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The Pain, Swelling And Stiffness of Rheumatoid Arthritis

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  • The Pain, Swelling And Stiffness of Rheumatoid Arthritis

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    Pain, swelling and stiffness in your joints. All are symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. But because these symptoms come and go, the condition can sometimes be tricky to diagnose. And it's important to get the right diagnosis because starting treatment early can make a difference.

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  • Rheumatoid Arthritis - Signs & Symptoms | Johns Hopkins Medicine

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    The onset of Rheumatoid Arthritis is very gradual. Often the symptoms are worse in the morning and improve as the day goes on. Because of inflammation, many patents experience restlessness at night and can have flu-like fatigue, fevers, and aches. In this video, Dr. Uzma Haque, a physician at the Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center, discusses the signs and symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis.

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  • Rheumatoid Arthritis of the hand - Everything You Need To Know - Dr. Nabil Ebraheim

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    Dr. Ebraheim’s educational animated video describes the condition of rheumatoid arthritis, the etiology, signs and symptoms, the diagnostic tests and indications, and the treatment options and prognosis.
    Rheumatoid Arthritis involves the synovium of the joints. The condition of rheumatoid arthritis will result in deformities. Rheumatoid Arthritis occurs in females more than males. There may be a hereditary component with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Rheumatoid Arthritis has spontaneous remissions and exacerbations. The disease can have a systemic nature.
    Pain and stiffness of joints especially in the morning (morning stiffness). Rheumatoid Arthritis is typically polyarticular, bilateral and symmetrical and most commonly affects the hands and feet.
    x-rays show periarticular erosions at the time of diagnosis. Osteopenia and minimal osteophyte formation favor the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis.
    Pathogenesis
    Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease. The disease has two components: immunological reaction. Increased degradative enzymes. The IgM (Rheumatoid factor) is produced by the plasma cell as ana antibody to the native IgG, which is altered in RA. 70% of patient with RA have rheumatoid factor positive. Leucocytes are attracted to the immune complex forming deposits over the inflammatory surface of the synovium. These leucocytes ingest fibrin and immune complex and is called the Rheumatoid cells. The leucocytes release lysosomal enzymes that cause acute inflammatory response and tissue necrosis as well as inflammatory mediators ( IL-1, IL-6, TNF alpha). The chondrocytes respond to stimulation by TNF- alpha, IL-1 and other inflammatory mediators causing cells to become activated and secrete more metalloproteinases which lead to cartilage damage. The synovium becomes hypertrophied (pannus), showing intimal hyperplasia and infiltration by plasma cells and lymphocytes.
    Stages of Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Early: acute: hot swollen tender joints (synovitis)
    •MCP swelling
    •Wrist swelling
    •Flexor sheath synovitis
    Complicated: digital vasculitis, ecchymosis, skin atrophy, nodules.
    Advanced
    •Swelling of MCP joints
    •Lateral slippage of extensor tendon ruptures
    •Ulnar deviation of fingers
    •Xrays show destruction of MCP with subluxation, ulnar deviation and wrist destruction.
    •Finger deformities: Mallet, boutonniere, Swan neck
    The thumb is also involved. These changes occur due to proliferation, inflammation and hypertrophy of the synovium. Involvement of the distal radioulnar joint is usually associated with rupture of the extensor digiti minimi.
    Rheumatoid nodules
    25% of patients with RA will have subcutaneous nodules on extensor surfaces of elbow and forearm. Nodules are often multiple and seen along the ulnar margin of the forearm or pulp of the digits. Vasculitis is more common in patients with SC nodules, it is strongly seropositive disease (aggressive) with less favorable prognosis.
    Treatment
    •Synovitis: splint and medical treatment
    •Joint space narrowing, bone erosions and osteopenia: synovectomy.
    •Joint destruction/fixed deformity/ loss of hand function: surgery based on condition
    Before operating on RA patients, x-ray of the cervical spine is needed because the patient may have subluxation of C1-C2.
    Metacarpophalangeal joint arthroplasty of the fingers usually results in decreased extensor lag and improvement of the ulnar drift.

