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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

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


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I have been diagnosed with lumbar facet arthritis via MRI and my ortho doc. What are recommended exercises for it? I used to do Olympic weightlifting.

I have been diagnosed with lumbar facet arthritis via MRI and my ortho doc. What are recommended exercises for it? I used to do Olympic weightlifting.

Something else?: And your age 27 facet disease is not a likely diagnosis. You need to be reevaluated, and if necessary have injections in the back in the facet joints, but I would look for other causes. ...Read more

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Would losing weight affect my arthritis?

Would losing weight affect my arthritis?

Reduces trauma: Losing weight: 1. Decreases trauma while active and weight bearing to your joints, especially hips, knees, ankles, and feet. 2. Weight loss in the abdomen, straightens posture, and reduces stress on the facet joints of your back. 3, finally, you become a pro-active patient, one that does not just say, " dr. Give me a pill." this will spill over into other problems you may have, or may develop! ...Read more

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How does body weight influence arthritis?

How does body weight influence arthritis?

More symptomatic: Increased load in arthritic joint can potentially make it more symptomatic. ...Read more

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What's the best way to lose weight if you have arthritis?

What's the best way to lose weight if you have arthritis?

Weight loss program: I would recommend a weight loss program like weigh watchers which can be very successful and works for anyone. ...Read more

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Is it ok to weight lift if you have arthritis or will doing so just make it worse?

Is it ok to weight lift if you have arthritis or will doing so just make it worse?

Probably yes: Strong research endorses vigorous exercise, even weight training, in arthritis. This would be true for rheumatoid as well as osteoarthritis. Exercise helps maintain and improve range of motion, and strengthens the soft tissues which support joints. Weight loss and mood elevation can also ensue. Of course, before undertaking a new exercise program, it should be cleared by a doctor who knows you. ...Read more

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I'm overweight and when I excercise my ankles feel achey ja this my weight or arthritis?

I'm overweight and when I excercise my ankles feel achey ja this my weight or arthritis?

Either. : Your ankle pains could simply be indicative of the fact that your extra weight is causing strain upon your weight-bearing joints, for example the ankles. As well, being overweight does accelerate the process of developing arthritis. But you’re doing the right thing, as weight loss helps arthritis to not bother you as much. ...Read more

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I want to lose weight but with only a diet plan. I'm 21 but was diagnosed with arthritis, so I can't excercise too much. I'm 6 ft with 95 kgs weight.

I want to lose weight but with only a diet plan.  I'm 21 but was diagnosed with arthritis, so I can't excercise too much. I'm 6 ft with 95 kgs weight.

See Dr., and then...: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read more

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I have rumatoid arthritis and im tacking prednasone and I swel up meaning igain too much weight and I eat very little soud I tack weigh loss medicati?

I have rumatoid arthritis and im tacking prednasone and I swel up meaning igain too much weight and I eat very little soud I tack weigh loss medicati?

No: Prednisone can cause some weight gain by increasing appetite (a little through water retention). The Best approach would be to talk w/ your rheumatologist to discuss whether a lower dose is feasible (may need to add other meds to achieve this). Would also meet with dietician, as portion distortion and hidden calories may be adding to your weight. I do not recommend weight loss pills. ...Read more

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I been looking at Tommy Cooper gloves & they claim to relive pain caused by arthritis. Is this true?

I been looking at Tommy Cooper gloves & they claim to relive pain caused by arthritis. Is this true?

No: Tommy Cooper was a comedian, I believe. Tommie Copper are the wearable copper items, including gloves. They are not likely to have any benefits over wearing gloves without copper. ...Read more

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What to do if I have osteo arthritis does anyone have any good exercises I can do. I need to lose weight?

What to do if I have osteo arthritis does anyone have any good exercises I can do. I need to lose weight?

Weight loss: I don't agree with calorie restriction, as this is difficult to track and difficult to do. Read the book "why we get fat" by gary taubes and check out eatingacademy. Com. Peter attia does a nice job explaining why we get fat in his blog. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have osperisis arthritis in my knee im over weight trying to lose it but my knee clicks cracks why is my cartlidge damaged I don't have pain all time?

