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A 45-year-old member asked:

what is osteoarthritis? what causes it?

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Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
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 joints lose cartilage as it wears down and thins out and development of bone spurring as part of the mechanical damage. There can be metabolic issues related to the bone and cartilage plays a role but both wear out.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Is there a cure for osteoarthritis?

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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 58 years experience
Cure unlikely: The saying goes, cure seldom treat often, comfort always! osteoarthritis is a degenerative, wear and tear process which is almost inevitable as we grow older!
A 46-year-old member asked:

Can you please list the common causes of osteoarthritis at an age of 36?

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Dr. Charles Glueck
Clinical Lipidology 57 years experience
Osteonecrosis: Usually previous osteonecrosis. As the body tries to heal old osteonecrosis, then osteoarthritis develops.
New Hartford, NY
A 59-year-old female asked about a 58-year-old female:

If hypermobility causes osteoarthritis is it primary or secondary oa?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Secondary: Several studies have shown significant association between diffuse joint hypermobility and osteoarthritis. Joint hypermobility predisposes to musculoskeletal disorders, especially osteoarthritis. Laxity of the joints has been predisposing factor for joint or soft tissue injury.
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
Some studies suggest the relationship between hypermobility and joint arthralgia. There are yet to be any randomized studies that connect osteoarthritis to hypermobility. Early OA occurs in patients with chronic ACL tears. This is supported by evidence and would seem to support this theory. Recent studies have indicated that the OA is related to cartilage damage at the time of the original injury.
Sep 19, 2013
Tampa, FL
A 34-year-old male asked:

Can osteoarthritis cause fatigue?

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Dr. Martin Morell
Rheumatology 29 years experience
Fatigue: No, check for vitamin D deficiency, thyroid hormone levels and anemia.
Tampa, FL
A 34-year-old male asked:

Can osteoarthritis cause tiredness?

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Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 17 years experience
Osteoarthritis: Well it does cause pain and body has a way of dealing with painful movement by making you avoid it. Body will inhibit you from moving, slowing you down, and avoiding pain. Not exactly tiredness but I hope this helps.

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