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    Why do you recommend diet changes in patients who have inflammation and their hands like with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, trigger finger or carpal tunnel syndrome?

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  • Inflammatory Arthritis: Types and Treatments

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  • Understanding Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms, Causes and Treatment | Dr. Rahul Jain

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    Rheumatoid Arthritis is one of the most common joint-related diseases. Joint Pain, joint inflammation and stiffness are the few early symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Auto-immunity is the only cause of Rheumatoid Arthritis. There are different types of Rheumatoid Arthritis, that does not affect the joints but affect the other parts of the body.

    Dr Rahul Jain, Consultant Rheumatology at Narayana Multispeciality Hospital, Jaipur explains the condition of Rheumatoid Arthritis. The doctor explains the condition, its Symptoms, Causes and the available treatment options.

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  • Arthritis Of The Fingers - Everything You Need To Know - Dr. Nabil Ebraheim

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    Dr. Ebraheim’s educational animated video describes the conditions of arthritis of the fingers.

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    Arthritis of the Fingers
    Diagnosing arthritis of the fingers can be difficult. Arthritis can affect any joint in the body but it is commonly seen in the joints of the fingers. The different types of arthritis and the pattern of joint involvement include osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gouty arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis. Heberden’s nodes are hard or bony swellings that can develop in the distal interphalangeal joints (DIP) and may or may not be painful. Heberden’s nodes are caused by the formation of osteophytes due to repeated trauma at the joint and usually occurs during middle age. Bouchard’s nodes are bony growths that can form on the proximal interphalangeal joints of the finger (PIP). Bouchard’s nodes, like Heberden’s nodes, may or may not be painful. Bouchard’s nodes are typically associated with limited motion of the affected joint. Mucous cysts are small, fluid-filled sacs that form between the DIP joint of the finger and the bottom of the fingernail. The best treatment is surgical excision of the cyst and removal of the underlying osteophyte to decrease the risk of recurrence. It is an anti-inflammatory form of arthritis, and it is sometimes mistaken for osteoarthritis. Dactylitis is also referred to as “sausage digit”. It is inflammation of the entire digit. Sausage fingers is a major finding of psoriatic arthritis. Nail pitting is small depressions in the finger nails, and it is most common in people who have psoriasis. Gout is a form of inflammatory arthritis that is sometimes called “gouty arthritis”. Gouty arthritis will mimic infection and may develop in people who have high levels of uric acid in the blood. The uric acid can form needle like crystals in the joint and cause pain, tenderness, swelling, and tenosynovitis. Periarticular erosions seen on x-ray may also be present with gout of the finger joints. Periarticular erosions are usually multiple and bilateral with sclerotic borders. In juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, it is ANA positive in 30% of the time. Rheumatoid factor is negative in a child and later on it may become positive, and there is shortened digits. Polyarticular rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) is a form of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis that affects five or more joints; it is polyarticular in about 30%. Pauciarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a form of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis that affects less than five joints; it is pauciarticular in about 50%. In pauciarticular onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis, check the iris of the eye for iridocyclitis. In polyarticular rheumatoid arthritis, check cervical spine for subaxial instability. Rheumatoid arthritis of the hand occurs more in females than in males. Rheumatoid arthritis has spontaneous remissions and exacerbations. The disease can have a systemic nature. Rheumatoid arthritis is typically poly-articular, bilateral and symmetrical, and most commonly affects the hands and feet. The patient complains of pain and stiffness of the joints, especially in the morning (morning stiffness). X-rays show periarticular erosions at the time of diagnosis. Osteopenia and minimal osteophyte formation favor the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis. Early (acute) rheumatoid arthritis has symptoms of hot, swollen, tender joints (synovitis). Complicated rheumatoid arthritis has symptoms of digital vasculitis, ecchymosis, skin atrophy, and nodules. Advanced rheumatoid arthritis has symptoms of swelling of the MCP joint, lateral slippage of extensor tendons and tendon ruptures, ulnar deviation of fingers, and x-ray shows destruction of the MCP joints with subluxation, ulnar deviation, and wrist destruction. Finger deformities include mallet finger, boutonniere, and swan neck. The thumb is also involved. These changes occur due to proliferation, inflammation and hypertrophy of the synovium. Involvement of the distal radioulnar joint is usually associated with rupture of the extensor digiti minimi.

