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Doctor insights on: Osteoarthritis Arthritis Joints Related Fibromyalgia

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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Aside from rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, are there other kinds of arthritis?

Aside from rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, are there other kinds of arthritis?

Yes many others: Spondyloarthropaty group which includes: psoriatic arthritis, reactive arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, arthritis associated to inflammatory bowel diseases. Others: crystalline arthritis: gout and pseudogout. Inflammatory arthritis due to lupus, Sjogrens and MCTD. Arthritis due to infections like septic arthritis or due to Lyme disease. The list does not finish here.... ...Read more

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Can you get arthritis or osteoarthritis on the back of your hand?

Can you get arthritis or osteoarthritis on the back of your hand?

Maybe: Osteoarthritis occurs in the joints. One can get osteoarthrtis in the joints of the wrist or in the knuckles of the fingers. Common also in the base of the thumb, particularly in women. ...Read more

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What's the main difference between rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and gouty arthritis?

What's the main difference between rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and gouty arthritis?

Different causes: Gouty arthritis- due to an increase of uric acid production or underexcretion. Typically affects big toe joints, as well as the mid foot, ankle, knees, wrist. Diagnosis confirmed by uric aicd crytals in the joint. Presents itself by painful acute episodes, typically at night. Osteo- bone on bone- which cause inflammation in and around the joint. Ra- chronic persistent pain, . ...Read more

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Which is the main difference between rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and gouty arthritis?

Which is the main difference between rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and gouty arthritis?

Many...: Ra affects everything in the body by chronic inflammation, joint stiffness, related diseases. It may cause severe deformity and contracture of the toes and fingers. Gout can cause joint pain acutely and gradually create enough joint changes to produce chronic pain as well. Kidney function is what is treated as the root cause of gout. Osteoarthritis is mainly the wear and tear process in joints. ...Read more

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I have osteoarthritis of the back and arthritis of tons of joints, is this related to fibromyalgia?

I have osteoarthritis of the back and arthritis of tons of joints, is this related to fibromyalgia?

No: Fibromyalgia is thought to be caused by a neurochemical deficit in the brain (low brain chemicals). This manifests itself as muscle pains but is in fact caused by low levels of brain transmitters. Osteoarthritis occurs within the joints as a result of inflammation. ...Read more

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What is the difference between rheumatoid arthritis and severe degenerative osteoarthritis. Their treatments?

What is the difference between rheumatoid arthritis and severe degenerative osteoarthritis. Their treatments?

Many differences: Rheumatoid arthritis typicall affects small joints of the hands and feet, is much more painful and causes stiffness of the joints. Degenerative joint disease, also called osteoarthritis is disease of the weight bearing joints like knees and hips and causes low to moderate degree of pain and it often occurs after 50 yrs of age. ...Read more

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Which medicine best for RA arthritis or osteoarthritis. We can stop or rid off arthritis.Also I have diabetic border line. I'm waiting ur answer?

See below: The best medication is the one that works. We have no medications to reverse oa. All we can do for oa is control pain. Some medications we use for rheumatoid can help put a patient into remission, but the majority of the time you have to stay on those medications to stay in remission. Without knowing your med hx, we can't recommend what would work, you need to talk to your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Would an X-ray look different with osteoarthritis&rheumatoid arthritis and can you have both in the same joint? Can osteo turn in to rheumatoid?

Would an X-ray look different with osteoarthritis&rheumatoid arthritis and can you have both in the same joint? Can osteo turn in to rheumatoid?

See details: X rays look different. You can have both involving the same joint. Osteo and RA are totally different and osteo does not turn into RA. ...Read more

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Arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, what to do?

Arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, what to do?

See a ............: Rheumatologist to sort both diseases and treatment options out! ...Read more

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What is the discrepancy between inflammatory arthritis vs inflammatory osteoarthritis?

What is the discrepancy between inflammatory arthritis vs inflammatory osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis is due to wear and tear, we all develop due to repetetive micro or macro trauma over our life. Some people develop more severe, and some develop less severe form. Then osteoarthritis is not an inflammatory arthritis. There are several inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis, infectious arthritis, etc. Which there is inflammation. ...Read more

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Can you have rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis?

RA vs. OA: Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder while osteoarthritis is a degenerative/wear and tear condition. The two conditions can coexist especially in the hip and knee. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more