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Rheumatoid arthritis and cure - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Arthritis
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can I help you?
User :   Im suffering from rhumatoid artharitis
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Ok I shall help you in its treatment
User :   Please tel me about tips to reduce my pain
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may I know how frequent are you pains?
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Where are the pains
User :   My knees, arms, shoulder and every where
User :   most of the time at the morning and rainy days
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Ok what is the grade of pain over a scale of 1 to 10 , 1 being the least
User :   now its about 5. but before I had medicine it was about 8
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User :   how ever, my pain level is not reduced for a long time
User :   I mean 5th level
Doctor :   Avoid positions that push your other fingers toward your little finger.

Doctor :   avoid tasks that require forceful or prolonged gripping or pinching.
Doctor :   Avoid making a tight fist.
Doctor :   Avoid pinching items between your thumb and your fingers.
Doctor :   The way you position your body largely affects how much strain you put on your joints.
Doctor :   There are some ergonomic positions you have to practice
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to reduce the strain and pain on the joints
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SInce there is no cure for RA, you have to follow these
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so that you can enjoy good quality of life
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I think we should have a complete discussion ab0out this
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so that you will have an idea about how to use your joints for daily activities
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and what medicines you can take during the pain times
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