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What's a good pain med for RA in the hands?

What's a good pain med for RA in the hands?

All NSAIDS !: While all nsaids are effective, it is more essential that inflammation is under control, both for arthritis progression, but also for prevention of an early heart attack or stroke. Inflammation damages the ling of blood vessels and accelerates atherosclerosis. But more specific to your question, diclofenac gel or Ketoprofen gel work well, and use of capscacin creams can help as wsell. ...Read more

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Dr. Tracy Lovell
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Rheumatoid Arthritis (Definition)

A chronic inflammatory disorder that affects joints and may also affect ...Read more


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How can you distinguish between RA and OA in the hands?

How can you distinguish between RA and OA in the hands?

Ra v oa. Hands: oa affects distal joints more commonly and the base of the thin while ra affects the large knuckles and the distal ulna initially. It's more complex than this but this is a good starting point. Oa tends to have prominent Binet joints while ra. Boggy inflamed joints or tendons ...Read more

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I have RA and I do a lot of writing for my classes, the past 2 days my hand has been extremely painful, I have iced, heated it. Anything else to do?

I have RA and I do a lot of writing for my classes, the past 2 days my hand has been extremely painful, I have iced, heated it. Anything else to do?

See details: You can see a rheumatologist and actually treat the disease. None of the meds you listed are going to effectively treat RA or prevent joint damage. ...Read more

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If both hands got deformed due to ra, is it possible to have other issues ?

If both hands got deformed due to ra, is it possible to have other issues ?

Rheumatoid arthritis: Affects more than the bones ligaments and tendons of the hand. It affects tissue through out the body. If you have had severe deformity in the hand that is a sign that you r disease needs treatment or that the disease is progressing despite your current regimen . Many advanced medicines are available that were not out a few years ago. Talk to your pcp and see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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If I have pain on my hands due to RA does the pain spread to another location?!

If I have pain on my hands due to RA  does the pain spread to another location?!

Yes: Rheumatoid arthritis can affect many joints and many parts of the body. Your rheumatologist or primary provider can examine you and provide the treatment you need for all the areas affected by your ra. ...Read more

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Could RA be from years and years of overworked hands and if so why wouldnt workers comp cover it? I can't afford health ins. But everyone including me says I have RA workers comp would only cover a month of antiinfammatory meds. But they say I have to pay

Rheumatoid : Rheumatoid arthrtis is a disease that has to full fill a number of criteria to be diagnosed and even then it may be difficult to diagnose , you can see the criteria in the link , but you also have to have some trainning to identify correcty that the symptoms and signs of the disease are the correct ones . Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease , meaning that the body will react against it self , and its joint causing destruction , this is not because of over work this is a disease that behaves in this way. You need to clarify what is your diagnosis and what treatment you need . Workman comp is someting else , and it also needs to be taken care maybe by a different route. ...Read more

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I have RA and my right hand has deformed .. Is there and medical way to get it back to normal ?!

See details: I depends on the type of deformity and if joint damage is present. Most, time effective medical control of the RA will help prevent progression of the problem. You may want to see a hand therapist as well. ...Read more