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Dr. Jonathan Moyer Simon, MD

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52 years Experience
Dr. Jonathan Moyer Simon, MD
  • Bloomfield, NJ
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Accepting new patients

Are steroid medicines considered more effective for treating rhematoid arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis can result in serious changes to the affected joints. There are many treatments that can be effective in slowing the changes caused by this disease. Steroids READ MORE
Rheumatoid arthritis can result in serious changes to the affected joints. There are many treatments that can be effective in slowing the changes caused by this disease. Steroids are not necessarily the appropriate medication. You should consult a rheumatologist to confirm your diagnosis and to learn of the possible treatments.

Are joint pains in winter normal?

There is nothing "normal" about joint pains. Your mother should consult a rheumatologist to determine the cause of her stiffness and pain.

Why do the joints of one arm ache while waking up?

Your pain may be coming from your neck and the position you are in during sleep. You should consult a rheumatologist who can probably determine the source of your pain, through READ MORE
Your pain may be coming from your neck and the position you are in during sleep. You should consult a rheumatologist who can probably determine the source of your pain, through a combination of physical exam, X-rays and blood tests. You may benefit from exercises and a cervical pillow.

I have been recently diagnosed with Carpal tunnel. Can this condition be treated?

Carpal tunnel syndrome can be treated with injections, medication and the use of a splint. You should consult a rheumatologist to confirm the diagnosis and to determine the appropriate READ MORE
Carpal tunnel syndrome can be treated with injections, medication and the use of a splint. You should consult a rheumatologist to confirm the diagnosis and to determine the appropriate treatment.

I have a sudden pain and swelling around my right wrist. Is it due to rheumatoid arthritis?

While your symptoms may be caused by rheumatoid arthritis, there could be other causes. You should consult a rheumatologist for an evaluation.

Is there a prescription medication that will help ease the pain of my arthritis?

Certainly, although the word "safe" requires explanation. It depends on which kind of arthritis you have. You should consult a rheumatologist to confirm your diagnosis and to READ MORE
Certainly, although the word "safe" requires explanation. It depends on which kind of arthritis you have. You should consult a rheumatologist to confirm your diagnosis and to determine the treatment options.

How is rheumatoid arthritis diagnosed?

Blood tests combined with a history and physical exam can usually confirm a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis.

Can osteoarthritis be caused by being overweight?

The answer depends on where she has joint pain. Knees are a very common site for osteoarthritis for overweight patients. Losing even a few pounds should help to reduce knee pain. READ MORE
The answer depends on where she has joint pain. Knees are a very common site for osteoarthritis for overweight patients. Losing even a few pounds should help to reduce knee pain. If the pain is in other joints, weight loss may be less important.

I experience a lot of stiffness in my fingers early in the morning. Could it be a form of arthritis?

It is very possible that your symptoms are from arthritis. Please consult a rheumatologist for evaluation, as there are many treatments for arthritis, depending on the specific READ MORE
It is very possible that your symptoms are from arthritis. Please consult a rheumatologist for evaluation, as there are many treatments for arthritis, depending on the specific diagnosis.

My RA pain persists despite medication. What should I do?

You clearly are not benefiting from the medication that you are taking. Since there are many medications to treat RA, you should see your rheumatologist to try a different treatment. READ MORE
You clearly are not benefiting from the medication that you are taking. Since there are many medications to treat RA, you should see your rheumatologist to try a different treatment. Physical therapy is unlikely to reduce the symptoms of RA.

My joint pain is impacting my work productivity. Please help.

You should see your primary care physician. If you do not have one, find an internist.

I have never had a back injury, then why do I have a constant back pain?

There are many causes of lower back pain. An internist is a good place to start. He or she should take a thorough history and physical and may order x-rays and lab tests.

Is there a permanent cure for arthritis?

There are a number of different conditions grouped under the general title of arthritis. To answer this question, it is important to know which diagnosis the patient has. In general, READ MORE
There are a number of different conditions grouped under the general title of arthritis. To answer this question, it is important to know which diagnosis the patient has. In general, there is no permanent cure for most forms of arthritis, although many people with arthritis live long, healthy lives.

How can rheumatoid arthritis be managed?

There are many medications available to treat rheumatoid arthritis. The patient should see a rheumatologist, who is best equipped to recommend appropriate medication.

I have pain due to rheumatoid arthritis despite medications. Please advice.

There are many medications available to treat rheumatoid arthritis. You may need to try a different medication if you are not getting relief from your current prescription. Unfortunately, READ MORE
There are many medications available to treat rheumatoid arthritis. You may need to try a different medication if you are not getting relief from your current prescription. Unfortunately, this may require a trial and error process, as we do not yet have the technology to predict which medication will be effective for a specific patient. Please see your rheumatologist in order to pursue a medication that will be more effective for you.

I have a severe pain in my joints post my delivery. What could be the cause for this?

Pregnancy has been shown to trigger rheumatoid arthritis. Please see a rheumatologist for evaluation and treatment.

Is there a therapy to treat painful swollen joints?

There are several conditions or diseases that could lead to painful, swollen joints. Rheumatoid arthritis is only one of the possibilities. You should seek a diagnosis before looking READ MORE
There are several conditions or diseases that could lead to painful, swollen joints. Rheumatoid arthritis is only one of the possibilities. You should seek a diagnosis before looking for a treatment plan. Your primary care physician should be able to perform a physical exam and order lab tests in order to start this process. You will probably need to see a specialist, but your PCP should be able to guide you.

What are the starting signs of arthritis?

It is certainly possible that these are signs of arthritis. She should see a rheumatologist for an evaluation and treatment plan.

Is this arthritis?

It is very possible that the cause of stiff hands is some type of arthritis, but you should see a rheumatologist to determine the cause. The treatment for this condition will vary, READ MORE
It is very possible that the cause of stiff hands is some type of arthritis, but you should see a rheumatologist to determine the cause. The treatment for this condition will vary, depending on the cause of the stiffness.

Should I exercise anymore?

I recommend that patients whose RA is active avoid all but the most gentle exercise. Once the disease is in better control, moderate exercise is fine.