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What is the difference between RA (rheumatoid arthritis) and oa (osteoarthritis)?

What is the difference between RA (rheumatoid arthritis) and oa (osteoarthritis)?

Too many to mention: Ra is an autoimmune disease characterized by inflammation of large and small joints in all extremities. Oa is more of a wear and tear type of arthritis. There are numerous other differences. ...Read more

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


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Can you please tell me how RA (rheumatoid arthritis) and oa (osteoarthritis differ?

Can you please tell me how RA (rheumatoid arthritis) and oa (osteoarthritis differ?

OA vs. RA: Osteoarthritis is a mechanical alignment problem or a result of post-traumatic intra-articular malalignment. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease, when the body's own host immune system starts to work against itself. ...Read more

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How long can it take for primary osteoarthritis and secondary oa to develop? Would one know after 20 yrs?

How long can it take for primary osteoarthritis and secondary oa to develop? Would one know after 20 yrs?

Yes.: Primary osteoarthritis (DJD) is "wear and tear" arthritis, and occurs over long periods of time secondary DJD is usually from a prior inflammatory process or trauma. It is usually detectable a few years after the initial insult. ...Read more

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How can I deal with osteoarthritis until I go to my appointment on February 2016? I got a shot for OA today how long will it last?

How can I deal with osteoarthritis until I go to my appointment on February 2016?
  I got a shot for OA today how long will it last?

Osteoarthritis: What joint or joints r affected? If u received an injection into the joint the length of time of efficacy varies from a few weeks to a few months. Try ice, limit activities that increase pain or swelling , stay on alleve two pills twice a day for 3-4 weeks , purchase a brace or sleeve if u r having problems with knees or ankles. ...Read more

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If hypermobility causes osteoarthritis is it primary or secondary oa?

If hypermobility causes osteoarthritis is it primary or secondary oa?

Secondary: Several studies have shown significant association between diffuse joint hypermobility and osteoarthritis. Joint hypermobility predisposes to musculoskeletal disorders, especially osteoarthritis. Laxity of the joints has been predisposing factor for joint or soft tissue injury. ...Read more

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What is osteoarthritis?

What is osteoarthritis?

Degeneration: in the joints of your body due to wear and tear, injury or even previous surgery in the area. ...Read more

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What is osteoarthritis?

Wear and tear : It is what we call a wear and tear arthritis. We all get some form of osteoarthritis where joints get worn down with time. ...Read more

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What are signs of osteoarthritis?

What are signs of osteoarthritis?

Pain: Pain is not always the primary symptom of osteoarthreitis, particularly at at its earliest stages. Nor does osteoathritis of the spine always cause pain. It does cause pain especially in the the major joints of the body, ie the shoulders, hips and knees. There will be pain with weightbearing and there will be limited range of motion. X-rays will show osteoarthritis and should be done when suspect. ...Read more

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How can improve my osteoarthritis?

How can improve my osteoarthritis?

NSAIDs: Maybe helpful. Also consider supplements like glucosamine/chondroitin. Lastly if not improving consider how platelet therapy or stem cells can be helpful for you. Check out Regenexx.Com ...Read more

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Is osteoarthritis affected by temp ?

Yes: Temperature variations do not cause osteoarthritis, but patients with osteoarthritis seem to do much better in warm environments. In general, cold temperatures can make arthritic joints stiff and aching. Where warm temperatures tend to loosen up and lessen pain in arthritic joints thank you. ...Read more

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What are the tests for osteoarthritis?

What are the tests for osteoarthritis?

Exam and x-ray: Clinical examination and x-ray. But remember that vertebral osteophytes do not diagnosis osteoarthriits. ...Read more

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How to get relief from osteoarthritis?

You: Can use warm compresses, depending on the joint involved use stabilizers to minimize movement around the joint during movement, pt to strengthen the muscles around the joint and use of pain medications. Injections into the joint sometimes are helpful and also weight loss in obese people. ...Read more

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What is osteoarthritis? What causes it?

What is osteoarthritis? What causes it?

Wear and tear arthri: This is more mechanical in most people. With maturity, with previous injuries, in some with genetics, being over weight, previous joint surgery the joints lose cartilage as it wears down and thins out and development of bone spurring as part of the mechanical damage. There can be metabolic issues related to the bone and cartilage plays a role but both wear out. ...Read more

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What can I do to not get osteoarthritis?

What can I do to not get osteoarthritis?

NSAIDs: Maybe helpful. Also consider supplements like glucosamine/chondroitin. Exercise muscles around the joint you are worried about to limit wear and tear. Lastly if not improving consider how platelet therapy or stem cells can be helpful for you. Check out Regenexx.Com ...Read more

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How to reduce the pain of osteoarthritis?

Pls : Pls see my health guide on this site. http://www.avvo.com/health-guides/dr-mark-gallands-conservative-care-of-knee-osteoarthritis then seek the advice and consultation of your primary doctor or local orthopaedist. ...Read more

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How to know if i will have osteoarthritis?

No predicting: There is no one way to predict the future of someone's health or joints. Genetics can help us know if you are more likely but there are so many factors involved that no one can be sure. The key is to sty active in the pursuits that you find enjoyable. If you start to have joint pain that prevents you from engaging in these activities, then a visit with a doctor should help with both a diagnosis. ...Read more

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How to get a diagnosis for osteoarthritis?

Oa diagnosis: An osteoarthritis diagnosis is gotten from xraying the affected area. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have osteoarthritis?

How do you know if you have osteoarthritis?

Evaluation and xray: You really need to see a physician for a thorough evaluation to rule out other causes like cartilage tears or fractures. Xrays after this evaluation are needed to see the quantity of arthritis. Only then can treatment be advised. ...Read more

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What is osteoarthritis and what does it do?

What is osteoarthritis and what does it do?

Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis can be simply defined as the degeneration of joints as a result of wear and tear. It happens to all us as we get older, however it may be faster in some people following certain accidents, repeated injuries, menopause, illnesses, certain activities, or unknown reasons. Many times it causes minimal or no symptoms however the usual symptom is pain and resulting decreased function. ...Read more

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