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Mild Degenerative Arthritis
Is it common to have mild trochanteric bursitis, sacroiliac degenerative arthritis and l5-s1 facet arthropathy? What is indicated by this combination?
May be may be not: Multiple joint pain inflammation may be related to an underlying auto immune arteritis or totally independent factors causing pain in different joints. Certain blood tests may help to determine , mist if the time treatment may be the same, antiinfalmatory , physical therapy, posture and life style modification ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Common degenerative problem of cartilage and joints. Simply stated it is 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 and deformity may ensue. And ...Read more
Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease is characterized by degeneration of cartilage (and later, bone) that affects how a joint moves and tolerates loads and stresses. Advancing age and trauma worsen the degeneration. In weight bearing joints, obesity also accelerates the progression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, many options: Yes. Gentle exercise, stretching, weight loss, avoiding activities that exacerbate your symptoms, creams, etc. Can help. Even your diet choices may affect your pain. Tylenol and anti-inflammatories can help. Supplements (glucosamine & chondroitin) have been shown to help. In certain instances, steriod injections can provide drastic relief. Finally, there are surgical options if all else fails. ...Read more
Rigidity, pain: Degenerative arthritis or osteoarthritis affects any joint in the body including the back, neck, shoulders, knees, ankles, hips, fingers. It causes chronic pain, and decrease in function of the affected areas usually symmetrical. When the cartilage between the two bones disappears then only replacement of the joint could relieve it. The last resort before surgery is to inject lubricants (hyalgan). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possible causes: Obesity is a factor in oa. In the spine smoking is a factor. There are structural factors - if you have bowed legs or knocked knees you have a higher risk of oa. Prior injury, especially if it involves a joint, is a factor. A malunion of a fracture could lead to oa. Overuse and microtrauma may be a factor. Inflammatory disease can lead to degenerative joint disease. And, of course, there are gene. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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