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Causes Of Erosive Osteoarthritis
Common degenerative problem of cartilage and joints. Simply stated it is 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 and deformity may ensue. And ...Read more
Great Question: In general, the hallmark finding of any type of arthritis is a loss of cartilage in the joint. Standard osteoarthritis (oa) is associated with cysts, sclerosis, loss of joint space and osteophytes, but there is not usually any bone loss. Other types of arthritis, particularly psoriatic arthritis will have less of the changes mentioned above and more loss of bone in addition to damaged cartilage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any way to stop the hand deformities that come along with erosive inflammatory osteoarthritis?
NSAIDs: Maybe helpful. Also consider supplements like glucosamine/chondroitin. You may need to get braces or splints in joints that may have significant arthritis to avoid deformities. Lastly if not improving consider how platelet therapy or stem cells can be helpful for you. Check out Regenexx.Com ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Wear and tear arthri: This is more mechanical in most people. With maturity, with previous injuries, in some with genetics, being over weight, previous joint surgery the joints lose cartilage as it wears down and thins out and development of bone spurring as part of the mechanical damage. There can be metabolic issues related to the bone and cartilage plays a role but both wear out. ...Read more
What can I do to deal with the pain caused by degenerative arthrosis (aka. Degenerative osteoarthritis)?
Secondary: Several studies have shown significant association between diffuse joint hypermobility and osteoarthritis. Joint hypermobility predisposes to musculoskeletal disorders, especially osteoarthritis. Laxity of the joints has been predisposing factor for joint or soft tissue injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do u know if u have osteoarthritis and what does it mean?And how can be treated cause my back be very tense sometimes it make hard for me to inhal
A few options: Strengthening the muscles around the spine will help a lot. You may want to consider some supplements like glucosamine, however recent research hasn't shown a lot of benefit. Other options include steroid injections, but these don't heal much. You can consider Synvisc or other joint fluid replacement injections and possible even platelet therapy injections or stem cell procedures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
OA with : Osteoarthritis causes inflammation and deformity of the joints but not " true edema." the question is whether the diagnosis of osteoarthritis is correct versus rheumatoid, gout or other arthritis or there is edema associated to other medical condition rather the joint. Which joints are affected? Can you show a picture.? ...Read more
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