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Doctor insights on: Osteoarthritis Wrist

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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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I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my hands/wrist. Could 20 years of hard mountain biking caused this to occur? Riding on bumpy trails.

I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my hands/wrist.  Could 20 years of hard mountain biking caused this to occur? Riding on bumpy trails.

Possibly: Causes of OA are varied and relate to your genetics, age, and how hard on your hands and wrists you were. Remember that the jack hammer driver has no more arthritis than a postman, so we will never know fr certain. More important a is how you can live with the situation and continue to ride, or do,what you choose. An orthopoedist or PMR doc can eval,this to determine if you need braces or treatmnt ...Read more

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Could a sprained wrist turn into osteoarthritis?

Could a sprained wrist turn into osteoarthritis?

Not necessarily : A sprain is the soft tissues of muscles and tendons. However, if there's other structural damage noted or not noted to take place at the time of the strain, eventually this could show up as a post-traumatic osteoarthritis. ...Read more

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I was diagnoised with left elbow tendonitis with degenerative joint disease. Can this cause carpal tunnel in my wrist?

I was diagnoised with left elbow tendonitis with degenerative joint disease.  Can this cause carpal tunnel in my wrist?

It depends.: It depends on whether your elbow tendonitis is related to you degenerative joint disease, or to tendonitis at the wrist or hand. The muscles and tendons used by the wrist and hand begin at the elbow attachments sites. If the inflammation extends into the wrists, especially along the palmar aspect, then you may have symptoms of tendonitis at the radial elbow and carpal tunnel as well. ...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 reduce the pain of osteoarthritis?

How to reduce the pain of osteoarthritis?

Pls : Pls see my health guide on this site. http://www.avvo.com/health-guides/dr-mark-gallands-conservative-care-of-knee-osteoarthritis then seek the advice and consultation of your primary doctor or local orthopaedist. ...Read more

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What are the methods to treat osteoarthritis?

What are the methods to treat 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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What to do if I have osteoarthritis and i want to die?

What to do if I have osteoarthritis and i want to die?

You should : Speak with a doctor immediately. There are some good treatments for osteoarthritis. Why is it exactly you want to die? Related or unrelated to the osteoarthritis? Have you sought any treatment yet? What did the docs recommend so far? Please let us know so that we can try and help....But do seek immediate tx. ...Read more

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