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What Does Rheumatoid Arthritis In The Fingers 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
Have rheumatoid arthritis the rheumatologist recommends joint replacement in one hand how can I find a doctor that has done this 83 yrs. Old, claw like hand, can't grab things barely can lift a fork, 3 fingers lay flat in palm can't move them the knuckle
My outer palms are red. They have been like this since I had my daughter three years ago. There is no itching or pain. My dr did labs for lupus and rheumatoid arthritis which came back fine. I don't smoke or drink.?
Suspect estrogen!: Women typically have appreciably more redness around the periphery of the palms and the finger pads than men. It is an effect of estrogen in the body. The fact that you noticed it after the birth of your child, when during pregancy you had much higher estrogen levels, rather proves the point. It is called palmar erythema. Harmless, unless you are male, if you get my drift! ...Read more
Am experiencing stiffness and pain very like a flare-up of my rheumatoid arthritis. Are these normal symptoms?
Depends: If you are experiencing stiffness for more than 20 min and you have a diagnosis of ra, you are probably having a flare. Call your rheumatologist right away and let him/her know. Flares of disease can be triggered by stress or infection but sometimes nothing. You should discuss with your rheumatologist whether you might benefit from a short burst of oral steroids, or need to modify your RA meds. ...Read more
I have rheumatoid arthritis & was passenger in car accident june 9th and I am still stiff like the day it happened. Is this normal with arthritis?
Does rheumatoid arthritis normally feels better once a person is active (walking around), like symptoms stop but return once still/lying down?
Excellent: I do not have first hand knowledge but second hand. The professional system in canada has top experts in the high ranking hospitals, where the care is as good as any tertiary referral center in the usa. ...Read more
Better control now: We have people in adulthood who have had jia also called juvenile idiopathic arthritis. It used to be called juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. We have much better ways to control the jia and our patients can have great control of their symptoms. We can use biologics which can help control a lot and some people can actually come completely off their medications and go into remission. ...Read more
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