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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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So I have arthritis and am used to the usual pain that comes with it, but when the temp is either severely hot or cold the pain intensifies.Why?

So I have arthritis and am used to the usual pain that comes with it,  but when the temp is either severely hot or cold the pain intensifies.Why?

perhaps pressure: Temperature changes affect barometric (atmosphere) pressure. For some reason, some arthritis patients are sensitive to those changes, perhaps from stimulation of pressure sensors around the joints. ...Read more

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Which is better, cold or hot compresses to treat pain of arthritis?

Which is better, cold or hot compresses to treat pain of arthritis?

Both: Cold is better for an acute flare up of arthritis with red and swollen joints. Hot is likely to be more soothing for the daily stiffness. ...Read more

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What should I do before using icy hot arthritis therapy ?

What should I do before using icy hot arthritis therapy ?

Strength?: Clean the skin where you are applying it. Check what strength the icy hot ointment, cream or patch has (this is the % or strengh). Try it on in a small surface first to check for the effect. If it does not help try stronger %. Read the manufacturer recommendations. If it burns too much...Wipe it out. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of icy hot for arthritis therapy ?

None: Icy hot is just a topical cream. It has no lasting effects or serious side effects if used as directed. Check the warning label for appropriate use. ...Read more

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I have had a very serious knee pain for about a month now and don't know what it is. It's hot knee that will hurt bad when bending it. No arthritis. ?

I have had a very serious knee pain for about a month now and don't know what it is. It's hot knee that will hurt bad when bending it. No arthritis. ?

See your doctor: There are many conditions that can cause an inflamed, hot knee. Multiple types of arthritis, joint infections, or gout are all possibilities. You may need testing to get a correct diagnosis, so that proper treatment can be instituted. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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When 62, i fell, hit my head on the tub and had concussion. Since, I have had neck pain. Told I have arthritis. Never had pain until this happened. Is this normal?

Neck pain: It is not uncommon for an injury such as a fall to aggravate and bring out the symptoms of underlying osteoarthritis even if no symptoms had previously been noticed. Talk with your doctor about treatment options starting conservatively. ...Read more

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The past 2wks@10pm my Big&Baby toes swell get hot/stiff & extremely itchy 3bumps on bigtoe&clicks when i bend it.is it all likely arthritis related?

The past 2wks@10pm my Big&Baby toes swell get hot/stiff & extremely itchy 3bumps on bigtoe&clicks when i bend it.is it all likely arthritis related?

Not arthritis: These symptoms suggest an allergic reaction rather than arthritis. The bumps may be hives and, if so, generally resolve after some hours. This allergic reaction may be to socks,shoes or a reaction to pressure on the skin of the toes. Do you get any other itchy bumps elsewhere? Antihistamines like benadryl(causes drowsiness) or claritin (loratadine) may help. Experiment with the types of footwear you have. ...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