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by Malcolm Persey
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Topic: RA and associated effects
Replies: 2
Views: 631

Re: RA and associated effects

Apologies that it has taken time to reply. Unfortunately many patients with rheumatoid arthritis can have very well-controlled disease (joints, blood tests fine) but still feel unwell. This is poorly understood and may be because our measurements of disease are insufficiently sensitive or because th...
by Malcolm Persey
Thu Nov 03, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: Pain Management
Topic: hamstring attachment with ischeal tuberosity
Replies: 1
Views: 2758

Re: hamstring attachment with ischeal tuberosity

It is difficult to comment without examination, and it is not clear if the situation has been reviewed by the surgeon who performed the repair 3 years ago. One possibility would be ischial bursitis, which often responds to corticosteroid injection, but it would be surprising if this diagnosis and tr...
by Malcolm Persey
Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: Other types of arthritis (e.g. spondylitis, spondylosis, rheumatica, polymyalgia, fibromyalgia)
Topic: Arthritis in one hand
Replies: 2
Views: 1589

Re: Arthritis in one hand

Treatment depends on the type of arthritis; the hand is also quite a 'large' structure anatomically, so more details about where in the hand is affected would be needed. Generally, an examination by a physician would allow a more precise diagnosis and discussion of treatment options.
by Malcolm Persey
Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Gout & Pseudogout
Topic: Can one prevent attacks of pseudogout?
Replies: 4
Views: 1904

Re: Can one prevent attacks of pseudogout?

I'm afraid not. Attacks of pseudogout are often precipitated by an attack of ill-health such as a chest infection, but not necessarily. The diagnosis cannot be certain however until X-rays have been seen and possibly fluid aspirated from the swollen joint when swollen, but this can be difficult to g...
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