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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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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 ...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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