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Rheumatory Arthritis Symptoms
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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