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Can you tell me is arthritis considered a genetic disease/disorder?

Can you tell me is arthritis considered a genetic disease/disorder?

Depends on type: Certain arthritis such as RA are consider genetics, however, degenerative joint disease, or common arthritis is use/over use of joints. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

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


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Is your risk for arthritis genetic or activity related?

Is your risk for arthritis genetic or activity related?

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

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Rheumatoid arthritis genetic test available?

Rheumatoid arthritis genetic test available?

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

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Genetic joint problems. Is there a young adult type of inherited arthritis?

Genetic joint problems. Is there a young adult type of inherited arthritis?

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

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What could cause widespread bone/joint and muscle aches not relieved by 20mg prednisone or 500mg naproxen? Not arthritis ANA 1:320 DNA neg

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

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Is there an association between rheumatoid arthritis and the mdr gene?

Is there an association between rheumatoid arthritis and the mdr gene?

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

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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.

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.

Unfortunately...: Yes, osteoarthritis (due to wear-and-tear of the affected area) gets worse with the progression of time. As we age, our ability to repair damage lessens, and the progressive damage to the joint continues. At younger ages, old injuries can accelerate the process. ...Read more

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How to solve arthritis?

How to solve arthritis?

No cure: Researchers are working to develop cures, but we are not there yet. Depending on your type of arthritis, different treatments can be used to alleviate your pain. ...Read more

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Can arthritis be cured?

Can arthritis be cured?

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

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What is migrant arthritis?

What is migrant arthritis?

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

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I am suffering from arthritis?

I am suffering from arthritis?

Need more info: There are many types of arthritis. I need more information about the location, character, and quality of your symptoms to guide you. ...Read more

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What does arthritis feel like?

What does arthritis feel like?

Pain: Painful, crepitus swollen joints. Deformity possible.

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What is the cause of arthritis?

It depends: It depends on the type of arthritis. There are over 100 different types of arthritis and autoimmune disorders. Please resubmit as to which type you would like to know more about. ...Read more

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How to know if I have arthritis?

How to know if I have arthritis?

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

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What foods are bad for arthritis?

What foods are bad for arthritis?

High protein: If you are suffering painful arthritis as a result of gout, you should avoid foods that are high in protein. ...Read more

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How do you if you have arthritis?

How do you if you have arthritis?

See details: How do you what? Resubmit the question. In its current form, it does not make sense. What specific type of arthritis do you mean? ...Read more

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What is the best tx for arthritis?

What is the best tx for arthritis?

Depends on Type: There are many different types of arthritis. Treatment options are based on the type of arthritis a patient has. If you have arthritis you should see a rheumatologist. Rheumatologists specialize in the treatment of arthritis and autoimmune diseases and osteoporosis. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of arthritis?

What are the symptoms of arthritis?

Several things: Pain with weight bearing, swelling, reduction in motion, reduction in activity, stiffness. ...Read more

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What are the two types of arthritis?

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

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What are typical signs of arthritis?

What are typical signs of arthritis?

Pain..: Near or in the joints. Swelling and warmth. Indicate inflammation. There are many causes for arthritis. I would see a rheumatologist after a baseline screen from my primary care doctor! ...Read more

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What does having arthritis feel like?

What does having arthritis feel like?

Your joints hurt.: Joint pain is the common symptom. If degenerative, it frequently hurts a joint with activity. With inflammation, pain in the joints is frequently greater after having been immobile (sitting). Pain can be sharp, sore, or burning in quality! ...Read more

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How many kinds of arthritis are there?

Over 100: Some conditions are joint pain only (osteoarthritis), others have joint pain as part of a systemic process (lupus). Some are curable (certain types of infectious arthritis), some are just treatable (rheumatoid arthritis). ...Read more

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Are there different types of arthritis?

Are there different types of arthritis?

Over 100: Over 120 different musculoskeletal and joint conditions exist. Some are very rare. Others such as infectious arthritis types are quite treatable. In this 120, non-arthritic conditions such as fibromyalgia, polymyositis, etc. Are listed. ...Read more

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What are some risk factors of arthritis?

Several: Age, weight, injury (like an acl tear), and unfortunately genetics. ...Read more

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Are athletes at higher risk for arthritis?

Are athletes at higher risk for arthritis?

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

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What is arthritis and wht r its symptoms?

What is arthritis and wht r its symptoms?

Joint pain: Pain sometimes swelling in any joint caused by inflammation (there are many causes). ...Read more

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How to tell if I have reumathoid arthritis?

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

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What are the different types of arthritis, ?

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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Might humria help ease the pain of arthritis?

Might humria help ease the pain of arthritis?

Possibly: Humera is commonly used for inflammatory arthritis conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and can be very helpful in alleviating pain. ...Read more

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Are injections for arthritis effective at all?

Question too vague: Do you mean joint injections or subcutaneously injected meds? What type of arthritis do you mean? The equally vague answer is yes to all. ...Read more

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How is the type of arthritis a person has determined?

How is the type of arthritis a person has determined?

Xrays and Blood Work: The most common type of arthritis is call osteoarthritis. This is diagnosed with an x-ray. There is a group of arthritis which is call inflammatory arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is in this group. These can usually be diagnosed with a blood test. ...Read more

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Osteo arthritis - is there any way to relieve the pain?

Osteo arthritis - is there any way to relieve the pain?

Yes!!: 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

Genetic (Definition)

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


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