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While waiting several weeks to get into a hand specialist , what should I do to alleviate the morning extreme pain and stiffness in my fingers? Been tested for ra. If tendons should I wear wrist guard? Already tried voltaren (diclofenac) gel.

While waiting several weeks to get into a hand specialist , what should I do to alleviate the morning extreme pain and stiffness in my fingers?  Been tested for ra. If tendons should I wear wrist guard? Already tried voltaren (diclofenac) gel.

Early am stiffness : A common problem for joint issues in the hand. No matter what the cause the important thing is make sure that you work out the stiffness each and every day. Warm soaks warm showers and exercises such as the classic hand six pack exercises especially working on making a full fist and working on flexing the joints fully remember warm to warm up at the beginning of the day and ice after activity. ...Read more

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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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Diclofenac Sodium (Definition)

Diclofenac is in a class of drugs known as nsaids (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Ibuprofen is also in this class. These drugs inhibit enzymes (cox 1 and cox 2) which are important in producing a prostaglandin e1. Prostaglandin e1 is responsible for producing inflammation ...Read more


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What is the best tnfi against ra?

What is the best tnfi against ra?

This depends.: Optimal care of patients with rheumatoid arthritis requires an integrated approach of nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic therapies such as disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (dmards), biologicals, nsaids, analgesics, glucocorticoids, and immunomodulators. The most common tumor necrosis factor-alpha inhibitor (tnfi) therapy includes adalimumab, etanercept, or infliximab. ...Read more

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What can I do for the pain of RA?

What can I do for the pain of RA?

Depending: if the pain is caused by active disease flare or secondary arthritis development on the affected joints. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for ra?

What is the best medication for ra?

A DMARD: There is no best one, as treatment is meant to match the disease activity and specific health issues and lifestyle of each patient. That said, Methotrexate is the best dmard by mouth, and tnf inhibitors are the most common dmard by injection. Also, a new infusion called Actemra (tocilizumab) may work better than tnf agents, at least in people who can't take methotrexate. Ask your rheumatologist for advice. ...Read more

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What indicates if the RA in the body is active or not?

Inflammation.: Outside of an increase in symptoms, of course, RA works via inflammation, and there are markers of such inflammation which can be measured in the blood. These are the ESR (sedimentation rate) and CRP (C reactive protein). ...Read more

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What are the latest updates and medications for Ra? Thank you

What are the latest updates and medications for Ra? Thank you

See details: There are numerous newer biologic meds for RA. Search the web and you can easily find and read about them. Also, ask your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I have RA and that has caused me to be lopsided. Is there anyway to fix it?

Orthopedist: Do you mean that one leg is longer than the other? See an orthopedist and determine if a lift can equalize the lengths. ...Read more

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Is gluten food gd for RA ppl?

Is gluten food gd for RA ppl?

No effect: Unless you have gluten sensitivity foods containing gluten do not effect ra. ...Read more

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Can hypothyriodism lead to ra?

No: Hypothyroidism is more common in people with rheumatoid arthritis because they are both autoimmune diseases but otherwise they are not related. Having one auto immune disease can increase your likelihood of having another one but otherwise they're not related and hypothyroidism does not lead to rheumatoid arthritis. ...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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Voltaren (Definition)

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