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How do I ease the pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis? Usually on necks, elbows, wrists, fi gers, especially on thighs, knees and ankles.

See a rheumatologist. There are some excellent medications to control rheumatoid arthritis; they can have side effects, but used appropriately they can reduce or prevent long term damage to your joints. They work best if used early in the course of the disease. See a specialist, and get a second opinion if necessary. Read more...
See a doctor. A rheumatologist can prescribe proper medication for pain and swelling. Read more...
You need. To be under the care of a rheumatologist. There are many medications that can help you. Read more...

Can loss of normal cervical lordosis be caused by rheumatoid arthritis? If so, would there be signs of RA on the x-ray or MRI of cervical spine?

It can be seen in- -many conditions spasm, positioning on an X ray tsbl, can be seen in advanced RA, ankylosing spondylitis. It in of itself is not diagnostic. Exam & labs are needed 2 Dx RA. Read more...
Yes. Rheumatoid Arthritis commonly affects the cervical spine and can change the.normal London's due to pain and involvement of the facet joints. A good radiologist could see changes due to RA if advanced enough, but often hard to tell early on . Involvement of the upper vertebrae can be serious. It is uncommon for RA to involve the thoracic and lumbar spine. Read more...
Spasm. Loss of the lordosis is usually due to muscle spasm especially in people under age 40. Rheumatoid arthritis can affect the cervical spine but there are usually signs of RA in other joints. The X-ray and the MRI can show if RA is affecting the cervical spine but these tests are not always necessary, especially if the person does not show signs and symptoms of RA. Blood test for neck pain - useless. Read more...
It could and yes. Although people with rheumatoid arthritis can have loss of normal lordosis we usually would also see x-ray changes. Or the loss of Lumbar lordosis is due to another intercurrent problem. RA causes pain in the upper spine initially but usually is more important in peripheral joints in general. Read more...

Rheumatoid arthritis. Can hand deformity be prevented and if it already occur can it be stopped?

If you already. If you already have joint damage, you will need to go on Methotrexate and probably a biologic if you are candidate for it. The combination of two can halt progression of the disease. Sometimes bone erosions can heal, but if you have extensive joint damage the medications will not be able to reverse all that. Hope that helps. Read more...
Joint protection. Joint protection and splints may be very helpful. See rheumatologist who has experience with deformity prevention. Read more...

Found out from a stool test that I have endolimax nana cyst. How can I treat it? Plus, I have joint pains like rheumatoid arthritis what do I do?

Parasites . Did the doctor who ordered the lab not treat you when the results came back? I'm confused. . Read more...
Metronidazole. Metronidazole is the usual first line treatment for Endolimax nana. Sometime people can carry this parasite and feel just fine, but sometimes it may need to be treated. It is not a likely cause of joint pains so I would discuss this also with your doctor. Read more...

I am 60 plus & suffer from hypothyroidism, low blood pressure, Rheumatoid arthritis, Irritable bowl syndrome. What should I do.?

Go see your GP. Since you live in India, go see your GP can most likely handle your general issues and refer as appropriate to specialists like Rheumatologist, Gastroenterologist, etc. Hypothyroidism is pretty easy to treat. Low blood pressure is a bit trickier and may need Cardiologist input if feeling lightheaded, dizzy, faint or weak. Read more...

What tests would prove if I have rheumatoid arthritis?

None. So this answer may sound strange given all of the tests we have, but autoimmune diseases like RA is diagnosed based off of symptoms as opposed to lab tests. If you have small/medium joint pain and stiffness that is worse in the morning for several hours, then the tests help. We typically test for rheumatoid factor and anti-ccp antibodies. If these are positive without symptoms, i don't diagnose ra. Read more...