Asked for female, 26years old from Vijayawada
It is called as rheumatic arthritis. If your pain is more in the proximal joints, ie. In the upper limbs if the pain is present in the fingers/wrist and in the lower limbs it the pain is present in the toes/ ankle, then we shall definitely say it is rheumatic arthritis. Wear elbow brace and wrist brace which will make her to feel warm and that will make the joints become firm. Hot water fermentation will helpknee cap will also help to prevent the damaged cartilagesif your pain is more in the distal joints, ie. In the upper limbs if the pain is present in the fingers/wrist and in the lower limbs it the pain is present in the toes/ ankle, then we shall definitely say it is rheumatic arthritis. If your proximal joints (ie. Shoulder, hip & knee has pain) then you can pour hot (warm) water in that area to reduce the inflammation. If you have pain in the distal joints ie. Wrist, fingers, ankle, toes then you can wear either elbow brace or wrist brace which will help you to feel warm and very protective.
And also immerse the distal joints in the hot water tub which will help you to reduce the pain
the "normal" range (or negative test result) for rheumatoid factor is less than 14 iu/ml. Any result with values 14 iu/ml or above is considered abnormally high, elevated, or positive.
Treatmentthere is no cure for rheumatoid arthritis. But clinical studies indicate that remission of symptoms is more likely when treatment begins early with medications known as disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (dmards).
Medicationsthe types of medications recommended by your doctor will depend on the severity of your symptoms and how long you've had rheumatoid arthritis.
•nsaids. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids) can relieve pain and reduce inflammation. Over-the-counter nsaids include ibuprofen (advil, motrin ib) and naproxen sodium (aleve). Stronger nsaids are available by prescription. Side effects may include stomach irritation, heart problems and kidney damage.
•steroids. Corticosteroid medications, such as prednisone, reduce inflammation and pain and slow joint damage. Side effects may include thinning of bones, weight gain and diabetes. Doctors often prescribe a corticosteroid to relieve acute symptoms, with the goal of gradually tapering off the medication.
•disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (dmards). These drugs can slow the progression of rheumatoid arthritis and save the joints and other tissues from permanent damage. Common dmards include methotrexate (trexall, otrexup, others), leflunomide (arava), hydroxychloroquine (plaquenil) and sulfasalazine (azulfidine).
Side effects vary but may include liver damage, bone marrow suppression and severe lung infections.
•biologic agents. Also known as biologic response modifiers, this newer class of dmards includes abatacept (orencia), adalimumab (humira), anakinra (kineret), baricitinib (olumiant), certolizumab (cimzia), etanercept (enbrel), golimumab (simponi), infliximab (remicade), rituximab (rituxan), sarilumab (kevzara), tocilizumab (actemra) and tofacitinib (xeljanz).
These drugs can target parts of the immune system that trigger inflammation that causes joint and tissue damage. These types of drugs also increase the risk of infections. In people with rheumatoid arthritis, higher doses of tofacitinib can increase the risk of blood clots in the lungs. Biologic dmards are usually most effective when paired with a nonbiologic dmard, such as methotrexate.
your doctor may send you to a physical or occupational therapist who can teach you exercises to help keep your joints flexible. The therapist may also suggest new ways to do daily tasks, which will be easier on your joints. For example, you may want to pick up an object using your forearms.
Assistive devices can make it easier to avoid stressing your painful joints. For instance, a kitchen knife equipped with a hand grip helps protect your finger and wrist joints. Certain tools, such as buttonhooks, can make it easier to get dressed. Catalogs and medical supply stores are good places to look for ideas.