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Genetic joint problems. Is there a young adult type of inherited arthritis?

Genetic joint problems. Is there a young adult type of inherited arthritis?

Yes: There are many inheritable forms of arthritis. They belong to a family of disorders called autoimmune diseases. There is juvenile idiopathic arthritis (formerly juv rhematoid or jra), but that typically occurs younger. There are also conditions like psoriasis, sjogrens, lupus, and ankylosing spondylitis to name a few. Consultation with your primary care doc or a rheumatologist would be useful. ...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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What type of treatments are available for SI Joint problems without medication? Is this curable?

What type of treatments are available for SI Joint problems without medication? Is this curable?

SI joint Dysfunction: My Osteopathic colleagues are quite adept at treating this problem. It tends to be recurrent, I am not sure that there is a cure, but I have seen some good results with proper exercises and lifting techniques. Seek the care of a DO one that still uses osteopathic manipulation or OMT. ...Read more

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Can you be young and have knee joint problems?

Can you be young and have knee joint problems?

Yes: Joint problems can occur at any age. If you are having problems, see a specialist and have an evaluation. ...Read more

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Can joint problems be a sign of a more serious condition other than arthritis?

Can joint problems be a sign of a more serious condition other than arthritis?

See below: Yes, but it is not likely. An infection is always possible, this would be associated with swelling, warmth, and redness. Depending on the joint a cartilage tear or other soft tissue tear could be the cause. ...Read more

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What are some foods that help with arthritis and joint problems?

What are some foods that help with arthritis and joint problems?

Lose wieght and : Omega-3 fatty acids(fish oil) extra-virgin olive oil antioxidants—vitamin c, selenium, carotenes, bioflavonoids , selenium-rich diet. Some of the best foods for selenium:brazil nuts, tuna carotenes:fruits and vegetable bioflavonoids — quercetin and anthocyanidins: : some of the best foods for quercetin:onions (red, yellow, white), kale, leeks, cherry tomatoes, broccoli, blueberries, black curran. ...Read more

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Does america have people with the most bone and joint problems?

Does america have people with the most bone and joint problems?

Probably..obesity: Unfortunately, america has the most number of obese people in the world and this is is still increasing rapidly, especially in the young kids, which will cause trouble in their joints as they get older. I anticipate that the cost of osteoarhritis will approach of heart disease some day, maybe more. Stay tuned! it is sad. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of joint problems in hips, knees, and back?

What could be the cause of joint problems in hips, knees, and back?

Check it out: You need to see your doc. Of course most commonly would be some degree of osteoarthritis, however there are many other causes. You may just have a problem with one of those areas or joints causing a mechanical problem with extra stress on the other areas. It would not be common to have oa in all 3 giving trouble at one time. I would guess the back as culprit. ...Read more

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I have knee and other joint problems. Are there supplements I can take?

I have knee and other joint problems. Are there supplements I can take?

EFAs, fiber, stretch: Efas, fiber, and gentle stretching help with joint pain. Herbal helpers include burdock root (anti-inflammatory) willow bark ([pain reliever) arnica, ashwaganda, cat's claw, ginger, tumeric (anti inflammatory), boswelia, nettles ( anti-arthritic and anti- inflammatory.). ...Read more

Genetic (Definition)

From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...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