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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What does arthritis in the knee feel like?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 42-year-old woman who is a non-smoker and fit person, but I experience pain in my legs and feet. It started with a swollen and stiff knee, and then the pain moved to the other knee, then it goes to my feet. I cannot walk or do sit-ups without feeling constant pain. It goes away, and...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It can be due to arthritis only, but sometimes kidney dysfunction can lead to swelling in limbs. I would like to see your MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and x-ray reports, and then I can let you know if there is any information on soft ti...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for excruciating joint pain.

Query: Hi doctor,I am experiencing joint pain in my hands, elbows, ankles, and toes. It has progressed rapidly over the past few weeks. It causes excruciating pain at night and I sleep very little. I am waking up with swollen joints and I have to sit for an hour or two before getting up from the bed. Is th...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are two types of arthritis. The first one is osteoarthritis and the other one is rheumatoid arthritis. There is one more disease called gout's disease. Sometimes it looks hard to diagnose them. But we can differentiate them without doing testing. Usually, oste...  Read Full »

How to cure my wrist pain present after playing piano?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 19-year-old female and I get wrist pain. It happens in both of my wrists and it comes without any specific cause. When I put pressure on my palms, I get a shooting pain on my wrist where I have the main veins. I play piano in a proper position and pressure. I am afraid of getting RS...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You can have wrist pain due to playing piano and due to usage of devices for a long time. You should take a rest for a while. If you have continuous pain, then it is necessary to do an X-ray of the wrist to rule out arthritis or rheumatoid art...  Read Full »

Why do I get pain in my fingers especially in the morning?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain in finger of hands and foot in the morning when I wake up. After I do some exercise the pain reduces. What must I do? I am currently on T4 levothyroxine.  Read Full »


Dr. Divya Agarwal

Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it shows that you have a high ANA (antinuclear antibodies). These are antibodies related to arthritis. I suggest that the pain in your fingers and toes may be associated with the same. I...  Read Full »

What are the treatment options for back pain?

Query: Hi doctor,My back is burning and the pain is extreme. I have been diagnosed with a pinched spinal nerve and arthritis in my shoulders. How to proceed further?  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.You have mentioned a burning sensation in your lower back region along with pain.¬†Also, there seems to be a nerve compression at one of the spinal levels due to which you must be having symptoms in your legs (attachment removed to protect patient identity).Anyways to st...  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 K Shah

Neurologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Is Arava safe during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife has been suffering from arthritis for the last 6 years. We visited many doctors, but she did not get proper relief. Recently, my wife started taking Arava 20 mg and many others. We were told to avoid pregnancy while taking this medicine. But, my wife is 2 months pregnant now an...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. Arava (Leflunomide) is a teratogenic drug and should not be used in pregnancy. Also, one should not plan to conceive for at least after two years of stopping the drug. In cases like you, one option is to abort and the second is to take the risk of...  Read Full »

Why did I feel stabbing pain on my back?

Query: Hello doctor, I woke up last night and felt like someone stabbed me on my right back side. Along with tremendous stomach pain. I am male, 79 years old, had my knee replaced four months back, got a rash on the repaired knee last week like poison ivy. I have been diagnosed with an extremely high amou...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most likely you are suffering from gastroenteritis. It is an intestinal infection marked by diarrhea, cramps, nausea, vomiting, and fever. However, it is not necessary that all symptoms are there in a single patient. Depending on the cause, viral gastroenteritis symptom...  Read Full »

Could positive RA factor and low TLC be the reason for numbness in my hands?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 42-year-old female. I am having hand numbness and on below medicine. But still no improvement. I have performed some lab tests. Hemoglobin 18.2. Packed cell volume (PCV) - 53. RBC count - 5.88. Total leukocyte count (TLC) - 3.9. Platelet count - 140. HbA1c - 5.2. Estimat...  Read Full »


Dr. Divya Agarwal

Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope you have met a rheumatologist personally also. Because she is suffering from arthritis, her rheumatoid factor is positive, and blood reports do not seem good as the TLC (total leukocyte count) and platelets are low, and hemoglobin is high. Does she have a history...  Read Full »

What causes recurring knee pain?

Query: No current medications Female Age: 21 Height: 5'2/159 cm Weight: 115 lbs (last known) Why do I always have recurring knee pain...sometimes alternates from left and right... It hurts so much and it keeps coming back even though im not exerting stress on them such as from running.  Read Full »


Dr. Santosh-kumar Bashyal

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Dear, Sending Love and peace to you ! My dear there are some condition which causes knee pain . Irritation of the soft tissues or lining of the knee, worn or torn cartilage, or strained tendons Condition which causes knee pain are overuse trauma to the kneecap misalignment of the kneecap comp...  Read Full »

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