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Dr. Thomas Heston Dr. Heston
Family Medicine
25 years in practice
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
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Why won't my dr tell me what kind of arthritis i have? Have had all kinds of test, never received a diagnosis. Don't make since, not being treated.

Why won't my dr tell me what kind of arthritis i have? Have had all kinds of test, never received a diagnosis. Don't make since, not being treated.

Doesn't know: Maybe the doctor doesn't know the exact type of arthritis, as there are over 100 different types. http://goo.gl/rxbkd you might want to see a different doctor and see if that helps. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
2,405 doctors shared insights

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. Michael P Vaughn Dr. Vaughn
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
30 years in practice
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
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Is there an autoimmune kind of arthritis?

Is there an autoimmune kind of arthritis?

Yes: There are many different causes for arthritis, typically arthritis is classified as inflammatory or non-inflammatory. Inflamatory arthritis is caused my some type of an immune reaction. These immune reactions could be a side effect of a "good" immune response to a bacteria or virus or a bad immune response against self-proteins. If the immune system attacks the body it is called "autoimmune" ...Read more

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Dr. Helena Bentley Dr. Bentley
Pediatrics
35 years in practice
Florida International University College of Medicine
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Is rheumatoid athritis a verydangerous kind of arthritis?

Is rheumatoid athritis a verydangerous kind of arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis: It can be very debilitating depending on the severity of the disease and your responsiveness to treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Stuart Plotkin Dr. Plotkin
Podiatry
38 years in practice
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What kind of injections are used to treat rhuematoid arthritis pain?

What kind of injections are used to treat rhuematoid arthritis pain?

Specific joints: You can also have cortisone with a local anesthetic injections into a joint that has flared up. This is a temporary fix but gives fast relief. ...Read more

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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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What type/s of arthritis are associated with either hyper mobility syndrome?

What type/s of arthritis are associated with either hyper mobility syndrome?

Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis occurs more frequently in patient with hypermobility. There is also an increased risk of joint dislocations. ...Read more

Dr. Brian Murphy Dr. Murphy
Radiology
33 years in practice
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
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Can you have enthesopathy and have a normal mri? Have arthritis and normal mri?What kind of arthritis don't show up on mri?

Can you have enthesopathy and have a normal mri? Have arthritis and normal mri?What kind of arthritis don't show up on mri?

Yes: Mri is sensitive to edematous (swelling) and inflammatory changes in joints and tendons but is dependent upon the severity of the disease and the type of MRI done. Ideally, fat suppression t2 images or stir images need to be performed by the MRI center to see these changes if the disease is early or not severe. At 27 Y.O., it may be to early to see MRI changes although symptoms may be present. ...Read more

Dr. Rick Pospisil Dr. Pospisil
Orthopedic Surgery
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I have arthritis in both hands, right now they are tingly and kind of num , they are also extremely painful. I don't know how to make them calm down.

I have arthritis in both hands, right now they are tingly and kind of num , they  are also extremely painful. I don't know how to make them calm down.

Hand arthritis: If your experiencing early am pain ,stiffness in. Your fingers and hands try gentle low heat for 15-20 minutes. Consider a consistent use of NSAIDs such as alleve 500 mg twice a day form 2-3weeks. Instead of alleve you could consider buffered aspirin 325 mg 4 x a day ...Read more

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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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What kind of pills can you use for arthritis?

What kind of pills can you use for arthritis?

See below: There are several different medications used but it all depends on your underlying health conditions and what type of arthritis you have. We would need more detail to fully answer your question. ...Read more

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Dr. Tariq Niazi Dr. Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery
39 years in practice
University of Peshawar, Khyber Medical College
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What are the chances that I have some kind of arthritis? How common is it?

What are the chances that I have some kind of arthritis? How common is it?

Common enough, but -: at your age, probably not so common. Your chance getting it would depend on your Past Hx of any specific injury (ies) to joints, specially of Lower limbs; family hx of Arthritis; past hx of any blood disorder which may cause damage to a joint(s). U need to get yourself seen by an Orthopod or a Rheumatologist to be examined in detail, to determine if U have any Arthritis or not. Good Luck. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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What kind of arthritis is caused by Lyme disease?

