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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 taking humira (adalimumab) a common treatment for rheumatoid arthritis?

Is taking humira (adalimumab) a common treatment for rheumatoid arthritis?

Yes, but.....: Humira (adalimumab) is quite effective. It is also quite expensive. It should not be considered a first-line therapy, as drug companies want us to believe. Other first line dmards like plaquenyl, methotrexate, leflunomide, and sulfasalazine work quite well. I occasionally will give Humira (adalimumab) injections for several visits until other drugs kick in. ...Read more

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Is anti-tfn infliximab and effective treatment for rheumatoid arthritis.?

Is anti-tfn infliximab and effective treatment for rheumatoid arthritis.?

Yes: The biologic drugs, of which the tnf inhibitors are one, are new and exciting medications that are changing the course of RA by interfering with the body's productiion of inflammatory components; in addition they decrease the joint damage. Ther arenow 5 tnf inhibitors, an il-6 inhibitor, and several b cell inhibitors as well as new jak enzyme inhibitors in investigation. ...Read more

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What's the importance of prednisolone in treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. How and for how long it should be used?

What's the importance of prednisolone in treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. How and for how long it should be used?

Gold standarf: Steroid used to be the gold standard for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and still the last line before they start with immune therapy same time taking steroid for a long period of time can have a lot of side effect so they use a balance between the benefit you hope to get Vs the potential side effect that you might be facing and this decision is individualize by the physician see your doc ...Read more

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What is best treatment got rheumatoid arthritis? My mom is 78 and suffers from this and is in excruciating pain.

What is best treatment got rheumatoid arthritis? My mom is 78 and suffers from this and is in excruciating pain.

Tough case: Many medications for RA work on suppressing the immune system and carry their own bag of potential side effects. The is not one best treatment and I would encourage a comprehensive evaluation by a rheumatologist who can go into more detail about the risks and benefits of treatment. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best remedy for rheumatoid arthritis?

Can you tell me what is the best remedy for rheumatoid arthritis?

Many: The most important part of RA is to be on disease modifying therapy. Every patient is different. Drugs like methotrexate, enbrel, (etanercept) humira, etc help protect the joints. Steroids (prednisone) and anti-inflammatories help symptoms but don't protect your joints. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment of rheumatoid arthritis or what are some ways to minimize its effect?

Is there any treatment of rheumatoid arthritis or what are some ways to minimize its effect?

Yes: These days if diagnosed and treated early and aggressively the treatments relieve symptoms and help prevent deformed joints and disability. There are now wonderful relatively safe treatments to prevent the dangerous complications of ra. Common treatments include: methotrexate, enbrel, remicade, humira, orencia, (abatacept) rituxan, and actemra. ...Read more

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Over the counter or home remedy for rheumatoid arthritis?

Over the counter or home remedy for rheumatoid arthritis?

No: Unless you control the disease with appropriate meds, there is a high risk for irreversible joint damage and deformity. Do not waste time on supplements or alternatives. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

What is the best treatment for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

See details: It really depends on the specific manifestation and the severity of the involvement. Is one joint involved or are many involved? Is it more systemic with fevers, rashes and heart involvement. These answers determine the treatment options. A rheumatologist can guide you. Options include nsaids, prednisone, Methotrexate and tnf agents among others. ...Read more

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What is prosorba column therapy and is it effective in treatment of rheumatoid arthritis?

What is prosorba column therapy and is it effective in treatment of rheumatoid arthritis?

Yes: Prosorba therapy was approved by fda back in 1999 for the treatment of ra. It was not a first line therapy, though. It used a tube loaded with protein a, which served as a binder to attach itself to circulating antibodies in the patient's plasma. About 40% of patients that didn't respond to conventional treatment responded to prosorba. Unfortunately, the maker of it is no longer on the market. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be on anti tnf treatment for rheumatoid arthritis?

Not sure: Did your rheumatologist put you on this. They use many things to treat RA - but many of them have been proven to be useless or harmful. Do a websearch. ...Read more

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What medicine/remedy is best taken if you feel hand cramps (rheumatoid arthritis)?

See your doctor: If you have rheumatoid, you might want to see your doctor see if anything else is going on or whether your current is controlling your arthritis. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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How can I get treatment for rheumatoid arthritis?

How can I get treatment for rheumatoid arthritis?

See a Rheumatologist: Rheumatologist specialize in the treatment of inflammatory arthritis as rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for rheumatoid arthritis?

What is the best treatment for rheumatoid arthritis?

Biologicals: The treatment of rheumatoid arthritis has really improved over the last decade since introduction of new class of medications called biological they have many side effects and need to be selected properly for best fit for individual patient please talk to your rheumatologist who will be the best one to answer your specific question good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment and exercise for rheumatoid arthritis?

Rheumatologist: Rheumatologist would provide this type of information. Treatment depends on verifying diagnosis, determining extent of joint damage and other system involvement, activity of disease. Exercise programs depend upon specific diagnosis, limitations, warm up, stretching and joint protection requirements. ...Read more

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I suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis. No amount of treatment or medicines have helped my conditions. Its getting worse day by day. Please help!!

I suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis. No amount of treatment or medicines have helped my conditions. Its getting worse day by day. Please help!!

Need more info: Without knowing what interventions you have tried hard to say if you have utilized all available options. In addition to prescription medications there are alternative interventions that can be helpful in some patients. These include diet and supplements. I find them more helpful in patients earlier on in the disease process. If you have not gone this route you should find an appropriate provider. ...Read more

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Mesenchymal stem cell. Is this a potential treatment or cure for chronic rheumatoid arthritis patient in the 70s suffering from it for 30+ years?

Mesenchymal stem cell. Is this a potential treatment or cure for chronic rheumatoid arthritis patient in the 70s suffering from it for 30+ years?

Treatment Possible: Cure unlikely. Several patients with rheumatoid arthritis have been treated with the Regenexx Stem Cell Therapies. Did all get relief, unlikely but some did. Depends on everyone and what medications you are on or how severe your RA is. Check out Regenexx. Com to see if this is helpful for you. ...Read more

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What treatment is available for finger contraction in severe rheumatoid arthritis. Is urgent treatment needed for fingers contracted over 12 hrs?

Nerve or joint: You may have subluxation of the finger joint or a dislocated joint. The finger problem can also be due to abnormal pull of a tendon that has slipped. Hopefully that there is no nerve paralysis causing your finger deformity. Yes you should see your rheumatologist as soon as possible who may refer you to an occupational therapist. ...Read more

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Dr. James Chapman
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Rheumatism (Definition)

"rheumatism" is an older term, not used much today. Most people are referring to pain and swelling in the joints when they use this term. People may mean something different when they use this term in contrast to when they refer ...Read more


Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more