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Is arthritis pain permanent or does it come and go?

Is arthritis pain permanent or does it come and go?

Permanent: Osteoarthritis is permanent. It is a degenerative condition where the cartilage on the ends of the bones wheres down. But the symptoms may come and go for decades. Arthritis is a generic term however that means joint inflammation. ...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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I have chlamydia induced arthritis. Will this be permanent?

I have chlamydia induced arthritis. Will this be permanent?

No: Chlamydia-induced arthritis is not permanent. However, you should seek immediate and complete treatment for your chlamydia.Nsaids like Ibuprofen and Naproxen can help control some of the inflammation and pain in your joints while the infection is eradicated with antibiotics.If the arthritis persists and does not improve after being fully treated, then you may have a type of chronic arthritis (ra). ...Read more

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How can I treat arthritis permanently?

How can I treat arthritis permanently?

Manage: Generally you can manage arthritis rather than "cure" it. If it is isolated to a joint & severe enough, a joint replacement could cure it if that joint is replacable. Some joints can also be fused. If it is a generalized problem you first need to identify what the arthritis is: rheumatoid, osteoarthritis etc. If osteoarthritis, weight control, smoking cessation &exercise are important ...Read more

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Can arthritis be cured or is it permanent?

Not now: Osteoarthritis is an inflammatory condition affecting joints due to wear and tear. At this time, it can be effectively managed but not cured. ...Read more

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Do I need to be concerned that my ankle is permanently swollen? I hv bn told it is arthritis but I would like a second opinion.

Do I need to be concerned that my ankle is permanently swollen? I hv bn told it is arthritis but I would like a second opinion.

Arthritis ankle: If there is arthritis in the ankle then you may have consistent swelling. It is not unusual. It might be beneficial to seek a second opinion to give you peace of mind. ...Read more

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What is arthritis?

What is arthritis?

Inflammation: Arthritis is inflammation within a joint. The most common type is osteoarthritis which is a wear and tear arthritis. Another is rheumatoid arthritis which is an autoimmune problem where the body attacks its own tissues. The common syptoms of arthritis is pain, swelling and stiffness in the affected joint. ...Read more

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What is arthritis?

Cartilage damage: Arthritis is a progressive damage to the cartilage in your joints. It can be cause by several things including wear and tear, rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis among others. When the cartilage is damaged, there is increasing pressure on the bone that leads to bone spurs. There is also an increase in the chemicals that trigger inflammation, which causes pain. ...Read more

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What is arthritis ?

Inflammation: Autoimmune arthritis is when the body attacks the joint lining and causes pain, swelling, and stiffness. There are other forms of arthritis, such as after trauma to the joint. ...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