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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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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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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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I have itp - tested for rheumatoid arthritis 3 months ago - negative. Past 2 weeks I've got deep pain in arms, wrists, thighs, ankles, hips knees. Ra?

Other disease too: Itp is associated with several of the rheumatic diseases, and the commonest is systemic lupus, but several others. It may take some time for tests to turn positive and besides arthritis muscle inflammation can. ...Read more

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Rheumatoid arthritis nodules on wrist is that possible? How would i know if it's a nodule or something else?

Yes: An exam by doctor/rheumatologist can confirm. Mri will differentiate between a ganglion (common by the wrist) and a solid mass like a rheumatoid nodule. Definitive test is an excisional biopsy. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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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Is wrist pain a symptom rheumatoid arthritis?

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

Dr. John Landi
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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