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Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
44 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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What causes painful joints (fingers, elbows, knees) & low back pain?

What causes painful joints (fingers, elbows, knees) & low back pain?

Most commonly PsA!: Psoriatic arthritis would be most likely! but with so many., it is likely inflammatory. See a rheumatologist! ...Read more

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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


Dr. Dennis Clifford Dr. Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
39 years in practice
University of Minnesota Medical School
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Dr. Tracy Lovell Dr. Lovell
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
17 years in practice
Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
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Dr. Marshall Solomon Dr. Solomon
Podiatry
44 years in practice
Florida State University College of Medicine
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Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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I am 17 .a week ago i was cracking my knuckles but now the cracking does whenever i make a fist.Slight pain in upper knuckle of mid finger .athritis?

I am 17 .a week ago i was cracking my knuckles but now the cracking does whenever i make a fist.Slight pain in upper knuckle of mid finger .athritis?

No: There is no disorder in your knuckles. Cracking sound on bending a joint is benign. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

Dr. Joel Cooperman Dr. Cooperman
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
42 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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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Dr. David Bailie Dr. Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery
27 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay Dr. Bandyopadhyay
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
17 years in practice
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
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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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Dr. John Goldman Dr. Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
51 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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Osteoarthritistis in back and maybe my knee. My proximal finger joint of right index finger is painful x2days. Arhritis or infection more likely?

Osteoarthritistis in back and maybe my knee. My proximal finger joint of right index finger is painful x2days. Arhritis or infection more likely?

Arthritis: At age 20 You're young to have osteoarthritis. In this setting I would suggest you have your physician send you to a rheumatologist. A rheumatologist is a specialist in medical Musculoskeletal problems and would better help define what is going on with you. ...Read more

Dr. EVAN Leibowitz Dr. Leibowitz
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
21 years in practice
University of Sheffield Medical School, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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Is it normal to develop pmr and psoriatic artritis at the same time? My pmr symptoms started 18 months ago, but i also had finger joint pain at that time. 6 months ago, finger pain got worse and nail.

Is it normal to develop pmr  and psoriatic artritis at the same time? My pmr symptoms started 18 months ago, but i also had finger joint pain at that time.  6 months ago, finger pain got worse and nail.

?all PSA: You are rather young for pmr. It may be that your initial symptoms of psoriatic arthritis (psa), mimicked pmr with neck, shoulder, lower back and/or hip hip pain/stiffness. Both pmr and psa can have elevated ESR and or crp. Both can respond well to prednisone. I try to diagnose people with one disease not two if possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Greller Dr. Greller
Orthopedic Surgery
23 years in practice
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
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What does arthritis look like on a xray? My doctor told me I have it by looking at my xray & than he tells me i don't have it & he's an orthopedic!

What does arthritis look like on a xray? My doctor told me I have it by looking at my xray & than he tells me i don't have it & he's an orthopedic!

Cysts and spurs: There are specific findings on x-rays including spurs, cysts, sclerosis, and loss of joint space. In addition, as the arthritis progresses the alignment of the joint may change. Arthritis is most commonly seen on x-rays and does not require any advanced imaging in most situations. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Naftulin Dr. Naftulin
Pain Management
30 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What does arthritis in the spine look like on an x ray?

What does arthritis in the spine look like on an x ray?

Multiple findings: There could be multiple x-ray abnormalities indicating spine arthritis including bone spurs, joint and disc space narrowing, and malalignment. ...Read more

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Dr. Rohit Keswani Dr. Keswani
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
21 years in practice
University of Sheffield Medical School, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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What do hands look like with arthritis?

What do hands look like with arthritis?

Joints involved: You can see some enlargement of certain joints in the hands, such as those in your fingers that allow them to bend. They can also become slightly bent and fixed. In rheumatoid arthritis the fingers can cross over each other and you may see the wrist deviate in the direction of the little finger ("ulnar deviation"). ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim Dr. Ibrahim
Pain Management
25 years in practice
Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
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What does arthritis of the knee look like?

What does arthritis of the knee look like?

Depends : On the severity and type of arthritis. For the most part. Worn out, joint space, or meniscus. ...Read more

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Dr. Pierre Moeser Dr. Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
years in practice
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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

Dr. John Michalski Dr. Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery
32 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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What does an arthritis hip look like on xray?

Hip arthritis: On x-ray, you can find joint space narrowing, rim osteophytes, sclerosis, cystic changes. ...Read more

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Dr. Douglas Mund Dr. Mund
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
42 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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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

Dr. Kevin Scher Dr. Scher
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
10 years in practice
New York Medical College
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Dr. Daniel Hampton Dr. Hampton
Orthopedic Surgery
11 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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On a xray what does post-traumatic arthritis look like?

On a xray what does post-traumatic arthritis look like?

Post-traumatic: Post-traumatic arthritis looks very similar to osteoarthritis on x-ray. Sometimes there is evidence of old broken bone that didn't quite heal in a good position. Basically it means that there is arthritis in a joint related to a fracture there in the past. ...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