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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
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?
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
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
6 yrs post partum, very active have been diag w/ advanced osteitis pubis/osteoarthritis, advised surgery to remove bone and fuse pelvis. Other option?
If you are suspected to have osteoarthritis in your finger. What can be done or taken to ease the pain?
If I suffer from finger pain due to osteoarthritis would using a video game controller make my condition worse?
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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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
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
Good evening, my elbows and my fingers squeak. .. how can I stop this? Is stretching and back massage enough? Will it squeak to osteoarthritis?
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
I have osteoarthritis in my right knee and one side is real bad the dr said I need surgery but not for 10 yrs my knee won't last that long?
Arthitis knee: Get a second opinon.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
DX Osteoarthritis. Minor cartilage damage, spaces clean. Doc does not foresee surgery. Can progression be stopped and how to minimize progression.
Dr. Lovell answered plantar fascitis. What is this & is it a secondary reaction from osteoarthritis in both knees that are both requiring surgery?
36 yrs old & have hip osteoarthritis from injury long ago. 2nd surgery last year, pt & injection. Still pain. When is it ok to have hip replacement?
It is up to you:
I believe when you no longer can live with pain.
Having said that, you should understand this surgery may have to done again because your age, what kind of work you and many other condition. Some of those surgery could done were resurface the bone I will recommend that if possible. ...Read more
Why do I have severe osteoarthritis in both knees. Underwent 2 surgery in both knees. Also oa in neck and lower back. At very young age. Dr surprise!
Unusual: While it is somewhat unusual it is certainly possible. There are certain metabolic and congenital conditions which predispose to early oa. See a rheumatologist for this issue. ...Read more
I was told at surgery one year ago that I didn't have any signs of osteoarthritis in the knee. I was told I had a displacement after surgery how come?
Knee displacement: Since you did not mention what kind of knee surgery you had done, it is difficult to relate to what kind of displacement they may be talking about, it is a displaced implanted device? Consult your surgeon and ask him/her to discuss the x-ray findings with you and what will be the treatment to follow. If you are not happy with their response, seek another opinion. ...Read more
Am I facing back surgery? Spinal stenosis. Radiculopathy. Osteoarthritis and degenerative spondylolthisethis
Torn meniscus 7 months ago. Typically If I have surgery will I be allowed to walk on the affected leg right away? Have osteoarthritis also.
I'm 34 and been diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my knees I'm too youn for surgery and doc won't give me any more cortisone shots what else can I do?
Keep active: As much as is possible for you. If you are overweight, this is hard on your knees, too. Having oa makes us want to sit and rest, but that is the worst thing to do. Keep moving. Slowly, maybe. Just walking if that what you can do. Keep with your pt. Don't give up. Don't get old before your time! ...Read more
Terrible, sharp spasm like pain in the anterior clavicle and neck. Takes my breathe away. Have fibro and osteoarthritis. Had neck surgery last year : (?
See rheumatologist: Have the problem evaluated by your rheumatologist. It is impossible to be specific without being able to examine the area. ...Read more
I have severe osteoarthritis in both knees and I need to know if there are any good alternatives to total knee replacement surgery.
My mom 47 years old had numbness and painless between two fingers of feet, recently diagnosed with osteoarthritis or is it related with leprosy??
I recently got an arthroscopic surgery, meniscoctomy, which was the trimming of my tear of my meniscus. Could these lead to long term osteoarthritis?
Yes, OA can occur: Any significant wearing of the joint surface articular cartilage, is, by definition, osteoarthritis (oa). There is a spectrum of oa from very mild and sub-clinical, to severe and debilitating. The real-time current status of one's knee cartilage is important, but just as important is the rate of demise. Your knee can reach a steady-state after successful treatment and slow down your progression. ...Read more
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