Osteoarthritis vs rheumatoid arthritis symptoms

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1652468 tn?1302904098 Bad Diet Promotes Arthritis There is no question that diet plays a large role in the development and continuation of arthritic symptoms. The standard American diet, full of refined foods, is a pro-inflammatory regimen. Inflammation is what causes the redness, warmth, swelling, and joint destruction associated with arthritis. Eating pro-inflammatory foods will not only create the environment for arthritis to begin, it will fuel the illness once developed.
Avatar f tn Sarcoidosis Rheumatoid arthritis Lupus Myasthenia gravis Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura Infectious mononucleosis Lyme
Avatar m tn Wide spread body pain is manifested in many conditions like neck pain syndrome, low back pain, local tendonitis, trauma-related pain syndromes, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, osteoarthritis of the knee or hand, and other painful disorders. These patients have some symptoms that mimic fibromyalgia.
Avatar n tn I fall asleep with no problems. No redness or swelling visible Pain and stiffness tend to heighten at night vs the morning Symptoms are atypical of osteoarthritis I have tried anti depressants Pain is non stress related Possible Fibromyalgia, but no offical diagnosis I sometimes doubt my pain until I am having another episode which can be a few days to a few weeks There is probably nothing anyone can say that hasn't been said, but I thought it was a shot.
Avatar f tn Other causes of foot pain can be rheumatoid arthritis, faulty arch, ligament tears, fractures, and gout. If possible consult a sports injury center. This is equipped with treatment options for plantar fasciitis. You can try acupressure and wear soft padded footwear preferably slip-ons and not shoes. You can also try foot wear with soles designed according to pressure points.
Avatar f tn Osteo Bi Flex is more for Osteoarthritis. Rheumatoid Arthritis is essentially a blood pathogen that is a disease of the blood and would necessarily respond to the same things, I hate to be Debbie Downer but absence RA or connective tissue diseases I would not put all my eggs in one basket. I have so many people finish treatment and spend so much time trying to study the effect the Hepatitis C meds could have contributed to a certain illness - only to hit many stone walls.
Avatar f tn ), allowing its use for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis, and as first-line treatment for severe, active, and progressive rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in methotrexate (MTX)-naive adults. Approval of the psoriatic arthritis indication was based on the results of two clinical studies, including the phase 3 placebo-controlled Adalimumab Effectiveness in Psoriatic Arthritis Trial (ADEPT) in 313 patients.
Avatar n tn Joint pain and progressive stiffness without noticeable swelling, chills, or fever during normal activities probably indicate the gradual onset symptoms of osteoarthritis. There are a lot of factors which contribute to this condition like obesity, age, menopause, heredity, sedentary life style, medical conditions like rheumatism, peripheral neuropathy etc.
Avatar n tn Cancer, diabetes, type 2 diabetes, diabetic neuropathy, Lupus, crohn's disease or crohns, Multiple Sclerosis or MS, rheumatoid arthritis, diverticulitis, back surgery, heart surgery, high blood pressure (hypertension), hip, neck, shoulder, ankle, wrist, back, or other joint problems, disc herniation, hydrocephalitis, interstitial cystitis, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, carpal tunnel syndrome, rsi or repetitive stress injury, inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease, Parkinson's d
Avatar f tn I also have scoliosis, degenerative disc disease, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, and have continual hip pain into my lower back, which I was told was bursitis. Could (or should) these problems be corrected with surgery, and could you explain this in layman's terms on the MRI findings? Thank you for any assistance you may be able to help with.
Avatar n tn When I switched, I had absolutely no withdrawal symptoms. However, when I attempted to go two days without ultram, got chills, etc..flu-like symptoms. I think its more addictive that originally thought. However, its better than the vicodins..never tired, never irritable.
Avatar f tn I also suffer from the symptoms described. But mine has been going on for years...comes and goes. It is getting worse though now. No rhyme or reason. Just arms get weak and tingly....have to lie down and pray that it goes away. It lastes anywhere from 1 to 5 minutes maybe. I am unemployed and have no medical insurance, so can't go to dr. Should I be concerned?
