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Pressure Points For Rheumatoid Arthritis In The Right Hand
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am having extreme pain and burning in my index finger and morning stiffness in other fingers it gets better after the morning. It is only in one hand and iblood work does not indicate rheumatoid arthritis.?
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
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
How likely are diseases like diabetes (both kinds) and rheumatoid arthritis to be passed down if they run in my family? Low right?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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