Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid

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3060903 tn?1398568723 Essential oils cannot cure this condition, but evidence suggests that they can relieve major symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis, especially inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and pain. Read on, to learn which oils most effectively reduce symptoms of RA, how to use them, and which carrier oils to choose. We also discuss the risks associated with using essential oils. What can essential oils do for RA? Eucalyptus essential oil for treating rheumatoid arthritis.
1175033 tn?1492204828 It's very possible that your hip deformity is the source of your other aches and pains. It throws off your gait and your spinal alignment, causing pain and stress in other parts of your body. Ask for a referral to a pain management specialist. These lovely people are willing to try a wide variety of methods to help you with your pain, which your doctor may be unaware of or reluctant to try.
Avatar m tn For some background I am a 3rd year pharmacy student and know what the surgeon is saying as I have learned about all of this stuff in school. So, I suspect that I don't have RA and maybe it is just osteoarthritis albeit at a very young age. However, RA is a tricky disease and it could be a possibility. I just want to hear y'alls' (that certainly gives away what region I am from ha) opinions on my situation just to get some feedback.
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed at the age of 31 or 32 I'm 38 now, and has been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia since. Good luck to you my friend here if you have any questions.
Avatar f tn Patients with RA and/or Sjogren’s syndrome may also have other connective tissue disorders such as Raynaud’s syndrome, scleroderma, autoimmune thyroid disorders, and systemic lupus erythematosis. What does the test result mean? In patients with symptoms and clinical signs of rheumatoid arthritis, the presence of significant concentrations of RF indicates that it is likely that they have RA.
1100837 tn?1267672275 Hello Leila006, It is not uncommon to have overlapping conditions such as RA and Fibromyalgia. I have Osteoarthritis of the spine, nerve damage and Fibromyalgia, which is different than what you are suffering from, but I have known a lot of people who have had both problems together. I am just guessing from what you have written, that the Lyrica has made you very drowsy...right?
Avatar f tn He's got really bad joint's especially in his hands/wrists and feet and has problems with his right hip/leg. He's on several medication's and has a fortnightly injection which he does himself which is working. But he recently had a second x ray and his right hip is badly damaged so he will possibly need a hip replacement in the near future (he had the first x ray 5 years ago). He basically has Osteoarthritis. But since last Wednesday he's been in alot of pain.
Avatar f tn But then it started happening when I was at gymnastics and when the girls would jump over something my leg would kick, I take Klonopin(clonazepam), if I forget or just get tired of taking so much medication the kicking will start back up, 2 nights ago I was watching a moving and a guy was being chased and running and jumping and my leg just kept jerking so hard.
Avatar f tn I am waiting for the results of a blood test for Lupis. I looked on the internet about RA and the information all seemed to say about the same thing. I asked my neuro about it and he said to see a Rheumatologist (spell?) My GP ran the blood test, but the neuro never did any tests, just gave me drugs. I wonder if he blew me off because I am on disability insurance. I did hear that RA can go into remission, which is hopeful. I am trying to find out if my mother had RA or osteoarthritis.
469901 tn?1276567223 So, I would love for the general public to understand the difference between osteoarthritis and RA. It really irritates me when I tell them my RA is flaring and they tell me yeah, their knee has been giving them a little trouble too... 2 different things....
432312 tn?1265648574 (both grandmothers and my maternal uncle) and degenerative disk disease Maternal grandmother maternal, uncle and my father. I am so tired of paying co pays just to be told yeah your back looks like it could have some pain... heat and Tylenol thanks. I am gaining weight I know because I am inactive. The more weight I gain the worse I feel and the more inactive I become. I dont know what kind of a doctor I should go to I dont know what magic words to say to get them to take me seriously.
Avatar f tn the MRI- it should be able to distinguish between osteoarthritis and RA- I asked an orthopedic colleague and he said that an MRI will show fluid, the amount of cartilage lost, and the changes in the synovium; but again, that it is ultimately a clinical diagnosis. Hopefully, after your MRI, your PCP and/or rheumatologist will be able to put the whole picture together for you.
Avatar m tn I mentioned this to my MD at my annual physical and she felt that it was probably osteoarthritis (mainly due to the fact that there was no redness around the joints). She didn't order any kind of tests to confirm this diagnosis. I've also started to notice some tenderness in my elbow joints when resting my elbows on a table, and my knee joints have been a bit stiff and sore after using my exercise bike.
Avatar n tn I have been persistent with my GP and he has done certain blood tests and x-ray but sticking with osteoarthritis as the most likely diagnosis - without any evidence. I have made a private appointment with a rheumatologist but my GP doesn't hold out much hope for him coming up with anything different. From my own layman's experience of this I feel like I had an attack just like the GBS in terms of time frame which hit most if not all my joints over a 3 to 4 week period.
