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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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I have spinal arthritis and I am always achy, tired, stiff, lethargic. Are these all symptoms of arthritis or something else?

I have spinal arthritis and I am always achy, tired, stiff, lethargic. Are these all symptoms of arthritis or something else?

At your age...: You need to excluded spondylitis which affects the spine from sacroiliac joints to the cervical spine. If you have this drugs like Naproxen will help, but better drugs for inflammation exist.. ...Read more

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Why is my child always tired, and she has joint pains that sound like arthritis.?

Sleep disorder: We see this with poor sleep patterns. With lack of sleep - fatigue ensues and this can lead to systemic aches and pains. This could be muscle pain and we see this with fibromyalgia. When she gets evaluated these will be some of the things she will be evaluated for. Other issues include joint evaluation for arthritis, and bursal and tendon examination. ...Read more

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Can psoriatic arthritis cause fatigue during a flair?

Yes: A psoriasis flair can cause many other symptoms (fatigue, malaise, etc.). See your doctor if there are any continued or worsening symptoms. ...Read more

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Why do people have fatigue with psoriatic arthritis? I am so tired along with the other symptoms.

Why do people have fatigue with psoriatic arthritis? I am so tired along with the other symptoms.

Psoriatic Arthritis: Battling pain and inflammation can leave you feeling exhausted. In addition, some arthritis medications can cause fatigue. The key isn't to stop being active entirely, but to rest before you become too tired. Divide exercise or work activities into short segments. Find time to relax several times throughout the day. ...Read more

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Do drs ever prescribe medications to help alleviate chronic fatigue from rheumatoid arthritis?

Do drs ever prescribe medications to help alleviate chronic fatigue from rheumatoid arthritis?

Yes: Complaints of fatigue are present in over 80 percent of patients with active ra. Successful treatment of the RA with medications decrease these symptoms. It is felt that the fatigue is due to pain. Another factor is depression which can be treated with medications. ...Read more

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I am having severe fatigue, migraines, and arthritis in my hands to the point where it is difficult to hold a pen. I am only 24. Please help.

I am having severe fatigue, migraines, and arthritis in my hands to the point where it is difficult to hold a pen. I am only 24. Please help.

Be seen: It is possible that you have developed one of a numbat of inflammatory arthropatjies, which could potentially cause the sptoms you are describing. A good medical check up with some basic blood tests to look for rheumatologic conditions would be a good place to start. ...Read more

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