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Rheumatoid Arthritis Impacted By Hot Weather
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
Not well studied: To my knowledge, I've not read that rheumatoid arthritis (RA) symptoms are better or worse in any season. There have been some recent studies suggesting that the change in barometric pressure may effect some types of arthritic symptoms. However this is not specific to RA. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can nuclear bone scans distinguish between joint inflammation caused by rheumatoid arthritis and inflammation caused by lupus? If so, how?
Does cold weather bring on a Lupus flare up? All my joints are swollen, weak and painful. As soon as the cold weather hit, I'm in pain everyday
Persistent stiffness in ankle and is mostly relieved by popping/cracking it (1-2x daily). History of oa in other joints. Possible oa here too?
Have knee, ankle & tendon swelling due to Ankylosing Spondylitis , will soaking it in Epsom salt and cold water help?
Unlikely: The treatment of your ankylosing spondylitis should include anti-inflammatory medication!!! This should also be sufficient to treat your ankle/tendon swelling unless something ELSE is going on (eg GOUT can be worsened by some anti-inflammatory medications) Consult with your Rheumatologist! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
Ok: If the question is whether a steam room can be used if you have rheumatoid artjhritis the answer is yes. Generally the joints do feel better with the application of moist heat. Sitting in a steam room can be therapeutic as long as it is not too hot and other factors or illnesses preclude using it. ...Read more
Hypersensitive skin toes/feet burns/stings horrible. Cold toes seeing vascular. Not ms. Crp 10. Normal thyroid. Stiff/painful joints hands, feet not ra?
Recent ex rays show no fractures or soft tissue injuries but my foot aches or hurts sometimes especially in damp cold weather? Arthritis?
My Rheumatoid Factor went from 29 to. 53. Could this be mild start to rheumatoid Arthritis, have severe painful feet red hot & swollen.
Negative RA blood work. MRI=bone erosion in MCP joint and wrist joint effusion. Pain in both hands. What are conditions other than RA it might be?
Rheumatoid arthritis: You should keep in mind that patients can still have rheumatoid arthritis even if blood work is negative, especially if the disease course is relatively early. Other conditions that can present similarly include but are not limited to lupus, gout, pseudogout, psoriatic arthritis or osteoarthritis. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Could plantar faciitis, knees that hurt going down stairs or up, trigger fingers in both hands w/ swollen lumps in palms be related? Crp elev sed low
Plantar fasciitis : Is a common diagnosis for heel pain. When one combines the other conditions mentioned, there are autoimmune dissorders that come to mind. A very common autoimmune condition inclueds RA (rheumatoid arthritis) and the panus that could associated with it. Additional tests are indicated. See you physician for other tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fingers stiffness/pain bilateral- top near nail &middle knuckles/worse in morning - RF 10.4- anti CCP -1 ESR-2 CRP- .9 - RA or OA or what?
Spine Pain Options: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Decrease consumption of red meat, fried food, and trans fat. Eat more fish, particularly cold water fish like salmon (wild), sardines, mackerel or take omega 3 fish oil as a supplement. Decrease intake of highly refined sugars and white flour. Do not smoke, keep weight down. Exercise is good for people with non-rheumatoid arthritis, walking, swimming, yoga are among my favorites. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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