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Rheumatoid Arthritis Wrist Middle Finger Splints
How do I ease the pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis? Usually on necks, elbows, wrists, fi gers, especially on thighs, knees and ankles.
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
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
If my family has rheumatoid arthritis in the wrists and hands, does this mean I have a higher chance of having foot arthritis?
Can I have rheumatoid arthritis without swelling? I do have pain in my wrists, fingers, knees, and ankles, alsp experienced stiffness in the morning.
I have intense joint pain in my fingers and wrists of both hands. The joints do not appear swollen. Could this be early rheumatoid arthritis?
My wife has extreme pain in her shoulder and wrist on opposite sides bad enough to make her cry re doc thought it might be rheumatoid arthritis?
Rheumatism?: Polyarthralgia it is called and can be due to systemic arthritis like RA. But, need know lab tests, age, occupation, history of injury, bone density, symptoms, tenderness to pressure, numbness, weakness, duration and response to OTC meds and much more. Take some Aleve (naproxen) and get tested if it persists. ...Read more
Wrist pain: Rheumatoid arthritis can indeed cause joint pain in the wrist. However, there are many causes of wrist pain: osteoarthritis (degenerative wear-and-tear arthritis), tendinitis, bony abnormalities (keinbock's disease, scaphoid stress fracture), carpal tunnel syndrome, cartilage abnormalities, capsulitis, intersection syndrome, dequervain's tenosynovitis, and still many others. Your doctor can help. ...Read more
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