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Is prolotherapy better than cortisone injection for chronic wrist arthritis?

Is prolotherapy better than cortisone injection for chronic wrist arthritis?

Prolotherapy/options: Hard to be sure but try and see. I might consider PIT injections in subcutaneous areas with PRP into the joint. Fee in the $1, 000 ranges. ...Read more

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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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Could this be hand. Wrist arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome?

Could this be hand. Wrist arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome?

The two can co-exist: Uncertain what your symptoms are. People with arthritis can also have carpal tunnel, but not everybody with hand wrist arthritis ge carpal tunnel. The reverse is also true i.e. Not everyone with carpal tunnel also has arthritis. Depending on your symptoms and examination we can usually differentiate. Do you have numbness in the first 3 1/2 fingers - that suggests carpal tunnel. ...Read more

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What is the treatment/prognosis for disi associated with scapholunate tear with slac? My wrist only hurts with doing pushups.

What is the treatment/prognosis for disi associated with scapholunate tear with slac? My wrist only hurts with doing pushups.

Surgery: If you already have disi from a scapho-lunate ligament tear the natural history is for you to develop arthritis within in 8-12 years. Since this injury mainly occurs in young people you should seek the advice of a hand surgeon for surgical options. ...Read more

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Can I ask about wrist instability during a physical or make an appointment with an orthopedist?

Can I ask about wrist instability during a physical or make an appointment with an orthopedist?

C fellowship trained: Orthopedic surgeon doing hand & upper extremity. If U suspect this. Many others may miss subtle findings, like my typing, im an orthopedic surgeon, not a typist si I oftem niss the kys. ...Read more

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Can an osteopath provide any additional benefits vs. A physiotherapist with wrist instability / loss of range of motion from weightlifting injuries.?

Can an osteopath provide any additional benefits vs. A physiotherapist with wrist instability / loss of range of motion from weightlifting injuries.?

Osteopath: Wrist pain can have myriad diagnoses and I think a general osteopath can overlook subtleties of wrist pain as well as physiotherapists. I think having an evaluation by a hand surgeon is important. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get arthritis in your wrists?

Is it possible to get arthritis in your wrists?

Yes: Arthritis can affect people in the wrists with the aging process. There is also a higher likelihood of developing arthritis following a traumatic injury to the wrist (e.g. Fractures or sprains). Finally, some patients develop forms of inflammatory arthritis which can affect multiple articulations within the wrist. ...Read more

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Can I get arthritis from cracking my wrists?

Can I get arthritis from cracking my wrists?

Unlikely: There is no evidence that cracking a joint causes arthritis. ...Read more

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Is it okay to pop my wrists if I have arthritis in them?

Is it okay to pop my wrists if I have arthritis in them?

Don't pop joints: You should not pop joints excessively. If they always feel tight you probably need to stretch and loosen up more. If you have arthritis popping the joint causes the irregular surfaces to rub against each other and wear out faster. ...Read more

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Smoked pot for 20 years, helped me sleep after being buried in an avalanche, also helped with bad arthritis in my wrists and knees. Must now quit.?

Smoked pot for 20 years, helped me sleep after being buried in an avalanche, also helped with bad arthritis in my wrists and knees. Must now quit.?

Question?: Not sure what you are asking. Are you asking if you must quit? The answer to that is not necessarily. It is an illegal drug so you have some risk in using it. If it helps you, then I think you need to weigh the benefits against the risks. ...Read more

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Will cracking my wrists give me arthritis in the future?

Will cracking my wrists give me arthritis in the future?

No!: The cracking noise is possibly secondary to the build-up of gases within the joint or the joints shifting in response to a slight (benign) incongruity. ...Read more

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I have had clicking in my wrists for 3 years now & I had the same problem in my jaw which turned out to be arthritis and tmj. What should I do?

I have had clicking in my wrists for 3 years now & I had the same problem in my jaw which turned out to be arthritis and tmj. What should I do?

See TMJ expert: See a TMj expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more

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Do I have arthritis? Ankles and wrists hurt consantly. Sometimes they are stiff in the morning. Occasionally, the pain is almost unbearable. Went to doctors but they did not find anthing wrong with x-rays. I've tried massaging my wrists/ankles, wrapping

Arthritis: Prescription voltaren gel or over-the-counter glucosamine sulfate with chomdroitin cream/gel is a good topical anti-inflammatory and joint lubricating ointment, respectively. The voltaren gel has less organ system side effects than motrin, naprosyn and celebrex (celecoxib). ...Read more

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I am wondering what helps when you have arthritis in the knee, shoulder, elbows, and wrists?

Depends: Depending on your age, duration, extent of disease process......Joints affected- nsaid, tylanol, steroid pill/ injection, methotrexate, colchicin, allopurinol, joint replacement, wt. Reduction, physical therapy, newer biologic agents...Anbrel, ant, calcium, vit d, splints, avoiding over use.....Are the ways. ...Read more

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What can I do to help myslef if I have arthritis in the knee, shoulder, elbows, and wrists?

What can I do to help myslef if I have arthritis in the knee, shoulder, elbows, and wrists?

See your doctor: You could have a host of issues that could cause your arthritic pain, could be bursitis, tendonitis, arthritis, ligament issues, meniscal injury, sciatica etc. So you may want to see an orthopedic pain specialist that can tell you what is going and help you with the latest treatments or exercise therapies available. You could consider PRP or even stem cell therapies as well. ...Read more

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I am 60 and I have chronic pain in my wrists and elbows. I suspect arthritis. My doctor sent me to O.T. but it just got worse. What next?

I am 60 and I have chronic pain in my wrists and elbows. I suspect arthritis. My doctor sent me to O.T. but it just got worse. What next?

Workup needed: Further workup is needed as alternate causes for your symptoms should be considered. That should include blood work and possibly imaging as your symptoms cannot be explained by age related arthritis. Among others carpal tunnel and rheumatoid arthritis will have to be ruled out. ...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