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Does cracking in your shoulders meen you have arthritis.?

Does cracking in your shoulders meen you have arthritis.?

Could be other thing: The shoulder has many structures: joints, bursas, tendons. Any of these can crack. Does it hurt when it cracks? Do structures slip with the cracking? Can you feel anything? What motions of the shoulder crack. Bursitis and tendonitis are the common problems in the shoulders not arthritis. There are two joints in the shoulder: the glenohumeral joint and the acromial-clavicular 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


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Can you have arthritis & what are symptoms of arthritis in neck to back shoulder area. What might you feel like? What age does it begin?Poor posture

Can you have arthritis & what are symptoms of arthritis in neck to back shoulder area. What might you feel like? What age does it begin?Poor posture

See below: There are multiple types of arthritis, the most common is known as degenerative arthritis and can begin in some patients as early as in the 20s and 30s. Symptoms can include pain, stiffness, and crepitation in the joint involved. Don't hesitate to be seen, there are many treatment options out there. ...Read more

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What kind of things makes your vertebrae in your spine feel inflamed or tender- I have lupus and i know it doesn't affect the spine... So what else ?

What kind of things makes your vertebrae in your spine feel inflamed or tender- I have lupus and i know it doesn't affect the spine... So what else ?

Nerve impingement: Is a very common problem, affecting about 10-12% percent of the adult population in the us. Nerve impingement can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc or encroached upon by bony overgrowth. Rec.: see an interventional pain management specialist for further investigation. ...Read more

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I have raynauld's. Will I develop arthritis? What if anything can I do to increase the strength in the joints in my hands?

I have raynauld's. Will I develop arthritis? What if anything can I do to increase the strength in the joints in my hands?

Maybe: There are two types of raynauds. Raynauds disease which is a vascular problem and does not lead to arthritis. Raynauds syndrome is part of inflamatory diseases as rheumatoid arthritis. This can lead to arthritis not the raynauds. Hand exercises can help strengthen your hand. ...Read more

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I have arthritis in my knee does that cause your legs to swell?

I have arthritis in my knee does that cause your legs to swell?

Possbily: Hard to say without a thorough history and exam. There could be another reason that the leg is swelling. I would see a Dr. just to be sure. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have arthritis in my back (sacroiliac there any foods that worsen arthritis?

What do you suggest if I have arthritis in my back (sacroiliac there any foods that worsen arthritis?

Western diet: The western diet, which consumes a lot of meat, dairy and processed food can be associated with inflammatory conditions that affect the blood vessels and the musculoskeletal system. A vegan diet of fruits and vegetables is the opposite of that and contains anti inflammatory mediators that can help improve overall health and arthritis. ...Read more

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What can I do to help myslef if I have arthritis in the knee, shoulder, elbows, and wrists?

What can I do to help myslef if I have arthritis in the knee, shoulder, elbows, and wrists?

See your doctor: You could have a host of issues that could cause your arthritic pain, could be bursitis, tendonitis, arthritis, ligament issues, meniscal injury, sciatica etc. So you may want to see an orthopedic pain specialist that can tell you what is going and help you with the latest treatments or exercise therapies available. You could consider PRP or even stem cell therapies as well. ...Read more

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I have joint pain in my hands but x-rays show up normal. I'm being referred to a rheumatologist. What should I expect. Can they help me?

Potentially: Rheumatologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of many arthritic conditions. They will often order blodd tests to screen you for such conditions as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and a multiple number of potential causes of wrist pain in a young female. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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May someone can help me with joint pain or at least i think they're my joints. Most of the time neck, hands, feet, shoulders, back, hips, and knees.

May someone can help me with joint pain or at least i think they're my joints. Most of the time neck, hands, feet, shoulders, back, hips, and knees.

Be seen: The idea that it affects so many areas suggest it is more of a systemic issue. A good medical checkup would probably be a good place to start. If needed, a rheumatologist might give for their insight as well. Some basic lab work would be in order. ...Read more

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What should I do for bad knees they hurt like arthritis or something sharp pain in the joint

What should I do for bad knees they hurt like  arthritis or something sharp pain in the joint

The : The first thing to do is get an x-ray to confirm that it is arthritis. If it is arthritis then i would see an orthopedic surgeon to discuss your options. Usually, you will have options ranging from a cortisone injection, viscosupplementation, to knee replacement. ...Read more

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I have osteio arthritis in b/knees with degenerative changes w/swelling below knees. What can I take or use to help pain? Ty

I have osteio arthritis in b/knees with degenerative changes w/swelling below knees. What can I take or use to help pain? Ty

Varies: NSAIDs, Tylenol (acetaminophen) based products, and nutritional supplements with chondroitan and keratin sulfate are the typical oral things used to varying degrees of success. Visco supplementation involves the injection of a lubricant into the knee which can sometimes give good relief for months at a time. I would not hesitate to discuss with orthopedic surgeon or rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I have hypermobility, dr said it could lead to early osteoarthritis. I'm having pain and stiffness in my knees and shoulders. Could this be the start?

I have hypermobility, dr said it could lead to early osteoarthritis. I'm having pain and stiffness in my knees and shoulders. Could this be the start?

Yes to a degree: Since you have hypermobility you have increase wear and tear. This can lead to earlier musculoskeletal joint damage. At the same token staying in good shape, exercising, continuing enhancing muscle tone all are helpful in the long term ...Read more

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Does having a pinched nerve in the neck affect your shoulder joint? I have labrum fraying what Is that?

Does having a pinched nerve in the neck affect your shoulder joint? I have labrum fraying what Is that?

Bot exactly: both can cause shoulder pain the labrum like the meniscus in the knee is cartilage in the shoulder and often softens and frays with age ,can be asyptomatic early arthritis , take care Attributing symptoms to labral fraying. Displaced labral tears can causing mechanical locking symptoms frAying is best thought of as an asymptomatic incidental finding not all findngs are symptomatic ...Read more

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What are the stretch excercises that can relief my pain in shoulders&back neck due to fibromyalgia.I do not have any physical dr.Nearby.Explain please?

What are the stretch excercises that can relief my pain in shoulders&back neck due to fibromyalgia.I do not have any physical dr.Nearby.Explain please?

Let guide you: You think it is fibromyalgia, may be not? How do you know, get checked when you can. Do some stretching exercises program for the neck and upper back. See below. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A severe illness caused by bacteria named bacillus anthracis. Anthrax disease can result in pneumonia, ...Read more