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Arthritis And Altitude
A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more
No: Arthritis cannot be cured as of yet. There are different forms of arthritis. Regardless of the cause, once joint damage has taken place, it is unlikely for it to revert to normal. Some forms of arthritis may be controlled or slowed down with treatment. Although a cure is not available, effective therapy is. Stem cell therapy is showing promising results. ...Read more
Also known as the --:
"Fleeting Arthritis", generally refers to Rheumatic fever, where one joint might the site of symptoms for a while, and then some other. Like it might be one knee or ankle, the it affects the other side joints.
An Internist or surely a Rheumatologist will help you, in dealing with it.
Another cause is Side effect of some Meds like Topamax (topiramate). ...Read more
Everyone Gets It: Just takes time. Usually the normal version of arthritis happens usually in people in their 40s or older. If you think you have it at a younger age, then you need to be evaluated and as young as you are you could have a juvenile type that needs further workup. Suggest seeing your doctor first and maybe even a rheumatologist if needed. Consider Stem Cell Therapy as options for treatments. ...Read more
Osteo and rheumatoid: There is rheumatoid arthritis, which is due to inflammation, where you start to get bone deformities of small joints of the hands and feet, and there is osteoarthritis, where your protective cartilage in ur joints such as the knees wears down and ur joints start to ache with bone rubbing on bone. ...Read more
Probably: Potential for injury and overuse is greater for athletes. I feel the vast health benefits of of being physically active far outweigh the potential detrimental effects. As you get older, some activities may become more difficult. Enjoy them now! Good luck! Dr l. ...Read more
See a rheumatologist: If you have generalized joint pain and swelling, that may be the diagnosis. The best way to determine is to be evaluated by a rheumatologist. Lab tests and xrays may help. ...Read more
Multiple: This requires a book to answer, but: i'll try. In general, there are two types of arthritis: inflammatory and non-inflammatory. Inflammatory involves a systemic condition which is attacking your joints or creating inflammation (rheumatoid, gout, psoriatic, lyme disease, etc.). The non-inflammatory is osteoarthritis (aka degenerative and wear-and-tear). This is the arthritis of wear or aging. ...Read more
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Only if limitations: Only if it limits your ability to drive. ...Read more