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What Does Rheumatoid Arthritis Look Like Hands Fingers
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
What else other than rheumatoid arthritis could cause one extremely painful finger and three other stiff fingers in the morning. Only one hand is affected. Been tested for ra.?
Have 2 lumps appear on my right index finger middle knuckle .. I am right handed, have rheumatoid arthritis but in remission.
Unclear question: Rheumatoid nodules are a natural part of the illness with rheumatoid arthritis. If the disease is in remission, the nodules per se are not an issue, other than cosmetic one. 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am having extreme pain and burning in my index finger and morning stiffness in other fingers it gets better after the morning. It is only in one hand and iblood work does not indicate rheumatoid arthritis.?
I'm being treated for rheumatoid arthritis the pain is getting worse toes, ankles, feet, hands, fingers and wrist. My RA level now 176 is this normal?
There are: Many markers titer slab results and scores used by physicians to monitor effectiveness of treatment for RA but arguably the most important one is your symptoms. If you feel you are getting worse call your tbeumstogust. Modifications in your medication regimen may be needed but do not alter this without discussion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have intense joint pain in my fingers and wrists of both hands. The joints do not appear swollen. Could this be early rheumatoid arthritis?
Joints in my hands and feet lock up like a long charlie-horse. I have pain and weakness but am only 28! had a +ana . Rheumatoid arthritis? Mom has it
I have rheumatoid arthritis, i take prednisone every 3rd day, leflunomide every day, and tramadohl for pain. Everynight around 2-3am, i wake up in terrible pain in my knees and hips. Sometimes includes my hand and finger joints. I have to take more tramad
The : The effective "treatment window" for your pain medications (tramadol or vicodin) is about 4 to 6 hours. If you take your last painkiller about the time you go to bed, you may simply be running out the clock on these particular medications. A longer-acting painkiller might get you through the night, or at least give you a couple more hours of sleep before you're awakened by your painful joints. Alternatively, a dose of a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (celebrex, naproxen, ibuprofen, etc.) at bedtime might extend your sleep time. Ice and/or warm packs could be of benefit, too. Discuss your options with your doctor. He/she might have additional suggestions (e.g., changing your Prednisone dosage or schedule). I hope you find a solution to this problem soon! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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