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Psoriasis In Joints
No one really knows!: No one really knows! For example why is OA so rare in the ankle? it is weight bearing and used all the time? For sure, weight bearing of the joint and range of motion of the joint play an important role. Congenital (from birth / genetic) deformations of bones (common in the hip, knee, and spine) also play an important role. ...Read more
Not well studied: To my knowledge, I've not read that rheumatoid arthritis (RA) symptoms are better or worse in any season. There have been some recent studies suggesting that the change in barometric pressure may effect some types of arthritic symptoms. However this is not specific to RA. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Would arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis appear different on an xray of joint? Can you have both in the same joint&can arthritis become rheumatoid?
Rheumatoid arthritis: is a type of arthritis, so the question is unclear. Are you referring to osteoarthritis? The xray findings of oesteoarthritis are different from rheumatoid arthritis, but you can have both in the same joint, so at that point the features would overlap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Early in the course of rheumatoid arthritis, the most common joints involved include: The joints that attach your fingers to your hands, The middle joints of your fingers, Your wrists, The joints that attach your toes to your feet, Your ankles: Larger joints — such as your elbows, shoulders and knees — often are affected later in the course of the disease. Rheumatoid arthritis typically develops in the same joints on both sides of your body. Signs and symptoms include pain, warmth and swelling of the affected joints, with morning stiffness lasting longer than an hour. ...Read more
Ostreoarthritis: Osteoarthritis is the non inflammatory degenerative joint disease marked by degeneration of the articular cartilage. Joints that are exposed to trauma (wear and tear) are mostly involved. This is different for each person/job type. The construction worker will likely have different joints involved than the receptionist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Degenerative arthritis in spine muscles in legs seem to hurt when, walking osteo a in knee, elbows hurt , is all this arthritis dad had rheumatoid ?
Hallux limitus: Arthritis of the great toe ( hallux) is very common and painful primarily due to the amount of pressure applied to this small joint with each step and the amount of pain free motion required to take a normal step. Pain here is frequently due to inflammation of the synovium, or joint lining, but just as commonly due to a broken spur. Ice, low heeled, stiff soled shoe is best. And see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many ways: The correct diagnosis is the most cost effective type of health care. What is the diagnosis? Is there actually inflammation? These are the things your rheumatologist would evaluate. Depending on your other health problems there are nsaids, dmards, biologics for inflammation and each is used according to manifestations. ...Read more
Achiness in both hips shoulders knees wrists and elbows. Hip pain seems to radiate down to upper thighs. Is this psoriatic arthritis? Also nail pitti
Most people with RA: Joint swelling of the fingers is seen early in the course of RA in the majority of patients. The knuckles are tender to the touch and there is soft tissue swelling around the knuckles causing limited motion and stiffness. This can progess to puffy swelling of the whole hand. Warm compresses and simple hand exercises can reduce swelling. Isotoner gloves worn overnight reduce swelling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a rheumatologist: If the pain is significant a rheumatologist should evaluate the problem. ...Read more