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Just got diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my wrists. Is severe pain with lifting or really any use of the wrists normal for a "mild" case?
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
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
Diagnosed at 29 with osteoarthritis from ortho doc. Mri and XR confirmed.Knees have no cartilagand hands and wrists are bad. No sports, injuries.Why?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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