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Can You Get Arthritis From Using Chopsticks Too Much
Yes: There is some evidence to suggest that chopstick use may be related to the development of osteoarthritis (degenerative, non-inflammatory) but not for rheumatoid arthritis, lupus arthritis, gout or other types of arthritis. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15146419. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Arthritis 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
Yes: There are many types of arthritis. People born with a congenital abnormality like hip dysplasia, are more likely to get early onset arthritis. Trauma to a joint early in life can lead to arthritis. Some autoimmune diseases such as juvenile idiopathic arthritis, ra, and lupus can present with early arthritis. A rheumatologist can help you sort this out. ...Read more
Depends on your insu: It depends on the lab, the lab test being performed, and the guidance and rules of your insurance company if you have insurance. We order tests that are appropriate for a rheumatology evaluation that is specific to you and your problems. Besides for lab tests there's also imaging, ultrasound, x-ray, mri. Because of that i can i give you a specific price, and this would have to be between your phy. ...Read more
Hopefully not!: Most patients with arthritis lead quite functional lives. A number may have modest functional damage, but keep working! but I have patients with trivial problems, who want to drop out because of a diagnosis! most are not and will not become disabled! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The criteria for get: The criteria for being eligible for disability is dependent on the type of disability you are applying for and the functional impact that the diagnosis has on your life and work ability. A diagnosis of arthritis alone does not make one eligible for disability. A proper assessment by a physician who understands the best treatment options and is able to do a functional assessment would be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Arthritis any age: At any age we can see arthritis. There are no barriers, but it is important to remember that each type of arthritis and each person with arthritis can be unique. Prognosis depends on the type of arthritis. Viral arthritis arthritis, dependingon the type can resolve; infections that cause arthritis can be cured with antibiotics. Certain systemic arthritis syndromes can be controlled. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Arthritis as a teenager is very uncommon however it does occasionally occur. Inflammatory arthritis (like juvenile rheumatoid arthritis) is usually due to an autoimmune type process. There is also infectious arthritis (for example as the result of lyme disease, or after a bacterial or viral infection). ...Read more
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