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Is arthritis always have to be a morning problem with worse symptoms in the mornings?

Is arthritis always have to be a morning problem with worse symptoms in the mornings?

No: There are different kinds of arthritis. Some are worse during activity, others after rest, . Early morning joint pain or stiffness may be a sign of an arthritis caused by an autoimmune disorder like rheumatoid arthritis. It may be worthwhile to discuss with your primary care doctor who may refer you to a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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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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Does arthritis get worse when it's cold out?

Does arthritis get worse when it's cold out?

Cold Joints: While your cartilage thickness does not change with the weather, arthritis sufferers often complain of increased pain with cold or rainy weather. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you had arthritis would it make you look worse, or what?

Arthritis: There are many different types of arthritis and they can affect joints all throughout the body. Certainly arthritis can deform joints and sometimes quite severely. ...Read more

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Is there any type of arthritis or arthritis like disease that causes rapid damage? My symptoms seem to get worse every week.

Is there any type of arthritis or arthritis like disease that causes rapid damage? My symptoms seem to get worse every week.

Yes many types: You need to see a rheumatologist to clarify what you have . This could be muscular, or joint. If it is rapid we would worry about infection but it may not be that at all. You need to get this clarified as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Why would arthritis seem worse when it rains?

Why would arthritis seem worse when it rains?

It isn't the rain!: Dr joseph hollander in the fifties demonstrated is is the fall in barometric pressure which precedes rainfall (may continue when rain starts), that causes increased pain. Therefore the adage that with arthritis you can predict the rain is true. Technically, seattle and buffalo are bad spots, while phoenix is "hot.". ...Read more

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What is a worse form of arthritis than rheumatiod?

What is a worse form of arthritis than rheumatiod?

See a rheumatologist: Rheumatologist can give you the best advice and treatment plan for ra. ...Read more

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What is the substance in tomatoes that make arthritis worse?

What is the substance in tomatoes that make arthritis worse?

Glycoalkaloids.: According to a study conducted in 1993 by childers, eating nightshade foods (tomatoes) results in "a buildup of cholinesterase inhibiting glycoalkaloids and may cause inflammation, muscle spasms, pain, and stiffness." the less cholinesterase the body produces as it ages, the less agile the body will be. Therefore, anything that additionally inhibits cholinersterase will add to joint deterioration. ...Read more

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Which type of food and drinks make the pain from arthritis better or worse?

Which type of food and drinks make the pain from arthritis better or worse?

None: Diet has little effect on arthritic symptoms in spite of what others may say. There are no controlled studies supporting dietary benefit. ...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