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Factors came back non reactive. Whenever i walk all the joints crack. Is this reumatoid arthritis?

Factors came back non reactive. Whenever i walk all the joints crack. Is this reumatoid arthritis?

Hard to say: Joints "cracking" is not a typical feature of rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory arthritis with joints that are warm and visibly swollen. Osteoarthritis is a type of "wear and tear" arthritis that results from loss of cartilage in the joints that does not typically involve inflammation but does cause pain and deformity. Be sure to see a rheumatologist for diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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Is prednisone recommendable for sore muscles after heavy weight training? Is it recommendable for reumatoid arthritis in the knees? Thanks

Is prednisone recommendable for sore muscles after heavy weight training? Is it recommendable for reumatoid arthritis in the knees?
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Not for basics: prednsone is a powerful anti inflammatory with a number of potential side effects. It should be reserved for significant medical issues and has been used in severe flairs of rheumatoid arthritis ...Read more

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What are signs of artritis?

What are signs of artritis?

Pain and swelling: Arthritis is inflammation of the joint lining that leads to cartilage destruction. It causes pain and swelling in the joints. ...Read more

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How can you treat artritis?

How can you treat artritis?

No single answer: There are over 120 types of arthritis. Some have treatment, others not. Some require antibiotics, others steroids, others surgery. Some require immunosuppressive agents, some don't. There is no single treatment. It all depends on the type. ...Read more

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I am very stiff every morning is it artritis?

I am very stiff every morning is it artritis?

Maybe...: Could be; please see your doctor to work out the kinks of your diagnosis and get treatment! ...Read more

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What is arthritis?

What is arthritis?

Inflammation: Arthritis is inflammation within a joint. The most common type is osteoarthritis which is a wear and tear arthritis. Another is rheumatoid arthritis which is an autoimmune problem where the body attacks its own tissues. The common syptoms of arthritis is pain, swelling and stiffness in the affected joint. ...Read more

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What is arthritis?

What is arthritis?

Cartilage damage: Arthritis is a progressive damage to the cartilage in your joints. It can be cause by several things including wear and tear, rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis among others. When the cartilage is damaged, there is increasing pressure on the bone that leads to bone spurs. There is also an increase in the chemicals that trigger inflammation, which causes pain. ...Read more

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What is arthritis ?

Inflammation: Autoimmune arthritis is when the body attacks the joint lining and causes pain, swelling, and stiffness. There are other forms of arthritis, such as after trauma to the joint. ...Read more

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