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I am 45, since last year i notice lost joint pain ankles, wrist, hands, elbow, knees i can't kneeling anymore it hurt, and this year i notice swelling hands?

I am 45, since last year i notice lost joint pain ankles, wrist, hands, elbow, knees i can't kneeling anymore it hurt, and this year i notice swelling hands?

Multiple Joints: Typically with multiple joint involvement we have our patients start with a rheumatologist to check if there is systemic arthritic involvement. Your primary care doc could start the evaluation with 10 days on 4 days off various anti-inflammatory medications to see if they can find one of the 9 categories to work well at controlling your symptoms. Dr rich blake. ...Read more

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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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My 21 year old son is having muscle and joint pain in areas such as ankles, wrists, elbows, shoulder blades, back, legs, and some swelling in ankles.?

My 21 year old son is having muscle and joint pain in areas such as ankles, wrists, elbows, shoulder blades, back, legs,  and some swelling in ankles.?

Inflammation!: To have pain in so many places means an inflammatory process must be excluded. He needs someone with rheumatology expertise to diagnose and treat the problem. If inflammation is present, he will need more than aleve-like nsaids. My bet: psoriatic arthritis with ankle involvement! ...Read more

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Managing Tennis Elbow (Checklist)

Remember to rest your elbow and arm
Daily
Take anti-inflammatories to address pain
Daily
Try physical therapy to help recovery
1 Hrs, Weekly for 14 days
Take breaks when using your elbow during activities
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What percentage of seropositive RA patients with anti-cpp of >250 accompanied by pain/swelling in hands, wrists, tmj, elbows, achilles' tendon with ESR and CRP wnl? Do you alter the treatment ?

What percentage of seropositive RA patients with anti-cpp of >250 accompanied by pain/swelling in hands, wrists, tmj, elbows, achilles' tendon  with ESR and CRP wnl? Do you alter the treatment ?

Cannot determine: Every patient is different, and the only person who could answer this effectively would be the rheumatologist treating you. If they will not answer the question or you are not satisfied, suggest finding a second opinion. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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For the past month i've had joint pain on my right elbow.There has been some swelling and the skin is whitended around the pain.Ican't have aspirin. ?

For the past month i've had joint pain on my right elbow.There has been some swelling and the skin is whitended around the pain.Ican't have aspirin. ?

Elbow pain: The good news is is that there is no redness. That said, it should be carefully examined with range of motion observed, location of maximal tenderness and imaging should be obtained. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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62 yo male, joint pain in fingers, toes, inside of elbows over 1 week; no swelling, rash; have cough, no fever. Cbc, ESR normal. What could this be?

Might be : Might be the early symptoms of artheritis or just viral artheritis, take Motrin 600 mg twice a day with food for 7 days in the mean while make appointment with rhematologist, take turmeric 1 tsf twice a day there are lot of natural remedies. ...Read more

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Hand Swelling (Definition)

Hand swelling is also known as Swollen hands. What you injured depends on where you stabbed your finger. Regardless, you should apply pressure to the finger to stop the bleeding, but avoid strangulating the finger. Best to seek immediate medical attention to determine ...Read more


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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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