Avatar n tn You may want to look at a more systemic disorder - including rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, lupus or other rheumatological disease. Blood tests looking at the ANA level and rheumatoid factor can be considered. Imaging the spine with an MRI can be done to evaluate for any nerve compression. A referral to a rheumatologist can be considered to evaluate for the aforementioned conditions. An orthopedist or physiatrist can be consulted to evaluate the spine.
Avatar f tn I found some information that I have included below that answers a lot of your questions. With rheumatoid arthritis and Lupus (SLE) it can take some time for your ANA to reflect properly. I am in that position myself. I am positive one time and negative the next but am being treated with plaquenil due to likely RA or Lupus. How is it used? The ANA test is ordered to help screen for autoimmune disorders and is most often used as one of the tests to diagnose systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).
5856747 tn?1403352282 • Rheumatoid arthritis is the second commonest form of arthritis to afflict human kind, the commonest being osteoarthritis. Rheumatoid typically affects the small joints of your hands and feet, while osteo tends to affect the larger joints like your hips or knees. • Rheumatoid is four times commoner in women than it is in men. • At any time rheumatoid arthritis will affect 1 – 3% of the population. • It can strike at any age but its peak incidence is between the ages of 30 and 50 years.
Avatar m tn I meant to add that hip deterioration is often mistaken for pelvic pain because the hip joint angles in toward the groin/pelvis at the top of the thigh bone. If you're having pain in the "leg crease" between your thigh and pelvis, that's your hip joint.
Avatar f tn I have had a few sessions of physiotherapy in which the therapist has said she is satisfied that I do not have osteoarthritis but would query rheumatoid arthritis and has referred me for hydrotherapy. However I have absolutely no pain in my fingers or toes and feel that the pain is more muscular than joint. If I extend my arm too far the pain in my upper arm is excruciating.
Avatar n tn Hi! The uric acid is within normal range so gout is more or less ruled out. Normally C reactive protein is undetectable in blood. A level between 1-3 shows moderate risk and a level above 3 shows increased risk for heart problems, infection, inflammation, dental problem, arthritis, cancers etc. A high C-Reactive protein should be evaluated ASAP. RA factor is normal so rheumatoid is more or less ruled out. High ANA could be non-specific or may be due to an autoimmune disease.
1550149 tn?1340004330 This is one of the reasons that vitamin C is helpful for reducing some of the symptoms of arthritis, fibromyalgia, tendonitis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and other related diseases. Detoxification IS Important Since the major cause of arthritis, tendonitis, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and other related diseases is toxins, it is very important to help the body detoxify effectively.
1550149 tn?1340004330 pagewanted=all Answers About Rheumatoid Arthritis, Part 1 By THE NEW YORK TIMES Readers sent more than 100 questions to Dr. Vivian P. Bykerk about rheumatoid arthritis, a disease that often starts in middle age and is more common in women. Dr. Bykerk, a rheumatologist who has practiced for more than 20 years, is the director of research at the Inflammatory Arthritis Center at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan and a researcher at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Avatar f tn Shortly after, I noticed that I was having pain at the base of my thumb joint, which I understand may indicate osteoarthritis. I was tested for rh. factor and the usual blood tests. I also asked for anti CCP tests- everything has come back normal twice. I sometimes have terrible aching in my back and hips and the GP I saw recently said that it was not a good idea to x ray me due to my age as so many areas seem to be affected. Over the last 2 weeks, I have had pain in my knuckles of both hands.
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Avatar n tn However, if there is pain in only one ankle joint then this can also be due to lupus neuropathy, osteoarthritis, gout, bursitis, tendonitis, rheumatoid arthritis etc. It is important to consult your rheumatologist and get this investigated. Take care!
Avatar m tn Anyone have hep c and also have a high rheumatoid factor and joint pain?
Avatar n tn There are many types of arthritis, including rheumatoid and other types of inflammatory arthritis, osteoarthritis, infectious arthritis, and arthritis due to gout or pseudogout. Other causes of joint pain include autoimmune and vasculitic disorders (for example, systemic lupus erythematosus, polymyalgia rheumatica, and polyarteritis nodosa), avascular necrosis of bone, and injuries.
14808781 tn?1436662834 We have 3 great adult kids. I've been teaching and coaching for 25 yrs. I have Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis along with Colitis and migraines. I've been dealing with depression since I went through a severe postpartum depression after our 3rd child was born. My life has been good with the normal ups and downs that go with life. My depression has never been totally controlled but I've learned to deal.