Osteoarthritis symptoms rheumatoid arthritis

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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.
Avatar f tn In the absense of a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (the autoimmune kind), what you're seeing is probably osteoarthritis (the wear and tear kind). Rheumatoid arthritis can lead to osteoarthritic changes, but OA does not mean you have RA. RA and OA are two completely different conditions, but many symptoms of both cross over so it's easy to confuse the two.
3112530 tn?1434035633 I have to go for an x-ray but my doctor mentioned the possibility of Rheumatoid arthritis. Are they related? This diagnosis could be related to a number of things but rheumatoid arthritis is one of them. I have no other symptoms, a history of degenerative joint/disk disease with my spine but that is it for the most part. I do not have any problems with the joints in my fingers or any symptoms of enlarged knuckles or joint issues of the hand. Can anyone please advise?
Avatar f tn Hi, I am a 33 year old female. My mother has had rheumatoid arthritis for 30 years. I have been having various joint pain for some while now, wake up in the night in pain, and am very stiff and sore in the morning for at least 2 hours. Pain is in back, shoulders, hips, wrists and hands and knees. No lumps or anything though. My RF test came back 10.0, which I assume is completely normal. I had a thyroid antibody test done too which was over 1000, and have been hypothyroid for 3 years.
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.
Avatar n tn It would be unlikely for osteoarthritis to present with this many symptoms. 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.
690327 tn?1255358111 I have at the tender age of 16 juvenille Rheumatoid Arthritis, at first it was horrible, then at the age of 24, I was told in remission, but I have it back, also I have osteoarthritis very bad. My Mother had osteoporosis, so of course I also inherited that. Now, I am told I have Fibromyalgia. I used to not ne sick, but now, I am in pain all day every day! Fibro is absolutley horrible, Along with Fibro goes IBS syndrome, Restless leg syndrome adn who knows what els. HA! But, I try to keep going.
1550149 tn?1340004330 Bykerk is currently working in collaboration with the Inflammatory Arthritis Center to develop a clinical research program in early rheumatoid arthritis. Because of the volume of questions, not all may be answered. More answers will appear next week on Booming. INTRODUCTION Thank you to all of you who wrote in with questions. I’m sorry I cannot answer each of you individually; however, I chose to answer questions with themes that you frequently addressed.
Avatar n tn Currently, I am about 8/9 weeks into something resembling polyarticular arthritis. No real movement problems with joints although a bit stiff if sitting too long. If I do too much exercise can be painful next day. Knees and hips are painful when standing still - better to move about. No visible signs of swelling, redness or heat in affected joints. Joints pop and click noticeably until 'released' but not painful when they click.
Avatar m tn Dear Friend, Well am not suspecting osteoarthritis, but another form of arthritis called as Rheumatoid arthritis.But to be dead sure, we need to do a number of blood examinations-which includes ESR, CRP, CCP, RA FACTOR, besides the routine hemogram. In india, blood tests can be done on request of patient itself, but i don't know if same is allowed\accepted in your country. So get these blood work up done, so that, we can go ahead with the discussion,.
Avatar m tn I have several chronic symptoms that collectively have lead me to suspect reactive arthritis. I have had heel pain (left foot) for 5 years, sacroiliac joint pain (rt side) for 10+ years, eye inflammation/dryness (left) for many years and had psoriasis on palm of right hand about 7 years ago (currently fine). None of these is debilitating but they are painful, annoying and they limit activities (running, hiking, biking, etc.).
Avatar n tn I have been suffering from arthritis for quite some time, with osteoarthritis in the lower back and I think I have roaming arthritis that causes sporadic swelling. I also think I have arthritis of the fingers, even though my doctor diagnosed it as carpal tunnel (it comes and goes). My muscles and joints are aching when I move my arms and legs in certain ways, especially at the hips and shoulder. I have no idea what's going on?
Avatar f tn Hi T_rince, Please excuse my tardy response. I'm sorry to learn about your pain. Congrats on becoming a mom for the 2nd time. An "RA" test primarily rules out rheumatoid arthritis. There are over a 100 different types of this painful disease. People in their 20s and 30s can get osteoarthritis OA, although there is often an underlying reason, such as joint injury or repetitive joint stress from overuse. If you fit that description OA may be a factor in your pain.
