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1) Feel pain in your joints after your stomach infection lately? You might have reactive arthritis

About


Reactive arthritis is a variant of arthritis caused by infections in some body parts, particularly in the genitals and intestines.
Medical studies demonstrate that reactive arthritis is the most commonly observed in males in the age group of 20-40 years. [2]
- Requires a medical diagnosis
- Treatable by a medical professional
- Short-term symptoms subside within weeks
- Lab tests or imaging often required
Named as Reiters syndrome erstwhile, this disease has a predilection for the ankle joints and knees, though it may affect other body parts too such as fingers and elbows.
Ages affected - Between 0 and 14 years: Less often; 14+ years: Predominant


Symptoms


Requires a medical diagnosis
Symptoms include joint pain, stiffness, urinary problems, inflammation of muscles and tendons, distended fingers or toes, lower back pain, etc.


People may experience
Pain areas - lower back, joints, back pain while passing urine, inflammation of muscles and tendons, swollen fingers or toes
Also common - skin irritation, fever, etc.



Treatment


Self-care:
Genetic factors play an essential role as one might contract arthritis due to it already being present in the family line.
Avoiding bacteria-prone substances such as stale food or other food items can help.


Medications:
Doctors usually prescribe antibiotics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).


Specialists:


Rheumatologists at mfine are the correct people to approach for seeking treatment or advice regarding arthritis. Contact them at www.mfine.co.

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