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Methotrexate (Definition)

Methotrexate was originally used in the early 1950's as a treatment for cancer but was also found to be effective in many other diseases including rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. It has anti inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties which make it an excellent first line therapy for RA ...Read more


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Does running make osteoarthritis worse?? Im afraid that it will make the cartilage looses more.

Does running make osteoarthritis worse??  Im afraid that it will make the cartilage looses more.

Plus and minus.: We say that exercise is beneficial for osteoarthritis, but running is tough on the hips, knees and ankles. Try less impactful exercise like stationary cycling or swimming, along with light weight training for the muscles that surround the weakened joints. ...Read more

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If i suffer from finger pain due to osteoarthritis would using a video game controller make my condition worse ?

If i suffer from finger pain due to osteoarthritis would using a video game controller make my condition worse ?

It could: Osteoarthritis is like losing tread on a tire. If you drive, then its bad for the tire. You need to figure out which joint it is and how much pressure you place on that joint when playing. ...Read more

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I suffer from osteoarthritis in my neck and it's causing my migraines to get worse. Do you have any ideas on a way to reduce the swelling migraines ?

I suffer from osteoarthritis in my neck and it's causing my migraines to get worse.  Do you have any ideas on a way to reduce the swelling migraines ?

Cervical Facet Dz: The cervical facets in the neck can develop the osteoarthritis you mentioned and can cause headaches as well. Typically facet injections can help relieve the pain and reduce headaches. If these are short lived then the nerves supplying those joints can be ablated for long term relief, this is called radiofrequency ablation or rhizotomy. Botox injections to the neck and head can also be helpful. ...Read more

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Had Durolane injection: knee (osteoarthritis). Initially, pain was gone, but pain gets worse (can’t bend knee fully). Normal? How long pain will last?

Had Durolane injection: knee (osteoarthritis). Initially, pain was gone, but pain gets worse (can’t bend knee fully). Normal? How long pain will last?

NeedToTalkToYourDoc!: They say it can last up to 6 months.That's"up to..."So think of that old bell shaped curve and consider that maybe you're on the short end of it. No specific medication, especially those based on biomechanics,will work optimally for everyone.That's because there are so many aspects specific to you alone that are involved.So,it worked for as long as it could for you,barring any alterable variables ...Read more

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I have osteoarthritis in my hip. Will using the elliptical machine at the gym make it worse?

I have osteoarthritis in my hip.  Will using the elliptical machine at the gym make it worse?

Possibly: Any weight bearing exercises could increase hip pain. Try it and start slowly. Stop if the activity causes pain. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Osteoarthritis (Definition)

Common degenerative problem of cartilage and joints. Wear and tear to a point that the joint no longer can keep up with depositing fresh cartilage and the joint space thins, bone becomes exposed and pailful, bone spurs ...Read more


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Rheumatrex (Definition)

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