Husband Knee Pain- Finger non movement
Arthrtis Question 02/19/08
My husband has bad knee pain. It just started when he worked more from home. I
was assuming it was from sitting so long at his computer and not getting up and
taking lond strolls to get a bite to eat or to the restroom. The pain is on the
sides of his left knee. It is a constant throb/ache. Could this be rhumetoid
arthritis? He has two fingers that will not bend in his right hand, his pinky &
the ring finger. We think we have caught this early, but what can we do to
prevenmt or put this into remission?
It is doubtful that this is Rheumatoid Arthritis. RA is an autoimmune disease
that tends to attack many joints in the body and is seldom limited to just two
fingers and knees.
The only way to know for sure is to see a doctor.
This sounds more like osteoarthritis. This type of arthritis is caused by wear
and tear on a joint or a trauma to a joint.
There are natural treatments over the counter drugs and prescriptions drugs
available to treat arthritis but it is best to understand exactly what you are
treating to be able to decide which is the best treatment program. To do this
you need a diagnosis. So it is advisable for a trip to the doctor to be in your
husbands near future.
Mean while exercise is recommended for all types of arthritis. Inactivity only
makes the pain worse.
I wish you and your husband the best.