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Why Does My Little Toe Go Numb Rheumatoid Arthritis
If my family has rheumatoid arthritis in the wrists and hands, does this mean I have a higher chance of having foot 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
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
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
Could Humira (adalimumab) cause drug-induced lupus on the head ? some small lesions on the head. (Rheumatoid arthritis)
Humira (adalimumab) and lupus: Anti-TNFs drugs have been associated with Lupus. But it may also be other conditions like fungus ,eczema. impetigo. Could try over the counter selsun blue see if helps .Discuss with rheumatologist , http://rheumatology.oxfordjournals.org/content/48/7/716.full.pdf ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im not on any medicine and I've been getting small bruises, constantly out of breath is this associated by rheumatoid arthritis?
It cold be: easy bruising, could happen to people without any association with any illness or a disease,simply the blood is too thin naturally,they have to be careful and declared that if they are going through any invasive surgical procedure. it could be associated with some illnesses, or could be side effect of some medication. if you are concerned, blood tests, or a consult with a hematologist will do it. ...Read more
Thank u doc .that u prescribed me rheumatoid arthritis,should I use med or oint n how long I use this bc my spots r little. is this safe in breastfeed
Wrong site: Docs on this public site do not diagnose or prescribe you medication. You may be thinking of Heathtap prime.On this public site we do not have access to any other questions you may have submitted or data uploaded.We cannot comment on any question about medicatioon unless you give us the name. ...Read more
Is it possible to have little to no swelling with rheumatoid arthritis? Also, can your blood test negative and then be positive later?
Yes: Yes, there can be periods of increased as well as decreased synovial & soft tissue activity. Some immune testing may be more sensitive than others, with results varying with time as well. ...Read more
I have a small ball in my leg and every time i touch it it moves. Could it be a of inflammation or a cist? I do have rheumatoid arthritis.
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
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
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
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
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?
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