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Could broken ribs cause arthritis 18 years later?

Could broken ribs cause arthritis 18 years later?

Not likely: The broken ribs usually dont cause arthritis. They only have articulations, or joints, where they meet your spine and sternum. It is extremely rare, and not reported to my knowledge. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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Chest hurts when I move and is always stiff, ribs tender to touch. Shoulders bad too. Rheum says likely due to my psoriatic arthritis, what can help?

Chest hurts when I move and is always stiff, ribs tender to touch. Shoulders bad too. Rheum says likely due to my psoriatic arthritis, what can help?

Psoriatic pain: Hi pamela,I expect you are on immune suppressives and analgesia.These usually keep things at bay.However, it seems yours is not.Believe it or not, yoga, daily stretching, and exercise can be extremely helpful.Start slow as you will likely have some discomfort.However, as time goes by and you continue to stretch and exercise, you will have some improvement.Talk with your doctor, before you start ...Read more

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Can a broken back from several years ago cause arthritis?

Can a broken back from several years ago cause arthritis?

Yes: Ths is not uncommon to have accelerated degenerative changes about the rgeion that was affected. ...Read more

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I had arthritis two months ago caused by mckenzie excersies. I wonder if it curable at a young age. I am 28 years old.

I had arthritis two months ago caused by mckenzie excersies. I wonder if it curable at a young age. I am 28 years old.

See details: Mc kenzie exercises do not cause arthritis. However, they may causes increased back pain in some individuals. At age 28, see a rheumatologist and look for other causes of back pain. ...Read more

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Can you have arthritis in your head? How would you test? What could cause popping and craclkling noises started in top of head now neck too. 2 years

Can you have arthritis in your head? How would you test? What could cause popping and craclkling noises started in top of head now neck too. 2 years

No: No arthritis in the cranium. Not sure what the "popping" and "clicking" is coming from, but you may want to see an ENT doc if it is painful or persists and is worrisome to you. ...Read more

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I've been cracking my knuckles since i was 11 years old. Would that cause arthritis?

I've been cracking my knuckles since i was 11 years old. Would that cause arthritis?

Not likely: There is a slighly higher incidence of oa in habitual knuckle crackers but most of the time this habit is harmless. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more