  • 5 Warning Signs of Rheumatoid Arthritis

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    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) affects 1.3 million Americans, and it's three times more common in women. While RA shares symptoms with other conditions, if you're experiencing any of these warning signs, speak to your doctor.

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  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

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    Description This 3D medical animation gives a brief overview of the anatomy and physiology of a typical synovial joint, explains what arthritis is and how rheumatoid arthritis effects a joint. The animation goes on to show the common treatment options for rheumatoid arthritis.

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  • Rheumatoid arthritis - causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

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    What is rheumatoid arthritis? Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition where the immune system attacks the joints.

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  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Flares: What is a RA flare? | Johns Hopkins Medicine

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    Through research, doctors have a clearer understanding of how flares can impact a patient on a personal and emotional level. Dr. Uzma Haque breaks down what an RA Flare could look like and what some possible triggers could include.

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    Rheumatoid arthritis Animation - Etiology, Signs and Symptoms, Pathology, Diagnosis, and Treatment

    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory autoimmune disorder characterized by joint pain, swelling, and synovial destruction. RA predominantly affects middle-aged women. The condition can also cause various extra-articular manifestations such as rheumatoid nodules and pulmonary fibrosis. Diagnosis is mainly based on clinical features (e.g., morning stiffness, symmetrical joint swelling) and laboratory tests (e.g., anti-CCP). X-ray findings (e.g., soft tissue swelling or joint space narrowing) occur late in the disease and are therefore not typically used for diagnosis. Early intervention with disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) plays a decisive role in successful treatment. RA is not curable, but early effective treatment may help offset severe complications (e.g., permanent damage to the affected joints).


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    Suffering from joint pain, stiffness or fatigue can be the early signs of rheumatoid arthritis. While most assume arthritis to affect people between the age of 30 to 50, it can develop at any age.

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  • Rheumatoid Arthritis - Lifestyle Options | Johns Hopkins

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    Exercise, eating well, and speaking openly with a rheumatologist can help prevent flares and strengthen joints. In our final episode on Rheumatoid Arthritis, Dr. Uzma Haque, a physician at the Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center, talks about the dangers of elimination diets and the benefits of stretching and exercise.

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  • Rheumatoid Arthritis : More Than a Disease of the Joints

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    Kevin Mange, MD, MSCE, head of North America Medical Immunology at Sanofi, provides a comprehensive overview of the considerations in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, which carries comorbidities that affect multiple organ systems.

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  • Learn how to manage Rheumatoid Arthritis pain.

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    Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis is painful. Holly Firfer talks to one woman who has learned how to manage the pain.

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: Treatments for Stiff, Painful Joints

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    When you have rheumatoid arthritis, your immune system mistakenly attacks joints and organs, causing damage. Here’s what you can do to treat stiff, painful joints from RA.

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  • Dr. Chatwell: Could my swollen joints be Rheumatoid Arthritis?

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    Dr. Chatwell discusses how rheumatoid Arthritis can lead to swollen and painful joints, and even affect other body organs in this Knowledge Night. Learn about symptoms and treatment for this chronic disease.

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    Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that can affect more than just your joints. In some people, the condition can damage a wide variety of body systems, including the skin, eyes, lungs, heart and blood vessels.

    An autoimmune disorder, rheumatoid arthritis occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks your own body's tissues.

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    Pain, swelling and stiffness in your joints. All are symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. But because these symptoms come and go, the condition can sometimes be tricky to diagnose. And it's important to get the right diagnosis because starting treatment early can make a difference.

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  • How to Better Manage Your Rheumatoid Arthritis | Access Health

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    Access Health travels to New York City to meet with rheumatologist, Dr. Grace Wright to better understand rheumatoid arthritis.

