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Is oil massage and applying pain relief oilments / creams of any use for join pains & swelling in case of Ankylosing Spondylitis ?

Is oil massage and applying pain relief oilments / creams of any use for join pains & swelling in case of Ankylosing Spondylitis ?

Potentially: Yes, they can potentially help. Theain limitation is they do not really get down into the joint where the inflammatory process is occurring, but the nice thing is they can help with pain and usually avoids the side affects associated with taking oral medications. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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Is prednisolone prescribed for joint swelling in Ankylosing Spondylitis ? I have been given tapering dose for 4 wks from 20mg deccreasing 5mg/wk.

Is prednisolone prescribed for joint swelling in Ankylosing Spondylitis ? I have been given tapering dose for 4 wks from 20mg deccreasing 5mg/wk.

Potentially : Yes, what you are describing is a steroid medication, which is a very powerful anti-inflammatory that can potentially be quite effective to treat acute episodes of pain in patients with a flare up of ankylosing spondylitis or other inflammatory arthritis. ...Read more

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Have knee, ankle & tendon swelling due to Ankylosing Spondylitis , will soaking it in Epsom salt and cold water help?

Have knee, ankle & tendon swelling due to Ankylosing Spondylitis , will soaking it in Epsom salt and cold water help?

Unlikely: The treatment of your ankylosing spondylitis should include anti-inflammatory medication!!! This should also be sufficient to treat your ankle/tendon swelling unless something ELSE is going on (eg GOUT can be worsened by some anti-inflammatory medications) Consult with your Rheumatologist! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Can ankylosing spondylitis cause swoolen lymph node in the neck and knees I do not have swlling in my body or joints besides lymph nodes?

Can occur: Swollen lymph nodes have been described by patients. When present we need to be clear whether these are due to the ankylosing spondylitis or another condition. Would ask your physician to check to be certain why these are there. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for joint swelling in Ankylosing Spondylitis apart for medicines. Epsom salt or oil massage will help ?

What is the best treatment for joint swelling in Ankylosing Spondylitis apart for medicines.  Epsom salt or oil massage will help ?

Anti-inflamm. Diet: Ankylosing spondylitis is a systemic, inflammatory condition that can lead to chronic back pain. Because it is systemic, topical treatments are unlikely to have much affect long term. There is some thought that an antiinflammatory diet can reduce inflammation levels in the body and can potentially have a dramatic affect. ...Read more

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Can ankylosing spondylitis effect you much?

Maybe: It can cause pain, lead to fixed deformities of the spine and place you at higher risk for a spinal fracture in a fall or accident scenario due to loss of flexibility. You should see a rheumatologist for treatment. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose ankylosing spondylitis ?

Rheumatologist : You should be evaluated by a rheumatologist and have a complete physical examination including radiographs of your spine and a series of blood test including hla b27. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drive with ankylosing spondylitis?

Sure: It generally fine. However, if your cervical spine movement is severely limited be sure to make use of your outside mirrors at every opportunity and consider buying cars in the future with a backup camera and self-parking capability. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for ankylosing spondylitis?

What do you recommend for ankylosing spondylitis?

Stay active: Stay active. If it is early in the process, medication can reduce the pain and physical therapy can counsel on ways to achieve good posture. If it progresses and one becomes fused (not all cases go that far), you want to have good posture, which reduces the risk of progressive deformity. If fused, take precautions to avoid falls and other trauma. New pain should be promptly evaluated. ...Read more

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Ankylosing Spondylitis (Definition)

-defect that effects the spine, causing ligaments and other elements of the spine to calcify, & making it essentially fused in severe cases. As the spine calcification takes place, it is painful, & flexion is more comfy. So accentuated kyphosis CS&TS. Essentially ending fixed downward gaze. It effects hips, & has pulmry compromise 2nd 2 deformity. Indomethacin is manic early for slwng ...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