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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Cartilage breakdown: Oa occurs as the joint lining or articular cartilage begins to breakdown. The breakdown can be a result of trauma, injury, oversuse, malalignment, inc ... Read More
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Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience in Rheumatology
Wear and tear : It is what we call a wear and tear arthritis. We all get some form of osteoarthritis where joints get worn down with time.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience in Internal Medicine
Wear and tear: This is the form of joint damage related to wear and tear/mechanical forces.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Not by : Conservative care, debatable with certain surguries...
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Cantieri
39 years experience in Pain Management
Pain: Pain is not always the primary symptom of osteoarthreitis, particularly at at its earliest stages. Nor does osteoathritis of the spine always cause pa ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Many things.: Exercise regularly. Take meds for the pain ( usually Acetaminophen and a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory). Take meds before pain inducing activities. ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Temperature variations do not cause osteoarthritis, but patients with osteoarthritis seem to do much better in warm environments. In general, cold te ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Exam and x-ray: Clinical examination and x-ray. But remember that vertebral osteophytes do not diagnosis osteoarthriits.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience in Internal Medicine
You: Can use warm compresses, depending on the joint involved use stabilizers to minimize movement around the joint during movement, pt to strengthen the m ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
Wear and tear arthri: This is more mechanical in most people. With maturity, with previous injuries, in some with genetics, being over weight, previous joint surgery the ... Read More

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