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Any treatments/remedies for osteo arthritis in big toe joints?

Any treatments/remedies for osteo arthritis in big toe joints?

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 more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


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Best Ayurveda treatment for osteoarthritis or juvenile arthritis knee treatment?

Best Ayurveda treatment for osteoarthritis or juvenile arthritis knee treatment?

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 more

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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?

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?

Get lab work done: Most common type of arthritis is Osteo-arthritis or "wear and tear" arthritis. Blood tests can indicate the possibility of rheumatoid arthritis. Any specific concerns, would recommend a consult with a rheumatologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you have rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis?

Can you have rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis?

RA vs. OA: Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder while osteoarthritis is a degenerative/wear and tear condition. The two conditions can coexist especially in the hip and knee. ...Read more

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Knee pain when stand/walk. Osteophytes at bilateral tibial spines. Patellofemoral joint spaces reduced. Early osteoarthritis. Need surgery to treat?

Knee pain when stand/walk. Osteophytes at bilateral tibial spines. Patellofemoral joint spaces reduced. Early osteoarthritis. Need surgery to treat?

Not necessarily: Medications, physical therapy, bracing, and even injection therapy are ways to treat early arthritis of the knee without surgery. Consider being seen to discuss which options might be best for you. ...Read more

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What treatment for facet joint arthopathy?

What treatment for facet joint  arthopathy?

Injections: Begin with physical therapy. Facet injections not only can give relief but also confirm the diagnosis. Ultimately facet fusion might help. I perform them outpatient through a minimally invasive approach. ...Read more

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.5cm subchondral cyst in wrist, mild degen changes 1st carpalmetacarpal joint, treatment and questions for surgeon?

.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 more

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How successful is spinal surgery for degenerative arthritis?

How successful is spinal surgery for degenerative arthritis?

Good, but: There are other modalities you can try. These range from acupuncture, through chiropractors and up to rehabilitation doctors. Sometimes surgery is the only way to treat the pain, but other modalities can be used first. ...Read more

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What autoimmune diseases may cause cervical and thorasic spine pain, ankle pain, knee pain, wrtist and finger joint pain, with hyperpigmentation ?

What autoimmune diseases may cause cervical and thorasic spine pain, ankle pain, knee pain, wrtist and finger joint pain, with hyperpigmentation ?

RA: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease in which your body’s immune system, instead to protect your health by attacking bacteria and/or viruses, mistakenly attacks your joints in the entire body. Rec.: see rheumatologist for diagnosis and treatment. Take care. ...Read more

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Can a knee or ankle MRI without contrast show rheumatoid arthritis? Or spondyloarthropathy?

Can indicate: Mri of knee or ankle joint may shows signs of arthritis (fluid, synovitis, cartilage lost, erosions) but these signs are not specific for rheumatoid arthritis. Ra is diagnosed by blood tests and clinical history as is spondyloarthropathy. ...Read more

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Would arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis appear different on an xray of joint? Can you have both in the same joint&can arthritis become rheumatoid?

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 more

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With juvenile rheumatoid arthritis can I take glucosamine?

With juvenile rheumatoid arthritis can I take glucosamine?

Yes, you can take it: But glucosamine is useless for juvenile idiopathic arthritis. You should be under the care of a pediatric rheumatologist. ...Read more

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85 year old torn meniscus in right knee, pain/inflammation when walking. Recommend hyaluronic acid joint injection? Other non-surgical therapies?

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

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How to repair rheutoie arthritis hip?

How to repair rheutoie arthritis hip?

Depend upon severity: I assume the question is how to cure RA of the hip.Answer depend upon how severly the hip joint have been damage by the disease, mild cases can be treated with medication or injections, severe ones will need a total hip replacement.. ...Read more

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Could juvenile rheumatoid arthritis return in the future?

Could juvenile rheumatoid arthritis return in the future?

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 more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

An autoimmune disease that causes itchy, thickened, skin lesions on the skin, nail changes, and occasionally joint arthritis. ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A severe illness caused by bacteria named bacillus anthracis. Anthrax disease can result in pneumonia, ...Read more