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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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Dr. Qamar Khan
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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


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I have tricompartmental osteoarthritis of the knees and I've tried all therapies with no real results. Do I need surgery to remove the constant pain?

I have tricompartmental osteoarthritis of the knees and I've tried all therapies with no real results. Do I need surgery to remove the constant pain?

Knee orthopedist.: You should see a sports medicine orthopedic knee surgeon, who can determine what the best form of treatment may be. You may need arthroscopic surgery, depending on what the findings are. ...Read more

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A job that causes repetitive motion of hands, fingers, etc. How long could it take 2 get osteoarthritis if 1 was to get it? Would 1 have it in 20 yrs.

A job that causes repetitive motion of hands, fingers, etc. How long could it take 2 get osteoarthritis if 1 was to get it? Would 1 have it in 20 yrs.

Not necessarily: It depends on too many factors to answer your question. The longer you live, the more likely you are to have oa of the back, hips or knees especially. It also depends of your weight and how much you abuse the joints. ...Read more

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34yrs, had an ACL surgery on right knee 2 yrs ago. Part of damaged meniscus was also removed. What precautions should I take to avoid Osteoarthritis?

34yrs, had an ACL surgery on right knee 2 yrs ago. Part of damaged meniscus was also removed. What precautions should I take to avoid Osteoarthritis?

Prevent arthritis: Part of prevention of further wear of ones knee is established by securing the structural deficits as u already have. Other pearls include maintaining good muscle tone, keeping your BMI below 25., Avoid quick cutting or pivoting sports, maintain a healthy diet to include vitamin e and glucosamine. ...Read more

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If you are suspected to have osteoarthritis in your finger. What can be done or taken to ease the pain?

If you are suspected to have osteoarthritis in your finger. What can be done or taken to ease the pain?

NSAIDs: Maybe helpful. Also consider supplements like glucosamine/chondroitin. Lastly if not improving consider how platelet therapy or stem cells can be helpful for you. Check out Regenexx. Com ...Read more

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If you have osteoarthritis and a bone spur should you have surgery?

If you have osteoarthritis and a bone spur should you have surgery?

More Information: You don't mention where this is at; bone spurs can occur anywhere. It is difficult to answer this question without more information. ...Read more

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If I suffer from finger pain due to osteoarthritis would using a video game controller make my condition worse?

If I suffer from finger pain due to osteoarthritis would using a video game controller make my condition worse?

It could: Osteoarthritis is like losing tread on a tire. If you drive, then its bad for the tire. You need to figure out which joint it is and how much pressure you place on that joint when playing. ...Read more

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Good evening, my elbows and my fingers squeak. .. how can I stop this? Is stretching and back massage enough? Will it squeak to osteoarthritis?

Good evening, my elbows and my fingers squeak. .. how can I stop this? Is stretching and back massage enough? Will it squeak to osteoarthritis?

Elbows squeak: Good evening, my elbows and my fingers squeak. .. how can I stop this? Is stretching and back massage enough? Will it squeak to osteoarthritis? ANS: most likely an inflammtion of the tendons in area. Do you feel the squeak or actually hear it. Show to your Dr. ...Read more

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Diagnosis- osteoarthritis in shoulder. Constant pain - dr. Says only lasting relief is via surgery. Any other way to get relief from constant pain?

Diagnosis- osteoarthritis in shoulder. Constant pain - dr. Says only lasting relief is via surgery. Any other way to get relief from constant pain?

Try prolotherapy: Find a physician locally who is experienced in prolotherapy. These injections can be done with standard solutions, with PRP, and now even with stem cells and definitely provide pain relief as well as some regeneration of cartilage. It may not avoid surgery if your joint is too far gone, but it will definitely help with your pain, delay surgery, and will not damage the joint like steroids will. ...Read more

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How come osteoarthritis found mainly in the joints of fingers, spine, knees and hip?

How come osteoarthritis found mainly in the joints of fingers, spine, knees and hip?

