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how do you know if you have osteoarthritis?

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Dr. Shivajee Nallamothu
General Practice 27 years experience
Evaluation and xray: You really need to see a physician for a thorough evaluation to rule out other causes like cartilage tears or fractures. Xrays after this evaluation are needed to see the quantity of arthritis. Only then can treatment be advised.
Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
X-ray: Symptoms of arthritis include pain, stiffness, grinding noises, swelling, and warmth. The best way to evaluate for arthritis is with simple x-rays.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 17 years experience
X-ray: or MRI needs to be done to truly determine osteoarthritis.

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How can you know for sure if you have osteoarthritis ?

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See a physician: The diagnosis can be made using your history, a physical exam and appropriate x-rays.
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A 42-year-old male asked:

Suffering from osteoarthritis and using tovok tablet pl let me know how to come out of this condition?

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See details: Tovok is glucosamine and it may be helpful in treating osteoarthritis, especially oa involving the knees. In my experience, it is only helpful a relatively small percentage of the time. Talk with your doctor about other alternatives.
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A 59-year-old female asked:

How long can it take for primary osteoarthritis and secondary oa to develop? Would one know after 20 yrs?

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Dr. Steven Chmielewski
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Yes.: Primary osteoarthritis (DJD) is "wear and tear" arthritis, and occurs over long periods of time secondary DJD is usually from a prior inflammatory process or trauma. It is usually detectable a few years after the initial insult.
A 42-year-old female asked:

I don't know weather it's my osteoarthritis or carpul tunnell? It's getting way worse to where i lose my grip @ work when I am writing and mess up!

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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See your doctor: For an evaluation to find the cause. We do not guess.
A 49-year-old member asked:

How to know if i will have osteoarthritis?

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Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
No predicting: There is no one way to predict the future of someone's health or joints. Genetics can help us know if you are more likely but there are so many factors involved that no one can be sure. The key is to sty active in the pursuits that you find enjoyable. If you start to have joint pain that prevents you from engaging in these activities, then a visit with a doctor should help with both a diagnosis.

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