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RA is also known as Rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an condition where the immune system attacks the tissues of the joints. This causes pain, swelling, and destruction of joints throughout the body.
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
Can rheumatism affect your sinuses? I have been having evening congestion that has coincided withmy RA diagnosis. If so, what is the best treatment?
This could be: This could be a number from reflux from your medications or it could be from tobacco use which can also make your rheumatoid worse and more difficult to treat. Consider stopping smoking and seeing your primary and possibly an ENT to evaluate your sinsus issues. ...Read more
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