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Is arthritis most likely caused by over use of bones or not enough?

Is arthritis most likely caused by over use of bones or not enough?

Yes no maybe: Who you are and what you do or dont do, genetics, family history , occupation, health, activity when young, activity when old, endocrine, inflammatory exposure, bone density, metabolism, everything except cracking your knuckles. ...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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Could menopause cause bone pain, painful joints etc.?

Could menopause cause bone pain, painful joints etc.?

Not commonly: Some women complain of aches and pains but these are not typical joint pains. Certainly the joints do not show any obvious damage, swelling or inflammation which is the case in most types of arthritis. ...Read more

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Why do I always have bones pains could it be athritis?

Why do I always have bones pains could it be athritis?

Depends on location: Arthritis is inflammation of the joints. Pain associated with arthritis generally does not travel far from the joint and is usually not described as bone pain. Pain that seems localized to the bones may be indicative of other processes. ...Read more

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I think i have chikungunya"because i was ok ,but in amoment a rash appeal,fever,muscles aches,bones artritis andhunger is gone,the same simtom of fam?

I think i have chikungunya"because i was ok ,but in amoment a rash appeal,fever,muscles aches,bones artritis andhunger is gone,the same simtom of fam?

Travel history?: Chikungunya is a virus that is primarily transmitted to humans via the bite of infected mosquitoes. There have been outbreaks in Asia, Africa, Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Europe & the Caribbean. As of 2014 there have been no outbreaks in the continental United States. Symptoms include fever, pain of multiple joints, muscle pain,nausea, vomiting, rash, headache & conjunctivitis. Serious > ...Read more

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Have tear in labrum. Bone spur. Slight arthiritis (i'm 28). Surgeon states surgery will fix these issues and solve adhesive capsulitis. Is this true?

Have tear in labrum. Bone spur. Slight arthiritis (i'm 28). Surgeon states surgery will fix these issues and solve adhesive capsulitis. Is this true?

Too many things: A frozen shoulder is very painful and does not typically show up on a MRI like the other items do. These things typically do not go together. I would suggest another opinion from a shoulder specialist. I would suggest treating the adhesive capsulitis first and non-operatively. Then if you are still having issues, consider addressing the others with surgery. ...Read more

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I have Rheumatoid Arthrits my tail bone is throbbing, shooting pains going down my leg and lower back pain. Why would my tail bone throb?

I have Rheumatoid Arthrits my tail bone is throbbing, shooting pains going down my leg and lower back pain. Why would my tail bone throb?

Inflammation: Possible inflammation of the vertebra or sacroiliac joints. Your rheumatologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you for this. A ruptured disk is another possibility in view of the radiation into the leg. ...Read more

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What is the most likely cause of my recurring lower back pains? Arthritis? Disc?

What is the most likely cause of my recurring lower back pains? Arthritis? Disc?

Muscle, joint or ?: There can be many reasons for lower back pain. Muscle can be a very common cause of back pain and that is where exercise can play an effective role. There are arthritis causes that can be inflammatory or degenerative changes of the facet joints of the back. Disc disease can compress nerves and also cause pain but despite its prominance in discussions it is not a common cause of back pain. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...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