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Can you get arthritis from using chopsticks too much?

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 more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

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


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Can you get arthritis in your early 20's?

Can you get arthritis in your early 20's?

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

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How much does it cost to get a battery of tests for arthritis?

How much does it cost to get a battery of tests for arthritis?

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

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How do people get arthritis?

How do people get arthritis?

Many causes: There are many forms of arthritis. Arthritis can be caused by injury, wear and tear, metabolic disease, endocrine disease, inherited, autoimmune disease among others. If you have a specific type of arthritis in mind please ask again or ask your doctor. ...Read more

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At what age can you get arthritis?

At what age can you get arthritis?

No age limits: You can get arthritis at virtually any age some pediatric patients with juvenile arthritis can start getting symptoms at 7-8 years old obviously the degenerative types of arthritis just get more common as you getting older. ...Read more

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How do you get rhumatiod arthritis?

How do you get rhumatiod arthritis?

Unknown: The cause of rheumatoid arthritis is unknown, though some think it might be due to a virus. Whatever causes it, the immune system is turned on against self, attacking the body in a variety of ways. ...Read more

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Can I get diisability for arthritis?

Can I get diisability for arthritis?

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 more

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Can I get disability with arthritis?

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 more

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Can teen get arthritis?What is prognosis?

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 more

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Is it possible to get arthritis as a teen?

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

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