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I have neck arthritus, when I sit for a period of time, my left shoulder begins to hurt. I can raise,lift, turn in a circular movement no pain, what?

I have neck arthritus, when I sit for  a period of time, my left  shoulder begins to hurt. I can raise,lift, turn in a circular movement no pain, what?

Sounds like ....: ...radicular pain coming from nerve irritation in Ur neck. Need 2 C a spine surgeon, or start with Ur PCP & go from there. This type of complaint is common. ...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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Why does my arthritis flare up at the same time everyday?

Why does my arthritis flare up at the same time everyday?

Need more info: You need to provide specifics. What kind of arthritis do you have? What areas of the body are involved? What meds are you taking for it? ...Read more

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Every time I receive my period I get a flare up of colitis. This month I started a week early and have no flare up. Could this be implantation bleedin?

Every time I receive my period I get a flare up of colitis. This month I started a week early and have no flare up. Could this be implantation bleedin?

Could be: or it could be that your period has just come early or perhaps your colitis could be going into remission! Time will tell! If you think you may be pregnant, just wait a few weeks before taking a home pregnancy test. If you take it now it will most likely be negative because it's too soon for your HCG levels to rise. Home pregnancy tests are not 99% accurate until your first missed period. ...Read more

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Why does my arthritis always flare up during my period?

Why does my arthritis always flare up during my period?

What type of arthri?: Menstruation occurs when the female body is at it lowest estrogen and Progesterone levels. So your arthritis may have a hormonal component. Some physicians are using vitamin d for premenstrual syndrome ( vitamin d is a hormone and helps prevent breast cancer). Ask your rheumatologist or gynecologist. ...Read more

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Would it be ok to take ultram for arthritis in my lower back for a long period of time? It seems to get me through my day with 2 50mg tabs

Would it be ok to take ultram for arthritis in my lower back for a long period of time? It seems to get me through my day with 2 50mg tabs

Be checked: I would certainly be thoroughly evaluated and obtain a specific diagnosis. It is only then that you can fully know your treatment options. It may be that taking ultramay be the best option, or that you may have better alternatives. It really comes down to knowing the cause of your problem and then your options. ...Read more

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My mother is suffering from arthritis...? How much time will it need to be cured? And what are the precautions during this period?

My mother is suffering from arthritis...? How much time will it need to be cured? And what are the precautions during this period?

Cure is unlikely: Most forms of arthritis cannot be cured but can often be effectively controlled. The precautions depend on the severity of the disease and what joints are involved. ...Read more

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I'm 28 and have a burning sensation in the front of my ankles whenever I play sports for a long period of time, is this arthritis?

I'm 28 and have a burning sensation in the front of my ankles whenever I play sports for a long period of time, is this arthritis?

Probably not: The more likely diagnosis in your age group is extensor tendinitis. This is often caused by a tight heal cord, and usually responds to achilles stretching exercises. These exercises should be done on both sides even if you just have symptoms on one side. Worsening symptoms or resting pain should prompt a visit to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can taking Aleve daily over a long period of time (years) cause sharp and gnawing pain under my left rib cage? Had blood tests recently, doctor said some level was higher due to my taking Aleve (which he prescribed for my arthritis). Should i stop taking

Can taking Aleve daily over a long period of time (years) cause sharp and gnawing pain under my left rib cage? Had blood tests recently, doctor said some level was higher due to my taking Aleve (which he prescribed for my arthritis).  Should i stop taking

Ask your doctor: Aleve (naproxen) can cause a number of problems that can show up as pain under the left rib cage. These include peptic ulcer and coronary artery problems. Don't know which blood levels would be affected, but you really should press your doctor for an explanation of your symptoms and of the abnormal blood test. ...Read more

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What causes a rheumatoid arthritis flare?

What causes a rheumatoid arthritis flare?

Several factors: Stress one frequently reported factor in rheumatoid arthritis flare-ups is stress.Some foods can trigger arthritis flare-ups. Among these, cow's milk is the most often cited, but shrimp, wheat and some meats, hen's eggs and codfish also are implicated. Echinacea echinacea has been cited as a possible cause of flare-ups in those with rheumatoid arthritis, . ...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