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What causes osteoarthritis in upper leg?

What causes osteoarthritis in upper leg?

Hip Osteoarthritis?: By calling upper leg do you mean hip joint? Osteoarthritis is a disease caused by micro trauma through our lifetime in any joint including hips. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Osteoarthritis (Definition)

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


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How do I get my legs straightened if I have osteoarthritis?

Orthopedics: Only an orthopedic surgeon can give you the answers you seek. Have your family doctor refer you. ...Read more

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Was diagnosed w/osteoarthritis in left hip at 41, 3 yrs later leg often gives out & i lurch to side, feels like hip is giving way. Are the 2 related?

Was diagnosed w/osteoarthritis in left hip at 41, 3 yrs later leg often gives out & i lurch to side, feels like hip is giving way. Are the 2 related?

Could be: You may lurch from the pain but i suspect you may also have some lumbar disc disease compounding your problems. If you are overweight, the single best thing you can do is lose weight. If you smoke you need to quit. Add some supplemental calcium of 1500mg/day and add some vitamin d if you tend to be a more indoors girl. ...Read more

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I have broken my leg twice in the same place. Will I develop osteoarthritis in that leg?

I have broken my leg twice in the same place. Will I develop osteoarthritis in that leg?

Unlikely: Osteoarthritis involves the joints between bones, so unless your fractures involve the joint this is unlikely. Be sure to follow through with any recommended physical therapy after your injury to ensure muscle/joint stability after a likely period of less exercise/conditioning. ...Read more

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Can I use my exercise bike everyday to treat my moderate knee osteoarthritis? What about daily leg strengthening exercises? How much is too much?

Can I use my exercise bike everyday to treat my moderate knee osteoarthritis? What about daily leg strengthening exercises? How much is too much?

Manage OA: Using an exercise bike is an excellent exercise if one suffers with osteoarthritis. Your knee will tell you if you've had enough. Progression of OA can be generally minimized by losing weight, performing light weight training and low impact cardiovascular exercise (elliptical, exercise bike, swimming). Glucosamine and chondroitin supplementation can help to rebuild lost cartilage as well. ...Read more

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Why does my whole leg ache from osteoarthritis in my knees?

Hard to say: Typically osteoarthritis in the knee causes pain limited to the knee itself and not really the whole leg. It may just be a referred pain for the knee or you may have something else causing pain in the leg in addition to your osteoarthritis. Consider being checked. Thank you. ...Read more

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