How long do frozen shoulder & rheumatoid arthritis take to heal?

Frozen - 18mo. Frozen shoulder can take 18 months to resolve by itself. Surgery can speed this. Rheumatoid arthritis is typically a lifelong disease.
6 wks vs lifetime. Frozen shoulder is a common benign shoulder that can easily resolve with physical therapy in 4-6 weeks. Rheumatoid arthritis is a life long condition that never really goes away but can be controlled depending on the severity of the disease and the medications used.

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How long does it take to treat frozen shoulder and rheumatoid arthritis?

No cures for RA. There is no cure for RA but there are very effective controls. The frozen shoulder can be helped by meds, local injections, physical therapy and finally manipulation if nothing else helps. Talk with your rheumatologist. Read more...
Hard to say. Frozen shoulder usually resolves within 18mo. I would tend to think that your RA is the major contributor to your current shoulder problems. See your rheumatologist or shoulder specialist to sort this out. Read more...

37 yr-old woman has 2 years of pain and swelling in multiple joints, including stiffness, and is hoping to get her normal life back as aerobics.....?

Joint pain. Multiple joints swelling and pain sounds like you have active arthritis, Have yourself examined to rule out Rheumatoid arthritis or any other connective tissue problem. Read more...
Arthritis. Arthritis (http://www.arthritis.org/) is a general term describing inflammation of joints. Of note, more common osteoarthritis (OA) is from wear & tear, and not truly linked to inflammation (despite name). OTOH, rheumatoid arthritis is classic inflammatory arthritis. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/rheumatoid-arthritis/basics/definition/con-20014868 then see your FamilyDoc. Read more...
Rheumatologist. Your symptoms are consistent with an inflammatory arthritis as seen in rheumatoid arthritis or lupus. A rheumatologist is best qualified to evaluate,advise and treat you after appropriate tests are ordered and completed. Read more...
Joint pains etc. Non-specific joint pains and night blindness in vegan with an irregular diet and Fe deficiency would cause me to seek a Vit A and Vit D level FIRST before invoking rheumatological diagnosis, because adult rickets and Vit A deficiency would cause all these symptoms thanks. Read more...
Rheumatoid Arthritis Frozen Shoulder. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease with symptoms that can be caused in part by inflammation. RA symptoms can vary from person to person, including: Joint pain, swelling and stiffness Fatigue and muscle pain Advanced RA complications include joint damage that leads to deformity and limited range of motion.? Analgesics Used for pain relief. A commonly used analgesic is acetaminophen and it can be found over-the-counter. In some cases of severe pain, doctors may prescribe a prescription analgesic. Corticosteroids Often called “steroids”; used to help relieve pain and reduce inflammation. They are often prescribed to relieve acute symptoms, with the goal of gradually tapering off the medication. DMARDs (disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs) Reduce pain and inflammation, like NSAIDs. However, they can also slow further RA joint damage. DMARDs, such as methotrexate, are only available with a doctor’s prescription. They may take a few weeks or months to have an effect. Biologics Used in moderate to severe RA to reduce signs and symptoms; some may help slow or prevent the progression of joint damage. Biologics work by blocking part of the immune system that contributes to the inflammation seen in RA. Biologics are often used in combination with methotrexate or other DMARDs. Read more...
Eating disorder. By history patient maybe experiencing an eating disorder in combination with gut dysbiosis, creating an auto immune response, creating pain, insomnia, swelling, stiffness, etc....needs to health the gut. Read more...
Multiple systems involved. Hormonal imbalance as per Hx of low sex drive, menopause. Needs to see a doctor specializing in BHRT. Poor nutrition consult a functional nutritionist not just a regular RD. May have food allergies. In view of RA would advise cutting out Gluten and dairy, avoiding Soy. Cut down on intense exercising instead do more walking, yoga or Tai Chi. Will reduce joint damage. She needs to accept and be resigned to the fact that her previous "normal life" will be bad for her RA. Counseling for stress management & binge eating. Read more...
Reassessment. I do not know who the diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis was made, initially. Sounds like you need a reassessment for the more general term "inflammatory Arthritis"as well as other autoimmune disorder such as Lupus. Also, hydroxychloroquine can be associated with vision changes so I also suggest a visit to an Ophthalmologist. Read more...
Polyarthralgia. Your symptoms could be caused from various issues. It could be some type of arthritic problem. However, given your diet and complaint of headache or being "Postmenopausal" for 3 years I would consider some type of endocrine or nutritional issue. Have you checked vitamin D or iron level? Read more...
RA. I think your rheumatoid arthritis is not well controlled. Seek out a rheumatologist and discuss adding a biologic. Read more...

Have rheumatoid arthritis. Clavicle bone is excruciating. Rheumatologist says he doesn't know what's going on and to seek ER treatment. This normal?

If it is @ either-- --end, ,there R joints that can B effected by RA. If mid shaft, i would C an ortho 2 r/o any other pathology. The ER is not the proper place 2 go, unless there was trauma & a fracture is suspected. . Read more...

Huge pain in left sholder, then swelling in the left knee, RA factor +ve, does. That confirm rheumatoid arthritis? If so, how should I go about it?

No. Many causes of joint pain and/or joint swelling (injury, infection). Rheumatoid factor (rf)is not very sensitive(not always positive in patients with ra)and is not very specific for RA in spite of its name.Rf can become positive from certain infections (hepatitis) or other autoimmune prob like sjögren's, but then returns to normal later. Anti-ccp antibody is much more specific.See a rheumatologist. Read more...
No. but trouble. You have migratory polyarthritis, of which rhematoid arthritis is one of the major players. Ou should cojsult with a rheumatologist, a specialist in these disorders. These arthritides are destructive; ie, they destroy the joint tissue is untreated. But we have good medications for them now. So save our joints, get a clear diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Read more...

What will happen if I do not take medication for rheumatoid arthritis?

Shorter life. Untreated rheumatoid arthritis shortens lives. The effect on the lifespan depends on the severity of the disease and the amount of inflammation. Rheumatoid arthritis commonly causes joint deformities which, if they occur, can only be reversed by surgery. It is best to get prompt diagnosis and treatment. Ra is serious chronic disease like diabetes. Read more...

I have rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. What can I take that can treat both?

Different conditions. Fibromyalgia and RA are very different, so the medications that work for one, may not work for the other. Antidepressants such as duloxetine (cymbalta) or others are frequently helpful for chronic pain. Exercise can also be helpful for chronic pain. See a rheumatologist if you haven't already. Read more...