Avatar n tn Exactly the same symptoms here - I have Diabetes so the first thought was that my blood sugar was out of control so that I might be getting what is known as Diabetic Neuropathy, but after testing my A1c (glucose counts) it was found that was not the case. Since then, every time I mention it to my doctor I get the same response, take some Motrin, it will go away, etc.
Avatar f tn I MAY have some information that would shed some light. Gradual body aches that grow progressively worse, turning into chillls that will rattle your teeth.The pain deep in your bones is unbearable. Piling on clothes doesn't help, I've had to sit in front of the forced fan heater, but in the summer this isn't possilbe. A tub full of hot and I mean HOT water, will sometimes stop the chills and aching. The first year it happened only once. Each year thereafter it happened more frequently.
748543 tn?1463449675 I, as most responsible medical professionals, believe in using the most conservative successful form of treatment. As one who treats patients with most severe TMD symptoms, I can assure you that my patients are unable to manage the pain associated with these conditions by simply receiving counseling on their habits. What's more is that I find that dental malocclusion is frequently one of the principle causes of the TMD.
544292 tn?1268886268 Severity of withdrawal can be estimated by considering that each 100 mg tramadol oral (hx daily use) will be roughly equivalent of 10 mg morphine (IV daily use) in severity of withdrawal symptoms. Differences are that standard opiate withdrawal seems to cause more physical illness (vomitting, diarhea, bone pain etc.) Tramadol withdrawall seems to cause significantly more anxiety and emotional distress.
Avatar f tn Clinicians should be aware of the possibility of implant-related immune activation when patients develop symptoms of arthritis after receiving implants. Diagnostic testing by TNF-release assay could be a diagnostic tool in these patients, although comprehensive studies are needed to test the validity of this method of diagnosis in broader populations. The arthritic complaints were alleviated in the case patient following removal of the implant.
551343 tn?1506834118 Thanks for starting this new group, Mrs. Aristotle!! I have been suffering with symptoms on and off for 20 yrs, but since 2006 they have been constant and worsening. I think it was around 2001 or 2002, when I knew that something was terribly wrong, due to extreme fatigue. Went to a neuro this Jan and was dismissed because I am without health ins and could not afford all the required testing.
Avatar n tn When did your pain begin, what were you doing at the time, and what were the initial symptoms? Grinding is characteristic of osteoarthritis; locking and catching are characteristic of meniscus injuries and osteochondritis dissecans (meniscus injuries are much more common than osteochondritis dissecans); and giving way is more characteristic of ligamentous injuries. Are there any positions that make your knee more or less comfortable?
Avatar n tn I've the exact same symptoms, 3.5 years running. Mine, too, started while doing frequent lifting while working at a retail location, often with 12 hour shifts, standing on unpadded concrete. I've since had 100% desk jobs with no improvement. Pain isn't really all that big of a deal since it rarely lasts past 30 minutes after I wake up. I'm just sick of the insomnia. I've been to a variety of "care providers." with absolutely no results.
Avatar f tn I have not been able to distinguish a common thread for the cause besides the symptoms and the temporary relief from ice. I hope there is a doctor out there, or a team of doctors, that is aware of this and will take the time to find the cause and cure of brachioradial pruritus. I've read that it is caused by one of two (or both) things: prolonged exposure to sun, and /or something with a nerve in the cervical spine.
Avatar n tn I should also add that the change to the pattern has occurred around the same time that I am experiencing fatigue, body pains and aches and stiffness (the pains don't always have stiffness associated) in various places (mostly neck, back, hips, hands, feet and thighs). I have had blood tests for numerous things like Vit B12 deficiency and rheumatoid arthritis, thyroid etc. I am starting to feel like a hypochondriac.
Avatar n tn The doctor diagnosised it as demertitis. I had the same symptoms as your son, no visible signs of anythings. My doctor suggest benadryl, and told me to take two hydroxine at night. She doesn't have an idea what it is. She told me if its still bothering me in three days, to come back to see her.