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What are the kinds of things you can do to avoid degenerative joint disease?

What are the kinds of things you can do to avoid degenerative joint disease?

Her are some: Older age , having family members with oa , obesity joint injury or repetitive use (overuse) of joints , joint deformity such as unequal leg length, bowlegs or knocked knees , live healthy life. Vitamin d and c and supplement. And more. ...Read more

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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 are the symptoms of degenerative joint disease?

Stiff sore joints: Stiffness after sleeping or sitting still, then pain and swelling progress and can end up lasting day and night. A rheumatologist is an expert in DJD and can be helpful. ...Read more

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Cortisone inj. Today in rt. Shoulder at jt. For tendonitis. This eve. I have sign. Pain moving rt. Arm. Ice? Ys in december show degenerative joint disease with bone spurs from neck down length of back and right shoulder. Decreased rom with some pain

Cortisone inj. Today in rt. Shoulder at jt.  For tendonitis.  This eve. I have sign.  Pain moving rt. Arm.  Ice? Ys in december show degenerative joint disease with bone spurs from neck down length of back and right shoulder.  Decreased rom with some pain

You : You can try ice and advil (ibuprofen) (if you have no reasons you can't take advil (ibuprofen)), but if the pain persists or you have any fever or redness then you must call your orthopedist immediately for evaluation to be sure you aren't having a reaction or an infection. ...Read more

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My 14 year old daughter was diagnosed with degenerative joint disease. Are shots and surgery effective?

Start Conservately: Diet, medications, exercises, avoiding trauma are the first place to start, then get more agressive with shots and lastly surgery if they do not help. ...Read more

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Does anyone know anything about homeopathy for degenerative joint disease?

Does anyone know anything about homeopathy for degenerative joint disease?

Homeopathy & DJD: There is some research indicating homeopathy can help patients with various types of arthritis. http://homeopathyusa.org/home/eb/arthritis.html it's important to realize some "negative" studies did not individualize remedies to the patient, as a skilled homeopathic practitioner would do. Some positive studies have shown it to be as effective as non-steroidal medications. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What do this mean? Mild to moderate degenerative joint disease biateral hips and what is the paragraph below saying? Alignment appears anatomic. Mild narrowing is noted at hip jonit biaterally. Moderate bony spurring is noted of the acetabulum biatera

What do this mean?  Mild to moderate degenerative joint disease biateral hips and what is the paragraph below saying? Alignment appears anatomic.   Mild narrowing is noted at hip jonit biaterally.  Moderate bony spurring is noted of the acetabulum biatera

"Alignment : "alignment appears anatomic" means everything is lined up as it should be. "mild narrowing is noted at hip joint bilaterally" means there is some arthritis in the hip joint. "moderate bony spurring of the acetabulum bilaterally" means a little extra bone (like a little spur) has formed at the hip "cup" where the hip socket fits in, and is also arthritis changes. "phleboliths" just means calcium in a vein or vessel and is normal, it is a normal finding. ...Read more

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Can my local primary care doctor treat degenerative joint disease?

Can my local primary care doctor treat degenerative joint disease?

Yes: Yes. Degenerative joint disease or 'wear and tear' of the joints responds well to anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen or naproxen. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for degenerative joint disease?

What are some treatments for degenerative joint disease?

Exercise tylenol (acetaminophen): There is no cure for degenerative joint disease. The goal is to improve function and reduce pain. Exercise is key in strengthening muscle to improve function. Pain medicines are used including tylenol, (acetaminophen) over-the-counter anti-inflammatories (advil, alleve, etc) and sometimes narcotics. ...Read more

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What can help cure degenerative joint disease?

What can help cure degenerative joint disease?

Did curve: There is no cure for this. It is a progressive situation. What can be done is to reduce the symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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