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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Osteoarthritis (Definition)

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 it starts to hurt.

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What is the definition or description of: osteoarthritis?

What is the definition or description of: osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is a : 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 it starts to hurt. ...Read more

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How does osteoarthritis affect the movement and normal functioning of the skeleton.

How does osteoarthritis affect the movement and normal functioning of the skeleton.

Yes: Any type of joint involvement can affect the movement of the body. As the muscles pivot along with the joints, joint impairment can lead to loss of normal function. The Musculoskeletal function of the body is fine tuned. Any impairment of joints, muscles, tendons, or bursas can affect the total function ...Read more

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Living with Degenerative Arthritis (Tip)

Living with Degenerative Arthritis

Stay well hydrated to keep joints as healthy as possible. ...See more

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What are the most common symptoms of osteoarthritis?

What are the most common symptoms of osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis: Usually pain in the joint and sometimes swelling of weight bearing joints such as the knee. Stiffness after inactivity is also common though not as bad as ra. ...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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Living with Degenerative Arthritis (Tip)

Living with Degenerative Arthritis

I visualize Goodbye to morning stiffness Hello to function. ...See more

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Diagnosis- osteoarthritis in shoulder. Constant pain - dr. Says only lasting relief is via surgery. Any other way to get relief from constant pain?

Diagnosis- osteoarthritis in shoulder.  Constant pain - dr. Says only lasting relief is via surgery.  Any other way to get relief from constant pain?

Meds/ injection: If medicine and injections and rehab do not work, surgery may be the best option. if the arthritis is severe, a shoulder replacement will alleviate the pain and allow you to remain active ...Read more

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How long does it take to diagnose osteoarthritis?

How long does it take to diagnose osteoarthritis?

Should not!: Shouldn't take long with a physical exam and usually plain x-rays, and perhaps blood tests to r/o a rheumatology inflammatory problem, which would make it secondary osteo. ...Read more

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Living with Degenerative Arthritis (Tip)

Living with Degenerative Arthritis

Stay active. Low impact regular exercise prevents stiffness associated with arthritic joints. ...See 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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