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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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 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 »

How can arthritis be confirmed?

Query: Hello doctor, Kindly confirm if I am arthritic from the available reports.  Read Full »

Dr. Naval Mendiratta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Could you provide me with some of your symptoms? I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your inflammation markers are very high (erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein). So, it does indicate either there is ...  Read Full »

Which foods are beneficial in arthritis?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is suffering from arthritis. Is cow milk harmful to consume in her case (she drinks it daily)? Which foods are very beneficial for this disease or diet plan to remove it from the body as early as possible? Please reply. I need your help.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your RA factor is positive. So, for confirming rheumatoid arthritis, anti-CCP investigation can be done. Local part X-ray also needs to be done. Spinach, beet juice, and green leafy vegetabl...  Read Full »

I have had JRA since the age of six. Will light physiotherapy or stretching exercises help the movement and flexibility of stiff joints?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had JRA since the age of six. I am 27 years old. 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 »

My premature ejaculation issue has worsened after taking medications for arthritis. What should I 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 »

My back pain has spread to my neck and knees. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a fever and cold a month back. Then started having back pain (like muscle spasm) under the right scapula. The pain then spread to the neck to such an extent that I could not move my head. The pain also spread to my lower back and knees. My doctor suggested a few investigations l...  Read Full »

Dr. Naval Mendiratta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have reviewed your attachments (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). You seem to be suffering from arthritis. It can either involve your spine or your joints, like the wrist. I will suggest a few tests. Kindly get th...  Read Full »

What causes a ligament to push against upper artery causing pain?

Query: Hello doctor, What causes a ligament to push against upper artery causing pain?  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to site are you talking about, and where do you get pain? What are your symptoms? Please explain in detail.In general, these are degenerative changes. This means due to aging; there is wear and tear of the ligaments leading to inflammation and enlargement. Also, ther...  Read Full »

I have pain in both feet. Please check X-ray and suggest diagnosis and treatment.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 40-year-old male having pain in both feet for four to five months. The pain is in the bottom of the feet going from the heel to balls of feet and toes. Enclosed X-ray of feet and foot images. Please suggest diagnosis and treatment. I am not diabetic and my uric acid is normal. R...  Read Full »

Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Mostly this appears to be plantar fasciitis but I could not see your X-rays as it is not attached. This is a condition in which the fascia or the tissue at the heel is inflamed, and pain is there especially in the morning after getting up from sleep. I suggest the f...  Read Full »

Are joint and knee pain symptoms of gout?

Query: Hi doctor, Over the last few weeks, my wife is suffering from joint pain in foot and right knee. When I search for this problem online, I found it as a symptom of gout. Can you please explain me about gout?  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to have gone through your query and also looked at the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Initially, I would like to throw some information about gout. It is a condition of altered purine metabolism in the body in which crystals of monosodium urate...  Read Full »

Why am I having swelling and pain in the joints with disability to walk?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having severe joint pains for two days. Initially, I had a fever. but now it has subsided but unable to move or walk freely as all joints seemed swollen.  Read Full »

Dr. Ella Maponya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Acute generalized joint pain is an uncomfortable problem that needs attention as soon as possible especially because you are unable to move or walk freely. Diseases that can cause the kind of joint pain you are having include Gout where uric acid forms crystals that dep...  Read Full »

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