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Dr. Qamar Khan
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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


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If the motoric (but not sensory) part of the sciatic nerve is compressed, what would be the typical progression of symptoms?

If the motoric (but not sensory) part of the sciatic nerve is compressed, what would be the typical progression of symptoms?

Weakness of ankle: In clinical state that is hard to separate the sensory from motor. Motor effects of the L5 and s1 roots are generally weakness of the ankle and foot. ...Read more

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What could cause painful sciatic symptoms?

What could cause painful sciatic symptoms?

Multiple things: Sciatica is a term used to describe pain that travels into the leg. Most often we think this may be due to irritation of a nerve coming from the lower back. This can also be caused by nerves traveling into the leg through the gluteal region. Pain in the leg can also be referred from the joints in the lower spine and hip/si joints. These symptoms usually resovle in time. ...Read more

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What are the usual symptoms of sciatic nerve injuries?

Variable: Sciatica refers to pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It is caused by injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve. Sciatica is a symptom of another medical problem, not a medical condition on its own.

Sciatica pain can vary widely. It may feel like a mild tingling, dull ache, or a burning sensation. In some cases, the pain is severe enough to make a person unable to move. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are pinched sciatic nerve symptoms?

I was wondering what are pinched sciatic nerve symptoms?

Bachache: Back pain usually one sided satrting in the back and radiating behind the leg sometimes to the big toe worse on bending ...Read more

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Is there a medication that chronic sciatic nerve suffers has to take ever day for the symptoms of sciatica?

Is there a medication that chronic sciatic nerve suffers has to take ever day for the symptoms of sciatica?

There are several : Classes of medication that can be used alone if in combination including non steroidal anti inflammatories used with a protecting anti ulcer drug like prilosec, Neurontin or lyrica, Amitriptyline or nortriptyline, Cymbalta or even tylenol (acetaminophen). You can discuss this with a pain management specialist who can help you to manage the medications in addition to instructing you on other recommendations ...Read more

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Symptoms of sciatic nerve damage after im injection?

Symptoms of sciatic nerve damage after im injection?

Unlikely: This would not be common. The sciatic nerve is a very deep structure and injury from im injection would be difficult unless the patient is very thin. The location if im injection in the gluteus is often in the upper outer region well away from the nerve. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of sciatic nerve pain?

What are the symptoms of sciatic nerve pain?

Pain: The symptoms are pain in the distribution of the sciatic nerve which means radiation from your low back down the back of your thigh into your calf and foot. In more severe cases there may be associated tingling, numbness and even weakness in specific muscles. If you are worried about having sciatica see an orthopedic or neurological surgeon or a neurologist. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of a sciatic nerve injury?

What are some symptoms of a sciatic nerve injury?

Pain and numbness: The sciatic nerve is mixed nerve(sensory and motor fiber), every time we have injury to this nerve we have symptoms of numbness and possibility weakness it depend on were the nerve injured. We could have numbness in the leg tor thigh and the foot, or weakness in the quadriceps or the ankle or the foot. ...Read more

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Although l4/l5 torn annulus, first symptom 15mo ago was rt ankle/heel pain from sitting. Was runner too. Sciatic or ankle nerve treatment needed?

Although l4/l5 torn annulus, first symptom 15mo ago was rt ankle/heel pain from sitting. Was runner too. Sciatic or ankle nerve treatment needed?

Both are the same.: If after all the conservative modalities you have had and you are still having problems, then you have 2 options:
1: if symptoms are not too severe and you are able to tolerate them, then continue as you are; or
2: if numbness is getting severe ;/or weakness has developed, in the leg/foot, then you need to be seen by a spine surgeon urgently. ...Read more

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If I have sciatic nerve problems and my leg pain is practically all over with foot numbness, what are the odds of it being a blood clot? No symptoms.

If I have sciatic nerve problems and my leg pain is practically all over with foot numbness, what are the odds of it being a blood clot? No symptoms.

