Arthritis

The swelling or inflammation of one or more joints in the body is called arthritis. Arthritis symptoms include joint pain, stiffness, redness, swelling, and reduced range of motion. The common types of arthritis include ankylosing arthritis, septic arthritis, thumb arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, and juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

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I have had pain in both knees for one and a half years. What could be done?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 36 year old male who weighs 69 kg. I have a desk job with no physical activity during the day. I am doing exercises regularly though. I have a pain in both knees since one and a half years. It started gradually. Now, there is a cracking sound while squatting or doing yoga. I am u...  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest you take the following tablets: Tablet Ibuprofen 400 mg twice a day for 10 days after food. Tablet Rabeprazole 20 mg in the morning for 10 days before food. Tablet Shelcal (Calcium) 500 mg in the morning for 30 days before food. Tablet Vitamin D 60000 IU once...  Read Full »

Are my hot flashes and mood swings related to my history of arthritis, migraines and smoking?

Query: Hi doctor,I am in my mid-twenties. For the past week, I have been experiencing hot flashes and recently mood swings too.I am also in my fertile window.I had one pregnancy with an emergency cesarian section.I also have a history of migraines and I have been diagnosed with arthritis.I am also a smoker...  Read Full »


Dr. Manisha Auradkar Raghunath Auradkar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I can understand your concern.With a history of arthritis, did you previously have a miscarriage?Have you visited an immunologist before?If you have not then, I suggest consulting an immunologist in person.With arthritis, the symptoms of hot flashes can be associated wit...  Read Full »

How to get rid of severe pain in the hip and leg joint?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is experiencing severe pain in her right hip leg joint. She has taken some ayurvedic and homeopathic medicines before. Presently, she is under rheumatoid arthritis treatment. Which hip treatment would you suggest as her age is 81? What are the risk factors of the suggested treat...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. I would suggest only symptomatic treatment because surgical intervention in such old ages can bring complications, and operations are always risky in old age because bone takes time to heal. Any invasive procedure ca...  Read Full »

What is the reason for edema of both feet and ankles?

Query: Hello doctor, I am regularly taking 6 oz of warm water with half a slice of a medium-sized lemon and one medium spoon of honey right in the morning for the last 15 days. Whatever be the benefits, I find my arthritic knee pains have slightly increased along with edema of both feet and ankles and pa...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. You have mentioned that you are suffering from ankylosing spondylitis (AS) with osteoarthritis. But, you have not mentioned which DMARD (disease-modifying antirheumatic drug) you are taking. Anyways, I would suggest the following. NSAIDS (non-...  Read Full »

What causes burning sensation of legs in an arthritis patient?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 80 years old. She has been suffering from arthritis or spondylolysis for more than 30 years. She is receiving treatment from a local orthopedician. She has been taking NSAIDs and other general medicines for five years. Her ESR level suddenly rose. For the last few months,...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the MRI report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your mother has nerve compression at two levels. Grade I spondylolisthesis is mild and an osteoporotic compression fracture D12 vertebra. Burning pain is due to ischemia of th...  Read Full »

Will previous history of arthritis in the right side of the hip cause pain in the left side?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29-year-old male. I have had excruciating pain around my lower back or left the hip area the last day or so. It has been so bad it has stopped me evening from being able to stand up, and I have had to take a couple of days off of work now. I did have some numbness or tingling i...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, pain can be due to arthritis only because you have a similar history, so somehow, it increases the risk of other joints' involvement. And this time, it is back, so possible your bones have deficiencies, or maybe there is a slipped disc, so that would be checked...  Read Full »

What is the cause for severe joint pain that increases day by day with white dots on legs?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32-year-old of weight 93 kg and height 181 cm. For almost 15 years, I have serious pain in all my joints. As I grow, these pains grow with me. I have a complete analysis done lately, but I do not think I had the best medication as I still live in pain daily. I have small white dot...  Read Full »


Dr. Nupoor Acharya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know about your joint symptoms in a little more detail. Which were the joints predominantly involved? Was the pain associated with swelling? Do you have stiffness in the morning that goes away with activity? Is the pain more after rest or work? An...  Read Full »

Can I have a low platelet count due to arthritis?

Query: Hi doctor, About a month ago, I woke up with three of my fingers popping in the knuckles and fist. I put them under cool water, and it was better. When I went to my doctor, he said it as rheumatoid arthritis and prescribed some medicine. But, those medications did not work. My blood test came back n...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems like two of your joint sites (fingers and elbow) are involved, which could happen in the different type of arthritis. Some of the arthritis can cause low platelets. Kindly please give me the following extra information. How long do you have the finger poppin...  Read Full »

What is causing pain in the wrists when moving it?

Query: Hi doctor,I have wrist pain, and it is swollen. It hurts to flex my wrist doing push-ups or moving it left and right.  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Thanks for writing to us.Sorry to hear about your wrist pain and discomfort.I hope the pain is not severe.From the picture attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), we can see soft tissue inflammatory changes in the area on the radial part of the wri...  Read Full »

What causes recurring knee pain?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 21-year-old female with a weight of 52 kilograms and a height of five feet two inches. I have recurring knee pain and sometimes it occurs alternatively from left and right. Why do I have it? It hurts me a lot and it keeps on coming back even though I am not giving any stress on them...  Read Full »


Dr. Santosh-kumar Bashyal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are some conditions that causes knee pain. It can occur due to irritation of soft tissues or lining of the knee or torn cartilage or strained tendons, trauma due to overuse of knee cap, misalignment of the kneecap due to complete or partial dislocation of the knee...  Read Full »

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