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Psoriatic Arthritis And Orthopedic Surgery
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
Not good.: If a child has an inflammatory knee condition, caused by jia, there are very effective treatments available with very high success rates, some used alone, and some in combinations. I would consider it child abuse not to see a rheumatologist or the hard to find, pediatric rheumatologist. Forget the herbs and spices! this not the 3rd world. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diagnosed with "arthritis" but not type. Have spurs on lower spine + arthritis in both hip bones and knee pain w/o arth. Could be rheum.Arthritis?
Yes you could: But it is very hard separate one from the other. ...Read more
Knee pain when stand/walk. Osteophytes at bilateral tibial spines. Patellofemoral joint spaces reduced. Early osteoarthritis. Need surgery to treat?
Multilevel disc and joint arthrosis ostephytosis and sclerosis in lumbar spine and neck. Hills sachs with joint narrowing shoulder. What dr to see?
Multi joint pain: i would first see a rheumatologist to evaluate you for a potential inflammatory arthritic process. ...Read more
.5cm subchondral cyst in wrist, mild degen changes 1st carpalmetacarpal joint, treatment and questions for surgeon?
Wrist pathology: A 0.5 cm cyst by itself has no particular significance. Likewise for the mild degenerative changes. What needs to be evaluated is the clinical context for these findings i.E what are the symptoms? That would be the basis for evaluating treatment options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What autoimmune diseases may cause cervical and thorasic spine pain, ankle pain, knee pain, wrtist and finger joint pain, with hyperpigmentation ?
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
85 year old torn meniscus in right knee, pain/inflammation when walking. Recommend hyaluronic acid joint injection? Other non-surgical therapies?
If your joint is in-: -good condition, a menisectomy would be advised, even if borderline. This can slow down further degeneration & possibly avoid a replacement. Hyaluronic acid if the joint is bad & the only option is a replacement, if you are one of the people that get great results, you still may avoid a TKA. If successful they do need to be repeated over time. ...Read more
Would any rheumatologist ever suggest enbrel (etanercept) to a patient who doesn't have rheumatoid arthritis, anspon, juvenile or psoriatic arthritis? Serious drug
Yes, highly likely: There is no way to "outgrow" jra / jia. It can only be put into remission for periods of time from weeks to years, depending on what type of juvenile arthritis it is and how many joints were involved at the time of diagnosis.Kids with more active joints at diagnosis are more likely to flare more often when off meds. Until a cure is found, we work for remission with minimal flares of disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mum has mild inflamm arthritis, knee pain, knee MRI:"loss of cartilage, subarticular stress + joint effusion" Is this old age or the arthritis?
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