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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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Joint pain in knees,left ankle & left elbow. I'm 32 & my c-reactive was 1.4, RA factor <10, uric acid 4.7, sed rate 6, pos ANA 1:40 homogeneous. Clue?

Joint pain in knees,left ankle & left elbow. I'm 32 & my c-reactive was 1.4, RA factor <10, uric acid 4.7, sed rate 6, pos ANA 1:40 homogeneous. Clue?

Pain : It may be minor inflammation of the jts. Which does not produce positive blood tests. I would try an anti-inflammatory, Aleeve 400mg daily with food for 10 days. If this does not help I would see your physician again ...Read more

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History of respiratory infection, joint pain, tingling extremities, rash on wrist/hand/ankles/top of feet. Negative RA & ana. Elevated sed. Thoughts?

History of respiratory infection, joint pain, tingling extremities, rash on wrist/hand/ankles/top of feet. Negative RA & ana. Elevated sed. Thoughts?

You have a lot: Of symptoms there and you need to see a good doctor to determine which or i'd all are related. Elevated sed rate is very non specific and just telling us there is inflammation. I would recommend you see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have swollen knees on & off & pain in my hips & swollen ankles is this ra?

What to do if I have swollen knees on & off & pain in my hips & swollen ankles is this ra?

Maybe: I often do send my patients for blood work when they come in with complaints such as yours., especially if u have a family history of ra or other inflammatory conditions. You should first see your family doctor about this ...Read more

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Lately my feet&ankles have been hurting.My knee was randomly swollen,pain is worse in the morning.I have herniation in back.Is that it?could it be RA?

Lately my feet&ankles have been hurting.My knee was randomly swollen,pain is worse in the morning.I have herniation in back.Is that it?could it be RA?

Possible: There are so many reasons why feet and ankles hurt, they need to be evaluated by a podiatrist. RA is certainly a possibility, blood work may help diagnose. Could be the way you walk, weight, flat feet, heel spurs etc. You need a hands on exam ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Ecchymoses (Definition)

Ecchymoses are bruises. Bruises are purple or red collections of blood under the skin that appear after blood vessels in the skin break, causing the blood to spread through the tissues ...Read more


Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more