Common "Arthritis" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


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 the ear and backside of my head for the past year. Can you please help?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had mild ear pain and backside of my head pain for the past year.  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay. B. K.

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Could you give me some more information regarding your complaints? Does the headache appear always, or is there a particular time at which it appears? Have you checked your blood pressure recently? And regarding ear pain, is there any ass...  Read Full »

Why am I getting pain in my right thumb and index finger?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain in my left thumb and right index finger (only when using them) for about nine months. And I just started noticing an electric shock feeling in both wrists when I tap on the underside or twist them a certain way. I also had some widespread muscle twitching, but that got sub...  Read Full »

Dr. Upendra Kumar Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is difficult to comment on limited information. I need more clarity on the symptoms. Where is the pain? Is it in the pulp of the finger, or joints, or whole of the finger? Is there pain on touching or movement? Is there any tenderness or numbness? Do you experien...  Read Full »

I have arthritis symptoms. Why do I have severe joint pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having symptoms of arthritis in my neck and wrist for the past few years and it is getting worse nowadays. Initially, I thought it could be due to an old car accident. Sometimes I think that it could be due to aging. My joint pain is extremely worse now. I consulted my gene...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Nigam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I went through the detailed description of your current health issue. Your symptoms at this young age are pointing towards some rheumatologic disease. I will be happy to help you solve your issues regarding your health. But I will be n...  Read Full »

Kindly advise about increasing the Methotrexate dosage.

Query: Hello doctor, My 68-year-old mother was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis nine years ago and has been on Methotrexate since then. She has difficulty moving limbs, and her left knee joint aches a lot. Currently, the dosage of Methotrexate is 7.5 mg per week, Folic acid 5 mg daily, Calcium 500 mg da...  Read Full »

Dr. Naval Mendiratta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query. As such, the medicines need modification for her if the joint pain is increasing. The reports show a very high ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) of 71 mm/hour, which may indicate inflammation inside. As for the medicines: 1. Methotrex...  Read Full »

My premature ejaculation issue has worsened. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from premature ejaculation and cannot delay ejaculation for more than 60 seconds. I have had arthritis for the past two to three years. After taking Remicade to treat arthritis, my premature ejaculation problem worsened, and I am worried about the same. I am taking Saa...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Two different approaches can manage premature ejaculation. 1. The first treatment includes using a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) group of medicines such as Fluoxetine 20 mg, Paroxetine 10 mg, or Dapox...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain, swelling, and stiffness in my knee?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old overweight male. I have had severe knee pain, inflammation, and stiffness for two days. I cannot keep my leg straight due to the pain; it is also severe when bending my knee. Previously, I have used tablet Ibuprofen for my knee pain. Also, recently I have been diagno...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I suggest the below treatment plan for five days: Tablet Emanzen-D (Diclofenac and Serratiopeptidase) twice daily. Tablet Pan 40 (Pantoprazole) once daily on an empty stomach. Consult a specialist doctor, talk to him or her, and take ...  Read Full »

I have JRA from young age. Physiotherapy or stretching helps?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27-year-old. I have had JRA since the age of six. I have been wheelchair-bound since age nine. I have restricted movement and severe deformities in many joints. I am not on any medication except Brufen, a painkiller. I have stopped treatment for many years as there was no progress...  Read Full »

Dr. Srivastava Durgesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Having chronic immobility due to arthritis leads to frequent joint contractures. Minor surgical procedures can help these. If there is no contracture, then physiotherapy will help. But if joints are damaged, then surgery is required. However, ...  Read Full »

Is it safe to up my 91-year-old mother's vitamin D intake?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 91 years old. First, she has spinal and SI joint arthritis and is about 30 lbs overweight. She recently had a blood panel where her vitamin D - 25 hydroxyvitamin D was 65 nmol/L range is supposed to be 75 to 250. She was already taking daily a liquid, animal-derived supplemen...  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. 1. Yes, It would be best to continue 1000 IU Of vitamin D and have it with any juice in the evening rather than morning (not with milk or tea); her vitamin D levels are acceptable, and the bone scan is good (the attachments are removed to pro...  Read Full »

I am worried about having generalized body stiffness and my arthritic pain indicating rheumatoid arthritis. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from generalized body stiffness and confirmed arthritis in the back. The arthritis in my back has been present for 12 years now. Can the symptoms be of rheumatoid arthritis? I was taking medication for the condition but I stopped taking them to focus on the present ailme...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I went through your post and investigations, let us look at what we have as of now. (Attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). You have joint pains and arthritis which you have mentioned which is swelling a...  Read Full »

I have been on long-term medication for myelopathy leading to C6 arthritis. How long will the recovery take?

Query: Hello doctor, I suffered from traumatic myelopathy six months ago when I was hit by a car. I had severe arthritis at C6, so the whiplash contused my spinal cord. I do not have motor deficits. I just have sensory deficits mostly in the hips, legs, and feet (back of my arms as well). The neurologist s...  Read Full »

Dr. Abhishek Juneja

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, the recovery in such cases is slow and gradual. It may take a year or two at times to get complete relief. Gabapentin should be gradually stopped before starting Pregabalin. I expect that now when you start taking tablet Pregabalin (Lyrica), symptoms will be better...  Read Full »

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