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Doctor insights on: Bursitis And Osteoarthritis Caused By Obesity

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more


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Im 24. My cholesterol is 354 and am class 3 obesity and am now working with a dietician and my doctor. I also have osteoarthritis. What more can I do?

Im 24. My cholesterol is 354  and am class 3 obesity and am now working with a dietician and my doctor. I also have osteoarthritis. What more can I do?

Cholesterol Lowering: I am a sports medicine podiatrist and I have many patients with your dilemma. It is vitally important to find a source of water aerobics or exercising, some stationary bike, elliptical workouts, and weights or pilates or yoga based conditioning. Start with one now at a low level, add a second form of exercise in 6 weeks, and continue getting stronger and healthier. Dr Rich Blake ...Read more

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Obese lady, 45 years, suffering from knee osteoarthritis in one leg; inability to bend knee. Frequent swelling & unbearable pain. Diclo-para ineffective?

Obese lady, 45 years, suffering from knee osteoarthritis in one leg; inability to bend knee. Frequent swelling & unbearable pain. Diclo-para ineffective?

Possible joint mouse: Could be joint mouse interfering with motion, . Evaluation for associated calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease would be helpful. Can to opposite side to take stress off the knee would help. Rheumatologic evaluation could identify specific medications to consider. ...Read more

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How painful and how effective is a cortisone shot in the hip? I have had increasing pain in my hip for a handful of years now. I have been told by one doctor that there is osteoarthritis, and by a neurologist that it is trochanteric bursitis . Also some f

How painful and how effective is a cortisone shot in the hip? I have had increasing pain in my hip for a handful of years now. I have been told by one doctor that there is osteoarthritis, and by a neurologist that it is trochanteric bursitis . Also some f

If : If you have bursitis, a cortisone shot usually isn't too uncomfortable for the patient. If you have osteoarthritis, the injection is technically more difficult and may be more uncomfortable. A bursitis injection can easily be done in the doctor's office while an intra-articular injection (for osteoarthritis) is often given under x-ray guidance. The response to both may be variable: anything from complete, long-term relief to nothing. The response to injection depends on the accuracy of the diagnosis as well as the efficacy of other concurrent treatment strategies such as activity modification and physical therapy, with suspected bursitis, it is important to evaluate the low back to make sure that the hip pain isn't referred from a bulging disc or sciatica. With injections in the joint, there may be some accelerated cartilage breakdown secondary to effects of the corticosteroid. The duration of relief, if any, tends to be shorter for these injections as well. There are fewer risks with injections in the bursa. However, if multiple injections are required, there is some concern about the cummulative effects of the corticosteroid that is absorbed in the system and there is probably a reason to look at other treatment options. ...Read more

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Can osteoarthritis cause uveitis?

Can osteoarthritis cause uveitis?

No: The association between inflammatory eye disease and arthritis occurs with inflammtory arthritis like rheumatoid arthritis. There is no association with osteo-arthritis and uveitis. ...Read more

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If hypermobility causes osteoarthritis is it primary or secondary oa?

If hypermobility causes osteoarthritis is it primary or secondary oa?

Secondary: Several studies have shown significant association between diffuse joint hypermobility and osteoarthritis. Joint hypermobility predisposes to musculoskeletal disorders, especially osteoarthritis. Laxity of the joints has been predisposing factor for joint or soft tissue injury. ...Read more

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Can osteoarthritis cause tiredness?

Can osteoarthritis cause tiredness?

Osteoarthritis: Well it does cause pain and body has a way of dealing with painful movement by making you avoid it. Body will inhibit you from moving, slowing you down, and avoiding pain. Not exactly tiredness but I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can osteoarthritis cause fatigue?

Can osteoarthritis cause fatigue?

Joint wear: Wear of joints as part of the aging process leads to pain , stiffness, weakness, all of which requires more energy to do usual activities and hence fatigue ...Read more

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Does osteoarthritis cause bone pain or is it the deformation of bone pressing on nerves that cause pain?

Does osteoarthritis cause bone pain or is it the deformation of bone pressing on nerves that cause pain?

