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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
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis 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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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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Is rheumatoid athritis a verydangerous kind of arthritis?

Yes if not rxed: These days if diagnosed and treated early and aggressively not likely. There are now wonderful relatively safe treatments to prevent the dangerous complications of ra. ...Read more

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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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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

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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

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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.

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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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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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

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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. 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