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Does moderate degenerative joint disease of the knees at age 60 qualify for social security disability?

Does moderate degenerative joint disease of the knees at age 60 qualify for social security disability?

No.: And it should not. Many no-surgical remedies and finally knee replacements. This should not diable a sixty year old since treatments exist to greatly minimize the problem.

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Is it ever too early to be suffering from degenerative joint disease in knees?

Is it ever too early to be suffering from degenerative joint disease in knees?

Maybe not: Don't know how old you are but early injuries sustained in trauma/accidents over time can lead to degeneration of the joints. If you are still under 25 then you need to look for other problems. Keep your joints limber with exercise, stretching, eating well and lots of water.

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Why does degenerative joint disease cause knee pain?

Why does degenerative joint disease cause knee pain?

Arthritis pain: Degenerative joint disease (DJD) is a descriptive phrase for arthritis. DJD involves wear and tear to the articular cartilage of the knee. This process can cause pain and inflammation, which can range from mild to severe, depending on the severity of the arthritis. For help with treatment of your djd, consult an orthopaedic surgeon.

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At an age of around 30, is it too early to be suffering from degenerative joint disease in the knees?

At an age of around 30, is it too early to be suffering from degenerative joint disease in the knees?

See below: Yes. It is not impossible, but certainly far from the norm for a 30 year old to have djd.

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Do I need surgery for advanced tricompartmental degernative joint disease in left knee with small joint effusion and several large ossified loose bodi?

Do I need surgery for advanced tricompartmental degernative joint disease in left knee with small joint effusion and several large ossified loose bodi?

Likely you will.: That sounds like a severely degenerated knee, especially for someone of your young age. That youth will likely relegate you to surgical correction - knee replacement - at some point, usually when the knee starts to feel unstable of if the pain becomes so severe that you simply can no longer use the knee effectively. But why is the knee so bad?

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Painful swelling of mrs. Rajashree mohanty’s legs from knee joints to feet (both legs) the disease started first with cellulitis of left leg about 6to 7?

Painful swelling of mrs. Rajashree mohanty’s legs from knee joints to feet (both legs) the disease started first with cellulitis of left leg about 6to 7?

Mrs. Mohanty: Needs to see a doctor. There are many reasons why legs can swell. The concern is the fact she has pain. Many people with swollen legs do not complain of pain rather tired legs, a heaviness etc. Due to t he fact there is pain this should be checked out. As you stated the swelling itself appears to have been there a while.

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Can joint issues occur in Crohn's disease without a known Crohn's (intestinal) flare? I have Crohn's disease and what led the physicians to that diagnosis was my chronic knee effusions. I was offically diagnosed with Crohn's properly and was aggressibley

Can joint issues occur in Crohn's disease without a known Crohn's (intestinal) flare? I have Crohn's disease and what led the physicians to that diagnosis was my chronic knee effusions. I was offically diagnosed with Crohn's properly and was aggressibley

Often: Often times, the joint disease can serve as a "barometer" for underlying GI inflammation in patients with crohn's disease. There can be low-grade GI inflammation even without overt symptomatology. One cannot say with certainty, but I would be suspicious that you may, in fact, have some mild intestinal inflammation and you might want to check back in with your gastroenterologist for additional input on the subject.

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I am 52 years old for about 3 years I have had sore joints and swollen muscles in my legs and knees. Is raynauds disease related?

I am 52 years old for about 3 years I have had sore joints and swollen muscles in my legs and knees. Is raynauds disease related?

blood vessel diseas: Raynaud's disease is due to spasm of the muscular lining of the blood vessels due to temperature extremes. It does not affect joints or muscles. I'm sorry, but the most obvious answer would be arthritis. I would investigate your knee joints, cartilage, and tendons.

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I'm a 29 year old woman with Graves Disease, lately I have been experiencing stiffness and joint pain, moreso in my knees, ankles, and hands. Idea?

I'm a 29 year old woman with Graves Disease, lately I have been experiencing stiffness and joint pain, moreso in my knees, ankles, and hands. Idea?

Graves disease: I presume you are taking medicine to control your thyroid or you have had the thyroid treated with radioactive iodine. I do not relate the symptoms you are expressing to Grave's disease. You must quickly arrange to see your doctor ASAP. If things are really that bad I would go the nearest Emergency room today and find out what is wrong. Hope all goes well.

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What autoimmune diseases may cause cervical and thorasic spine pain, ankle pain, knee pain, wrtist and finger joint pain, with hyperpigmentation?

What autoimmune diseases may cause cervical and thorasic spine pain, ankle pain, knee pain, wrtist and finger joint pain, with hyperpigmentation?

RA: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease in which your body’s immune system, instead to protect your health by attacking bacteria and/or viruses, mistakenly attacks your joints in the entire body. Rec.: see rheumatologist for diagnosis and treatment. Take care.

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Could you explain what is used to treat a knee disorder relating to the joint?

Could you explain what is used to treat a knee disorder relating to the joint?

Too general a?: There is a myriad of problems that can occur to a joint. Each needs its own individualized treatment. See your ortho doc for an eval.

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Knee show joint spaces show moderate degenerative space narrowing, more pronounced within the medial compartment with very mild marginal osteophytes?

Knee show joint spaces show moderate degenerative space narrowing, more pronounced within the medial compartment with very mild marginal osteophytes?

U got arthritis: Arthritis is a generic term for inflammation in the joint--rheumatoid arthritis=autoimmune disease where the body attacks its own joints. Septic arthritis = infection. Denegerative arthritis=wear & tear etc...Your xray probably looks like the one here. If you have much pain, follow-up with doc for meds, pt, and/or injections etc...Appropriate regular exercises can help. Consult doc. Good luck.

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Is scar tissue white on a mri? Is scar tissue the same as degenerative joint? Please help and explain is it safe to have scar tissue removed from knee

Is scar tissue white on a mri? Is scar tissue the same as degenerative joint? Please help and explain is it safe to have scar tissue removed from knee

Please see: Please see your orthopedist and ask will this really help you. That's what is most important. If it's not going to help then don't do it.

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I have tmj, runner knees, and tennis elbow. Is there any joint problem or disorder cause all this?

I have tmj, runner knees, and tennis elbow. Is there any joint problem or disorder cause all this?

Possibly: Knee and elbow symptoms are typically overuse and/or damage/injury related. Are you a tennis player and runner historically? TMD is most often muscle, ligament, clenching, grinding related, but there can be a bone component as well as a bite issue. All three could be affected by a degenerative joint disease, but I would not be quick to lump them together. Seek Tx separately. Good luck.

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Small intrasubstance signal seen in posterior horn of medial meniscus could be degenerative / grade 1 tear. It is my knee joint MRI report.?

Small intrasubstance signal seen in posterior horn of medial meniscus could be degenerative / grade 1 tear. It is my knee joint MRI report.?

Probably nothing: To call a tear, you must see signal going to the edge of the meniscus. Intrasubstance signal not extending to the surface would not satisfy criteria for a tear on mri. As a side note, the quality of the scanner and the scan parameters they chose will have great impact on the ability to see subtle findings such as this.

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