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How does RA contribute to the ankle tendonitis I am experiencing and why would tendonitis be in both ankles?
Chronic inflammation: Rhematoid arthritis will cause degenerative changes to the ankle joints resulting in the ankle functioning incorrectly. This will in turn cause overuse of the tendons surrounding the ankle joint and chronic inflammation. Injections of cortisone around the tendon can be helpful as well as antiiflammatories. An ankle brace would be helpful to stabilize the joint and orthotics to realign the joint. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have sle, my skin biopsy was positive for ana, iga, i also have raynaud's symptom, ra..... But all my blood test for ANA are neg, it's that posible?
Joint pain + swellin: Joint pain + swelling are cardinal symptoms of ra. Especially small and large joints - fingers, feet, wrists, ankles and knees. Other joints can also be involved but characteristically not the back. There can also be stiffness in the morning lasting an hour or more. We sometimes see subcutaneous nodules and look at laboratory and imaging data to help make the diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Negative for ra- dr suspects pa due to occasional rash on elbows..Rash hasn't appeared for several mths..Is there any other was to diagnose psoriasis?
Skin biobsy ,Flake: There are no lab tests or blood tests available to confirm or deny the presence of psoriasis. Instead, a doctor must examine the skin and nails closely, sometimes analyzing dry skin under a microscope.Your doctor may take a small sample of skin (biopsy) that's examined under a microscope to determine the exact type of psoriasis and to rule out other disorders. ...Read more
I have stiff joints in all my ten fingers. It is painful when i bend the fingers. What is the cause and treatment ? Have done blood test.Ra is 10
I have a painful finger. Ra tests were negative . Might it be gout? It has hurt for six weeks and is particularly painful and stiff in the mornings.
It tests were: Done for ra, i would imagine testes were performed for uric acid levels as well. Is it possible it is gout, sure it is possible. Gout pain is usually not present for 6 weeks....So while possible, it would not be high on my differential list. But, is easy ruled out thru both blood and urine tests. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I live in arizona but have the opportunity to transfer to dallas, texas. I have RA and am wondering what the effects would be? I know that texas is a lot more humid than arizona and can also get colder in the winter. I am just beginning to get my RA under
My test was negative for anti nuclear antibody and 40 u/ml for cyclic citrullinated peptide. Does this mean I have ra?
I have been taking 50mg enebrel /week for 3 years to treat my ra. What will happen "if" i quit taking this medication ?
I have been treated for RA for ten years. Never tested positve for rhumatoid factor only high white blood cell and c reactive protien. Do I have ra?
How safe and how much effective is treating medical conditions like RA or the flu by the following plants: ginger, anise, chamomile and sage?"
Not a good idea.: If you are otherwise healthy you will probably recover from the flu with or without treatment ( if you get short of breath, develope lung congestion or have other illnesses you should not take a chance. You should see a doctor). Rheumatoid arthritis is a crippling, fatal illness which cannot be controlled by the treatments you mentioned. You should see a rheumatologist for this problem. ...Read more
Perhaps: About 10% of the population has nightshade sensitivity (eggplant, potatoes, peppers, tomatoes, etc). They do best totally avoiding all nightshade plants. Three months is a good trial. Also consider dairy and gluten free. Eating becomes challenging, but still doable with practice.. There are still many foods and a good dietitian can help you. Leigh wagner rd at kumc will do phone consults. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed w/ RA at 24. Started treatments right away. Now I'm 36 and in pain. Rheumatologist increased my meds. Will I become disabled early in life?
Not necessarily! You: might some Orthopedic work if the pain meds do not work. A person with very bad RA or severe arthritic knee would benefit from Replacement surgery, but that isn't the only option. See an Orthopedist who is specially trained in Knee surgery as I am sure he'll have a few more options for you. Good Luck. ...Read more
Variable: Since rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a condition of intermittent exacerbations (flares) and quiescence, it is impossible to know if a patient has reached a state where no future flares will occur. Instead, the term remission is used to indicate prolonged quiescence. Remission is highly variable, but can be achieved with some of today's drugs. More often, treatment modification is ongoing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Since i didn't get an early treatment for my ra. Am i high risk of ending up on a wheel chair or die ?
Yes: Though the drug studies were set up to have these tnf agents used in combination with Methotrexate (mtx), many patients do take tnf agents without mtx. Certain tnf agents work better than others if mtx is not being taken. Speak to your rheumatologist if you are considering going off mtx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer