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What is osteoarthritis?

Cartilage breakdown

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OA occurs as the joint lining or articular cartilage begins to breakdown. The breakdown can be a result of trauma, injury, oversuse, malalignment, increased stress from excess weight, poor nutrition, a lack of exercise, or a combination of any of these items.
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Dr. Tracy Lovell answered:

What is osteoarthritis?

Wear and tear

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It is what we call a wear and tear arthritis. We all get some form of osteoarthritis where joints get worn down with time
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Is osteoarthritis curable?

No

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Osteoarthritis is a degeneration of the actual joint surface which in general is a non-eversible event. Exciting fast pace research is being conducted around the word in an attempt to discover the causes of joint degeneration and find ways to grow new cartilage. That research is in its' infancy and widespread clinical use of this research is years, or decades away.
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What are signs of osteoarthritis?

Pain

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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
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How can I prevent osteoarthritis?

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Proper exercise and good nutrition are keys to helping reduce your risk. Some things such as trauma and Injury you cannot avoid. Maintaining strength and an active healthy lifestyle are your best bets.
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Dr. Tim Conrad answered:

Can osteoarthritis cause uveitis?

No

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The association between inflammatory eye disease and arthritis occurs with inflammtory arthritis like rheumatoid arthritis. There is no association with osteo-arthritis and uveitis.
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Dr. Meir Marmor answered:

what is stage 4 osteoarthritis ?

Final stage

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OA is a process of cartilage degeneration (hence its other name - Degenerative Joint Disease). In Stage 4 there is no cartilage left, at least in part of the joint, a state we like to call 'bone-on-bone'
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How can improve my osteoarthritis?

Varies

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It depends on which joint, severity of the problem. Try to stay active. Medication, physical therapy, exercise (especially aerobic) can all help. Water exercise is especially good for those with arthritis in the legs. Injections and surgery can be considered for more severe pain.
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied answered:

How is knee osteoarthritis treated?

It depend

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There's no known cure for osteoarthritis, but treatments can help to reduce pain and maintain joint movement. Early stages. Acetaminophen,Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.Pain medications. physical therapy.Try braces or shoe inserts.Cortisone shots. Lubrication injections.surgical procedures.
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Dr. Sanjay Kumar answered:

Is there a cure for osteoarthritis?

No

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Unfortunately, the answer is No. Hip and knee joints can be replaced if the arthritis is advanced and painful in one of these joints.
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