Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

175 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

What are the symptoms of inflammatory arthritis?

Answered by
Dr. Alokkalyani


Practicing since :1999

Answered : 517 Questions

Posted on Thu, 15 Oct 2015 in Lupus
Question: Does osteoarthritis cause you to be stiff in the am and everytime you sit for 45 minutes or more, u need to move around to get the stiffness and pain to go away. Also I awake at night with pain, Should this be tested for a possible inflammatory arthritis? Also my neck is stiff and I have limited use of turning it. My stiffness is in my back and hips mainly but also in my peripheral joints.I have a history of being sick with SLE for 6 years of treatment then my labs quit showing it. I had my first knee replacement at 35 with AVN and total bone on bone. I have had two others and lots of tendenitis even in my achille heels.
Answered by Dr. Alokkalyani 27 minutes later
Brief Answer:
inflammatory arthritis

Detailed Answer:
Osteoarthritis may cause stiffness for few minutes, but if stiffness can occur for more than 30 minutes, inflammatory may be more possibility.
Your history of SLE, AVN and tendinitis and neck stiffness hinted that you have inflammatory arthritis. Probably you have spondyloarthritis.
I advised you to go for inflammatory markers ESR and CRP
Further you need to go for HLA B27 and xray

Hope this will help

take care
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,  
Medical Procedures

Recent questions on  Knee replacement

doctor1 MD

yes please, my dad is diabetic, 73, and COPD, Congestive heart failure, and just had total knee replacement on his left has staph infection, and they went in yesterday and put in a knee that only moves 45 degrees...and want him to have another operation in 6 months...Good Lord...will he make it? I am scared...he looks very pale, has had several blood transfusions... and is weak...what should we expect

doctor1 MD

my mother has unbearable pain in her left heap and this pain propagate to her left leg ,when she take pain killer she feel OK but when its effect is over ,her pain starts again, what is the problem actually? last September her right leg knee replacement operation was successfully done.

doctor1 MD

Hi I had two total knee replacement in 18months last one July and am now trying. To come off diahydracodine 10/500 I have come down from 30/500 but finding it difficult not sleeping dark thoughts sweating jerky arms and legs ect ect. I need some advise. I have ever been on them for at least five years although I never took any more than 8 a day.

doctor1 MD

I have been on Coumadin for 3 years. In December of 2013 I had a complete knee replacement and the surgeon put me on Xarelto. I want to go back on Coumadin because I feel more confident if I know the numbers of how thin/thick my blood is each month. Can I switch back to Coumadin (Warfarin) without any bad side effects? I do have a pacemaker and also have occasional episodes of atrial fib.

doctor1 MD

I have a persistent yeast infection using fluconasole only takes it away for a day or two at the most. Sounds like nothing but is very uncomfortable. It was triggered when I was required to take 4 amoxicillin before a dental procedure after a knee...

doctor1 MD

Can Ativan cause my eyes to get a little crusty, itchy and red. As well as a little blurry?

doctor1 MD

Have a fatty leg tumor which my knee surgeon said that he could address when he replaces the knee. I have had the tumor a long time-probably 20 yrs,but lately it appears larger. Should I see someone else before the knee surgery or let him tend to...