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Medicine For Djd
See below: DJD usually refers to degenerative joint disease also known as osteoarthritis. The primary degeneration is due to cartilage injury, several diseases affecting cartilage degeneration, and an hereditary predisposition. Diagnosis requires a minimum of history and physical and may require x-rays and tests. ...Read more
What could cause me 2 fall 102 times since oct12? I have severeddd&djd, multi-level protrusions&1cerv disc pressing on my scord, &some hern. In my thora
New xray showed djd lspine &tscolotic curve &dextroconvexity in chest. Have longrunning pain in t area. Mdordered a brace. Is that ok for leaning r.
May help: Braces for scoliosis have been used for decades. Adult types of scoliosis: scoliosis as child/adolescent and the abnormal spine curve increased into adult life or ibecoming painful with aging, patients without previous scoliosis but developing an abnormal curvature with aging.With severe pain and evidence of instability, bracing may be very helpful. Bracing may help reduce motion across the spin. ...Read more
Maybe: I've seen people with terrible looking MRI have no pain at all. Pain is a relative and subjective thing, so yes it can cause lots of pain, or may cause no pain at all. It's best to stay active, build your muscles up with a supervised program so your bones will be supported better. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If some one has DJD and has tried medication, injection, and physical therapy and it still hurts what more can be done?
Acupuncture is an: excellent option. It can not fix the degenerated joints but it can improve pain & range of motion. ...Read more
Is there any promising cure for djd in thoracic and cervical area under studies? Caused by upnormal curves..Can't stand for 5 minutes for 6 months
No: This is a congenital issue and there is not cure for this issue and there is none on the horizen. See a good spine surgeon to evaluate your case. ...Read more
I have a benign cyst in the lunate bone and there is DJD what does this mean and should I be concerned, do I need to get this removed…?
Lunate bone: in the wrist can have cystic changes. Sometimes this is normal or from a slight bit of arthritis but there are conditions where the lignite blood supply is disrupted called Keinbocks disease. It is important to differentiate however if you are speaking solely about a cyst and some slight cartliage changes as in the cartilage is thinning or fraying a bit ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a total of 4 rotator cuff surgeries & have chronic pain 24/7 in my shoulder. I also have djd in the same shoulder & tendinitious. What will help?
I had a hip labral debridement and synovitis. Was told I have djd. I was born pigeontoed &wore special shoes. Related? 44 years old.
I had an ankle sprain but I am fine now interma of ability to bear weight etc. My dpm suggests a surgery saying it is needed to avoid djd. Should I?
Ankle surgery: Surgery to stabilize a joint has not been shown to change the rate of osteoarthritis. If you have the surgery it should be to prevent instability episodes in the future. If you have fully rehabilitated the ankle it may no longer be unstable. Instability is a functional loss of control of joint stabilization. Having looseness on examination (laxity) is not the same as functional instability. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could a previous injury to the knee later present DJD or traumatic arthritis later(8-20 yrs) if not properly treated, rehab'd at the time? examples?
What pain medications would you prescribe for mild AC joint djd, supraspinatis distal tendinopathy w/o tear, mild SA bursitis all in the shoulder?
Can a fall/back trauma cause djd? What is the difference between djd, sacrolitis and facet hypertrophy, osteophytes and stenosis/compression of l5-s
Yes. DJD= Degenerat-: Ive joint disease of a joint. Can affect any joint. If its in the back its called spondylosis; sacroiliitis= inflammation of the sacro-iliac joint, due to arthritis, injury or an infection; facet hypertrophy= enlargement of the facet joints from arthritis; osteophytes= spurs of bone from arthritis; stenosis= narrowing of the spine. Compression= pinching of a nerve from any cause. ...Read more
I have many chronic conditions. Lupus, spinal stenosis, djd, fibromyalgia, degenerative disc disease. My husband doesn't understand my pain. Any ideas?
Go to doc with you: Have your husband attend your appointments with you. Ask the physician, physical therapist, etc. To explain the nature of the conditions to your husband, including the associated pain and toll it takes on you physically and mentally. Seeing a marriage counselor/psychologist could also be helpful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have djd of the cervical spine and bulging disc in the center of my back about 8 inches above my buttocks what kind of exercise can I do to help rel?
Back Pain: Nonsurgical treatment works the vast majority of times for back/neck pain. DJD in the neck and back usually coincide. Same genetics, and your neck and back have been in the same places . . . Mckenzie exercises are what i most often prescribe. You can by the books online: treat your own back, robin mckenzie (around $15). Core exercises also great: pilates, yoga, piyo, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have DJD and Crohn's. Abdominal pain above belly button, hurts to move. Can't stand up straight.
Need an exam: This Q & A box is not intended for diagnosis. With your type of problem you need to see a physician who can question you about your symptoms and examen you and order appropriate tests if necessary for diagnosis. ...Read more
I have DJD in my cervical. I also have back pain but no mri of that. Woke up and did not feel my left leg it was totally numb. Massaged it and better.
Be seen : If you had an episode where your entire leg was numb and you couldn't feel it, I would be seen even if it has totally resolved. It could be spine related, but there are also neurological conditions that can cause what you are describing, including ms, and you should be checked. ...Read more
Hi! What is the difference between DDD, DJD, osteoarthritis, and spondylosis? I am confused.
Ana, physical therapy student.
Similar issues: DDD, stands for degenerative disc disease. It is a condition in which the actual cushion between the vertebrae begins to dry out and shrink. DJD stands for degenerative joint disease , a condition in which the bone is beginning to become arthritic and may develop spurs . Another name for that is osteoarthritis. That condition may be age and or activity related. Spondylosis is also interchangeable ...Read more