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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis 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 r.Artritis in my hands. I don't take medication because i'm afraid of the side effects? I have r.A. In my hands. My finger joints are becomming deformed. I am scared to take medication because of all the side effects they cause. Without taking drug

I have r.Artritis in my hands. I don't take medication because i'm afraid of the side effects? I have r.A. In my hands. My finger joints are becomming deformed. I am scared to take medication because of all the side effects they cause. Without taking drug

Not much: If you have RA , properly diagnosed by a doctor, confirmed.With blood tests, you probably need medication. Talk to a rheumatologist about your medication concerns. Natural remedies may be able to give some relief, but if you have deformities in your joints already, you need to see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I have been having pain on my right toes, wrist, back and fingers on my right hand. What do I do? I have Fibroymalgia and arthritits

I have been having pain on my right toes, wrist, back and fingers on my right hand. What do I do? I have Fibroymalgia and arthritits

Poly arthritis: U seem to have developed arthritis in >1 joint @ the same time, a condition AKA polyarthritis. In the absence of any other Sx (especially swelling or fever), u shd rest ur joints- use them as little as possible- & if u are otherwise healthy & not taking meds, consider an NSAID like Naproxen with food. This will buy u time to see ur doctor &/or rheumatologist for diagnosis. Keep a diary. Good luck! ...Read more

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Go 3 little like pin dot sores 1 on top of each hand and one on top of my right pointer finger they look like pimples but they all have yuk greenheads?

Go 3 little like pin dot sores 1 on top of each hand and one on top of my right pointer finger they look like pimples but they all have yuk greenheads?

Sore on fingers: Could be folliculitis inflammation of the hair site. Could try wiping with alcohol swab, and topical bacitracin. rarely can get herpetic lesions on the fingers for which you need either acyclovir a prescription 200 mg 3-tabs 3 x a day x 5 or lysine 500 mg 3 tabs for 5 days . F/u with doc urgent care as you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Every morning when I wake up, my fingers on my right hand are really sollen like little sausages. what could it be?

Every morning when I wake up, my fingers on my right hand are really sollen like little sausages. what could it be?

Sleeping on arm?: Since it's only in one extremity it's likely that your position during sleep is compressing the veins in your right arm and interfering with the venous return of blood from your arm to your heart. This would increase venous pressure in your capillaries squeezing water from your blood into the soft tissue in your fingers (edema). Sleeping on your elbow is one possible position that could cause this ...Read more

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Hi! So, I was washing my hands earlier, and on my right ring finger, I noticed a small indentation, like a pinprick. Need I be alarmed?

Hi! So, I was washing my hands earlier, and on my right ring finger, I noticed a small indentation, like a pinprick. Need I be alarmed?

Probably not: the only way to be sure it to have it evaluated by a doctor, especially someone with experience in dermatology. The most important thing to do is keep an eye on it, maybe by taking a picture of the spot next to a ruler so you have some reference later, and observe for change over time. ...Read more

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My moms hands are freezing cold, and the tips of her fingers look like she's been in water, like her fingertips are shriveled up?

My moms hands are freezing cold, and the tips of her fingers look like she's been in water, like her fingertips are shriveled up?

Having cold hands?: Keeping warm, active, don't smoke, and of course a healthy, balanced diet/exercise will help you maintain good health. Is she having cold feet too? I suspect she may have a vasospastic condition called raynaud's phenomenon. When exposed to cold, this can cause significant symptoms--color changes, pain etc..Keep warm, wear gloves. Consult doc for eval/treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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My right hand seems to swell and my fingers look like fat links, it doesn't hurt, im a 23 year old female and just trying to figure out how serious iti?

My right hand seems to swell and my fingers look like fat links, it doesn't hurt, im a 23 year old female and just trying to figure out how serious iti?

Serious: Enough that i would recommend you be seen. Arthritis comes to mind as the first possibility. I also highly recommend that you see a chinese medicine practitioner/acupuncturist. Herbs and acupuncture can help your body balance and heal it self. They may also have some diet recommendations that can help. ...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