    Rheumatoid arthritis affects 1.3 million adults in the U.S. Patients with RA may experience pain, aches, morning stiffness, tenderness, and swelling affecting more than one joint in the body. It’s painful and exhausting to have, and it can cause depression and isolation for patients.

    RA can cause progressive joint damage and may lead to other health problems as well, especially if left untreated or not treated well enough.

    It’s important to not have patients lose hope. There are many options available to manage RA. If you are having joint pain – see your primary care provider and ask for a referral to a rheumatologist for evaluation and diagnosis.

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  • Heal the inflammation and pain caused by Rheumatoid Arthritis with Yoga!

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    Rheumatoid arthritis is a long-term, progressive, and disabling autoimmune disease. It causes inflammation, swelling, and pain in and around the joints and other body organs. Rheumatoid arthritis usually affects the hands and feet first, but it can occur in any joint. The main cause of Rheumatoid Arthritis is Stress and climate changes. Yoga can help in reducing stress and the effects of climate changes to a very large extent and also mobilize the joints and limbs and release all the tension and rigidity.

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    Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) vs Osteoarthritis (OA).


    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune, systemic, chronic inflammatory, polyarticular arthritis that involves small, peripheral joints, and is more common in females than males.
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    How do we diagnose Rheumatoid Arthritis?

    Dr. Chung takes us through key considerations when identifying Rheumatoid Arthritis. Speaking to the patient is the first step in looking for such conditions.

    For these conditions, symptoms are typically more inflammatory in nature- including morning stiffness and pain, joint swelling and specific joints affected.

    We hope this has shed some light on when we think about Rheumatoid arthritis. Speak to your GP or Rheumatologist if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.

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  • The pain, Swelling and stiffness of Rheumatoid Arthritis.

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    The pain, Swelling and stiffness of Rheumatoid Arthritis.


    The swelling, warmth and stiffness that accompany RA can last for hours. It can affect any joint, but usually starts in small joints (like those in the hands or feet) and occurs on both sides of the body. ... Some people with psoriatic arthritis also have neck and/or back pain, along with stiffness that can limit movement.

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    Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease, which commonly affects the joints. If left untreated, rheumatoid arthritis could lead to permanent joint damage and even loss of physical function. In this video, experts share what is rheumatoid arthritis and the risk factors, signs and symptoms that come with it.

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  • What is Rheumatoid Arthritis? | Ausmed Explains...

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    What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

    Rheumatoid arthritis or RA, is an autoimmune disease that affects approximately 400,000 people in Australia, according to the Australian Rheumatology Association. It attacks the synovium in the joints causing thickening, inflammation and unwanted tissue growth.

    The cause of RA is not known - it is thought that genetic inherited factors, environmental factors (such as smoking), dietary factors, and infections and reproductive hormonal factors could be possible causative factors.

    The first signs or symptoms that a patient might experience includes pain, swelling, morning stiffness, fatigue and limited movement of the affected joints.

    The presence of rheumatoid factor does not establish a firm diagnosis as only about 80% of people with RA test positive, while about 5% of people without the disease test positive.

    A rheumatoid factor test measures the amount of rheumatoid factor in the patient's blood.

    Rheumatoid factors are proteins produced by the immune system that can attack healthy tissue in the body.

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  • I have joint pain- is it my Rheumatoid Arthritis?

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    Dr. Chung explains how a Rheumatologist can try and identify inflammatory pain from Rheumatoid Arthritis. They will typically look at the pattern of pain and may use blood tests or other investigations to help them work out the source of the pain.

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  • Right Treatments Help Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis Remain Active

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    Description: Eric Matteson, M.D., a rheumatologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., discusses the symptoms, causes and treatments rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune condition characterized by profound joint stiffness. It tends to affect people -- especially women -- in the prime of their lives, and can inhibit people's abilities carry out basic living tasks. Treatment can help limit damage to joints and other body parts, manage pain and help patients live more active, normal lives.

