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Doctor insights on: Wrist Splints For Gouty Arthritis

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Dr. Adeshola Ezeokoli
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Wrist Splints (Definition)

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is an injury caused by a pinched nerve in the wrist. The injury causes pain and numbness in the index and middle fingers and weakness of the thumb. Carpal tunnel receives its name from the eight bones in the wrist, called carpals, which form a "tunnel" through which the nerve leading to the hand extends. Your health care provider may put your wrist in a splint or brace to keep your wrist from bending, and to minimize or prevent pressure on the nerve. You'll probably need to wear the splint full time for 3 - 4 weeks, then at night only. Putting ice on your wrist, massaging the area, and doing stretching ...Read more


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Need some advice on nursing management of gouty arthritis?

Need some advice on nursing management of gouty arthritis?

Nursing: Information is your best ally . The more the patient can know about the condition the better it is for them to follow directions and not just doing something because they were told to do so. ...Read more

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Can someone explain to me what causes the 'punched-out lesions' in gouty arthritis?

Can someone explain to me what causes the 'punched-out lesions' in gouty arthritis?

X-ray finding: Punched out lesions are an x-ray find that explains the bony destruction caused by gout and other arthritic conditions. It is the absence of normal bone in an irregular pattern around a joint/capsule interface. ...Read more

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Can yeast cause gouty arthritis?

Can yeast cause gouty arthritis?

No: Gout is a form of acute, inflammatory arthritis caused by the buildup of excess uric acid in joints and the soft tissues. ...Read more

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Weight loss and gout (gouty arthritis), can you give me more information?

Weight loss and gout (gouty arthritis), can you give me more information?

Avoid dehydration: Most weight loss diets produce the initial weight loss at the cost of dehydration. Gout can strike/ flare up even in those who do not have other risk factors seemingly. ...Read more

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I am suffering from weight loss caused by gout (gouty arthritis). What can I do?

I am suffering from weight loss caused by gout (gouty arthritis). What can I do?

Related?: Be sure that your weight loss is due to gout. This is an unusual finding in those suffering from gout. Check with your primary care doctor - a consult with a rheumatologist may also be in order. ...Read more

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Gouty arthritis is caused by high level of uric acid in the blood. What causes rheumatism?

Gouty arthritis is caused by high level of uric acid in the blood. What causes rheumatism?

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Is of an unknown cause. There may be a genetic or autoimmune issue, but the actual cause isn't known. ...Read more

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What's the main difference between rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and gouty arthritis?

What's the main difference between rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and gouty arthritis?

Different causes: Gouty arthritis- due to an increase of uric acid production or underexcretion. Typically affects big toe joints, as well as the mid foot, ankle, knees, wrist. Diagnosis confirmed by uric aicd crytals in the joint. Presents itself by painful acute episodes, typically at night. Osteo- bone on bone- which cause inflammation in and around the joint. Ra- chronic persistent pain, . ...Read more

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Which is the main difference between rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and gouty arthritis?

Which is the main difference between rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and gouty arthritis?

Many...: Ra affects everything in the body by chronic inflammation, joint stiffness, related diseases. It may cause severe deformity and contracture of the toes and fingers. Gout can cause joint pain acutely and gradually create enough joint changes to produce chronic pain as well. Kidney function is what is treated as the root cause of gout. Osteoarthritis is mainly the wear and tear process in joints. ...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


Dr. C Julio Aponte
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Gouty Arthritis (Definition)

-presence of uric acid crystals within the joint. They ear a physics irritant, & the resulting reaction 2 their presence is a very painful joint, angry appearing & swollen & red from inflammation. There is an error in metabolism of Utica acid, & when it reaches a critics concentration in the blood they crystallize just like maple syrup sometimes does, & the crystals R rough ...Read more