Avatar n tn (( I have inflammation and searced google for ANTI INFLAMMATORY DIET and FOODS. Saw that there are a lot of foods that are considered proflammatory. It changed my way of eating. After reading all the foods that are proflammatory that I always thought were good for you, I wished I knew about it so many years ago. You know the saying: "You are what you eat?" Let me know what you find. I could use more choices of foods to eat.
Avatar m tn It can start by feeling a ache here, but the disease slowly progressively gets worse as we age. There are different types of arthritis, but the common ones are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid, and gout. Osteoarthritis is wear and tear on the joints due to the cartilage in between the joints shrinking, sometimes injuries can cause arthritic joints. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder and affects the internal organs as well as the joints.
Avatar f tn You have to check for Rheumatoid factor and go for an X-ray for diagnosis of Arthritis. What other symptoms do you face? Detailed history would be necessary for screening of Rheumatoid arthritis. Take care and keep us posted.
1187243 tn?1268400611 Some people also have overlapping conditions such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, or IBS. There are three medications that are FDA approved in the US to treat Fibromyalgia, Cymbalta, Lyrica and Savella; however, most people are on unique medication management plans due to differing needs. Many people, especially those with overlapping conditions need to treat those conditions as well.
Avatar f tn You would need to consult a neurologist to rule of Fibromyalgia and then if required follow up with a Rheumatologist. For Rheumatoid arthritis you would need to go for an X-ray and Rheumatoid factor estimation and follow up for proper diagnosis. Osteoarthritis can also be ruled out with proper clinical examination and X-ray.
1807309 tn?1316289873 Hi RoseChandler, Depending on which type of Arthritis you have, it certainly can. If you have Rheumatoid Arthritis, the degeneration that occurs can significantly effect the nerves that radiate through both sides of your lower body. Even if you have OsteoArthritis, the same problem can occur, although this is usually less severe. Rheumatoid Arthritis is actually the body attacking certain joints/ligaments. Usually this Arthritis occurs in many areas of the body.
1012558 tn?1250893022 X-rays will clearly indicate if you have Osteoarthritis X-rays combined with symptoms and Rheumatoid factor will diagnose Rheumatoid arthritis. Detailed history is very important to rule out any systemic disease. We would suggest you to visit a neurologist to rule out any neurological disease like fibromyalgia. You need to go to a Rheumatologist to assess your case finally and go ahead with the blood tests and scans for complete diagnosis and proper cure.
Avatar f tn Rheumatoid arthritis would have shown up on blood tests. Both types of arthritis have the same symptoms, but rheumatoid is an autoimmune disorder and can affect internal organs. It appears that you have degenerative changes going on in your body with you already having back problems. This may be a separate issue, but it can also be as a result of you not walking correctly to compensate for the pain in your knee. Go back to see your doctor to refer you for physiotherapy.
Avatar n tn Rheumatoid Arthritis is common with HepC. I had it in my elbows, knees. But it went away on iy's own after two months.
Avatar f tn You can have osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis and not have Gout and vise versa. If you have either one of those and your Gout clears you will still be left with the pain of arthritis....just not Gouty Arthritis. Ppl with kidney disease are more prone to Gouty Arthritis. If your kidney's are diseased the are unable to remove adequate amounts of uric acid from the body, It can also make you more susceptible to kidney stones.
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).
Avatar f tn Hi there, I've had RA (rheumatoid arthritis, another name for your inflammatory arthritis) since age 5 and I've seen infants as young as 6 months old with it. You are not alone! I don't know if your gall bladder removal had anything to so with the onset of your symptoms. Sometimes the stress of surgery or an injury or a major illness can trigger our immune systems into overdrive, and for some reason (no one knows why) it mistakes our joint tissue for the "enemy".
421882 tn?1203230940 I am a 26 year old female who a paternal grandmother with rheumatoid arthritis, but no one else in my extended or immediate family has any type of arthritis (so far.) Lately, a few times a week, when I wake up in the morning, my knuckles and fingers swell so that I cannot get a ring on, and it is SO painful to open and close my fists or try to open any bottles, etc. These symptoms generally disappear within an hour and have only happened in the morning thus far.
900459 tn?1304996859 I can't say I did, but rheumatoid arthritis can strike at a young age. You will want to get endocrine disorders ruled out as a cause of your joint symptoms.