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Does cracking in your shoulders meen you have arthritis.?

Does cracking in your shoulders meen you have arthritis.?

Depends: It really depends on the degree, occasionally popping sounds from any joint is benign. If the shoulders are constantly producing grinding sounds or if you feel a type of clunking sensation in the shoulders, there could be a problem and you should get it checked out. ...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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Huge pain in left sholder , then swelling in the left knee , RA factor +ve, does.That confirm rheumatoid arthritis? If so, how should I go about it ?

Huge pain in left sholder , then swelling in the left knee , RA factor +ve, does.That confirm rheumatoid arthritis? If so, how should I go about it ?

No. but trouble: You have migratory polyarthritis, of which rhematoid arthritis is one of the major players. Ou should cojsult with a rheumatologist, a specialist in these disorders. These arthritides are destructive; ie, they destroy the joint tissue is untreated. But we have good medications for them now. So save our joints, get a clear diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Neck and shoulder arthritus what can I do to make it more comfortable?

Neck and shoulder arthritus what can I do to make it more comfortable?

Medication and: It takes a program-identify what causes the pain and try to minimize that. Selective use of medications and therapy will help. ...Read more

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I have severe neck arthritus and shoulder arthritus what can I do to alleviate the probem?

I have severe neck arthritus and shoulder arthritus what can I do to alleviate the probem?

First,: You should see either a rheumatologist or an orthopedic surgeon to examine you, perform x-rays as indicated, possibly lab work to determine what type of arthritis you may have and then treat appropriately. ...Read more

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I have neck arthritus, when I sit down my left shoulder has a little pain. What is it?

I have neck arthritus, when I sit down my left shoulder has a little pain. What is it?

See details: It is likely just a referred pain from the neck. One cannot tell if it is neck or shoulder without an exam. ...Read more

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My motheringlaw has bad painful arthitis in her shoulder and arm is dietbetic what do we do to heal her?

My motheringlaw has bad painful arthitis in her shoulder and arm is dietbetic what do we do to heal her?

No healing: Rather there are excellent treatments out there. She really whould see a rheumatologist for her arthritis (rheumatoid versus osteo) and an endocrinologist to get her diabetes under control. Diabetes can exacerbate arthritis. Gentle water aerobics are also a great way to help, plus she could make friends in the water class. ...Read more

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I have neck arthritus when i squeeze my shoulder blades together you could hear crackling sound.What is it?

Most likely due to -: 2 causes: 1: the arthritis itself produces the crackling/popping sounds with movement of whichever joint is affected; 2: another rarer possibility is presence of a bursa (a natural sac with fluid in it, which is present on some prominent bones). When there is inflammation, called bursitis, it can produce crackling sounds. Have yourself seen by an orthopod so the correct DX can be made for you. ...Read more

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Shoulder, back, arm pain diagnosed as pinched nerver from arthiritus in left shoulder . Any relief suggestions?

See below: Many things can cause these symptoms. You need to see your doctor. He/she whill perform a thorough examination to see what's going on and tell you what to do about it. ...Read more

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I have neck arthritus, when I sit for a period of time, my left shoulder begins to hurt. I can raise,lift, turn in a circular movement no pain, what?

I have neck arthritus, when I sit for  a period of time, my left  shoulder begins to hurt. I can raise,lift, turn in a circular movement no pain, what?

Sounds like ....: ...radicular pain coming from nerve irritation in Ur neck. Need 2 C a spine surgeon, or start with Ur PCP & go from there. This type of complaint is common. ...Read more

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