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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Osteoarthritis (Definition)

Common degenerative problem of cartilage and joints. 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 ...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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How long will it take osteoarthritis to heal in the hand?

How long will it take osteoarthritis to heal in the hand?

No cure: However there are many options for treatment. Medications like anti-inflammatory options like ibuprofen, naproxen, etc. Other options include synvisc/euflexxa injections to help lubricate the joint or even platelet/stem cell therapies as well. Check out regenexx.com. ...Read more

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What changes take place in the hand of someone who had osteoarthritis?

What changes take place in the hand of someone who had osteoarthritis?

Arthritis: Osteoarthritis is the common degenerative joint condition as opposed to the less common inflammatory rheumatoid arthritis. Check out http://www.webmd.com/osteoarthritis/guide/hand-osteoarthritis-degenerative-arthritis-of-the-hand for specific info re hands plus http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/osteoarthritis/basics/definition/con-20014749 for general info. ...Read more

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What changes take place in the hand of someone who had osteoarthritis?

What changes take place in the hand of someone who had osteoarthritis?

See below: Osteoarthritis in the hands can result from injury, overuse over years and from a genetic mutation. In osteoarthritis the cartilage of the joints undergoes deterioration and since it can not be regrown, bony spurs develop and motion can be painful or restrictive. It often follows a hand pattern of affecting the last jont of the fingers and the joints of the thumb. NSAIDs and acetaminophen are use ...Read more

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What can I do if my dad is in pain from osteoarthritis in his hand what to do?

What can I do if my dad is in pain from osteoarthritis in his hand what to do?

Many options: Depending on where the arthritis is, he can have injections (steroid) or even surgery can help. Sometimes we replace the joints, but other times we can fuse them so that the pain goes away. Have him see a hand orthopedic specialist. ...Read more

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I am 45 years , I have osteoarthritis and I have difficulties opening cans, cutting potatoes, what can I do to improve the function of my hand?

I am 45 years , I have osteoarthritis  and I have difficulties opening  cans, cutting potatoes, what can I do to improve the function of my hand?

See a hand therapist: This is one issue for which a hand therapist can provide help. The therapist can help with splints, exercises and self-help devises that will improve your ability to function. ...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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Is there any way to stop the hand deformities that come along with erosive inflammatory osteoarthritis?

Is there any way to stop the hand deformities that come along with erosive inflammatory osteoarthritis?

NSAIDs: Maybe helpful. Also consider supplements like glucosamine/chondroitin. You may need to get braces or splints in joints that may have significant arthritis to avoid deformities. 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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58 yr old osteoarthritis had fx did not show on X-ray on thumb (fell and braced fall with outstretched hand) 1 year ago pain now whole thumb and down?

58 yr old osteoarthritis had fx did not show on X-ray on thumb (fell and braced fall with outstretched hand) 1 year ago pain now whole thumb and down?

Thumb arthritis: Not sure what the question is here , but could develop post-traumatic arthritis after a fracture, particularly if untreated. You should see an orthopaedic surgeon for an exam and x-rays. Bracing, meds, injections, or potential surgery may be needed. ...Read more

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

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

In the joints: Arthritis of any time is condition of the joints- "arth"=joint, "itis"=inflammation. So technically it isn't the bones that get it, but rather the cartilage on the surfaces that meet at the joint. The hand is just as vulnerable as any joint- and hand arthritis is common. Osteoarthritis usually refers to wearing out of the cartilage as opposed to inflammatory where the body attacks its own tissues. ...Read more

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What are some possible treatments for osteoarthritis in my hand joints?

What are some possible treatments for osteoarthritis in my hand joints?

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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I have finger osteoarthritis in my hand and also I have pain under my left foot palm_ ahead of heel.There're no reumatism base on my examination. Help?

I have finger osteoarthritis in my hand and also I have pain under my left foot palm_ ahead of heel.There're no reumatism base on my examination. Help?

Plantar fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis, or an arch ligament strain is a very common reason for pain in the bottom of the heel. There can sometimes be a bursitis under the heel as well. Other causes of heel pain can be tarsal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, a stress fracture, referred nerve pain among others. Talk to a podiatrist to help sort this out. ...Read more

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I have both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis but what causes pain and/or pins and needles in ring finger (left hand)?

I have both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis but what causes pain and/or pins and needles in ring finger (left hand)?

Varies: There are multiple potential causes. Among the two most common are a pinched nerve in the neck (cervical radiculopathy) or at the elbow (cubital tunnel syndrome) or both. A nerve conduction test would likely tell the cause. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...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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