Pain or no symptoms: At first, you say you have leg pain and foot numbness, then No symptoms??
Odds of it being a blood clot depends on your medical condition, for instance smoking and BC pills ...Read more

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I have lumbar hypolordosis, sacroiliac joint pain and sciatic nerve pain and numbness, can these symptoms be linked?

I have lumbar hypolordosis, sacroiliac joint pain and sciatic nerve pain and numbness, can these symptoms be linked?

Yes: Likely the hypolordosis results in bulging disks that can cause the sciatic and numbness symptoms. The sacroiliac joint issues are on top of that causing pain. See spine/pain specialist to discuss your options for relief. ...Read more

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How do you treat rheumatism?

How do you treat rheumatism?

Treatment: Multiple choices depending on extend of the disease and need for aggressive therapy. All treatment have risk and benefits that must be individualized. Not one size fits all. ...Read more

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What are the best drugs for rheumatism?

Rheumatism: Need to know first what you mean by rheumatism. Standard tylenol (acetaminophen) works quite well for osteoarthritis. Sometimes you may need drugs like aleve or ibuprofen. If you have a more inflammatory process you really need to see your doctor. Do remember no drug comes without potential side effects if used in excess. ...Read more

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How does palandromic rheumatism manifest itself?

Recurrent pain: This is a syndrome of recurrent pain in joints with periods of no pain there is generally no inflammation associated with it and markers of inflammation like ESR or cro are normal and all serological like rheumatoid factor are negative. Often responds well to anti inflammatory mess or plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: rheumatism?

What is the definition or description of: rheumatism?

Joint pain: "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 to rheumatoid arthritis specifically. ...Read more

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What pain medicine to help rheumatism?

What pain medicine to help rheumatism?

Many Options: Great questions. There many options in this situation. First line agents include anti-inflammatories and tylenol (acetaminophen). More advanced medications include drugs that attempt to treat the underlying cause of rheumatism. Although opioids are occasionally used they are unlikely to help in the long-term. ...Read more

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Why do so many farmers have rheumatism?

Why do so many farmers have rheumatism?

Farmers rheumatism: Farmers work long hours, often in tough work conditions. If unable to take a break from labors during growing seasons or when tending to daily chores, or to take time off if injured, wear and tear can take their toll. Those of us who eat what farmers produce rarely stop to thank them for their efforts-- so here's to farmers! ...Read more

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Are infrared lights good for rheumatism pains?

Are infrared lights good for rheumatism pains?

The warm joints!: Warming inflamed joints can help alleviate symptoms of joint pain. However, no benefit, other than symptom improvement occurs. (this has been shown about warm paraffin baths for hands in rheumatoid arthritis.). ...Read more

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Can high sugar in the blood cause rheumatism?

Indirectly: Diabetes is associated with increased risk for tendinitis in the hands and also shoulder issues among other arthritic problems. It is not associated with generalized aching (rheumatism). ...Read more

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Are there any ways to cure rheumatism or cut down the ache?

Are there any ways to cure rheumatism or cut down the ache?

Not used: Rheumatism is no longer used as a medical term referring to any specific condition. It previously was used to describe a variety of musculoskeletal comditions. Depending on the type of arthritis or muscle condition, there may be excellent treatments or only symptomatic care. ...Read more

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Someone that has rheumatism is because that person has lupus?

Someone that has rheumatism is because that person has lupus?

Not really: Rheumatism is a general term for aches and pains. People with lupus can have joint pain but there are many other conditions that have aches and pains as well. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between arthritis and rheumatism?

What is the main difference between arthritis and rheumatism?

Arthritis: Arthritis is a general term used to indicate degenerative or inflammatory changes that effect the inside of a joint. Rheumatism refers to rheumatoid arthritis which is an inflammatory arthritis. ...Read more

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Rheumatism and arthritis. Do they have the same characteristics?

Rheumatism and arthritis. Do they have the same characteristics?

Arthritis/Rheumatism: Rheumatism is an old name for nonspecific arthritic conditions. Other than rheumatic fever and rheumatic arthritis and rheumatic heart disease, which often occur together after rheumatic fever infections, "rheumatism" isn't used generally. ...Read more

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