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Is Arthritis Permanent
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
I have constant sharp pain behind my l knee, hip & groin area. I had pelvic fx 14 yrs ago & have permanent plates. Is this arthritis? My toes go numb
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Arthritis cannot be cured as of yet. There are different forms of arthritis. Regardless of the cause, once joint damage has taken place, it is unlikely for it to revert to normal. Some forms of arthritis may be controlled or slowed down with treatment. Although a cure is not available, effective therapy is. Stem cell therapy is showing promising results. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Osteoarthritis (OA): Is a "wear and tear" arthritis, degeneration of one or more joints. It can have many causes such as an injury, biomechanical abnormalities and more which cause progressive joint damage over time. Treatment is largely symptomatic at first, but it is also wise to look into the underlying cause to help treat it effectively. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Also known as the --: "Fleeting Arthritis", generally refers to Rheumatic fever, where one joint might the site of symptoms for a while, and then some other. Like it might be one knee or ankle, the it affects the other side joints. An Internist or surely a Rheumatologist will help you, in dealing with it. Another cause is Side effect of some Meds like Topamax (topiramate). ...Read more
Depends on type: 150 types of arthritis. Gout is affected by diet (prot., purines, alcohol); rheumatoid maybe modestly affected by amt and type of fat intake. High fat and omega 6 (land fats) can increase body's chemical mediators of inflammation; lower fat and omega 3 (marine oils) lower them. Flax/walnuts nahclinical effect? Maybe; couldn't hurt. Doesn't take the place of meds. Cherries don't stop gout attacks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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