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Have 2 lumps appear on my right index finger middle knuckle .. I am right handed, have rheumatoid arthritis but in remission.

Have 2 lumps appear on my right index finger middle knuckle .. I am right handed, have rheumatoid arthritis but in remission.

Unclear question: Rheumatoid nodules are a natural part of the illness with rheumatoid arthritis. If the disease is in remission, the nodules per se are not an issue, other than cosmetic one. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Rheumatism (Definition)

"rheumatism" is an older term, not used much today. Most people are referring to pain and swelling in the joints when they use this term. People may mean something different when they use this term in contrast to when they refer ...Read more


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Rheumatoid arthritis can increase risk of cancer? my age is 20?only right hand wrist swelling.

Rheumatoid arthritis can increase risk of cancer?
my age is 20?only right hand wrist swelling.

True,but: Rheumatoid arthritis is associated with increase in some cancers. But the lifetime risk is small and depends on many risk factors, not just several joints, and usually severe disease requiring a lot of drugs for treatment that increase the risk. ...Read more

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What does rheumatoid arthritis in the hands look like?

What does rheumatoid arthritis in the hands look like?

Joint swelling: In the most classical presentation there is symmetrical swelling around the middle joints (pip) in the fingers and in the knuckles. The end joints, nearest the nails, are usually spared. It is also symmetrical in both hands. The areas between the joints are relatively normal. The swelling may be warm and there may be slight redness as well. ...Read more

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Will rheumatoid arthritis disfigure your hands?

Will rheumatoid arthritis disfigure your hands?

Not necessarily : Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects mostly the smaller joints in hands and feet. Nowadays we are able to achieve remission with the appropriate treatment. If left untreated then YES can deformed your hands permanently but more important if untreated the chronic inflammation can lead to cardiovascular disease and death. Talk to your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What is the best hand exercise for people with rheumatoid arthritis?

What is the best hand exercise for people with rheumatoid arthritis?

Hand Exercises: The best hand exercises are to improve and maintain range of motion. Getting a soft rubber ball and squeezing it helps with establishing motion and strengthening. Also getting small objects, such as marbles and picking them up individually works more with fine motor control. ...Read more

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Does rheumatoid arthritis always cause visible swelling in the hands?

Does rheumatoid arthritis always cause visible swelling in the hands?

No: While rheumatoid arthritis often affects the hands and feet it is not uniform. So people never get hand disease. For som hand join or tendon swelling is the presenting symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes rheumatoid arthritis and severe cramp top right side under rib?

What causes rheumatoid arthritis and severe cramp top right side under rib?

Undetermined: Ra is caused by unknown factors. It is believed that the tendency to develop rheumatoid arthritis may be genetically inherited (hereditary). Certain genes have been identified that increase the risk for rheumatoid arthritis. It is also suspected that certain infections or factors in the environment might trigger the activation of the immune system in susceptible individuals. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have rheumatoid arthritis and it affected mr right eye?

Ophtalmologist: If your eye is affected , has to be evaluated by the ophtalmologist to define what is the problem , a dry eye, a scleritis or other problems. He will decide togheter with your rheumatologist the best treatment. ...Read more

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