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How To Heal Degenerative Ostheoartritis
Symptom relief: There's no way to get rid of osteoarthritis completely (unless you get a knee replacement). Things help with the pain and symptom control: tylenol, (acetaminophen) ibuprofen, daily exercise, physical therapy, supplements like glucosamine and chondroitin also could help (but don't get gouged with expensive "arthritis pills" - the other things i mentioned are cheap & can often work much better). Best of luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Not yet: While it is possible to grow cartilage that has the gross appearance of articular cartilage, the regenerative cartilage does not have the same microscopic architecture or mechanical properties as native articular cartilage. Even so, some patients benefit clinically from currently available treatment with a procedure known as autologous cartilage implantation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can I do to deal with the pain caused by degenerative arthrosis (aka. Degenerative osteoarthritis)?
Cervical djd: I assume you mean roller coaster? This really depends on your symptoms. Roller coasters depending on how exciting can cause a lot of jarring and sudden twisting and turning and this is not advisable as it may make your symptoms worse or produce new symptoms. ...Read more
Wear and tear: Hi Tanya! Osteoarthritis is the term used when there is wear and degeneration of the joint, usually caused by aging. There are other types of arthritis as well. Arthritis can also be caused by the body's immune system attacking the joint, as in rheumatoid arthritis. Sometimes, arthritis can be caused by damage from an infection in the joint, which is called septic arthritis. Hope that helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does degenerative changes in the bilateral hips always mean that there is osteoarthritis present? Or can it also mean age related conditions also exsist, thanks
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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