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Treatment For Seronegative Arthritis
No R A factor prsent: In the blood test.A seronegative arthritis is an arthritis that is distinguished from rheumatoid arthritis due the absence of rheumatoid factor .The following are types of seronegative arthritis that can be described as rf-factor negative psoriatic arthritis reactive arthritisor reiter's syndrome enteropathic arthritis ankylosing spondylitis undifferentiated seronegative arthritis. ...Read more
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
I take naproxen for seronegative arthritis but i get severe flare-ups I have carpel tunnel and steroid injections unsuccessful. Hands agony help?
Depends on cause.: Joint pains is so complex, that there is a specialty of internal medicine devoted to it: rheumatology. When i spent a year at johns hopkins hospitals during training, i didn't realize i would be studying well over a hundred diseases entities. Joint pains that go on for months, esp. When they are inflammed (hot, red, swollen, painful), then c ur pcp. Joint aches (arthralgia)--try an otc first. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My sister has been diagnosed with Thyphoid & on treatment, earlier on development generalized weakness on her joints & now painful joints all limbs. ?
Specialist: Is she being treated by a specialist in infectious diseases? This may be a rheumatoid like reaction to the typhoid infection, but a specialist with experience in treating typhoid is best qualified to evaluate and advise her about these symptoms. A rheumatologist may also need to be consulted. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Helped not cured: Research has shown reiki helps in reducing stress & pain & thus would likely benefit many with arthritis.However, i haven't seen any information that suggests that it would totally cure arthritis.There are many types of arthritis & most are chronic & difficult to fully cure. However, there are many alternative therapies that can help: http://www.Arthritistrust.Org/menu_list/articlesimportant.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are two factor: The goal of treatment is to manage your symptoms and treat any underlying bacterial infections that may still be present. Your doctor may prescribe an antibiotic to eliminate the bacterial infection that triggered your reactive arthritis if it's still detectable in your body.For your arthritis signs and symptoms, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, corticosteroids, tumor necrosis factor. ...Read more
What arthritis?: For rheumatoid arthritis the goal, is to stop the progression of the disease with medicines like methotrexate, plaquanil, sulfalazines and others. For osteoarthritis the goal is to aliviate pain, improve function. Only preventing repetitive or occupational injuries to joints may prevent some of the disease, but otherwise there is no proven medicine to stop the progression of oa. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Strength?: Clean the skin where you are applying it. Check what strength the icy hot ointment, cream or patch has (this is the % or strengh). Try it on in a small surface first to check for the effect. If it does not help try stronger %. Read the manufacturer recommendations. If it burns too much...Wipe it out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many options: We are really in a golden age of medications for ra. Biologic medications include enbrel, humira, cimzia, simponi, (golimumab) remicade, rituximab, actemra, anakinra. Small molecule inhibitors include tofacitinib. Then you have the "traditional" medications such as methotrexate, sulfasalazine, arava, imran, and prednisone. Nsaids rarely used now for true rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more
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