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Since On Methotrexate Osteoarthritis Is Worse
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
Ra13 yrs, 25mg methotrexate weekly since may 2005; diffuse joint pain since aug., min. Swelling r ankle x 2 wks, sed rate/crp nml, no response to steroids, see new doc 12/4. Is this osteoarthritis?
I have osteoarthritis of the knee. What is the best med to control pain and keep the disease from worsening?
If i suffer from finger pain due to osteoarthritis would using a video game controller make my condition worse ?
I don't know weather it's my osteoarthritis or carpul tunnell? It's getting way worse to where i lose my grip @ work when I am writing and mess up!
See your doctor: For an evaluation to find the cause. We do not guess. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer