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Any medications without RX for RA??? My flares are back today, hands shoulders, knee are swelling and painful, can`t take prednisone. Have Latent TB.

Any medications without RX for RA??? My flares are back today, hands shoulders, knee are swelling and painful, can`t take prednisone. Have Latent TB.

RA: Today there are many treatment options for RA. Many of the drugs do lower the immune response and may predispose to infections such as TB. Nevertheless, rheumatologists are able to mitigate these side effects even in patients with latent TB. We sometimes recommend anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen for flares. I do recommend consulting a rheumatologist and would be happy to do a consult wit ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Prednisone (Definition)

Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more


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I've got stills im 23, my joints r swollen I've been on prednisone high doses for months, I've had cort. Shots in knees, n ntfs don't work, what will help?

I've got stills im 23, my joints r swollen I've been on prednisone high doses for months, I've had cort. Shots in knees, n ntfs don't work, what will help?

Other Rx: Even though tnfs did not help, there are other biologic agents which have shown good results. One drug is Kineret (anakinra) which works on il-1 (interleukin-1) instead of tumor necrosis factor (tnf). Be sure to let your rheumatologist know that you are still in pain and that you cannot taper off the steroids. ...Read more

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Severe joint pain in hips feet toes hands fingers knees elbows morning stiffness daily 20 mg prednisone no help MRI no inflam ANA 1:320 help?

Severe joint pain in hips feet toes hands fingers knees elbows morning stiffness daily 20 mg prednisone no help MRI no inflam ANA 1:320 help?

Try DMSO: DMSO (dimethylsulfoxide)--aka horse liniment--is available at a health food store or feed/veterinary supply. For systemic inflammatory conditions as you apparently have, I suggest one tsp per day orally. It tastes terrible. Mix with a small amount of water, and chase it with something else to kill the taste. Major adverse effect is that you will "off-gas" the DMSO in your breath and sweat. ...Read more

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What causes swelling on the knee joint?

What causes swelling on the knee joint?

Injury or arthritis: Injury or some type of arthritis, as well as some types of inflammatory diseases can cause your symptoms. You should see your doctor for an exam and diagnosis. ...Read more

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How effective is mobic (meloxicam) in reducing swelling of the knee joint that causes pain in ostoarthritis?

How effective is mobic (meloxicam) in reducing swelling of the knee joint that causes pain in ostoarthritis?

Not much: While we often give "antiinflammatories" like candy to control pain and inflammation, the medications have only a very small affect on swelling. The majority of the benefits of the antiinflammatories are the pain-relieving aspects. They also have almost no affect on swelling inside the knee from osteoarthritis. Most of the fluid occurs from mechanical wear or bleeding within the joint. ...Read more

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I recently came off Lexapro (escitalopram) (slowly). 3 weeks later I have joint stiffness, swelling and pain in both knees. Could Lexapro (escitalopram) cause this?

I recently came off Lexapro (escitalopram) (slowly). 3 weeks later I have joint stiffness, swelling and pain in both knees. Could Lexapro (escitalopram) cause this?

Probably not: But pretty much any side effect is possible w/ any drug. However, having it happen 3 wks after stopping doesn't raise a lot of suspicion. ...Read more

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I have soft tissue swelling in my Right knee joint. How I'll be cured?

I have soft tissue swelling in my Right knee joint. How I'll be cured?

Treated or cured.: The first step is determining the nature and cause of the swelling. A history and evaluation is the starting point. Seek the consultation from an orthopedic surgeon and you are on your way for resolution. ...Read more

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I am experiencing severe knee pain, inability to walk/bear weight, knee swelling, looseness in joint.

I am experiencing severe knee pain, inability to walk/bear weight, knee swelling, looseness in joint.

You would need: To see a healthcare provider to examine your knee thoroughly as well as obtain accurate history in order to arrive at a diagnosis. There are no easy way to do this online. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I am experiencing knee pain. The following also describe me: Joint swelling, Pain or discomfort, and Athlete. What should I do?

I am experiencing knee pain. The following also describe me: Joint swelling, Pain or discomfort, and Athlete. What should I do?

Be seen: An exam and possibly an X-ray or MRI will likely reveal the source of your problem and appropriate treatment options. ...Read more

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I have still's d. I've been on kineret (anakinra) for 5days, but pain n swelling is not going away, am I causing damage to my joints by walking w.Swollen knees?

I have still's d. I've been on kineret (anakinra) for 5days, but pain n swelling is not going away, am I causing damage to my joints by walking w.Swollen knees?

Limit weight bearing: You didn't indicate your age or how long you have had this problem. In early childhood it is important to rest the affected joints as well as splinting with intermittent range of motion to prevent contractions (stiffness) and preserve motion.
Sequelae in the adult years are treated with anti-inflammatory medications. An adult needs to limit weight bearing until the joint swelling improves. ...Read more

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I am experiencing knee pain, popping or snapping sound from knee joint and knee swelling. My knee also locks up and is almost unbearable to move.

I am experiencing knee pain, popping or snapping sound from knee joint and knee swelling. My knee also locks up and is almost unbearable to move.

Get Evaluation: When the knee joint starts to lock/pop etc, you should be evaluated for an abnormality in the knee itself such as a meniscal tear or other structural abnormality to the knee cap or knee joint it self. Radiographic studies most likely will be needed. Good luck ...Read more

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Can knee swelling cause locking of the joint?

Can knee swelling cause locking of the joint?

Other way around: Locking of the knee joint is usually caused by a loose or torn cartilage (meniscus) in the knee - so a torn cartilage causes swelling, then the torn piece can cause locking. ...Read more

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Could a hematoma on my leg below my knee cause pain, swelling and discomfort in my knee joint three years later?

Could a hematoma on my leg below my knee cause pain, swelling and discomfort in my knee joint three years later?

Not likely: Hematoma in the leg would not cause knee problems.
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Hi. I have chronic stabbing burning pain swelling around joints less mobility. Frequently shoulders knees fingers. It lasts 2 to 3 days.

Hi. I have chronic stabbing burning pain swelling around joints less mobility. Frequently shoulders knees fingers. It lasts 2 to 3 days.

Joint pain: Multiple joints that hurt and swell in a younger person is usually a rheumatologic condition. You should see a physician and have lab work performed. ...Read more

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Kicked wall &might of shattered/broke toe joint never had it checked yrs later swelling &pain can't wear shoes at x's pain radiates 2 knee need Check?

Kicked wall &might of shattered/broke toe joint never had it checked yrs later swelling &pain can't wear shoes at x's pain radiates 2 knee need Check?

Old fracture: If you shattered your toe joint, the most likely cause of pain as time goes on is the development of arthritis. You need to get an evaluation and x-ray to determine the extent of the problem. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more