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Doctor insights on: Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms In Foot And Ankle Joint

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My mom have rheumatoid arthritis and suffer from severe ankle pain only in the right leg, while walking. What is the solution ?

My mom have rheumatoid arthritis and suffer from severe ankle pain only in the right leg, while walking. What is the solution ?

See your doctor: There are many possible treatment choices, and they might include ankle braces or ankle/foot orthoses, steroid injections may provide symptomatic relief. Balancing rest and activity in a way that does not overstress the ankle, physical therapy and/or surgery (such as an ankle joint implant or fusion) might be options to consider. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis 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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Can a knee or ankle MRI without contrast show rheumatoid arthritis? Or spondyloarthropathy?

Can a knee or ankle MRI without contrast show rheumatoid arthritis? Or spondyloarthropathy?

Can indicate: Mri of knee or ankle joint may shows signs of arthritis (fluid, synovitis, cartilage lost, erosions) but these signs are not specific for rheumatoid arthritis. Ra is diagnosed by blood tests and clinical history as is spondyloarthropathy. ...Read more

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I have a fallen arch on my right foot. & i also have osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. My right ankle give me pain. Would an arch support help?

Fallen arch: An acquired flat foot can be very painful. The changes in your walking can effect your ankle, knee, hip, and back. May be due to torn posterior tibialis tendon or collapse of bone due to rheumatoid arthritis. An arch support (orthotic) may be helpful to reestablish the normal movement of your foot. Give it a try. ...Read more

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Knees make crunching and popping sounds. Hurts to kneel, squat, etc. I have rheumatoid arthritis in knees & ankles, not sure if related. Any ideas?

Knees make crunching and popping sounds. Hurts to kneel, squat, etc.  I have rheumatoid arthritis in knees & ankles, not sure if related. Any ideas?

Knee popping: You need to follow up with a Rheumatologist particularly at your age. You will need follow up xrays and labs. if this is due to your RA, your Rheumatologist will be able to tell by your xray and labs. There are great treatments for RA now, but they need to be started as early as possible and you need close follow up. ...Read more

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Can I have rheumatoid arthritis without swelling? I do have pain in my wrists, fingers, knees, and ankles, alsp experienced stiffness in the morning.

Can I have rheumatoid arthritis without swelling? I do have pain in my wrists, fingers, knees, and ankles, alsp experienced stiffness in the morning.

Possibly.: Although swelling is a common sign of rheumatoid arthritis, it does not happen in every patient. There are actually several conditions that can produce pain in multiple joints and morning stiffness in a young adult. You should seek evaluation with a Rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I've been having pain in my feet, ankles, knees, wrists and fingers. The pain is worse when im resting. Could it be rheumatoid arthritis?

I've been having pain in my feet, ankles, knees, wrists and fingers. The pain is  worse when im resting. Could it be rheumatoid arthritis?

See your physician: There are many and various illnesses which could match your description (e,g. rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, etc.). I can appreciate your concerned, but finding a proper diagnosis and treatment may be the answer to your worries. Rec.: see your physician for physical and labs. Take good care. ...Read more

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I have rheumatoid arthritis and what does it mean if my ankles are swollen?

Effusion: You probably have involvement of your ankle joints. Consider seeing your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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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