What kind of arthritis is caused by Lyme disease?

Specific: It is specific to Lyme disease is called Lyme Disease arthritis. It is not rheumatoid or osteoarthritis. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Mass Dr. Mass
Surgery - Hand Surgery
42 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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What kind of exercises is good with rheumatoid arthritis?

What kind of exercises is good with rheumatoid arthritis?

See a rheumatologist: Rheumatologist can give you the best advice and treatment plan for ra. ...Read more

Dr. Edward Hoffer Dr. Hoffer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
48 years in practice
Harvard Medical School
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What kind of rub to use for arthritis while taking warfarin?

IcyHot, Zostrix (capsaicin): Glad you asked. Warfarin (brand coumadin) has many interactions with other drugs that make it less effective or dangerously high leading to bleeding. Most topical rubs such as bengay, icyhot or capsasin should be ok. I would avoid topical aspirin. ...Read more

Dr. Hill Hastings Dr. Hastings
Orthopedic Surgery
43 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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What kind of job would suit a person with arthritis well?

What kind of job would suit a person with arthritis well?

Low stress: The key to living with arthritis is to keep joints supple and avoid high loads or stress. A job that varies activities throughout the day, avoids cold exposure, and does not require high force will be best. ...Read more

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Dr. David Tuckman Dr. Tuckman
Surgery - Hand Surgery
19 years in practice
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
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How is the type of arthritis a person has determined?

How is the type of arthritis a person has determined?

Xrays and Blood Work: The most common type of arthritis is call osteoarthritis. This is diagnosed with an x-ray. There is a group of arthritis which is call inflammatory arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is in this group. These can usually be diagnosed with a blood test. ...Read more

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Dr. Seth Zeidman Dr. Zeidman
Neurosurgery
29 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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Is siatica a type of diability or arthritis?

Is siatica a type of diability or arthritis?

Neither: Sciatica is a symptoms including pain that may be caused by general compression or irritation of one of five spinal nerve roots that give rise to each sciatic nerve, or by compression or irritation of the left or right or both sciatic nerves. The pain is felt in the lower back, buttock, or various parts of the leg and foot. In addition to pain, which is sometimes severe, there may be numbness. ...Read more

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Dr. Joshua Davidson Dr. Davidson
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
14 years in practice
UCLA School of Medicine
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What type of mattress is best for rheumatiod arthritis?

What type of mattress is best for rheumatiod arthritis?

A couple of options: Hi there, i've seen two options work best for patients. First, there are the sleep number beds. These beds allow you to customize the firmness to your liking. On average, i'd say the firm mattresses usually are more effective for RA patients. The second option are the tempurpedic mattresses. These tend to have excellent overall back support, but do tend to be firm. I hope this info helps! ...Read more

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Dr. Brett Spain Dr. Spain
Sports Medicine
13 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What type of exercises can be done for arthritis in the spine?

What type of exercises can be done for arthritis in the spine?

Nonimpact: Non-impact exercises are generally the best type of exercises to do for arthritic pain. Swimming or aquatic therapy seems to be the most helpful as it improves strength while simultaneously unloading the joints. ...Read more

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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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Which type of negative blood conditions can be caused by arthritis?

Which type of negative blood conditions can be caused by arthritis?

See details: It depends on the cause of the arthritis. Low white count, various types of anemia and a low platelet counts are just some of the possibilities. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Which type of food and drinks make the pain from arthritis better or worse?

Which type of food and drinks make the pain from arthritis better or worse?

None: Diet has little effect on arthritic symptoms in spite of what others may say. There are no controlled studies supporting dietary benefit. ...Read more

Dr. Bettina Herbert Dr. Herbert
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
16 years in practice
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
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What type of food and drinks can make the pain from arthritis better or worse?

Anti-inflammatory: Anti-infl diets can be found online basically eating foods as close to their natural state as possible & not eating anything with a label on it (processed). Anti-infl herbs include turmeric, ginger, rosemary & many more. Zyflamend is a good herbal anti-inflammatory. Try same 400 - 1600 mg/ day (not with bipolar or prostate cancer) must be taken with b-complex. Glucosamine helps. All take time. ...Read more

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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