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Why Does My Big Toe Go Numb Rheumatoid Arthritis
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
If my family has rheumatoid arthritis in the wrists and hands, does this mean I have a higher chance of having foot arthritis?
I have had rheumatoid arthritis for 10 years and my foot on side when applied pressure has extreme pain. will ice or heat work? and will ibuprofen?
I take immunosuppresive & other drugs for rheumatoid arthritis. Is there severe risk from hand foot and mouth disease if a child in my family has it?
If you are unlucky: Persons on immuno-suppressive meds have a suppressed immune system! they should avoid sick people, if at all possible. Wearing a medical face mask, along with good hand-washing, can help avoid catching viruses. The current coxsackie a6 strain, in the news, is causing worse hand-foot-mouth symptoms than the typical strain. Bad symptoms include high fevers, vomiting, diarrhea, brain problems, etc... ...Read more
I have a fallen arch on my right foot. & i also have osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. My right ankle give me pain. Would an arch support help?
Fallen arch: An acquired flat foot can be very painful. The changes in your walking can effect your ankle, knee, hip, and back. May be due to torn posterior tibialis tendon or collapse of bone due to rheumatoid arthritis. An arch support (orthotic) may be helpful to reestablish the normal movement of your foot. Give it a try. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Wear&tear v inflamma: Think of osteoarthritis (OA) as result of wear & tear that comes w/aging & repetitive injury. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/osteoarthritis/basics/definition/con-20014749 for more info. Compare that to rheumatoid arthritis which is much less common inflammatory disorder. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/rheumatoid-arthritis/basics/definition/con-20014868 ...Read more
Pain in big toe 1st MP joint-X-Ray says rheumatoid arthritis. Dr thought it's from injury as kid. Should I be worried ab something more serious?
X-ray on 1st MP joint of big toe said rheumatoid arthritis bc of pain. If it were bone cancer would it be picked up on X-ray?
How to tell if bony growth on big toe base is a bunion, osteoarthritis, or rheumatoid arthritis or gout/tophi? Only on right foot.
See a podiatrist: Go see a podiatrist. Gout would flare up and you have intense pain. Arthritis is due to joint space narrowing which is very possible. Ra 36 yo male not likely and it is on both side, bunion is a possibility. Usually if the bony growth on the side of the big toe joint its a bunion. Top of the big toe joint is arthritis. Podiatrist can tell you exactly what you got and how to take care of it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
19 and i just found out that I have rheumatoid arthritis. I have to go see a rheumatologist, what can I expect?
Complete eval: Complete history and physical examination and x-rays, perhaps laboratory studies, with diagnosis and treatment options explained. ...Read more
I'm suspected with rheumatoid arthritis.My doc & results to come back in 3days.Now I have petechiae on feet should I be alarmed & go to the emergency?
Bad: Ra is an inflammotry disorder, characterized by high levels of CRP in the body. CRP does not cause the damge, but is the best surrogate marker for inflammation in the body, particularly the blood stream. Inflammation hurts the ling of blood vessels and increases the tendency to deposit cholesterol plaques. It raises clotting factors, such as fibrinogen which makes the blood more liely to clot! ...Read more
Immune System, Hormo: It is the immune system and hormones. In ra, the body has an aberrent hyperimmune response to the joint lining causing arthritis. But in pregancy, trhe mother is accepting a \fetus with 50% different genes. A kidney would be rejected if that foreigal changes. N. The hyperimmune response in dampened during pregancy, primarily for homonal changes. Arthritis remits! ...Read more
Huge pain in left sholder , then swelling in the left knee , RA factor +ve, does.That confirm rheumatoid arthritis? If so, how should I go about it ?
No. but trouble: You have migratory polyarthritis, of which rhematoid arthritis is one of the major players. Ou should cojsult with a rheumatologist, a specialist in these disorders. These arthritides are destructive; ie, they destroy the joint tissue is untreated. But we have good medications for them now. So save our joints, get a clear diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please see a rheumat: Go see a rheumatologist. The more aggressive the early treatment the better. ...Read more
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