Read more
Negative RA blood work. MRI=bone erosion in MCP joint and wrist joint effusion. Pain in both hands. What are conditions other than RA it might be?
Rheumatoid arthritis: You should keep in mind that patients can still have rheumatoid arthritis even if blood work is negative, especially if the disease course is relatively early. Other conditions that can present similarly include but are not limited to lupus, gout, pseudogout, psoriatic arthritis or osteoarthritis. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
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