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What is the meaning of chronic and subcute arthropathy?

What is the meaning of chronic and subcute arthropathy?

See below: Chronic over a long time uaually about 6 weeks sub acute recent or within 3 weeks problems with a joint. ...Read more

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Hit in neck 7wks ago mri-chronic cervical spondylosis c56c67 degenerative bony narrowings left sided associated mild left facet arthropathy. Worried?

Hit in neck 7wks ago mri-chronic cervical spondylosis c56c67 degenerative bony narrowings left sided associated mild left facet arthropathy. Worried?

Common findings: The MRI seems to describe very common degenerative type changes at typical locations in the neck. They are described as chronic, which indicates these are due to wear and tear over time and not likely related to your being hit in the neck. These changes will likely continue to happen over the course of a lifetime and may be a source of pain in your neck and/or arms from time to time. ...Read more

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Is sacroiliac joint dysfunction chronic, or will I recover completely?

Is sacroiliac joint dysfunction chronic, or will I recover completely?

Depends: Si joint dysfunction can be chronic or acute, depending on the cause and length of time one has had symptoms. In general, si joint dysfunction is due to inflammation of the si joint; prolonged inflammation can result in arthritic changes to the joint surface. Inflammation can be reversed (thus tends to be acute) but arthritic changes can not be reversed. See your doctor if in prolonged pain. ...Read more

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Why is so diffucult to get effective treatment for chronic pain, fibromyalgia, deg joint disease, neuropathy which is all documented?

Why is so diffucult to get effective treatment for chronic pain, fibromyalgia, deg joint disease, neuropathy which is all documented?

Tricky conditions: Fibromyalgia because it remains somewhat controversial can rub some md's the wrong way. There are excellent non-narcotic remedies for pain and neuropathy - Gabapentin and lyrica (pregabalin). Fibromyalgia/pain responds to cymbalta. Same has been shown to have benefits in some trials. Ani-inflammatories like Ibuprofen can provide relief for arthritis. Physical therapy, acupuncture, stretching, moderate exercis. ...Read more

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What is postrheumatic arthropathy?

What is postrheumatic arthropathy?

Post traumatic: As the above signifies "after trauma" to a joint arthros equals joint pathy equals pathology (something wrong). ...Read more

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What is acromioclavicular arthropathy?

What is acromioclavicular arthropathy?

Joint pain: Acromioclavicular arthropathy is a fancy way of saying that the joint where your collar bone meets your shoulder is hurting you. Possible old injury? Overuse? You should talky to your doc about possible treatments which will likely include anti-inflammatory meds as well as possible steroids, either systemic or injectable. ...Read more

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Treatment of psoriatic arthropathy?

Treatment of psoriatic arthropathy?

Lots of treatments: There are many treatment options for psoriatic arthritis, see a rheumatologist to help you pick the one(s) that fit you best. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment of psoriatic arthropathy?

Is there a treatment of psoriatic arthropathy?

Yes: The key is early treatment. Whereas some patients may have mild psoriatic arthritis that responds to an anti-inflammatory medication or to methotrexate, many patients have more severe disease that causes debilitating pain, stiffness, and swelling. For these patients, excellent help is available in the form of humira, remicade, enbrel, or simponi (golimumab). These four rx can dramatically improve psoriasis. ...Read more

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What is charcot neuro-arthropathy?

What is charcot neuro-arthropathy?

Something similar: That is not a term I have heard of. Who uses that? Charcot foot is a deformed foot. It is a result of numbness and weakness affecting the foot, which leads to ligament injury and arthropathy (joint deformity). People who have inherited neuropathy tend to have this when they are never treated. One kind of inherited neuropathy is Charcot Marie Tooth disease. ...Read more

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What is underlying inflammatory arthropathy?

What is underlying inflammatory arthropathy?

Check with your doc: You may need a battery of testing. Check with your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What is uncovertebral joint arthropathy?

What is uncovertebral joint arthropathy?

Degenerative change: The uncovertebral joint is an interphase of adjacent cervical spine vertebrae located in either side and adjacent to the disc space and opening for the nerve root(neuroforamen). Degenerative changes of this joint is referred to as uncovertebral arthropathy. ...Read more

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What is diffuse facet arthropathy?

What is diffuse facet arthropathy?

Facet arthropathy: The facets are the joints between the posterior parts of adjacent vertebral bodies. Diffuse facet arthropathy means generalized degenerative arthritis of these joints throughout the spin ...Read more

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How serious is a mild facet arthropathy?

How serious is a mild facet arthropathy?

Not Serious: meaning its not life threatening, however you will have pain. Recommend working on your core to improve pressure in your spine, however if this is not helping enough you may consider steroid injections into the facet joint or even radiofrequency ablation of the nerve to that joint for longer lasting relief. Some people have gotten good relief from PRP or stem cell therapy options as well. ...Read more

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What does multilevel facet arthropathy mean?

What does multilevel facet arthropathy mean?

Arthritis : Facet arthropathy is arthritis at multiple levels. There are joints in the spine where the bones articulate and can develop bone spurs and cause the clicking with pain typically with extension. I would consider seeing a pain/spine specialist to see if facet injections or radio frequency ablation would be helpful for you. ...Read more

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What is mild to moderate facet arthropathy ?

What is mild to moderate facet arthropathy ?

Facet Arthropathy: Could be facet arthropathy/arthritis. There are joints in the spine where the bones articulate and can develop bone spurs and cause the clicking with pain typically with extension. I would consider seeing a pain/spine specialist to see if facet injections or radio frequency ablation would be helpful for you. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose bilateral facet arthropathy?

How do you diagnose bilateral facet arthropathy?

Facet Arthropathy: These are joints in the spine where the bones articulate and can develop bone spurs and cause the clicking with pain typically with extension. I would consider seeing a pain/spine specialist to see if facet injections or radio frequency ablation would be helpful for you. ...Read more

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Is facet arthropathy the same as facet syndrome ?

Facet Issues: Facet Arthropathy is an arthritic condition of the facet joints that causes pain. Facet Syndrome generally is due to pain from the facet joints but not associated with arthritis, typically seen in younger patients with whiplash injuries of the neck or extension based injuries on the back. ...Read more

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Can bilateral facet arthropathy be caused by a fall?

Can bilateral facet arthropathy  be caused by a fall?

Less likely: Less likely caused by a fall, but certainly worsened by a fall. Facet arthtitis is usually caused by disc space narrowing, allowing the facets joints inappropriate movement. This causes secondary osteoarthritis of the facet joints. Any fall would invovle multiple levels, so i believe unlikely. ...Read more

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