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Can You Get Arthritis Or Osteoarthritis On The Bones Of Your Hand
In the joints: Arthritis of any time is condition of the joints- "arth"=joint, "itis"=inflammation. So technically it isn't the bones that get it, but rather the cartilage on the surfaces that meet at the joint. The hand is just as vulnerable as any joint- and hand arthritis is common. Osteoarthritis usually refers to wearing out of the cartilage as opposed to inflammatory where the body attacks its own tissues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
See below: Yes . X-rays are helpful for the diagnosis. Good luck. Thank you. ...Read more
See details: There are literally over 2 dozen joints that function to move the hands and wrists. ...Read more
If you have arthritis in the spine, can you get pain in your head bones too, and the bones behind your ears?
Yes: You are probably experiencing referred pain from the neck. ...Read more
You will feel pain or discomfort over the SI: Usually it's not dislocated, but oftentimes there can be spasm if it's stuck. If that's the case, you will feel discomfort over the actual sacriiliac joint area in certain types of sitting positions or rotational or twisting positions. It's best to see your osteopathic physician, to have this evaluated fully, and treated, so that you can get out of pain. ...Read more
Yes: It is possible.If soreness, swelling, bruising persist, get an x-ray. ...Read more
Back & Leg/Foot Pain: Sciatica is pain in the distribution of the leg/foot as a result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Resting hand splint: Worn at night should decrease pressure on median nerve if you have carpal tunnel syndrome. But don't know if you have that or compression of the ulnar nerve or compression at the elbow and not at the wrist, or in neck. An evaluation by rehab doctor (physiatrist) for emg/ncs, a test that will determine how health nerves in your hand are or a neurologist (for same test) can help. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Will reiters syndrome always show up on x-ray? What about the arthritis in the tendons and other diseases that effect the tendons?
No: Reiter's syndrome is an old term not used clinically anymore to describe a type of reactive arthritis that is an inflammatory arthritis that is self-limited and triggered by certain types of infections (specific diarrheal infections, chlamydia, mycoplasma). It often affects tendons and the entheses (attachment sites of tendons to bone), so they generally cannot be seen on regular x-ray films. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: High levels of uric acid in your blood is associated with "gout" attacks of a joint. Classically it is in the great toe (podagra) but it can occur in almost any other synovial joint. Fingers, wrists, knee to name a few.Gold standard for absolutely diagnosing a swollen painful joint is an aspiration of the affect joint fluid showing gout crystals.(needle-like neg birefringence in polarized lite) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This common degenerative condition impacts the joints, where normal wear and tear on them gets to a point where they can no longer keep up with the pace of generating fresh cartilage. As a result, the joint space thins, the bone becomes exposed and painful, and bone spurs ...Read more
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