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How long will it take osteoarthritis to heal in the hand?

How long will it take osteoarthritis to heal in the hand?

No cure: However there are many options for treatment. Medications like anti-inflammatory options like ibuprofen, naproxen, etc. Other options include synvisc/euflexxa injections to help lubricate the joint or even platelet/stem cell therapies as well. Check out regenexx.com. ...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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A job that causes repetitive motion of hands, fingers, etc. How long could it take 2 get osteoarthritis if 1 was to get it? Would 1 have it in 20 yrs.

A job that causes repetitive motion of hands, fingers, etc. How long could it take 2 get osteoarthritis if 1 was to get it? Would 1 have it in 20 yrs.

Not necessarily: It depends on too many factors to answer your question. The longer you live, the more likely you are to have oa of the back, hips or knees especially. It also depends of your weight and how much you abuse the joints. ...Read more

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What changes take place in the hand of someone who had osteoarthritis?

What changes take place in the hand of someone who had osteoarthritis?

Arthritis: Osteoarthritis is the common degenerative joint condition as opposed to the less common inflammatory rheumatoid arthritis. Check out http://www.webmd.com/osteoarthritis/guide/hand-osteoarthritis-degenerative-arthritis-of-the-hand for specific info re hands plus http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/osteoarthritis/basics/definition/con-20014749 for general info. ...Read more

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What changes take place in the hand of someone who had osteoarthritis?

What changes take place in the hand of someone who had osteoarthritis?

See below: Osteoarthritis in the hands can result from injury, overuse over years and from a genetic mutation. In osteoarthritis the cartilage of the joints undergoes deterioration and since it can not be regrown, bony spurs develop and motion can be painful or restrictive. It often follows a hand pattern of affecting the last jont of the fingers and the joints of the thumb. NSAIDs and acetaminophen are use ...Read more

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Do hands get osteoarthritis or just rheumatoid?

Both: The hands can be afeected by both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid. Rheumatoid typically affects the joints we call the mcps and pips while osteoarthritis affects the pips and dips. Some patients can have both forms of arthritis at the same time. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my hands/wrist. Could 20 years of hard mountain biking caused this to occur? Riding on bumpy trails.

I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my hands/wrist.  Could 20 years of hard mountain biking caused this to occur? Riding on bumpy trails.

Possibly: Causes of OA are varied and relate to your genetics, age, and how hard on your hands and wrists you were. Remember that the jack hammer driver has no more arthritis than a postman, so we will never know fr certain. More important a is how you can live with the situation and continue to ride, or do,what you choose. An orthopoedist or PMR doc can eval,this to determine if you need braces or treatmnt ...Read more

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Is osteoarthritis and lost of strength on my hands related? Is there any therapy for this?

Yes.The pain : Causes one not to use the muscles, that then atrophy.Then it becomes a vicious cycle .Get a squeeze ball and strengthen those muscles. ...Read more

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What are some possible treatments for osteoarthritis in my hand joints?

What are some possible treatments for osteoarthritis in my hand joints?

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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