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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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What causes pain on the bony part of the top wrist, which is sore and painful to the touch? No injury noted & minimum relief from arthritis cream.

See a physician: There are a number of conditions which can cause wrist pain, such as avn, carpal instability, ganglion cyst, etc. It will take an examination as well as imaging studies to nail down the diagnosis, so i would recommend that you see a physician. ...Read more

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How soon after an injury/fracture could you see traumatic arthritis? How will it show on xrays/ct? Is the pain caused similar to synovitus?

How soon after an injury/fracture could you see traumatic arthritis?  How will it show on  xrays/ct?  Is the pain caused similar to synovitus?

What joint?: Traumatic arthritis can occur after intraarticular fractures esp.@ the wrist, knee, elbow and other joints. Not sure which joint but it usually takes @ least a year or longer for post- traumatic changes to become apparent on x-ray . The more signifigant the intraarticular fracture esp. W/older age and lack of adequate reduction, the better chance of it developing. Good luck! ...Read more

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30 year-old woman with a 4-year history of numbness in the upper body, and arms and legs, with undiagnostic imaging studies, but carries diagnos.....?

30 year-old woman with a 4-year history of numbness in the upper body, and arms and legs, with undiagnostic imaging studies, but carries diagnos.....?

Stress related?!: At age 30 with so many normal tests and diagnoses like fibromyalgia and trigeminal nauralgia (highly unusual for that age except in MS, ruled out by the normal MRIs) non organic and stress related problems come to mind Don't forget the symptoms are REAL in those cases too! ...Read more

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How long does it take to develop arthritis after injury?

How long does it take to develop arthritis after injury?

it depends: It depends on the area involved, the exact type of the injury and the severity of injury. ...Read more

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Can a TFCC injury lead to arthritis? How?

Can a TFCC injury lead to arthritis? How?

Yes: The TFCC is a ligament complex that creates stability between the radius, the ulna and the first row of the carpus. The damage to this structure and therefore lack of stability eventually cause abnormal movement in the carpus and make you prone to early OA of the radio-carpal joint. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


Dr. James Chapman
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more