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What is erosive osteoarthritis as compared with just oa?

What is erosive osteoarthritis as compared with just oa?

Great Question: In general, the hallmark finding of any type of arthritis is a loss of cartilage in the joint. Standard osteoarthritis (oa) is associated with cysts, sclerosis, loss of joint space and osteophytes, but there is not usually any bone loss. Other types of arthritis, particularly psoriatic arthritis will have less of the changes mentioned above and more loss of bone in addition to damaged cartilage. ...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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Is there any way to stop the hand deformities that come along with erosive inflammatory osteoarthritis?

Is there any way to stop the hand deformities that come along with erosive inflammatory osteoarthritis?

NSAIDs: Maybe helpful. Also consider supplements like glucosamine/chondroitin. You may need to get braces or splints in joints that may have significant arthritis to avoid deformities. Lastly if not improving consider how platelet therapy or stem cells can be helpful for you. Check out Regenexx.Com ...Read more

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How can improve my osteoarthritis?

How can improve my osteoarthritis?

NSAIDs: Maybe helpful. Also consider supplements like glucosamine/chondroitin. Lastly if not improving consider how platelet therapy or stem cells can be helpful for you. Check out Regenexx.Com ...Read more

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Is osteoarthritis affected by temp ?

Yes: Temperature variations do not cause osteoarthritis, but patients with osteoarthritis seem to do much better in warm environments. In general, cold temperatures can make arthritic joints stiff and aching. Where warm temperatures tend to loosen up and lessen pain in arthritic joints thank you. ...Read more

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How to get relief from osteoarthritis?

You: Can use warm compresses, depending on the joint involved use stabilizers to minimize movement around the joint during movement, pt to strengthen the muscles around the joint and use of pain medications. Injections into the joint sometimes are helpful and also weight loss in obese people. ...Read more

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How to know if i will have osteoarthritis?

How to know if i will have osteoarthritis?

No predicting: There is no one way to predict the future of someone's health or joints. Genetics can help us know if you are more likely but there are so many factors involved that no one can be sure. The key is to sty active in the pursuits that you find enjoyable. If you start to have joint pain that prevents you from engaging in these activities, then a visit with a doctor should help with both a diagnosis. ...Read more

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How to get a diagnosis for osteoarthritis?

Oa diagnosis: An osteoarthritis diagnosis is gotten from xraying the affected area. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have osteoarthritis?

Evaluation and xray: You really need to see a physician for a thorough evaluation to rule out other causes like cartilage tears or fractures. Xrays after this evaluation are needed to see the quantity of arthritis. Only then can treatment be advised. ...Read more

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What is osteoarthritis and what does it do?

What is osteoarthritis and what does it do?

Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis can be simply defined as the degeneration of joints as a result of wear and tear. It happens to all us as we get older, however it may be faster in some people following certain accidents, repeated injuries, menopause, illnesses, certain activities, or unknown reasons. Many times it causes minimal or no symptoms however the usual symptom is pain and resulting decreased function. ...Read more

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