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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. 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 does lupus look like in mouth?

What does lupus look like in mouth?

Painless ulcers: Mouth ulcers are sometimes the first signs of lupus and occur in 10-45 % of lupus patients. The are usually painless sores. Some lupus patients have gingivitis if they have dry mouth. ...Read more

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What does lupus look like in mouth?

What does lupus look like in mouth?

Mouth sores!: Usually painless, but can hurt. Frequently associated with low white count. Systemic lupus is the great mimick! ...Read more

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What does psoriatic arthritis in the neck feel like usually?

What does psoriatic arthritis in the neck feel like usually?

Achy: Achy pain with and without movement that produces stiffness in themorning and gradually improves overseveral hours. It is not visible on xray or normal lab tests but has been detected by mri, although that test is overused, most ofthe time. ...Read more

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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

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What does arthritis of the knee look like?

What does arthritis of the knee look like?

Oftentimes normal: If inflammation is moderate to severe, there will be redness, swelling and tenderness to touch. Google images of arthritis of knees. Best wishes! http://www.Medicinenet.Com/script/main/mobileart.Asp?Articlekey=113442. ...Read more

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What does degenerative arthritis in hands feel like?

What does degenerative arthritis in hands feel like?

Stiffness: Is the most common complaint. Pain is usually bimodal meaning worse in the am and then later in the day. Pain should improve in the am within 30 min or so as the hands and fingers are used. If the pain and stiffness lasts longer than 30-60 min then this can be a sign of rheumatoid arthritis which is more severe and should be treated sooner than later. Discuss this with your pcp. ...Read more

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What does arthritis in the neck feel like?

What does arthritis in the neck feel like?

Possibly painful: Neck arthritis is most commonly asymptomatic. However, when painful, the pain can be felt in the neck, shoulders, and upper back. Other symptoms could include limited range-of-motion, leg weakness, balance problems, and arm pain or numbness. ...Read more

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What does arthiris in the back look like?

What does arthiris in the back look like?

Depends on severity: Mild or early degenerative arthritis may not show any visible deformity. As it gets more severity, joint deformity will be more visible. Rheumatoid, when severe, can be quite disfiguring of the hands/arms etc.. It is often not obvious for back arthritis but can be seen by xray/ct etc...Your doc can show you your xray results--something like an xay picture here, as example. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does gout in knee look like on mri. Could it resemble another disorder?

What does gout in knee look like on mri. Could it resemble another disorder?

See details: An MRI can identify urate crystals inside a joint. If there is damage there can be erosive changes noted on MRI that are very suggestive of gout. ...Read more

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Does neuropathy in the feet always show disgusting feet or can it look like a normal foot?

Does neuropathy in the feet always show disgusting feet or can it look like a normal foot?

Neuropathy: Neuropathy is related to the nerves, so until the nerve supply affects the blood supply, etc., the foot can look outwardly normal. Generally, people with neuropathy can have other related problems. A diabetic can have poor blood supply, neuropathy, high risk of infection and poor wound healing, leading to "disgusting" feet. ...Read more

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What does frostnip look like on the fingers?

What does frostnip look like on the fingers?

Illustration: This is a good illustration of frostnip/ bite: http://www.Bing.Com/images/search?Q=frostnip+fingers&qs=as&sk=&form=qbir&pq=frostnip%20finge&sc=2-14&sp=1&qs=as&sk=#view=detail&id=03ef01669f83cc4321cc289b3c500a72b8664cb9&selectedindex=11. ...Read more

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What does an arthritis hip look like on xray?

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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What does diabetes look like in children?

What does diabetes look like in children?

Usually Type 1: Though rates of type 2 dm are rising in this country, by far the most prevalent is type 1 in children, particularly pre-pubertal. Kids present with frequent, large volume urination, thirst, weight loss initially. Then they can start to vomit, get belly pain, and dehydrate. Insulin is the only treatment for type 1 diabetes in both kids and adults. Treatment is life-saving. ...Read more

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What does a broken finger look like?

What does a broken finger look like?

That varies: Depending on the location and type of fracture. ...Read more

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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