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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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Question I am 5 weeks out of right foot surgery and my foot has a "cold feeling" and numb still. I have RA and had a joint/bone/cartilage replacement.

Question I am 5 weeks out of right foot surgery and my foot has a "cold feeling" and numb still. I have RA and had a joint/bone/cartilage replacement.

RA s/p foot surgery: The numbness can be from nerve irritation, nerve effects due to surgery as you cut and may cut some nerves when you replace bone or due to limited blood supply, The coldness can be due to blood supply interruption but that is more concerning as you need adequate supply. Call l the doctor today or go to ER , they can do dopplers and check blood supply, if toes are purple /black that is a emergency ...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

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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 more

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Torn ankle tendon not healing. Mri shows possible anemia in bone marrow in ankle now being tested for ra. 36 y/i female, physically active. Ideas?

Torn ankle tendon not healing. Mri shows possible anemia in bone marrow in ankle now being tested for ra. 36 y/i female, physically active. Ideas?

Needs more info: This makes no sense. First of all, what tendon is torn? No less than 10 tendons cross the ankle. Second, you can't see anemia on a MRI. You can see edema in the marrow of the bone which is characteristic of fracture or infection. By the way, one cigarrette causes vasoconstriction for 24 hours. So, I recommend complete immobilization - no weight at all- and stop smoking and see podiatrist. ...Read more

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Sore flat feet, feel tender. I used jock itch cream for 2weekd but still sore feet? Also RA in ankles and knees. I'm 24. What can help? Burning feet??

Sore flat feet, feel tender. I used jock itch cream for 2weekd but still sore feet? Also RA in ankles and knees. I'm 24. What can help? Burning feet??

Depends: There are a number if different causes, and so I would encourage you to be seen. Flat feet themselves can cause pain that may respond to an orthotic. It could also be related to your RA which can often involve the mid foot. It could be a neuropathy as well. A detailed exam and appropriate test can determine the exact cause and give treatment options. ...Read more

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I have ra. Weaned myself off prednisone. Having joint pain. What to do?

I have ra. Weaned myself off prednisone. Having joint pain. What to do?

See below: With ra, and in flare, you may need to be restarted on steroids again such as prednisone. Pain meds such as anti-inflammatory can help with pain in the meantime , however, you will need other meds that can acts like a maintenance medication, some are oral like methotrexate, some injectables like remicade (infliximab). A rheumatologist will need to see you for evaluation and further treatment. ...Read more

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Can you have RA with a neg rheumatoid factor? I do have a pos ANA and joint pain

Yes: 1/4 of RA patients have negative rf. Rheumatoid factor is just one indicator. Ra is a clinical diagnosis made by a rheumatologist. Although you may have ra, you are more likely to have other collagen vascular diseases like lupus with + ana; that have arthritis associated with them. Must see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Tracy Lovell
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