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Dr. William Lages
Board Certified, Rheumatology
63 years in practice
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Rheumatoid arthritis can increase risk of cancer? my age is 20?only right hand wrist swelling.

Dr. William Lages
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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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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Dr. Adam Levy
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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is a condition in which there is breakdown of cartilage in joints. This results in bones rubbing together, causing pain, swelling, and stiffness in the affected joints. Common causes include infection, general wear and tear on the joints, and autoimmune diseases in which the body's immune system attacks ...Read more


Dr. Angus Worthing
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
13 years in practice
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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.?

Dr. Angus Worthing
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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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.?

Many possibilities: This could be carpal tunnel syndrome, or another form of arthritis associated with psoriasis or other diseases, or could even be early rheumatoid arthritis. Ask your doctor for help with diagnosis and consider physical therapy if prescribed. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Levy
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Dr. Douglas Mund
Board Certified, Rheumatology
41 years in practice
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What does rheumatoid arthritis in the hands look like?

Dr. Douglas Mund
Board Certified, Rheumatology
41 years in practice
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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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Dr. Gustavo Carbone
Board Certified, Rheumatology
14 years in practice
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Will rheumatoid arthritis disfigure your hands?

Dr. Gustavo Carbone
Board Certified, Rheumatology
14 years in practice
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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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Dr. Adam Levy
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Dr. Bruce Prager
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
37 years in practice
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What is the best hand exercise for people with rheumatoid arthritis?

Dr. Bruce Prager
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
37 years in practice
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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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Dr. Daniel Mass
Board Certified, Orthopedic surgery, hand surgery
41 years in practice
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Does rheumatoid arthritis always cause visible swelling in the hands?

Dr. Daniel Mass
Board Certified, Orthopedic surgery, hand surgery
41 years in practice
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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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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
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Can I try cannabis for rheumatoid arthritis in hand?

Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
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Can I try cannabis for rheumatoid arthritis in hand?

See details: That is up to you. If the disease to well controlled meds such as marijuana will not be needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Tracy Lovell
Board Certified, Rheumatology
16 years in practice
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Rheumatoid arthritis .. Can hand deformity be prevented and if it already occur can it be stopped ?

Dr. Tracy Lovell
Board Certified, Rheumatology
16 years in practice
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If you already: If you already have joint damage, you will need to go on Methotrexate and probably a biologic if you are candidate for it. The combination of two can halt progression of the disease. Sometimes bone erosions can heal, but if you have extensive joint damage the medications will not be able to reverse all that. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
44 years in practice
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Does second hand smoke effect on rheumatoid arthritis?

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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Does second hand smoke effect on rheumatoid arthritis?

Yes: The american college of rheumatology annual scientific meeting in 2000, researchers reported that the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis is nearly double for current smokers compared to non-smokers. ...Read more

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Dr. Tracy Lovell
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Rheumatoid Arthritis (Definition)

Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory condition affecting primarily the joints but other tissues such as the skin and the lungs. Joint symptoms include morning stiffness, limited ...Read more


Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) is a term used to describe a common type of arthritis in children. It is a long-term (chronic) disease resulting in ...Read more


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