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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
How long can it take for primary osteoarthritis and secondary oa to develop? Would one know after 20 yrs?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Great Question: In general, the hallmark finding of any type of arthritis is a loss of cartilage in the joint. Standard osteoarthritis (oa) is associated with cysts, sclerosis, loss of joint space and osteophytes, but there is not usually any bone loss. Other types of arthritis, particularly psoriatic arthritis will have less of the changes mentioned above and more loss of bone in addition to damaged cartilage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why would my rheumy prescribe plaquenil for osteoarthritis? I can't find any research that supports it's use for OA.
Anti inflammatory : Plaquinal is used in cases of inflammatory arthritis such as rhiematoid arthritis and lupus because it has strong anti-inflammatory characterics. It certainly has a significant side affect profile as well. Presumably your rheumatologist thinks it is indicated for your OA to treat inflmation. Don't hesitate to discuss this with him and never hesitate to get second opinion. ...Read more
I was dx with UCTD and cervical osteoarthritis at age 21. Is the OA related to UCTD? How could I possibly get the OA at a young age?
Hypermobile joints that cause uneven wear 2 joints can cause osteoarthritis. Is this primary or secondary oa? How long can take oa to develop 4 this?
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