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What Are The Signs Of Arthritis
Joint swelling/pain: Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder which affects the synovial tissues in the body. The inflammed and hypertrophied synovial tissue causes destruction of joints and tendons. Most treatment is medical now, see a board certified rheumatogist for evaluation and treatment. Long term joint and tendon issues can be addressed by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Pain: Pain is not always the primary symptom of osteoarthreitis, particularly at at its earliest stages. Nor does osteoathritis of the spine always cause pain. It does cause pain especially in the the major joints of the body, ie the shoulders, hips and knees. There will be pain with weightbearing and there will be limited range of motion. X-rays will show osteoarthritis and should be done when suspect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Signs: Feeling tired all the times, have hypersensitivity to the sun, may have facial rash in the shape of a butterfly ( that is over the nasal bridge and on the chicks) , may develop anemia, may have joints pain. Contact you doctor for further evaluation if you have these signs and symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus is an autoimmune connective tissue disease where the body attacks its own healthy tissue. Lupus difficult to diagnose and can present with rash, joint pain, light sensitivity, muscle, renal failure, neurologic and hematologic abnormalities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually it is of-: -invidious onset. Joint stiffness after inactivity or sleep. Also the day after strenuous use. It then just becomes worse, & ends up with pain during activity as well as being worse the next bat, then limping, contracture. Luckily now treatment is usually started early using NSAIDS for symptom relief & to slow down the process. Also now TJA are now available instead of not avail yrs ago. ...Read more
Highly variable: There are different forms of childhood arthritis. Things that should make you want to seek care sooner rather than later would basically be anything beyond "plain pain." swelling, skin rashes, fevers, or feeling sick in general are all reasons to be evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Myeloma: Myeloma is cancer of the plasma cells.It is diagnosed through series of blood works, imaging like skeletal bone survey or MRI or pet scan, and a bone marrow biopsy. Signs and symptoms may include anemia ( fatigue, lack of energy etc) , increased serum calcium ( can be presented with confusion, dehydration, increase urination etc), kidney failure (declining renal function), bony pain, fracture, etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Joint pain, etc.: An acute gout attack is one of the most severe joint pains that you can experience. The most common site is the big toe. The joint can be tender, red, warm, or swollen or a combination of these. Gout can cause joint deformity. The good news is that gout is a very treatable disease with dietary changes and medication. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Signs of tendinitis: Include swelling, decreased motion, crepitation which is palpable or even audible creaking in the tendon, pain with motion or deviation, redness, increased warmth of the affected area, stiffness, weakness and even at times complete loss of all motion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain and Stiffness: Although spondylitis simply means an inflammation of the spine, i believe that you are referring to ankylosing spondylitis. The usual symptoms begin with pain and stiffness of the lower back and the buttock areas. The symptoms are usually worse in the morning and during the night. There may an associated mild fever, loss of appetite , fatigue, uveitis, and mild to moderate anemia. ...Read more
Fever and pain: Septic arthritis is a big deal. It presents with fever, joint pain swelling and redness and lots of pain upon joint motion. Treatment revolves around drainage and continued drainage of the pus in the joint and appropriate antimicrobial therapy. Serious damage to the joint can occur with mismanagement. ...Read more
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