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Is degenerative joint disease the same thing as osteoarthritis?

Is degenerative joint disease the same thing as osteoarthritis?

Yes: Arthritis or degenerative joint disease are generic catch all terms applied to all conditions affecting the cartilage inside a joint. There are over a hundred different types of arthritis. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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Are degenerative joint disease and osteoarthritis the same thing?

Are degenerative joint disease and osteoarthritis the same thing?

Yes: With wear and tear (chronic use), the outer layer of cartilage in a joint tends to break down or degenerate. ...Read more

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What are differences between osteoarthritis and degenerative joint disease?

What are  differences between osteoarthritis and degenerative joint disease?

DJD Osteoarthritis: Djd and osteoarthritis are the same. They are both degenerative changes in a joint. It is just that some people favor one over the other. ...Read more

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What are my options for degenerative joint disease/osteoarthritis in my temporal mandibular joint?

What are my options for degenerative joint disease/osteoarthritis in my temporal mandibular joint?

Few optons: Depending on the damage to the joint, your treatment options range from nsaids, steroids, oral orthotics and surgery. You should consult an orofacial pain dentist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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How do degenerative osteoarthritis/degenerative joint disease/degenerative disc disease differ?

How do degenerative osteoarthritis/degenerative joint disease/degenerative disc disease differ?

Arthritis vrs aging: Degenerative joint disease is an outdated term for osteoarthritis of peripheral joints. Degenerative disc disease is sometimes diagnosed when vertebral spurs are noted. The latter phenomenon, referred to most accurately as spondylosis deformans, is asymptomatic. It may be associated with disc disease, but disc damage does not necessarily cause pain. ...Read more

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Osteoarthritis syndrome is a degenerative form of joint disease. What does it affect?

Osteoarthritis syndrome is a degenerative form of joint disease. What does it affect?

Virtually all joints: Most joints can be invovled, but some many more times likely than others. Cartilage deteriorates and has little capacity for regneration, since it is devoid of blood flow. Nutrition of cartilage is from diffusion of nutrient fromm blood flowing to adjacent bone and muscle. It can be primary, caused by wear and tear, or be caused by an inflammatory arthritis. Weight bearing joints more likely. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is degenerative joint disease (d.J.D.)?

What kind of condition is degenerative joint disease (d.J.D.)?

Progressive disease: Osteoarthritis (oa) also known as degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease or osteoarthritis, is a group of mechanical abnormalities involving degradation of joint including the cartilage inside the joint and bone supporting it. ...Read more

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What are degenerative joint disease?

Djd: Degenerative joint disease is also known as osteoarthritis and is basically the wearing down of the cartilage cushion in the involved joint. ...Read more

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What can help cure degenerative joint disease?

Did curve: There is no cure for this. It is a progressive situation. What can be done is to reduce the symptoms. ...Read more

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What does having degenerative joint disease mean?

DDD and aging: Degenerative joint disease is part of the process of aging, though it can be accelerated due to medication, structure damage causing additional wear on adjacent joint, or familial tendancy to this syndrome. It is the breakdown of the joint, often the spinal discs, causing nerve pain or simple bone pain. Medications (non-opioid) or surgery may be in your future. ...Read more

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What are the effects of degenerative joint disease?

Cartilage Breakdown: The hallmark feature of DJD is cartilage breakdown. This may be associated with joint stiffness, pain, joint deformity, changes in the adjacent bone (cysts and bone spurs) and inflammation of the joint. All of these taken together provide a picture of arthritis. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of degenerative joint disease?

Stiff sore joints: Stiffness after sleeping or sitting still, then pain and swelling progress and can end up lasting day and night. A rheumatologist is an expert in DJD and can be helpful. ...Read more

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Is degenerative joint disease covered by disability?

Is degenerative joint disease covered by disability?

Pain physician: It is the effect of a disorder/disease which makes a person disable rather than having the disease. You should consult a pain management center for better guidance. ...Read more

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Is degenerative joint disease really common in the us?

Yes: The prevalence of degenerative joint disease (DJD) is high in the us. DJD becomes more common with age. The incidence also increases secondary to previous injuries and obesity. ...Read more

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What's the upshot of getting degenerative joint disease?

What's the upshot of getting degenerative joint disease?

Upshot?: If you are asking what is good about djd, the answer is nothing. If you want to know about successful treatments, then we are talking anti-inflammatory medications, general analgesics, range-of-motion exercises as well as aerobic activities. Stretching and strengthening exercises are all useful. Injections can help a ton as well. ...Read more

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Can you tell me anything about degenerative joint disease?

Osteoarthritis: Usually a disease of the gradually aging, can be caused by trauma- see your pcp. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what can help degenerative joint disease?

I'm curious as to what can help degenerative joint disease?

Exersise: With a good physiotherapist, ck with pcp, to see if it' really degenerative disease? R/o other arthridides. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Osteoarthritis (Definition)

Common degenerative problem of cartilage and joints. 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 ...Read more