I have osperisis arthritis in my knee im over weight trying to lose it but my knee clicks cracks why is my cartlidge damaged I don't have pain all time?

Had an MRI?: There r 2 types of cartilages in the knee. The articular ; the meniscus, also called cartilages. A torn meniscus can b associated with episodic symptoms of catching, clicking ; catching as well as giving way. Usually due 2 injury. The articular cart. Is the gliding surfaces. Can b from injury or wear and tear. Usually more constantly symptomatic. An ortho xame is in order 4 u. ...Read more

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How does someone with severe arthritis of the knee lose weight?

How does someone with severe arthritis of the knee lose weight?

Low impact exercises: Try gentle, low impact exercises, such as walking, swimming, water aerobics, step aerobics, yoga, tai chi, stretching or chair exercise that is done while sitting. You can burn some calories and increase flexibility by doing any of these regularly. Eat healthy and don't overeat. ...Read more

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Is exssesive weight gain with rheumatoid arthritis medication normal?

Is exssesive weight gain with rheumatoid arthritis medication normal?

Sometimes: Some medications can lead to weight gain. Most commonly, steroids used to treat RA are associated with weight gain, usually by increasing cravings for carbohydrates. ...Read more

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Does arthritis of the knee cause sudden excruciating pain and can't bear any weight on it?

Does arthritis of the knee cause sudden excruciating pain and can't bear any weight on it?

See your doctor: You could have a host of issues that could cause your knee pain, could be bursitis, tendonitis, arthritis, ligament issues, meniscal injury, sciatica etc. So you may want to see an orthopedic pain specialist that can tell you what is going and help you with the latest treatments or exercise therapies available. You may want to consider stem cell therapy as well. Regenexx. Com ...Read more

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I'm 27 and diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Is there a natural cure like if I lost weight, if not what's the best medication you suggest?

I'm 27 and diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Is there a natural cure like if I lost weight, if not what's the best medication you suggest?

R.A. can be serious: There is no natural remedy or cure. Spontaneous remission is very unusual and can't be brought about or depended on. You need to see a rheumatologist for management as R.A. can lead to disability and deformity if untreated. You need to be on disease modifying drugs particularly at your young age and being a woman. ...Read more

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I have a large pannus due to a surgical complication. I also have severe arthritis which makes it almost impossible to exercise to lose weight. Any id?

I have a large pannus due to a surgical complication. I also have severe arthritis which makes it almost impossible to exercise to lose weight. Any id?

Start slowly!: Even with your conditions, you can start to exercise. The most recent literature supports exercise as a treatment for pain from arthritis. This is the conundrum because many people feel that arthritis keeps them from exercising. In reality, it appears that lack of exercise leads to increased pain from arthiritis. Just start slowly and carefully, under the guidance of a pt or doc. But get moving! ...Read more

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I had a weight fall on my thumb. The first joint seems broken. I am 58 and have arthritis. Help?

I had a weight fall on my thumb. The first joint seems broken. I am 58 and have arthritis. Help?

Thumb pain, trauma: Dear Kathy: get a physician to examine your thumb, and get and xray! Nisha ...Read more

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I weigh 230 lbs I eat very healthy little exercise due to arthritis in my knees. What else can I do to lose weight?

I weigh 230 lbs I eat very healthy little exercise due to arthritis in my knees. What else can I do to lose weight?

Eating very little: Eating healthy is great but to lose weight you need to eat less than your body requires to maintain its weight. 800-1200 calories per day is your target. Weight watchers is a proven method with great group support. Give it a try. ...Read more

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I have arthritis in my spine and my doctor says to lose weight but it's hard to exercise with my back in this much pain? What can I do? I'm only 20

I have arthritis in my spine and my doctor says to lose weight but it's hard to exercise with my back in this much pain? What can I do? I'm only 20

Low impact.: Exercise-wise, you will need to stick with low impact stuff — swimming, aquarobics, elliptical recumbent exercise bike. No jogging — too much for the spine. Have you given any thought to weight loss surgery? ...Read more

Weight Lifting (Definition)

Weight lifting refers to the activity of lifting weights, or using resistance bands, pulley systems, or similar resistance apparatus to increase muscle mass or to tone the body. This can either be done competitively or as a ...Read more


Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more