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Slac Wrist Arthritis
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the treatment/prognosis for disi associated with scapholunate tear with slac? My wrist only hurts with doing pushups.
Slac! Should I have my wrist fused? Will it relieve the pain? Will I ever be able to do the things I used to do?
Problem: If you get your hand fused it will limit motion and it does not always completely eliminate pain. ...Read more
On MRI of wrist, what does "severe disi associated with scapholunate tear with slac" mean? I have mild pain when doing pushups, no other symptoms.
Can an osteopath provide any additional benefits vs. A physiotherapist with wrist instability / loss of range of motion from weightlifting injuries.?
I am a 21 years old female. I saw a new doctor for painful joints in wrists/ankles. The doctor did a complete workup and it reported WBC 11.3, ANC 8916, TIBC 484, ESR 28 and Uric Acid 12.9. I had a previous bladder infection. The doctor suggested to repea
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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