Arthritis in joints.: Arthritis refers to pain in the joints, due to deterioration and calcification of the cartilage between bones. If you are having pain directly in the bone, something else is going on besides arthritis. ...Read more

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What causes osteoarthritis in upper leg?

What causes osteoarthritis in upper leg?

Hip Osteoarthritis?: By calling upper leg do you mean hip joint? Osteoarthritis is a disease caused by micro trauma through our lifetime in any joint including hips. ...Read more

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Can you please list the common causes of osteoarthritis at an age of 36?

Can you please list the common causes of osteoarthritis at an age of 36?

See below: Trauma, obesity, and certain genetic factors can increase one's susceptibility for osteoarthritis at an early age. ...Read more

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Can endocrine problems cause osteoarthritis?

Can endocrine problems cause osteoarthritis?

Yes: Hypercortisilinemia can cause osteoarthritis. Hypoparathyroidism can lead to degenerative athritis. ...Read more

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What steroid injections do not cause damage osteoarthritis?

What steroid injections do not cause damage osteoarthritis?

Most do NOT: Steroid joint injections can be very helpful in treating arthritis of all kinds, iv/im steroid not so much. ...Read more

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Can you surgically remove knots on fingers caused from osteoarthritis?

Can you surgically remove knots on fingers caused from osteoarthritis?

Arthritic joints: Arthritis in some form is a common cause. The bumps on the distal joints near the nails are called hebreden's nodes and the ones near the pip or middle joints, bouchard's nodes. The bumps cannot generally be removed , they are part of the joint or small bone spurs and removal is ineffective and should nver be done for cosmesis alone or with the notion that it will alter the arthritic process ...Read more

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Cervical osteoarthritis is caused by aging or can it be caused by other things?

Cervical osteoarthritis is caused by aging or can it be caused by other things?

Yes & yes, but . . .: Yes, arthritis of neck can be due to wear & tear brought about by aging. And it can also be brought about by injuries sustained during aging process. But 28yo seems like a pretty young age to be worried about aging and concomitant issues, unless you're a retired football player or someone else who's sustained repetitive trauma to neck. ...Read more

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Can osteoarthritis cause loss of teeth?

Can osteoarthritis cause loss of teeth?

No: An osteoarthritis of the TMJ is a localized inflammatory process, it can be influenced by the presence of systemic osteoarthritis in other joints of the body, but has no influence over the teeth. ...Read more

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What type of exercise are suitable to relief knee pain cause by osteoarthritis?

What type of exercise are suitable to relief knee pain cause by osteoarthritis?

It depends: The types of exercises that you will tolerate with an arthritic knee depend to a large degree on the severity of the arthritis. If you have very severe arthritis then pool-based exercises can be quite beneficial. If you have more mild osteoarthritis, then light weightlifting, and light aerobic training can also be very useful. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my hands/wrist. Could 20 years of hard mountain biking caused this to occur? Riding on bumpy trails.

I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my hands/wrist.  Could 20 years of hard mountain biking caused this to occur? Riding on bumpy trails.

Possibly: Causes of OA are varied and relate to your genetics, age, and how hard on your hands and wrists you were. Remember that the jack hammer driver has no more arthritis than a postman, so we will never know fr certain. More important a is how you can live with the situation and continue to ride, or do,what you choose. An orthopoedist or PMR doc can eval,this to determine if you need braces or treatmnt ...Read more

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How can I reduce edema caused by osteoarthritis?

How can I reduce edema caused by osteoarthritis?

OA with : Osteoarthritis causes inflammation and deformity of the joints but not " true edema." the question is whether the diagnosis of osteoarthritis is correct versus rheumatoid, gout or other arthritis or there is edema associated to other medical condition rather the joint. Which joints are affected? Can you show a picture.? ...Read more

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Osteoarthritis (Definition)

Common degenerative problem of cartilage and joints. Wear and tear to a point that the joint no longer can keep up with depositing fresh cartilage and the joint space thins, bone becomes exposed and pailful, bone spurs ...Read more


Bursitis (Definition)

Inflammation of the bursa, a fluid-filled sac that acts as a cushion between ...Read more