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No such thing: The skull is a solid bone (series of bones that are fused together) that does not have any joints. There is a joint at the base of the skull that connect it to the first vertebra in the spine - and that can develop arthritis at the "atlanto-occipital joint" Most common cause is degenerative arthritis ...Read more
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
I have pain from several causes including : arthritis, shrapnel from explosion, back n neck pain, especially where my skull attaches to/spine.
Pain specialist: Pain from multiple causes does not usually have a simple surgical solution. If you haven't seen one, an interventional pain specialist can often come up with a multimodal plan to decrease your pain and improve your function. Consider seeing one. ...Read more
Trauma can: Lead to arthritis. While the basal skull frx may have caused a number of issues at first, long term, if no displaced fragments it should heal without issue. However, trauma significant enough to cause a basal skull frx probably did damage to joints of cervical spine, like facets, that could lead to arthritis. ...Read more
Symptoms for two years
right leg gives out,,,no pain or numbness
mri of knee just mild arthritis
mri spine ...1cm lesion at L1
1 Month now .constant smell smoke
3 months of constant buzzing in ears
waiting to May19th for skull mri?
Nerve issues: when your leg senses danger. i.e. knee cartilage or nerve impingement the muscle "freeze" and the leg gives out. I first experienced this when I had knee arthroscope and when I woke up my leg was paralyzed. Not really but my quad would not lift my leg. It sensed the disruption in the knee. A protective mechanism. You need to know where the sensing mechanism is. Knee or back. Sounds like back ...Read more
Do I have rheumatoid or osteo arthritis? I am female and age 65, in the last few months I have had pain, stiffness & swelling from base of skull down to my toes. Low grade headache with stiff neck. Arms are weakened as well as finger grip, shoulder pai
Likely osteo: Osteo is very common at your age and can affect all joints. IF you are concerned about Rheumatoid, see a rheumatologist for blood tests. ...Read more
No: Arthritis cannot be cured 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 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