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis - Diagnosis | Johns Hopkins

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    Sitting down and listening to a patient’s story is the first step in diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis. While swollen joints are a large indicator of Rheumatoid Arthritis, there are many other symptoms, such as fatigue, anxiety and depression, and stiffness. Doctors are diagnosing Rheumatoid Arthritis much earlier now, to prevent joint damage and begin treatment as soon as possible. In this video, Dr. Uzma Haque, a physician at the Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center, explains the diagnosis process of Rheumatoid Arthritis.

  • Rethinking Rheumatoid Arthritis - Mayo Clinic

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    Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune inflammatory disease that causes joint pain, swelling and other symptoms. Medication can work very well for many patients, especially if the disease is diagnosed early and treated promptly. A Mayo Clinic expert discusses the latest treatment options for rheumatoid arthritis patients.

  • Arthritis: More than Achy Joints

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    On The Doctors, Freda Lewis-Hall, MD and Dr. Travis Stork talk about the difference between osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis and hear from a viewer whose life has been impacted by rheumatoid arthritis. Check your local CBS Listings to see the whole show and learn more at

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  • Webinar: Rheumatoid Arthritis - All You Need To Know | Arthritis Action

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    UK Charity Arthritis Action hosted a webinar about Rheumatoid Arthritis,
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  • What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

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    Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes inflammation in the joints of the body, such as the hands, wrist, elbows, shoulder, knees, ankles and feet.



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  • Origins of pain in rheumatoid arthritis - Video abstract 69011

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    Video abstract of original research paper Use of the painDETECT tool in rheumatoid arthritis suggests neuropathic and sensitization components in pain reporting published in the open access Journal of Pain Research by Saqa Ahmed, Tejal Magan, Mario Vargas, et al.

    Abstract: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory autoimmune condition typified by systemic inflammation targeted toward synovial joints. Inhibition of proinflammatory networks by disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs, eg, methotrexate and biologic therapies, including tumor necrosis factor-α inhibitors, often leads to suppression of disease activity observed at the clinical level. However, despite the era of widespread use of disease-modifying treatments, there remain significant groups of patients who continue to experience pain. Our study formulated a pain assessment tool in the arthritis clinic to assess feasibility of measurements including the visual analog scale (VAS) and painDETECT to assess multimodal features of pain in people with established RA (n=100). Clinical measures of disease activity (Disease Activity Score in 28 Joints [DAS28]) were also recorded. Our data showed that despite the majority of subjects on at least one disease-modifying agent, the majority of patients reported severe pain (54%) by VAS, despite well-controlled clinical disease, with mean DAS28 2.07±0.9. Using the painDETECT questionnaire, 67% of patients had unlikely neuropathic pain. A significant proportion of subjects (28%) had possible neuropathic pain and 5% had features of likely neuropathic pain by painDETECT scoring. We found a positive correlation between VAS and painDETECT (R2=0.757). Of note, the group who had likely or probable neuropathic pain also showed significantly increased pain reporting by VAS (P,0.01). Subjects who were clinically obese (body mass index .30) also had statistically higher proportions of pain reporting (VAS 89.0±0.7 mm) compared with subjects who had a normal body mass index (VAS 45.2±21.8 mm), P,0.05. Our findings suggest that multimodal features of pain perception exist in RA, including neuropathic and sensitization elements, perhaps explaining why a subgroup of people with RA continue to experience ongoing pain, despite their apparent suppression of inflammation.

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  • Signs and symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis - Dr. Prashanth Jain

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    Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease of small joints of hands and feet which cause synovitis and deformities and is a very painful condition. This disease is classically characterized by periods of remissions where the patient is absolutely pain free and comfortable with deformity of hands and feet he has. Periods of exuberation, where the disease gets progressed leading to inflammation of the joints, swelling, low fever, severe pain which again leads to further deformities of the joints. Typical features of Rheumatoid arthritis are involvement and deformities of small joints of hands and toes, large joints are very rarely involved, when they are involved disease is of severe category. Patient normally has morning stiffness. Few patients have some modules in their hands then they have loss of appetite, their bones are weak, they break at minimum injury and are painful.

