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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there 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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How long. Does a shifted pelvis take to heal? How rare is hving arthritis in pelvis at 44? Already have condition in othrt parts of.Body.

How long. Does a shifted pelvis take to heal? How rare is hving arthritis in pelvis at 44?  Already have condition in othrt parts of.Body.

Pelvic arthritis...: Pelvic arthritis is quite common, sacroiilitis, osteiitis pubis, periosteal inflammation of the pelvic brim. Seronegative spondyloarthropathies are the prinicipal causes and frequently misdaignosed. I don't believe in your "chiropractic" diagnosis of pelvic shift. See a rheumatologist! you almost certainly have an inflammatory condition! ...Read more

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My mum has arthritis pretty much all over her body we have tried a few different meds for pain relief none which seems to help what would u recommend?

My mum has arthritis pretty much all over her body we have tried a few different meds for pain relief none which seems to help what would u recommend?

Need eval: I would first get full clinical eval with blood test (including esr, rheumatoid factor) and xrays - then try a combination of anti-inflamatories such as advil/motrin in conjuction with exercise regimen that includes stretching. There are different types of arthritis so make to have a complete evaluation first. ...Read more

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Are there different types of arthritis?

Are there different types of arthritis?

Over 100: Over 120 different musculoskeletal and joint conditions exist. Some are very rare. Others such as infectious arthritis types are quite treatable. In this 120, non-arthritic conditions such as fibromyalgia, polymyositis, etc. Are listed. ...Read more

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What are the different types of arthritis, ?

What are the different types of arthritis, ?

Multiple: This requires a book to answer, but: i'll try. In general, there are two types of arthritis: inflammatory and non-inflammatory. Inflammatory involves a systemic condition which is attacking your joints or creating inflammation (rheumatoid, gout, psoriatic, lyme disease, etc.). The non-inflammatory is osteoarthritis (aka degenerative and wear-and-tear). This is the arthritis of wear or aging. ...Read more

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What condition, other than arthritis, causes pain throughout the entire body?

What condition, other than arthritis, causes pain throughout the entire body?

Several: Other possiblities include but are not limited to: inflammatory muscle conditions, hypothyroidism, bone disorders, neoplasms, and fibromyalgia can all cause diffuse bodily pain. See a physician if your symptoms are severe/debilitating. ...Read more

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What is bursitis. .? How it comes? Is it different from arthritis ? Please explain

Bursitis: Throughout the body, there are places where tendons run over or under bones. At these points the tendons can be injured by their contact with the bones. As a result, to protect the tendons, the body has bursas between the bone and tendon. The bursa is a thin filmy tissue. When this bursa gets inflamed, that's bursitis. Arthritis is damage to cartilage in one's joint(s). ...Read more

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What happens in your body to lead to rheumatoid arthritis?

What happens in your body to lead to rheumatoid arthritis?

See below: Ra is an autoimmune disease. This means that your immune system which usually makes specific antibodies to fight off infection from foreign intruders starts making antibodies that attack your own native tissue, in this case the lining of the joints called the synovium. When this attack occurs the joints become very inflamed and as a result of this inflammation, the joints begin to get damaged. ...Read more

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What happens to your body when you have psoriatic arthritis?

What happens to your body when you have psoriatic arthritis?

Erosion: The tissue inpsoriatic arthritis can erode bone moderately rapidly and cause not only soft tissue swelling and pain and tenderness, but can cause the bones to shorten and the joints to becomeless useful and even fused. ...Read more

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How are arthritis and gout different?

How are arthritis and gout different?

Arthtitis and Gout: Arthritis is associated with erosion of cartilage within a joint that can happen at any joint. Gout is caused by a build up of uric acid in the body and the most common joint to find it in is the big toe joint. Arthritis gereraly has no uric acid. ...Read more

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How does body weight influence arthritis?

How does body weight influence arthritis?

More symptomatic: Increased load in arthritic joint can potentially make it more symptomatic. ...Read more

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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