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What is the best hand exercise for people with rheumatoid arthritis?

What is the best hand exercise for people with rheumatoid arthritis?

Hand Exercises: The best hand exercises are to improve and maintain range of motion. Getting a soft rubber ball and squeezing it helps with establishing motion and strengthening. Also getting small objects, such as marbles and picking them up individually works more with fine motor control. ...Read more

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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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Rheumatoid arthritis .. Can hand deformity be prevented and if it already occur can it be stopped ?

Rheumatoid arthritis ..
Can hand deformity be prevented and if it already occur can it be stopped ?

If you already: If you already have joint damage, you will need to go on Methotrexate and probably a biologic if you are candidate for it. The combination of two can halt progression of the disease. Sometimes bone erosions can heal, but if you have extensive joint damage the medications will not be able to reverse all that. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Can I try cannabis for rheumatoid arthritis in hand?

Can I try cannabis for rheumatoid arthritis in hand?

See details: That is up to you. If the disease to well controlled meds such as marijuana will not be needed. ...Read more

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Does second hand smoke effect on rheumatoid arthritis?

Does second hand smoke effect on rheumatoid arthritis?

Yes: The american college of rheumatology annual scientific meeting in 2000, researchers reported that the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis is nearly double for current smokers compared to non-smokers. ...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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I take immunosuppresive & other drugs for rheumatoid arthritis. Is there severe risk from hand foot and mouth disease if a child in my family has it?

I take immunosuppresive & other drugs for rheumatoid arthritis. Is there severe risk from hand foot and mouth disease if a child in my family has it?

If you are unlucky: Persons on immuno-suppressive meds have a suppressed immune system! they should avoid sick people, if at all possible. Wearing a medical face mask, along with good hand-washing, can help avoid catching viruses. The current coxsackie a6 strain, in the news, is causing worse hand-foot-mouth symptoms than the typical strain. Bad symptoms include high fevers, vomiting, diarrhea, brain problems, etc... ...Read more

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I have both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis but what causes pain and/or pins and needles in ring finger (left hand)?

I have both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis but what causes pain and/or pins and needles in ring finger (left hand)?

Varies: There are multiple potential causes. Among the two most common are a pinched nerve in the neck (cervical radiculopathy) or at the elbow (cubital tunnel syndrome) or both. A nerve conduction test would likely tell the cause. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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I have rheumatoid arthritis, i take prednisone every 3rd day, leflunomide every day, and tramadohl for pain. Everynight around 2-3am, i wake up in terrible pain in my knees and hips. Sometimes includes my hand and finger joints. I have to take more tramad

I have rheumatoid arthritis, i take prednisone every 3rd day, leflunomide every day, and tramadohl for pain. Everynight around 2-3am, i wake up in terrible pain in my knees and hips. Sometimes includes my hand and finger joints. I have to take more tramad

The : The effective "treatment window" for your pain medications (tramadol or vicodin) is about 4 to 6 hours. If you take your last painkiller about the time you go to bed, you may simply be running out the clock on these particular medications. A longer-acting painkiller might get you through the night, or at least give you a couple more hours of sleep before you're awakened by your painful joints. Alternatively, a dose of a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (celebrex, naproxen, ibuprofen, etc.) at bedtime might extend your sleep time. Ice and/or warm packs could be of benefit, too. Discuss your options with your doctor. He/she might have additional suggestions (e.g., changing your Prednisone dosage or schedule). I hope you find a solution to this problem soon! ...Read more

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If my family has rheumatoid arthritis in the wrists and hands, does this mean I have a higher chance of having foot arthritis?

If my family has rheumatoid arthritis in the wrists and hands, does this mean I have a higher chance of having foot arthritis?

Possibly: Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic disease that can affect any joint in the body. It does tend to run in families so if you have any symptoms, i would recommend testing. ...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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Why would a doctor cast my wrist & hand for rheumatoid arthritis?

Why would a doctor cast my wrist & hand for rheumatoid arthritis?

Ask your doctor: Why don't you ask the doctor who did it? Casting in RA is not done very frequently as you do not want to immobilize joints but rather want to move and exercise them. ...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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Rheumatoid arthritis can increase risk of cancer? my age is 20?only right hand wrist swelling.

Rheumatoid arthritis can increase risk of cancer?
my age is 20?only right hand wrist swelling.

True,but: Rheumatoid arthritis is associated with increase in some cancers. But the lifetime risk is small and depends on many risk factors, not just several joints, and usually severe disease requiring a lot of drugs for treatment that increase the risk. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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