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Doctor insights on: Rheumatory Arthritis Symptoms

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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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What can cause the symptoms of arthritis?

What can cause the symptoms of arthritis?

150 + types arthriti: There are over 150 types of arthritis so these differ and these symptoms can be different. The symptoms come from swelling, inside the knee, rubbing of bones and cartilage, inflammatory crystals, torn menisci, joint mice (debris) etc. Each person is different and your evaluation will look at these things to try to help make the diagnosis and develop your therapy program. ...Read more

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What is arthritis and wht r its symptoms ?

What is arthritis and wht r its symptoms ?

Joint pain: Pain sometimes swelling in any joint caused by inflammation (there are many causes). ...Read more

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What are some symptoms related to arthritis?

What are some symptoms related to arthritis?

Arthritis: Arthritis is characterized by pain in a joint. There are about 150 variaties of arthritis and each has its own pattern or characteristics. ...Read more

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What to do if I have arthritis-like symptoms?

What to do if I have arthritis-like symptoms?

See details: See your own doctor or a rheumatologist and have the issue evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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Please explain what are symptoms of arthritis?

Please explain what are symptoms of arthritis?

Arthritis symptoms: Joint pain, swelling, redness, stiffness and warmth are the classic arthritis symptoms, however, mild stiffness alone can be the only arthritis symptom. ...Read more

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Will exercise relieve the symptoms of arthritis?

Will exercise relieve the symptoms of arthritis?

Slowly & surely.: Exercise is generally good for achiness, but start slow - warm-up, low-impact aerobic work (bicycling, elliptical), easy stretching once warmed up, light weights. Try to exercise on most days of the week - consistency is important in this regard. ...Read more

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What age can you get arthritis and what are symptoms?

Any age; Swelling: Infants can get arthritis--although this is not very common. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is not uncommon in kids as young as 2 years-old but can develop as a type of chronic inflammatory arthritis at any age. The major symptom of inflammatory arthritis is joint swelling but can also involve joint warmth (warmer than normal joints), morning stiffness in joints, and often (not always) joint pain. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of arthritis?

Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of arthritis?

See details: Joint pain especially with motion, morning stiffness, possible swelling and tenderness. Symptoms depend somewhat on the type of arthritis. ...Read more

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Can early arthritis be reversed before symptoms really began?

Can early arthritis be reversed before symptoms really began?

It depends: It depends on the type of arthritis. Early treatment can help prevent damage and future problems, especially in rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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Might somebody have arthritis symptoms without having arthritis?

Might somebody have arthritis symptoms without having arthritis?

In a way, yes: Pain around joints can be related to several causes including tendinitis and bursitis. ...Read more

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What kinds of arthritis is there and what are symptoms of each one?

What kinds of arthritis is there and what are symptoms of each one?

Over 200 varieties: Over 200 varieties, with symptoms ranging from pain, swelling, redness, warmth, loss of movement, excessive movement, depending on variety. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have arthritis symptoms without having real arthritis?

Is it possible to have arthritis symptoms without having real arthritis?

Depends what you mea: I'm not sure what you mean by "real" arthritis. Arthritis means joint inflammation. You can have joint inflammation for many different reasons from infection, auto-immune, trauma, cancer etc. You can also have joint pain without inflammation due to many different causes. ...Read more

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Is arthritis always have to be a morning problem with worse symptoms in the mornings?

Is arthritis always have to be a morning problem with worse symptoms in the mornings?

No: There are different kinds of arthritis. Some are worse during activity, others after rest, . Early morning joint pain or stiffness may be a sign of an arthritis caused by an autoimmune disorder like rheumatoid arthritis. It may be worthwhile to discuss with your primary care doctor who may refer you to a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What are typical symptoms of arthritis? How do I know whether I have arthritis? What are the symptoms?

What are typical symptoms of arthritis? How do I know whether I have arthritis?  What are the symptoms?

Arthritis symptoms: Typical arthritis symptoms are stiffness, pain & decreased range of motion of joints. The timing of symptoms, duration of stiffness and amount of motion loss help to determine type and severity of arthritis. I recommend seeing your physician to obtain a diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Is there any type of arthritis or arthritis like disease that causes rapid damage? My symptoms seem to get worse every week.

Is there any type of arthritis or arthritis like disease that causes rapid damage? My symptoms seem to get worse every week.

Yes many types: You need to see a rheumatologist to clarify what you have . This could be muscular, or joint. If it is rapid we would worry about infection but it may not be that at all. You need to get this clarified as soon as possible. ...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