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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
Both: The cause of autoimmune type arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis is unknown but may occur when certain factors in the environment trigger the activation of the immune system to inappropriately attack the body's own tissues. There may be some genetic predisposition. Repetitive trauma, instability of joints, and fractures can lead to "wear and tear" osteoarthritis or post-traumatic arthritis. ...Read more
No.: No genetic tests predict RA in an individual. Some testing can identify patient who may be at risk for a seronegative spondyloarthopathy, but even the presence of a suceptible gene does not mean you have or will get it. ...Read more
Yes: There are many inheritable forms of arthritis. They belong to a family of disorders called autoimmune diseases. There is juvenile idiopathic arthritis (formerly juv rhematoid or jra), but that typically occurs younger. There are also conditions like psoriasis, sjogrens, lupus, and ankylosing spondylitis to name a few. Consultation with your primary care doc or a rheumatologist would be useful. ...Read more
What could cause bone and muscle pain that is not relieved by 20mg prednisone and 1000mg naproxen. MRI neg for arthritis ANA1:320 DNA neg?
Autoimmune probable: Ask your doc or rheumatologist to find out what is up ...Read more
What could cause widespread bone/joint and muscle aches not relieved by 20mg prednisone or 500mg naproxen? Not arthritis ANA 1:320 DNA neg
That is not a high: Dose of prednisone or naproxen. You'll need to discuss this with your doctor with your history of thyroid cancer, and thyroidectomy. It may affect your muscles, and bone and your Vitamin D3 levels and other lab values not mentioned may be more important to determine systemic causes. ...Read more
DXed w/ SLE 3yrs (positive ANA, anti-ds DNA, Anti-chromatin, Anti-cardiolipin antibodies, rash, nasal/oral lesions, etc.). I also have mild psoriasis/uveitis. Dr. suspect possible Psoriatic Arthritis. Is it possible to have both PsA and Lupus?
Maybe: The multi drug resistant gene has been mostly studied in oncology. There is a report that it may be a factor in resistance to sulfasalazine which in used in some RA cases, but though promising no definitive research has yet been done but it`s being worked on. ...Read more
Does neck OA generally get worse? I'm only 35 years old. Mom is getting her 2nd back surgery for her arthritis. I was negative for HLA-B27 gene.
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
Nonoperative: weight control, physical therapy/exercise, activity modification (less running more bicycling/swimming), analgesic medications (e.g. Acetaminophen), occasional injections with cortisone (for more advanced arthritis) or hyaluronic acid (for more mild knee arthritis), possible a 'neutraceutical' (e.g. Glucosamine 500 mg three times a day for 3 mos).
Operative: joint replacement surger. ...Read more
From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more