A 40-year-old member asked:
how can i tell if i have arthritis?
2 doctor answers
Dr. James Bicos answered
21 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
X-rays and exam: Arthritis is a broad term for loss of cartilage. Most of the time when people say arthritis, they mean bone on bone type arthritis, but technically arthritis spans from just softening of the cartilage to bone on bone. There is a lot in between. After a thorough physical exam you will need a set of x-rays.
Answered on Apr 16, 2013
Dr. Edward Hellman answered
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Symptoms: You can tell if you likely have symptomatic arthritis if you have pain, swelling, and or stiffness in your joints. There is blood work that can check for certain types of arthritis as well.
Answered on Jun 11, 2017
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