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Dr. Peter Ihle
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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


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How do you treat rheumatism?

How do you treat rheumatism?

Treatment: Multiple choices depending on extend of the disease and need for aggressive therapy. All treatment have risk and benefits that must be individualized. Not one size fits all. ...Read more

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What are the best drugs for rheumatism?

What are the best drugs for rheumatism?

Rheumatism: Need to know first what you mean by rheumatism. Standard tylenol (acetaminophen) works quite well for osteoarthritis. Sometimes you may need drugs like aleve or ibuprofen. If you have a more inflammatory process you really need to see your doctor. Do remember no drug comes without potential side effects if used in excess. ...Read more

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How does palandromic rheumatism manifest itself?

Recurrent pain: This is a syndrome of recurrent pain in joints with periods of no pain there is generally no inflammation associated with it and markers of inflammation like ESR or cro are normal and all serological like rheumatoid factor are negative. Often responds well to anti inflammatory mess or plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: rheumatism?

What is the definition or description of: rheumatism?

Joint pain: "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 to rheumatoid arthritis specifically. ...Read more

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What pain medicine to help rheumatism ?

What pain medicine to help rheumatism ?

Many Options: Great questions. There many options in this situation. First line agents include anti-inflammatories and tylenol (acetaminophen). More advanced medications include drugs that attempt to treat the underlying cause of rheumatism. Although opioids are occasionally used they are unlikely to help in the long-term. ...Read more

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Why do so many farmers have rheumatism?

Why do so many farmers have rheumatism?

Farmers rheumatism: Farmers work long hours, often in tough work conditions. If unable to take a break from labors during growing seasons or when tending to daily chores, or to take time off if injured, wear and tear can take their toll. Those of us who eat what farmers produce rarely stop to thank them for their efforts-- so here's to farmers! ...Read more

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How to get help with rheumatoid arthitis?

How to get help with rheumatoid arthitis?

RA: I recommend you consult with a rheumatologist. There are many good treatments available. ...Read more

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How can juvenile rheumatoid arthiritis work?

How can  juvenile rheumatoid arthiritis work?

Autoimmune disease: Juvenile arthritis is an autoimmune disease that affects children where their own white blood cells "get confused" and attack some of their joints causing inflammation that can damage their joints.There is no cure now and it is not self-limited.Kids should be followed by a board certified pediatric rheumatologist and almost all will need weekly low dose Methotrexate and a tnf inhibitor like enbrel (etanercept). ...Read more

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Is rheumatoid facotr different from Rh factor?

Is rheumatoid facotr different from Rh factor?

Rh Factor: Rheumatoid factor is very different from rh, or rhesus factor. Rf represents an autoimmune process, where your body is attacking itself. Rh is the "d" antigen, which makes our blood cells either positive or negative, such as o+ or o-. If it is present on our red blood cells, we do not make antibodies against it, otherwise we would attack our own blood. But if it is neg, then we do make them. ...Read more

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Are infrared lights good for rheumatism pains?

Are infrared lights good for rheumatism pains?

The warm joints!: Warming inflamed joints can help alleviate symptoms of joint pain. However, no benefit, other than symptom improvement occurs. (this has been shown about warm paraffin baths for hands in rheumatoid arthritis.). ...Read more

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Is there any cure for rheumatoid athritis?

See a rheumatologist: Rheumatologist can give you the best advice and treatment plan for ra. ...Read more

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Can high sugar in the blood cause rheumatism?

Indirectly: Diabetes is associated with increased risk for tendinitis in the hands and also shoulder issues among other arthritic problems. It is not associated with generalized aching (rheumatism). ...Read more

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What is the best pain relief for rheumatoid arthitis?

What is the best pain relief for rheumatoid arthitis?

See a rheumatolotist: Depends on the activity of the disease. You may need disease modifiying drugs which can stop the damage to the joints. Sometime the disease becomes dormant and doesn't require these powerful and sometimes dangerous drugs. A rheumatologist is your best bet to get the right treatment. You want to make sure it is really RA that is being treated, too. ...Read more

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What does a positive rheumatoid factor test result mean?

Auto-immune response: Rheumatoid factor is one of the auto-immune responses, however, it may also develop as a some what normal respose to infection. Any lab test needs to be evaluated in the context of the whole clinical picture and a positive rheumatoid factor, by itself, is not diagnostic of any disease. It supports a diagnosis rheumatoid arthritis and other auto-immune disorders. ...Read more

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Is rheumatoid athritis a verydangerous kind of arthritis?

Is rheumatoid athritis a verydangerous kind of arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis: It can be very debilitating depending on the severity of the disease and your responsiveness to treatment. ...Read more

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Are there any ways to cure rheumatism or cut down the ache?

Are there any ways to cure rheumatism or cut down the ache?

Not used: Rheumatism is no longer used as a medical term referring to any specific condition. It previously was used to describe a variety of musculoskeletal comditions. Depending on the type of arthritis or muscle condition, there may be excellent treatments or only symptomatic care. ...Read more