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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Erosive Osteoarthritis

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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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What is erosive osteoarthritis as compared with just oa?

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 more

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Is there any way to stop the hand deformities that come along with erosive inflammatory osteoarthritis?

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 more

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Can osteoarthritis cause tiredness?

Can osteoarthritis cause tiredness?

Osteoarthritis: Well it does cause pain and body has a way of dealing with painful movement by making you avoid it. Body will inhibit you from moving, slowing you down, and avoiding pain. Not exactly tiredness but I hope this helps. ...Read more

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What steroid injections do not cause damage osteoarthritis?

What steroid injections do not cause damage osteoarthritis?

Most do NOT: Steroid joint injections can be very helpful in treating arthritis of all kinds, iv/im steroid not so much. ...Read more

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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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Cervical osteoarthritis is caused by aging or can it be caused by other things?

Cervical osteoarthritis is caused by aging or can it be caused by other things?

Yes & yes, but . . .: Yes, arthritis of neck can be due to wear & tear brought about by aging. And it can also be brought about by injuries sustained during aging process. But 28yo seems like a pretty young age to be worried about aging and concomitant issues, unless you're a retired football player or someone else who's sustained repetitive trauma to neck. ...Read more

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Can osteoarthritis cause uveitis?

Can osteoarthritis cause uveitis?

No: The association between inflammatory eye disease and arthritis occurs with inflammtory arthritis like rheumatoid arthritis. There is no association with osteo-arthritis and uveitis. ...Read more

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How can I reduce edema caused by osteoarthritis?

How can I reduce edema caused by osteoarthritis?

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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If hypermobility causes osteoarthritis is it primary or secondary oa?

If hypermobility causes osteoarthritis is it primary or secondary oa?

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 more

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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

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 (hylan g-f 20) or other joint fluid replacement injections and possible even platelet therapy injections or stem cell procedures. ...Read more

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Can osteoarthritis cause fatigue?

Can osteoarthritis cause fatigue?

Joint wear: Wear of joints as part of the aging process leads to pain , stiffness, weakness, all of which requires more energy to do usual activities and hence fatigue ...Read more

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Does osteoarthritis cause bone pain or is it the deformation of bone pressing on nerves that cause pain?

Does osteoarthritis cause bone pain or is it the deformation of bone pressing on nerves that cause pain?

Arthritis in joints.: Arthritis refers to pain in the joints, due to deterioration and calcification of the cartilage between bones. If you are having pain directly in the bone, something else is going on besides arthritis. ...Read more

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What causes osteoarthritis in upper leg?

What causes osteoarthritis in upper leg?

Hip Osteoarthritis?: By calling upper leg do you mean hip joint? Osteoarthritis is a disease caused by micro trauma through our lifetime in any joint including hips. ...Read more

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What is osteoarthritis? What causes it?

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

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Can you please list the common causes of osteoarthritis at an age of 36?

See below: Trauma, obesity, and certain genetic factors can increase one's susceptibility for osteoarthritis at an early age. ...Read more

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Can osteoarthritis cause loss of teeth?

Can osteoarthritis cause loss of teeth?

No: An osteoarthritis of the TMJ is a localized inflammatory process, it can be influenced by the presence of systemic osteoarthritis in other joints of the body, but has no influence over the teeth. ...Read more

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