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Do hands get osteoarthritis or just rheumatoid?

Do hands get osteoarthritis or just rheumatoid?

Both: The hands can be afeected by both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid. Rheumatoid typically affects the joints we call the mcps and pips while osteoarthritis affects the pips and dips. Some patients can have both forms of arthritis at the same time. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Rheumatism (Definition)

"rheumatism" is an older term, not used much today. Most people are referring to pain and swelling in the joints when they use this term. People may mean something different when they use this term in contrast to when they refer ...Read more


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I've been put on 5mg xelijanz and my hands have poor circulation. There super cold and can't seem to keep them warm. I have rheumatoid arthritus.Advice?

I've been put on 5mg xelijanz and  my hands have poor circulation. There super cold and can't seem to keep them warm. I have rheumatoid arthritus.Advice?

? Raynauds: You may have raynauds disease, a condition that is well known to occur in individuals with ra. Discuss this issue with your rheumatologist as there are good treatment options. ...Read more

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Having severe joint pain in hands and morning stiffness. Was checked for rheumatoid factor. My result was <10 and the standard range was 0-13.9IU/mL?

Having severe joint pain in hands and morning stiffness. Was checked for rheumatoid factor. My result was <10 and the standard range was 0-13.9IU/mL?

Change your food: Body is telling you it is inflamed. Fortunately not bad enough YET to make blood test abnormal. Most inflammation in body that can cause this is caused by inflammatory foods. These include: wheat, sugar, potatoes, and juice. Also partially hydrogenated oil and artificial sweeteners. This may be the warning shot across your bow, leaving you time to change quickly. www.blatmanhealthandwellness.com ...Read more

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My rheumatoid factor was negative. Severe joint pain and morning stiffness with numb hands and feet. Should I now be concerned about lupus?

My rheumatoid factor was negative. Severe joint pain and morning stiffness with numb hands and feet. Should I now be concerned about lupus?

Rheumatoid arthritis: A negative rheumatoid factor does not rule out rheumatoid arthritis. Of course, the differential should include autoimmune diseases, postviral syndromes or metabolic diseases, thyroid specifically, given your history. Talk to your doctor about the next step in managing your symptoms. ...Read more

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What does rheumatoid arthritis in the hands look like?

What does rheumatoid arthritis in the hands look like?

Joint swelling: In the most classical presentation there is symmetrical swelling around the middle joints (pip) in the fingers and in the knuckles. The end joints, nearest the nails, are usually spared. It is also symmetrical in both hands. The areas between the joints are relatively normal. The swelling may be warm and there may be slight redness as well. ...Read more

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Will rheumatoid arthritis disfigure your hands?

Will rheumatoid arthritis disfigure your hands?

Not necessarily : Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects mostly the smaller joints in hands and feet. Nowadays we are able to achieve remission with the appropriate treatment. If left untreated then YES can deformed your hands permanently but more important if untreated the chronic inflammation can lead to cardiovascular disease and death. Talk to your rheumatologist. ...Read more