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Tests for rheumatoid arthritis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Arthritis
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User :   Hi doctor
User :   I have pain in my hip joints
User :   How do I find whether it is arthritis
User :   or not
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   You need to get an X_ray both Hip
Doctor :   Joints
Doctor :   Ap and Lateral View
User :   ok
User :   Also I want to run the half marathon
User :   I get pain in the foot joins alsp
User :   also
Doctor :   Provide your age, gender, oocupation, marital status height, weight
User :   wt 79
User :   ht 175
User :   male
User :   married
User :   age 32
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is the jpoint pain constantly at one jpoint or
User :   I run for 35 min on treadmill
Doctor :   are different joints involved one after the other?
User :   it is at all joints
User :   ie hip,feet
User :   also heel bone pains
User :   tibia
User :   at the tibia
Doctor :   I suggest that you consult a Rheumatologist, get the X-Ray done and get a test called ASO titre and Rheumatoid factor done.
Doctor :   If there is Rheumatoid arthritis it can be treated with the appropriate medicines
Doctor :   Meanwhile you can try to rest the joints as much as possible
Doctor :   and
Doctor :   try hot fomrntation
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