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Arthritis Caused Obesity
The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more
Many possible causes: Obesity is a factor in oa. In the spine smoking is a factor. There are structural factors - if you have bowed legs or knocked knees you have a higher risk of oa. Prior injury, especially if it involves a joint, is a factor. A malunion of a fracture could lead to oa. Overuse and microtrauma may be a factor. Inflammatory disease can lead to degenerative joint disease. And, of course, there are gene. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can issues with bone marrow or nervous system cause widespread severe bone/joint pain morning stiffness? Arthritis ruled out
It can: But if your pain is severe, bone marrow issues that lead to pain like this isn't subtle. Alterations in your nervous system, either peripheral and/or central, can lead to diffuse pain but it doesn't tend to focal around joints. Realize other infectious and non-infectious inflammatory issues can cause diffuse pain as can mood/anxiety issues. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
150 + types arthriti: There are over 150 types of arthritis so these differ and these symptoms can be different. The symptoms come from swelling, inside the knee, rubbing of bones and cartilage, inflammatory crystals, torn menisci, joint mice (debris) etc. Each person is different and your evaluation will look at these things to try to help make the diagnosis and develop your therapy program. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
We all would: We actually know the cause of very few types of arthritis. Gouty arthritis caused by increased uric acid, septic arthritis by an infection, traumatic arthritis caused by injury...There are a few more. The more common, such as degenerative we blame on "old age" or biomechanical factors. If you have a specific type you are wondering about let us know. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
RA plus others: Migratory arthritis is not uncommon in early RA prior to the onset of chronic disease. Gout under the right circumstances can be migratory moving from joint to joint. Certain infectious forms of arthritis may be migratory, such as gonorrhea, and viral disease such as parvovirus b19. Psoriatic arthritis can be migratory in the chronic since involving different joints at different times. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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