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I am 62 years old having diabetes for the last 15years. I am controlling diabetes by taking insulin and thru balanced diet. Recently I developed numbness in my right hand thumb abd index finger. Kindly advise cure.
My mother has frozen shoulder and has so ng some exercises quite a month Please suggest to get the relief.
She is 25 year old bt she has immense pain in her legs on regular basis. Is there any permanent solutation of her problem. She is married and had a 1 year old baby.
I have unbearable pain in my leg. I don't go to the gym as well. Sometimes it's in both legs, sometimes it's in only one leg. Plus my body hair have started to grow very rapidly than the normal days. Can you suggest me what should be done?
My right hand fingers go numb in the night.in the morning when I get up it takes about 5_7 min for the numbness to go .I am not diabetic, BP too is OK. Then why.
I'm pain in back aur inguinal area this pain increases during winters this mrng I woke up with sharp in back and Inguinal area I have through ultrasound physiotherapy and taken medications but everything was normal but besides that I'm having pain in inguinal area this pain increases when I'm about to have my periods my left knee also pains very badly sometimes this pain shifts to left side also please help me.
He I have a lots of problem on my neck always pain start my neck gets pain if I always wake up at early morning I feel so much add please doctor to something.
I am 46 and I have slight pain at my knee after sitting for 15-20 minutes. Please advice me what to do?
I am 18 years old student due to sitting I have developed anterior pelvic tilt it's paining at lower back I have used many ointments and therapies but none helped me please help.
I have leg pain under the knees not in joints for both legs. Recently i am gone for a complete medical checkup everything is perfectly ok but my uric acid range above normal ie 7.2 normal is 6. What kind of medicine can I use. Please help.
Hello sir my problem that when I am running my legs pain near knee (thin piece) it's pain normal not too much 10% but when I am normal walk it's not pain tell me what is my problem and what I am do I my much worried about this because after few day I am running for recruitment please help me.
My lever is fatty grade III since one month. I eat fatty / fried items very less since long time. I hav problem of knee. Q. 1. How to loose weight. Q. 2. Whether knee problem develop if we do not eat fat/oil / ghee etc.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory arthritis with a prevalence of 0.5-1% in India. It is characterized by joint pain and swelling associated with morning stiffness lasting for more than 30 minutes. It generally has a slow onset - over weeks to months, though the onset can be acute also. Most common joints involved are small joints of hands and feet. Larger joints like knee and shoulder can also be involved. The incidence of RA increases with age. It is twice more common in females than in males. Early treatment is necessary to bring down the inflammation, avoid joint deformities and prevent other complications (lung, heart, vasculitis).
Predisposition to RA is multifactorial. It has a genetic component (family history of RA increases the risk). Environmental factors like smoking also play a role.
Initial symptoms start with fatigue, malaise, generalised bodyaches, low-grade fever. The onset is generally slow and eventually patient develops joint pain and swelling. Though the joint involvement is symmetrical in most cases, asymmetric onset is common (involving joints predominantly on one side).
Diagnosis is made by a physician after detailed history, clinical examination and supportive lab tests. Rheumatoid factor and anti-CCP antibody are positive in 75-80% patients with RA. They have raised inflammatory markers (ESR, CRP) during active inflammation.
RA treatment options are wide and quite effective. It starts with patient education regarding nature of the disease and the risk of complications. The need of early aggressive therapy should be emphasized. The patient should put in efforts for physiotherapy which play a very important role in muscle strength and joint mobility. Pharmacotherapy options are wide and include disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDS). These can be conventional DMARDS like methotrexate (usually the first line drug), sulfasalazine, hydroxychloroquine, leflunomide. Failure to adequately respond to these drugs should lead your Rheumatologist to consider Biologic DMARDS (TNF antagonists, Rituximab, Abatacept, Tocilizumab). Your Rheumatologist is the best person to guide you about dose, indications, monitoring and side effects of the drugs used in RA. Treatment duration depends on patient's response but is generally long (5-10 years or lifelong).
COMPLICATIONS BEYOND JOINTS:
RA patients can have rheumatoid nodules in skin, lungs, heart and other sites. These patients are at risk of accelerated bone loss, so calcium and vitamin D intake should be optimized. Eye complications include dryness, redness (scleritis and episcleritis) and certain eye threatening complications. Lung involvement can be seen in various forms (fluid in lungs, nodules, interstitial lung disease).
These patients are at high risk of atherosclerosis (heart and blood vessel disease). They also have a tendency to have frequent infections.
NEED OF THE HOUR:
All patients with joint pains should be seen early by Rheumatologist for diagnosis and treatment. With so many treatment options, no patient should suffer from joint deformities and other complications associated with long standing, untreated RA. LEAD A HEALTHY LIFE! If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a rheumatologist.