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Splints To Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis Index Fingers
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
No: Although elbow replacements are done this is much less frequent. ...Read more
See below: Decrease consumption of red meat, fried food, and trans fat. Eat more fish, particularly cold water fish like salmon (wild), sardines, mackerel or take omega 3 fish oil as a supplement. Decrease intake of highly refined sugars and white flour. Do not smoke, keep weight down. Exercise is good for people with non-rheumatoid arthritis, walking, swimming, yoga are among my favorites. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shoe inserts as teen , joint ft. surgery@26 @36 immobilizing pins in between cortisone shots. Carpal tunnel on both, trigger finger, enlarged distal joints on some fingers.Arthritis? What kind?
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
Diagnosed celiac 1 month. I have systemic tendonitis. Plantar faciitis both feet, trigger finger both hands, knee tendonitis both knees. Why?
Joint pain everywhere, bone pain in forearm and shines, can't move at times, muscle weakness, numbness fingers toes. RA is -, lupus- lyme-, what else?
Yes: Some of the drugs used to treat rheumatoid arthritis can cause damage to lungs. The most common would be the drug methotrexate. This drug requires lung function monitoring with breathing tests/xrays because it can inflame the lungs (pneumonitis) or cause scarring of the lungs (fibrosis). Other drugs for rheumatoid cause problems less significant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See details: Speak with your rheumatologist about these issues. If you are not currently seeing one, do so. ...Read more
Hallux limitus: Arthritis of the great toe ( hallux) is very common and painful primarily due to the amount of pressure applied to this small joint with each step and the amount of pain free motion required to take a normal step. Pain here is frequently due to inflammation of the synovium, or joint lining, but just as commonly due to a broken spur. Ice, low heeled, stiff soled shoe is best. And see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Impossible: At age 44 pain is involving a single finger is never going to be jra. ...Read more
Not exercise per se: There are certain forms of therapy that can aid in preventing and treating carpal tunnel, but generally not exercise. In fact, for the most part it is important to avoid "overuse" or "repetitive trauma" to the wrist and underlying median nerve which happens with repeated or prolonged flexion of the wrist. But, various forms of deep massage at the volar wrist may be of some help along with... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
see details: It depends somewhat on the joints involved and the severity of the disease activity. The specifics are best discussed with her rheumatologist. ...Read more
Different conditions: Fibromyalgia and RA are very different, so the medications that work for one, may not work for the other. Antidepressants such as duloxetine (cymbalta) or others are frequently helpful for chronic pain. Exercise can also be helpful for chronic pain. See a rheumatologist if you haven't already. ...Read more
Suffering from Rheumatoid arthritis and not sure how to treat this better myself. What shall I do?
Rheumatologist: You need to see a rheumatologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
I saw an article on arthritis linked to IBS and I had all the symptoms of both rheumatoid arthritis and IBS - are they related and how do I treat?
Rheumatologist: First, you would want to clarify/confirm the diagnosis. At that point treatment could be initiated which can include medication usage and possibly dietary changes. Don't hesitate to discuss with your primary care doctor and possibly a rheumatologist. ...Read more
Being treated for rheumatoid arthritis my elbows will ache sometime. It feels like the pain travels to my wrist at the same time. Is this normal?
Yes.: The radial, ulnar ; median nerves r in close proximity to the elbow, ; the inflammatory process can irritation can effect the nerves and give u referred pain down the arm ; into the hand ; wrist. ...Read more
Many ways!: First, it is no longer called juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, but juvenile idiopathic arthritis, because it is not rheumatoid arthritis in children! there are so many treatments available, using several meds in tandem as therapy. It is almost always remittable. See a rheumatology specialist! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can rheumatoid arthritis cause hives? I'd so, how is it treated or minimalized? If not, and I have not related it to food, what should I look at next?
Is fibrous ankylosis can be treated with some surgery method to restore the full mobility of joint in rheumatoid arthritis ?
It might respond to: Platelet rich plasma. Injected into the joint. Find a doctor who does prolotherapy and most of them do platelet rich plasma into the joint. Surely worth a try and the alternative is fusion or total joint replacement and you are too young for the later visit www.Getprol.Com or www.Aaomed/org for info and a doctor. ...Read more
Should I be treated for rheumatoid arthritis if my RA factor is reactive, my ccp antibodies r a weak positive, my CRP is slightly elevated& pain?
See your doc: This is a decision that needs to be made by you and your rheumatologist. Nsaids are fine for the pain, but don't overdo it. See your doc to make sure of your diagnosis before considering any treatment regimen. There is a new medication on market called vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) check this out has naproxyn 375 with esmoprezole 20mg might be able to help your arthritic pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: In the past twenty years, many new treatments have been developed. Rheumatoid arthritis can often be controlled with some of the newer medications. Many patients are saved from irreversible crippling of the joints. The key is to get early diagnosis and effective treatment to prevent worsening. The biggest advances have been in medications called biologic response modifiers. Good news for many. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doctor says inflammatory Rheumatoid arthritis but not sure which one. Many symptoms of IBS. Are the two related? Are there medications that treat both
Not related: and I am not aware of a medication(s) that would treat/control both conditions. You want to see a rheumatologist to sort it out and define what exactly do you have so you can start the right treatment, good luck ...Read more
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