Monday, February 27, 2012

Joint Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Sjogren's Syndrome

Joint pain are very common in primary Sjogren’s Syndrome and often related to a mild inflammatory arthritis, affecting in particular the small joints of the fingers, wrists, and ankles.  Some people have more severe forms of arthritis, with features of rheumatoid arthritis or systemic lupus.

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Let’s examine the various joint pains associated with varies Sjogren’s Syndrome

A. Primary Sjogren’s Syndrome:

Joint pain can occur in the absence of rheumatoid arthritis ( RA factor of blood being negative)  in people with primary Sjogren’s Syndrome.   This kind of joint pain is usually associated with Polyarthritis, Arthralgia alone or Fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia
Some people with Sjogren’s Syndomre may have joint pain as a result of fibromyalgia.  However, fibrmyalgia arises from the muscles, which may be perceived as coming from the joints.  Fibromyalgia pain is present on a nearly daily basis, with flares of increased pain triggered by increased exertion,  lack of sleep and stress.

The arthritis of primary Sjogren’s is mildly inflammatory and a manifestation to the systemic autoimmune disease.  The factors that causes this joint pain include immune complexes, or inflammatory mediators (such as cytokines- which induce physiologic changes in various tissues).  The immune reaction may be directed specifically at a structural component of the joint, there by inciting an inflammatory response.

B. Secondary Sjogren’s Syndrome:  Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus+ Sjogren’s

Secondary Sjogren’s  have an underlying systemic rheumatic disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic  lupus erythematosus , or scleroderma.  Arthritis is a prominent feature of these systemic rheumatic diseases.  The distinction between primary Sjogrens with arthritis and Sjogrens occurring in the setting of rheumatoid arthritis or systemic lupus can be difficult.  Both  sets of people may have positive tests for rheumatoid factor ( RA) and antinuclear antibodies ( ANA), markers of RA and Lupus respectively.  Additionally a positive CCP (cyclic citrullinated peptide) antibody test in a primary Sjogrens’ does not always imply the presence of rheumatoid arthritis.  In general, secondary Sjogrens  occurs in rheumatoid arthritis who have had the disease for many years.  Systemic lupus is diagnosed when certain types of medical problems occur together, such as specific  rashes, inflammation of the lung or heart lining, inflammation of the kidney (glomerulonephritis) and blood abnormalities ( low white counts, low platelets, or anemia).

C. Sicca Syndrome- dry eye/dry mouth

Some people have dryness of their eyes and mouth but do not have any signs of an underlying autoimmune disease.  Since they don’t have positive SS-A and /or SS-B antibodies and do not have  a positive lip biopsy.  They are often not labeled as Sjogren’s.  These people often have joint pain.   Sometimes, medications that block estrogen production (treatment for breast cancer) can give rise to Menopausal Arthritis.
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  1. TheraLife Autoimmune –contain ingredients that: -   targets intracellular stimulation of both tear and salivary secretion glands.
    -  strongly regulates the immune system to control and reduce flares;
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  • Moist Heat to the hands with a paraffin bath can help relieve stiffness of the fingers and wrists in the morning
  • Gentle exercise, including Tah Chi, yoga and dancing can strengthen muscles and preserve joint range of motion.
  • Nutritional supplements, such as glucosamine or fish oils, also may help some people
  • Diet- use elimination diet to reveal certain food that aggravate joint pain.  Start with elimination of diary, bread, or excessive salt can reduce joint pain in some individuals.
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I am a 45 yr old women who has Sjogrens Syndrome and Rheumatoid
Arthritis. I have had many eye ulcerations due to dry eyes. Ointments, all kinds of eye drops
were not helping. I could not stand to go outside due to the sensitivity to the sunlight, could not goto movies and was in constant pain.


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