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What are the signs of arthritis?

What are the signs of arthritis?

Several: By definition arthritis means inflammation in the joint the signs of inflammation include pain, swelling, redness, heat and loss of joint function. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis 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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What are the signs of arthritis - is it preventable?

What are the signs of arthritis - is it preventable?

Joint pain most oft!: Joint pain in one are more joints is the most common sign. Joint damage do to trauma can be said preventable, and damage to joints because of obesity is certainly preventable. Smoking is a major factor in causation of spine disc disease, clearly preventable. But most inflammatory types of arthritis are not. Some have a strong hereditary nature and you can't change your genetics. ...Read more

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What are the signs of arthritis and is it preventible?

What are the signs of arthritis and is it preventible?

Arthritis: Many forms but involves pain inflammation and swelling of joints often with decreased range of motion. ...Read more

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What are the signs of arthritis in your back, hips and knees? I am 61 yes. Old and am experiencing a lot of achiness in these areas.

What are the signs of arthritis in your back, hips and knees? I am 61 yes.  Old and am experiencing a lot of achiness in these areas.

Depends: Depends on where the hip pain is located. If in the groin, it is likely the hip joint and that would require rheumatologist or orthopedicevaluation. If low on the side of the pelvis, it could be bursitis. Back pain is usually not related to arthritis. Knee pain is often related to instability, sometimes to arthritis. Rheumatologic evaluation would be helpful. ...Read more

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I've had persistent chronic pain in my knees for several years. What are the signs of arthritis compared to just the regular pain? I'm 41.

I've had persistent chronic pain in my knees for several years. What are the signs of arthritis compared to just the regular pain? I'm 41.

Varies: It varies somewhat, but common complaints consistent with osteoarthritis include a morning stiffness, pain and achiness when the involved joint is kept in one position, pain with weather changes or cold weather, and often the felling of grinding or catching (known as crepitance) when the involved joint is moved through a range of motion. ...Read more

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What are typical signs of arthritis?

Pain..: Near or in the joints. Swelling and warmth. Indicate inflammation. There are many causes for arthritis. I would see a rheumatologist after a baseline screen from my primary care doctor! ...Read more

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What are some signs of arthritis and is it preventable?

Pain in joints: Some types of arthritis might run in the family. However, that does not mean a person cannot do things to delay onset or decrease the effect. Start by getting a family history. Take that to a primary care provider for consultation and examination. Ask for a list of activities to avoid and for things to do for prevention. If needed, ask for a referral to a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What can be initial signs of arthritis?

What can be initial signs of arthritis?

Joint pain, swelling: Joint pain, swelling, redness, warmth, loss of movement. ...Read more

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What are the signs of rheumatiod arthritis?

What are the signs of rheumatiod arthritis?

Joint swelling/pain: Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder which affects the synovial tissues in the body. The inflammed and hypertrophied synovial tissue causes destruction of joints and tendons. Most treatment is medical now, see a board certified rheumatogist for evaluation and treatment. Long term joint and tendon issues can be addressed by an orthopedic surgeon. ...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