  • Arthritis Of The Fingers types and patterns - Everything You Need To Know - Dr. Nabil Ebraheim

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    Dr. Ebraheim’s educational animated video describes conditions associated with arthritis of the fingers.
    Diagnosing arthritis of the finger can is difficult. Arthritis can affect any joint in the body but it is commonly seen in the joints of the fingers. There are different types of arthritis and the pattern of joint involvement:
    1- Generalized osteoarthritis:
    Heberden’s nodes: Heberden's nodes are hard or bony swellings that can develop in the distal interphalangeal joints (DIP) and may or not be painful. Heberden’s nodes are caused by the formation of osteophytes due to repeated trauma at the joint and usually occurs during middle age.
    Bouchard’s nodes: Bouchard's nodes are bony growths that can form on the proximal interphalangeal joints of the finger (PIP). Bouchard’s nodes, like Heberden’s node, may or may not be painful. Bouchard’s nodes are typically associated with limited motion of the affected joint.
    Mucous cyst: small, fluid-filled sacs that form between the DIP joint of the finger and the bottom of the fingernail. The best treatment is surgical excision of the cyst and removal of the underlying osteophyte to decrease the risk of recurrence.
    2- Psoriasis: it is an inflammatory form of arthritis and sometimes confused with osteoarthritis. Dactylitis is also referred to as “sausage digit”. It is inflammation of the entire digit. Sausage finger is a major finding of psoriatic arthritis.
    Nail pitting is small depressions in the finger nails and it is most common in people who have psoriasis.
    3- Gout: gout is a form of inflammatory arthritis that is sometimes called “gouty arthritis”. Gouty arthritis will mimic infection and may develop in people who have high levels of uric acid in the blood. The uric acid can form needle like crystals in the joint and cause pain, tenderness, swelling and tenosynovitis. Periarticular erosions seen on x-ray may also be present with gout of the finger joints. Periarticular erosions are usually multiple and bilateral with sclerotic borders.
    4- Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis: ANA positive in 30%. Rheumatoid factor is negative in a child and later on it may become positive. Shortened digits.
    Polyarticular rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) is a form of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis that affects five or more joints. Polyarticular in about 30%.
    Pauciarticular onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a form of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis that affects less than five joints. Pauciarticular in about 50%. In pauciarticular onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis, check the iris of the eye for iridocyclitis.

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  • Rheumatoid Arthritis | PortalCLÍNIC

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    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the most common inflammatory disease of the joints. It is characterised by pain and swelling of both the small and large joints (mainly in the fingers, wrists and feet) accompanied by stiffness in the mornings and symptoms such as fatigue and weakness. It affects 1% of the world's adult population. It is more frequent among women, and it is most common between the ages of 30 and 50, although it can appear at any time of life.

  • Rheumatoid arthritis: Symptoms and treatments

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    Painful, swollen joints are the crippling symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatologist Joe Lee, M.D., explains how newer treatments can help patients with this disease. Dr. Lee is joined by Larry Santora, M.D., medical director of the Orange County Heart Institute and host of Health Matters with Dr. Larry Santora television series, which airs weekly on PBS SoCaL Plus. Visit Produced by Chapman University's Panther Productions, Health Matters with Dr. Larry Santora is sponsored by St. Joseph Health, Biotronik and Weaver Health Solutions.

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Of The Hand - Everything You Need To Know - Dr. Nabil Ebraheim

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    Dr. Ebraheim’s educational animated video describes rheumatoid arthritis of the wrist.

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  • Rheumatoid Arthritis - Treatment | Johns Hopkins

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    While there’s no cure for Rheumatoid Arthritis yet, there are many preventative medications. They range from oral pills to injections that can be done at home or by a doctor, which are working for many people who have been diagnosed. All these different treatment options can help patients achieve their goals and stay healthy and functional. In this video, Dr. Laura Cappelli, a physician at the Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center, discusses the different treatment options for Rheumatoid arthritis.

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