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Diffuse Degenerative Joint Disease
DDD and aging: Degenerative joint disease is part of the process of aging, though it can be accelerated due to medication, structure damage causing additional wear on adjacent joint, or familial tendancy to this syndrome. It is the breakdown of the joint, often the spinal discs, causing nerve pain or simple bone pain. Medications (non-opioid) or surgery may be in your future. ...Read more
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
Upshot?: If you are asking what is good about djd, the answer is nothing. If you want to know about successful treatments, then we are talking anti-inflammatory medications, general analgesics, range-of-motion exercises as well as aerobic activities. Stretching and strengthening exercises are all useful. Injections can help a ton as well. ...Read more
Osteoarthritis: Usually a disease of the gradually aging, can be caused by trauma- see your pcp. ...Read more
Exersise: With a good physiotherapist, ck with pcp, to see if it' really degenerative disease? R/o other arthridides. ...Read more
Yes!: Sometimes induced by trauma! At your age. ...Read more
Degenerative arthr-: -itis is wearing out of the joint articular cartilage. It causes spuring which is the body's way of increasing the surface area of the joint trying 2 decrease the #'s/sq inch of pressur on the wt bearing surface. It causes deformity of weight bearing joints such as severe knock knees or bowed legs. Treatable but unrelenting. Ending in total replacement. ...Read more
OA vs DJD: These terms are synonymous. Both implicate the joint as the cause of symptoms, usually pain and stiffness. ...Read more
Nothing: Djd and oa are two descriptions for the same basic process. ...Read more
Does degenerative joint disease require immediate attention? What could happen if left untreated?
Typically no urgency: Degenerative joint disease (aka djd) is a descriptive term for arthritis. DJD is a chronic condition that would not usually require immediate or urgent attention. Untreated, the disease can worsen. Recommend consulting with an orthopaedic surgeon for evaluation and treatment options. ...Read more
What to do if I am 24 years old, and I was diagnosed with degenerative joint disease. How quickly does it progress?
Depends on cause: Trauma doesn't help= see pcp for physio therapy consult, or rheumatologist- no specific timing on progress. ...Read more
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
Can be: We do quite a few cortisone shots in multiple joints such as knees, shoulders, hips, and fingers to name a few. The shots can reduce pain and swelling for months. We limit the amount of injections we do into the same joints. Too many cortisone injections into the same joint can have side effects. Injections are helpful in moderation. ...Read more
DJD w osteophytes: Degenerative joint disease (DJD) is the normal "wear and tear" kind of arthritis that we are all going to get as we get older in our most used joints. Part of the process of chronic arthritis is a remodeling of the calcium structure of the bone at the joint surfaces, which leads to accumulation of calcium away from the point of pressure. Ibuprofen will help discomfort from this normal process. ...Read more
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
Arthritis vrs aging: Degenerative joint disease is an outdated term for osteoarthritis of peripheral joints. Degenerative disc disease is sometimes diagnosed when vertebral spurs are noted. The latter phenomenon, referred to most accurately as spondylosis deformans, is asymptomatic. It may be associated with disc disease, but disc damage does not necessarily cause pain. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
What is degenerative joint disease in your back, sacroilitis, and SI joint? Will taking an joint injections help easy the pain?
DJD: Degenerative joint disease is usually an aging process an d occurs by constant use. If you have this diagnosis at your age you should see a doctor ...Read more
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