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  • 23 days ago

    Can Turmeric Help With RA Pain?

    A number of home remedies, including turmeric, have been reported to help ease RA pain. But can turmeric and things like gin soaked raisins, bee venom, copper bracelets, and more really help you? See which of these home remedies have been debunked, and which need more research: What do you do to ease your pain?
  • 24 days ago

    All About Antioxidants

    They’re sometimes seen as a kind of magic bullet for different health problems – and some antioxidants like omega-3 fatty acids and flavonoids could even help protect against arthritis. Find out what foods to eat to get these antioxidants, and what else they could do for your health, here: What are your thoughts?

  • 26 days ago

    Advise about pain

    I am 43. For around seven years I have had on and off, more often in the last 6 months, burst of pains in muscles and joints. I have had two positive ANA results. It's been hard bc I have no health insurance. I have ended up in the ER several times I do know my feet have so some type of arthritis in them. At the time my right knee is hurting. I'm about to lose my job I am not able to work many days. Has anybody got a clue what I might have?
  • 29 days ago

    Swollen Index & Middle Fingers on both hands and swollen 3rd & 4th toe on both feet.

    Pretty much as the title says, swollen fingers and toes. Healthy for the most part. Work out. I've been dealing w/this issue for about a month now. Never had these issues before. The swelling gets bad to where I can't completely make a fist. My throat has also been sore too for atleast a month, but i'm not sure if it's my throat. I can eat and swallow just fine w/o any pain. Only can feel the pain when I yawn and swallow w/nothing in my mouth. I've went to the Emergency Room 3....
  • 29 days ago

    Swelling of left foot and ankle area

    About two months ago I was diagnosed with gouty arthritis at the same time I was having a major reaction from the 2nd pneumonia vaccine. Things you hear associated with gout, red meats, shell fish, alcohol are not things I have on a regular basis. My PC gave me a heavy dose of steroids, Colchicine-when the swelling went down I was put on Allopurinol as a maintenance drug. I still have pain on the top of my foot even though the swelling is minimal. What causes the the crystal to form and should I....
  • 1 month ago

    All bloodtests for RA are normal; is it really RA?

    My CRP, Ab tests, SED rate - all are normal. But I have typical symptoms and the drugs help (some). So worried it is something else (worse). And that I'm on immunossupressants for nothing. Anyone else? My doctor says it's unusual but not impossible.
  • 1 month ago

    Swelling of ankles wrists knees; discoloration

    Early January I had an episode of swelling with a very red coloration in my lower joints. My MD put me on prednisone — all swelling went away An “RA” panel was negative for RA and Lupus. The prednisone round is finished, but the swelling and pain is back. The only clue I have is that I had a massage two days before the first episode. My doctor seems “stumped” as to the cause of this. I have to do something about this though. It is not going away. Any thoughts?
  • 1 month ago

    Knee arthritis

    I'm a 64 year old athletic woman, who was diagnosed with stage 4 arthritis in my knee. My left knee has a baker cyst - the knee swells often, and doesn't like any activity, including swimming and yoga! Would like some advice as to what activity works best in order to prevent more deterioration of the bone. Also, proven supplements that can help swelling (besides, turmeric and ginger).
  • 1 month ago

    Looking for non-surgical options for osteoarthritis of the shoulders

    I'm a 69 year old retired male who is very physically active. I enjoy backpacking, hunting, fishing, playing golf and maintaining my 10 acre property. I've been told by my Orthopedist that I need total replacement of both my shoulders due to severe osteoarthritis. I've been through physical therapy and steroid injections in my shoulders but they no longer help. I'm currently on anti-inflammatory medication which helps a little but I still have a lot of pain whenever I attempt a throwing....
  • 1 month ago

    Trigger Thumb

    I woke up one morning while on vacation in Miami , my thumb started making this weird popping sensation. About 2 weeks later it got swallon and it started hurting. I iced it and started wearing a splint, my primary Dr. Referred me to Ortho. When I went to see her she told me what it was and then gave me a steroid injection. The pain before wasn't that bad, but after the injection the pain has been horrible to say the least. What should I do now? Can't stand the pain and the popping. Do you....