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Both arms and both feet tendons hurt a lot. Nothing has helped. Doc says no rheumatism. What could be the cause?

Both arms and both feet tendons hurt a lot. Nothing has helped. Doc says no rheumatism. What could be the cause?

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Rheumatism (Definition)

"rheumatism" is an older term, not used much today. Most people are referring to pain and swelling in the joints when they use this term. People may mean something different when they use this term in contrast to when they refer ...Read more


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What is rheumatism?

What is rheumatism?

Outdated term: We no longer use the term rheumatism as it previously referred to multiple conditions that affected joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and even nerves. In some cases, it meant rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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What causes rheumatism?

What causes rheumatism?

Osteoarthritis: Rheumatism is an older generic term for arthritic type of aches and pains. It is not a specific diagnosis. It can have many causes but most often is a term used for osteoarthritic pain. ...Read more

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How do you treat rheumatism?

How do you treat rheumatism?

Treatment: Multiple choices depending on extend of the disease and need for aggressive therapy. All treatment have risk and benefits that must be individualized. Not one size fits all. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat rheumatism?

What can I do to treat rheumatism?

100's of types: There are over 100 diagnoses that cause "rheumatism, " an older generic term for joint aches and pain. Treatments vary with diagnosis. If you have "rheumatism, " ask your pcp or see a rheumatologist for specific dx. ...Read more

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What are the best drugs for rheumatism?

Rheumatism: Need to know first what you mean by rheumatism. Standard tylenol (acetaminophen) works quite well for osteoarthritis. Sometimes you may need drugs like aleve or ibuprofen. If you have a more inflammatory process you really need to see your doctor. Do remember no drug comes without potential side effects if used in excess. ...Read more

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How does palandromic rheumatism manifest itself?

Recurrent pain: This is a syndrome of recurrent pain in joints with periods of no pain there is generally no inflammation associated with it and markers of inflammation like ESR or cro are normal and all serological like rheumatoid factor are negative. Often responds well to anti inflammatory mess or plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). ...Read more

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What are alternative ways to ease rheumatism pain?

What are alternative ways to ease rheumatism pain?

Improve lifestyle: Chronic joint pain/swelling can be helped using an anti-inflammatory diet (plant based, whole grains and lean protein), drink 0.5oz/pound you weigh for joint hydration. Using supplements like omega 3 4-6 grams/day, glucosamine and curcumin are important as well. Maintain a healthy weight. Exericse with tai chi, in a heated pool. Acupuncture, reiki and meditationcan also help with pain. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: rheumatism?

What is the definition or description of: rheumatism?

Joint pain: "rheumatism" is an older term, not used much today. Most people are referring to pain and swelling in the joints when they use this term. People may mean something different when they use this term in contrast to when they refer to rheumatoid arthritis specifically. ...Read more

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What causes rheumatism artritis?

What causes rheumatism artritis?

Genes, environment: The complete answer is unknown, but this is certainly a genetic disease. We have known to quite some time that RA clusters within families. There are non-genetic causes (environment), such as smoking, that also increases the risk of developing ra. The arthritis foundation has a webpage that attempts to answer this question: http://www.Arthritis.Org/who-gets-rheumatoid-arthritis.Php. ...Read more

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What pain medicine to help rheumatism ?

What pain medicine to help rheumatism ?

Many Options: Great questions. There many options in this situation. First line agents include anti-inflammatories and tylenol (acetaminophen). More advanced medications include drugs that attempt to treat the underlying cause of rheumatism. Although opioids are occasionally used they are unlikely to help in the long-term. ...Read more

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Why do so many farmers have rheumatism?

Why do so many farmers have rheumatism?

Farmers rheumatism: Farmers work long hours, often in tough work conditions. If unable to take a break from labors during growing seasons or when tending to daily chores, or to take time off if injured, wear and tear can take their toll. Those of us who eat what farmers produce rarely stop to thank them for their efforts-- so here's to farmers! ...Read more

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Are infrared lights good for rheumatism pains?

Are infrared lights good for rheumatism pains?

The warm joints!: Warming inflamed joints can help alleviate symptoms of joint pain. However, no benefit, other than symptom improvement occurs. (this has been shown about warm paraffin baths for hands in rheumatoid arthritis.). ...Read more

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What is the best homemade cure for rheumatism?

None: If by homemade, you mean it is something that you can make yourself, the answer is none. ...Read more

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What is the difference between athrithis, rheumatism?

What is the difference between athrithis, rheumatism?

No difference: These terms are typically used interchangeably. Rheumatoid arthritis on the other hand is quite different from osteoarthritis in that it much more inflammatory and typically more debilitating. ...Read more

Nocturnal (Definition)

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