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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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What do psoriatic arthritis nodules look like?

What do psoriatic arthritis nodules look like?

None: Psoriatic arthritis typically does not cause nodules. Skin and lung and eye nodules typically occur with rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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Is wrist pain a symptom rheumatoid arthritis?

Is wrist pain a symptom rheumatoid arthritis?

Wrist pain: Rheumatoid arthritis can indeed cause joint pain in the wrist. However, there are many causes of wrist pain: osteoarthritis (degenerative wear-and-tear arthritis), tendinitis, bony abnormalities (keinbock's disease, scaphoid stress fracture), carpal tunnel syndrome, cartilage abnormalities, capsulitis, intersection syndrome, dequervain's tenosynovitis, and still many others. Your doctor can help. ...Read more

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Numbness in my pinky, pain in my ring finger. Arthritis?

Numbness in my pinky, pain in my ring finger. Arthritis?

I do not think so: When you have numbness this means a nerve in that area or above some problem? Check it out. Thank you. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have thumb arthritis as a 15 year old?

How do I know if I have thumb arthritis as a 15 year old?

Osteoarthritis: Rare at your age, but inflammatory arthritis is diagnose by physical exam, sometimes blood test and advanced imaging studies. ...Read more

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Does hair and my thumb area is hurting could it be arthritis?

Does hair and my thumb area is hurting could it be arthritis?

See below: I do not know what you by hair, but yes could have arthritis in your thumb. You cannot get it in your hair. ...Read more

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Have got a numb thumb since last two months. Some say it is arthritis. Coyld you suggest any medication?

Have got a numb thumb since last two months. Some say it is arthritis. Coyld you suggest any medication?

Cause of numbness: needs to be determined. Compression of a nerve is implied. Is this due to bony overgrowth, swelling of soft tissues, is the nerve made more susceptible to injury by an underlying neuropathic process like diabetes or toxic nutritional factors ? Is the problem due to a branch of the median nerve or the radial nerve? No medication helps with numbness unless it reduces swelling, treats infection etc. ...Read more

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Rheumatoid arthritis nodules on wrist is that possible? How would i know if it's a nodule or something else?

Yes: An exam by doctor/rheumatologist can confirm. Mri will differentiate between a ganglion (common by the wrist) and a solid mass like a rheumatoid nodule. Definitive test is an excisional biopsy. ...Read more

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My middle finger grew the size of a large chick pea within 5 years if it is arthritis is there any way to get it back to normal again?

My middle finger grew the size of a large chick pea within 5 years if it is arthritis is there any way to get it back to normal again?

I assume you mean a: finger "joint" and if so and it is arthritic then no you will not be able to achieve the same joint you had a 20 years old. ...Read more

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From the answeres I got re my disfigured middle finger due to slight injury and then arthritis is there really no hope of slight improvement for this?

From the answeres I got re my disfigured middle finger due to slight injury and then arthritis is there really no hope of slight improvement for this?

Limits: You cannot possibly believe your situation, condition, or lack of options can be 100% accurately answered by strangers who have not examined you? It is time for you to realize you have reached the limits of what this marvelous app can offer. It is time for the hand specialist to see you in person. ...Read more

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Being treated for rheumatoid arthritis my elbows will ache sometime. It feels like the pain travels to my wrist at the same time. Is this normal?

Being treated for rheumatoid arthritis my elbows will ache sometime. It feels like the pain travels to my wrist at the same time. Is this normal?

Yes.: The radial, ulnar ; median nerves r in close proximity to the elbow, ; the inflammatory process can irritation can effect the nerves and give u referred pain down the arm ; into the hand ; wrist. ...Read more

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Why do I have tiny nodules in the palm of my hand?

Why do I have tiny nodules in the palm of my hand?

Knots , nodules palm: Knots or nodules in the palm associated with cords or tight bands in the palm that contribute to contracture or tightness in the fingers could be dupuytren's disease. The treatment for this benign, painless condition varies depending upon the amount of tissue involved, the degree of finger contracture, your age, general health and other factors. Id recommend speaking to your primary care physician aobut this and consider getting a referral to see a hand surgeon in your area. This answer is for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or (in the United States) 911 immediately. Always seek the advice of your doctor before starting or changing treatment. ...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


Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more