No one really knows!: No one really knows!
For example why is OA so rare in the ankle? It is weight bearing and used all the time?
For sure, weight bearing of the joint and range of motion of the joint play an important role. Congenital (from birth / genetic) deformations of bones (common in the hip, knee, and spine) also play an important role. ...Read more

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35 year bad osteoarthritis in both my knees they say I'm to young for surgery trying to loose weight pain is unbearable what else could I do?

35 year bad osteoarthritis in both my knees they say I'm to young for surgery trying to loose weight pain is unbearable what else could I do?

See below: Oral anti-inflammatory agents are still the beat pain reliever for osteoarthritis, with moderation on activity. Streching exercises can help, physical therapy is a good adjuct to meds. Theu can do us treatment, sometimes tens, intraarticular injection can be done by your dr if conservative management is not enough. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long will rehabilitation after hip osteoarthritis surgery be?

How long will rehabilitation after hip osteoarthritis surgery be?

Hip Surgery: Rehabilitation after surgery of the hip is dependent upon what surgery you did for it. Assuming here that you are having a hip replacement surgery. If this is the case then it depends on what type of approach that is used (posterolateral, anterolateral, or anterior). In general rehab will be for 4-6 week and should begin before surgery to educate you on what to do and expect. ...Read more

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Is there a way to treat osteoarthritis except doing surgery for joint replacement?

Is there a way to treat osteoarthritis except doing surgery for joint replacement?

It depends: It depends of the type of arthritis and the severity of involvement. Replacement is indicated when it is the end of the line and all conservative therapy has failed. ...Read more

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If you have osteoarthritis and a bone spur in the shoulder. Is the best treatment surgery?

If you have osteoarthritis and a bone spur in the shoulder. Is the best treatment surgery?

No: Surgery should be the last resort. I recommend trying injections first-prednisone or synthetic joint fluid (like synvisc) can be helpful.
The only indications for surgery are pain and inability to move. ...Read more

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I have osteoarthritis in my fingers elbows and knees my gp said there is no physiotherapy for it here on scotland can you help please?

I have osteoarthritis in my fingers elbows and knees my gp said there is no physiotherapy for it here on scotland can you help please?

See orthopedist: If possible, try to see an orthopedic surgeon (or rheumatologist) for evaluation/ x-rays. Physical therapy can be helpful for arthritic joints in conjunction w/ nsaids and other treatments... Maintaining motion and improving strength in arthritic joints is important.! best of luck! ...Read more

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When do you recommend a tkr? I have torn cartilage & ligament (s), some osteoarthritis, but I'm only 32. Avoiding ligament surgery, would be 2nd time.

When do you recommend a tkr? I have torn cartilage & ligament (s), some osteoarthritis, but I'm only 32. Avoiding ligament surgery, would be 2nd time.

Advanced arthritis: (1 of 2) if you have instability as a primary problem I would recommend ligament reconstruction. Now if arthritis or poor alignment of the knee exists as well then consider osteotomy in addition ot the ligament reconstruction to address arthritis/instability/alignment of the extremity. Discuss acl graft options with your surgeon as well. ...Read more

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DX Osteoarthritis. Minor cartilage damage, spaces clean. Doc does not foresee surgery. Can progression be stopped and how to minimize progression.

DX Osteoarthritis. Minor cartilage damage, spaces clean. Doc does not foresee surgery. Can progression be stopped and how to minimize progression.

Manage OA: Progression of OA can be generally minimized by losing weight, performing light weight training and low impact cardiovascular exercise (elliptical, exercise bike). Glucosamine and chondroitin supplementation can help to rebuild lost cartilage as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Lovell answered plantar fascitis. What is this & is it a secondary reaction from osteoarthritis in both knees that are both requiring surgery?

Dr. Lovell answered plantar fascitis. What is this & is it a secondary reaction from osteoarthritis in both knees that are both requiring surgery?

No, separate: Plantar fascia is a ligament on the bottom of your foot. This ligament attaches to the heel and can get inflamed, swollen, and pull on the heel bone creating a spur. It's not related directly to osteoarthritis in the knees. ...Read more

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