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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. 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


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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?

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?

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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