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What Causes Roaming Versus Regular Arthritis
RA plus others: Migratory arthritis is not uncommon in early RA prior to the onset of chronic disease. Gout under the right circumstances can be migratory moving from joint to joint. Certain infectious forms of arthritis may be migratory, such as gonorrhea, and viral disease such as parvovirus b19. Psoriatic arthritis can be migratory in the chronic since involving different joints at different times. ...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
Varies: There are multiple types of arthritis, each with its own cause. Post traumatic arthritis is from injury, osteoarthritis is felt to be a wearing down in articular cartilage, and in the various types of inflammatory arthritic conditions the bodies immune system. Attacks the cartilage causing damage ...Read more
Absolutely!: Can be due to pain reflex. Structural damge and weakness of hands. Secondary carpal tunnel. Weakness from nerve root compression in the cervical spine. Many possibilities. You need to see someone in rheumatology to ferret out the answer. Rheumatism or secondary neuromuscular problems are most likely! ...Read more
150 + types arthriti: There are over 150 types of arthritis so these differ and these symptoms can be different. The symptoms come from swelling, inside the knee, rubbing of bones and cartilage, inflammatory crystals, torn menisci, joint mice (debris) etc. Each person is different and your evaluation will look at these things to try to help make the diagnosis and develop your therapy program. ...Read more
We all would: We actually know the cause of very few types of arthritis. Gouty arthritis caused by increased uric acid, septic arthritis by an infection, traumatic arthritis caused by injury...There are a few more. The more common, such as degenerative we blame on "old age" or biomechanical factors. If you have a specific type you are wondering about let us know. ...Read more
Unlikely!: Obviously there are degrees of doing this. Io suspect unless a problem already exists, that little harm will occur. As a former three year collegiate wrestler, we would do this to teamates regularly. No harm! ...Read more
Arthritis pains: You cannot tell if a pain is muscular vs due to arthritis without examining a patient. And even then it may require a therapeutic challenge. Some patient with fibromyalgia have as much or more pain than is seen with arthritis. 30% of patient have severe pain with minor arthritis, and more than half the patients with significant arthritis have no pain. This is where the art of medicine may apply. ...Read more
Low impact: Aquatics, body weight, or resistance bands/ tubing biking, and/or elliptical. Aquatics allow you to perform body weight exercises, but being in water actually reduces the stress on your body due to buoyancy. Once you are able to perform body weight activities then look to add light resistance w/ bands/ tubing. ...Read more
Can be either: Inflammatory arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis, has a hereditary component but may be cause by a virus. It can also be caused by untreated strep throat. Degenerative arthritis is primarily hereditary, but can be caused by previous injury such as a fracture, multiple sprains, etc. ...Read more
Is there any type of arthritis or arthritis like disease that causes rapid damage? My symptoms seem to get worse every week.
Yes many types: You need to see a rheumatologist to clarify what you have. This could be muscular, or joint. If it is rapid we would worry about infection but it may not be that at all. You need to get this clarified as soon as possible. ...Read more
one frequently reported factor in rheumatoid arthritis flare-ups is stress. Some foods can trigger arthritis flare-ups. Among these, cow's milk is the most often cited, but shrimp, wheat and some meats, hen's eggs and codfish also are implicated.
echinacea has been cited as a possible cause of flare-ups in those with rheumatoid arthritis, . ...Read more
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
Sometimes: Psoriasis is an immunological condition that affects the skin and joints. However, not everyone have manifestations of both, and many have only skin or only joint involvement. We are learning that psoriasis also affects the cardiovascular system, increasing the risk for heart disease. ...Read more
Diet related: Gout is a condition that is diet related. Richs foods can cause a elevated uric acid in the blood. Most commonly, the big toe joint will become red, hot, swollen and painful. A list of these foods can be found on the Internet. Long term gout can cause arthritic changes in the involved joints. You should see your podiatrist for evaluation and blood tests. ...Read more
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