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Can you tell me how is rheumatoid arthritis treated using traditional medicine?

Can you tell me how is rheumatoid arthritis treated using traditional medicine?

See details: There are numerous meds known as disease modifying agents that are used to treat RA. These include methotrexate, Plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) Sulfasalazine and numerous biologic agents. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis 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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My mother has rheumatoid arthritis. What kind of exercise she should do to treat her disease?

My mother has rheumatoid arthritis. What kind of exercise she should do to treat her disease?

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

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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?

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

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What work best to treat rheumatoid arthritis?

What work best to treat rheumatoid arthritis?

DMARDs: Disease modifying meds (dmards) are the meds of choice as their can prevent damage, deformity and disability. Rheumatologists usually start with Methotrexate and add other meds such as tnf agents if necessary. Early treatment is essential. ...Read more

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How does copper treat rheumatoid arthritis?

How does copper treat rheumatoid arthritis?

No: Some people have reported feeling better overall if they wear copper jewelry but there is no evidence that copper has any effect on the course or treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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I have rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. What can I take that can treat both?

I have rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. What can I take that can treat both?

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

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Suffering from Rheumatoid arthritis and not sure how to treat this better myself. What shall I do?

Suffering from Rheumatoid arthritis and not sure how to treat this better myself.  What shall I do?

Rheumatoid advice : Make sure you have a good PCP to coordinate your care and see a good rheumatologist. Hook up with patients who also have RA - go to patientslikeme.com and maybe join the national RA association. Be careful of some of the garbage online !!! ...Read more

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How long does it take to treat frozen shoulder and rheumatoid arthritis?

How long does it take to treat frozen shoulder and rheumatoid arthritis?

Hard to say: Frozen shoulder usually resolves within 18mo. I would tend to think that your RA is the major contributor to your current shoulder problems. See your rheumatologist or shoulder specialist to sort this out. ...Read more

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What medications are safe to take during pregnancy to treat rheumatoid arthritis?

What medications are safe to take during pregnancy to treat rheumatoid arthritis?

See below: Only safe category a is tylenol (acetaminophen) - the other medications you need to discuss with your rheumatologist and ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Rheumatism (Definition)

"rheumatism" is an older term, not used much today. Most people are referring to pain and swelling in the joints when they use this term. People may mean something different when they use this term in contrast to when they refer ...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