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What causes roaming versus regular arthritis?

What causes roaming versus regular arthritis?

RA plus others: Migratory arthritis is not uncommon in early RA prior to the onset of chronic disease. Gout under the right circumstances can be migratory moving from joint to joint. Certain infectious forms of arthritis may be migratory, such as gonorrhea, and viral disease such as parvovirus b19. Psoriatic arthritis can be migratory in the chronic since involving different joints at different times. ...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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What causes arthritis?

What causes arthritis?

See details: They are over 100 different types of arthritis with each having a different cause. ...Read more

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What is the cause of arthritis?

It depends: It depends on the type of arthritis. There are over 100 different types of arthritis and autoimmune disorders. Please resubmit as to which type you would like to know more about. ...Read more

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Do you know the cause of arthritis?

Do you know the cause of arthritis?

Varies: There are multiple types of arthritis, each with its own cause. Post traumatic arthritis is from injury, osteoarthritis is felt to be a wearing down in articular cartilage, and in the various types of inflammatory arthritic conditions the bodies immune system. Attacks the cartilage causing damage ...Read more

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What is underlying cause of arthritis?

What is underlying cause of arthritis?

Arthritis: Cause is multifactorial: approximately 70% genetic and 30% environmental, including trauma and infection. ...Read more

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Can arthritis cause me to drop things?

Can arthritis cause me to drop things?

Absolutely!: Can be due to pain reflex. Structural damge and weakness of hands. Secondary carpal tunnel. Weakness from nerve root compression in the cervical spine. Many possibilities. You need to see someone in rheumatology to ferret out the answer. Rheumatism or secondary neuromuscular problems are most likely! ...Read more

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What can cause the symptoms of arthritis?

What can cause the symptoms of arthritis?

150 + types arthriti: There are over 150 types of arthritis so these differ and these symptoms can be different. The symptoms come from swelling, inside the knee, rubbing of bones and cartilage, inflammatory crystals, torn menisci, joint mice (debris) etc. Each person is different and your evaluation will look at these things to try to help make the diagnosis and develop your therapy program. ...Read more

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I want to address the cause of arthritis?

We all would: We actually know the cause of very few types of arthritis. Gouty arthritis caused by increased uric acid, septic arthritis by an infection, traumatic arthritis caused by injury...There are a few more. The more common, such as degenerative we blame on "old age" or biomechanical factors. If you have a specific type you are wondering about let us know. ...Read more

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Can cracking your back too much cause arthritis?

Can cracking your back too much cause arthritis?

Unlikely!: Obviously there are degrees of doing this. Io suspect unless a problem already exists, that little harm will occur. As a former three year collegiate wrestler, we would do this to teamates regularly. No harm! ...Read more

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What else, other than age, can cause my arthritis?

What else, other than age, can cause my arthritis?

Many things!: Joints can be inflamed in an inflammatory arthritis. Prior injuries causing joint instability can do this. The more joints involved, the more likely is is a primary rheumatic problem. See a rheumatology practitioner! ...Read more

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Can arthritis cause other medical problems or diseases?

Can arthritis cause other medical problems or diseases?

Yes: Arthritis can be from many things like ghonorrhea, rheumatoid, lupus, some cancers. Many of these things can casue heart problems and of course other things depending on the kind of arthritis. ...Read more

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What's the basic cause for getting affected to arthritis?

Life: The most common cause of arthritis is osteoarthritis which is a wear and tear arthritis. It is part of life. If you live long enough everyone gets arthritis. Nothing we know of yet that will prevent arthritis. ...Read more

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Is there a way to tell if the pain is caused by arthritis?

Arthritis pains: You cannot tell if a pain is muscular vs due to arthritis without examining a patient. And even then it may require a therapeutic challenge. Some patient with fibromyalgia have as much or more pain than is seen with arthritis. 30% of patient have severe pain with minor arthritis, and more than half the patients with significant arthritis have no pain. This is where the art of medicine may apply. ...Read more

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What would be the most common causes that trigger arthritis?

What would be the most common causes that trigger arthritis?

It depends: It depends on the type of arthritis as there are over more than 100 different types. We would need more detail in regards to what type you have. ...Read more

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Can a person suffering from arthritis do regular gym workouts?

Can a person suffering from arthritis do regular gym workouts?

Low impact: Aquatics, body weight, or resistance bands/ tubing biking, and/or elliptical. Aquatics allow you to perform body weight exercises, but being in water actually reduces the stress on your body due to buoyancy. Once you are able to perform body weight activities then look to add light resistance w/ bands/ tubing. ...Read more

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Is arthritis hereditary or is there something that can cause it to happen?

Is arthritis hereditary or is there something that can cause it to happen?

Can be either: Inflammatory arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis, has a hereditary component but may be cause by a virus. It can also be caused by untreated strep throat. Degenerative arthritis is primarily hereditary, but can be caused by previous injury such as a fracture, multiple sprains, etc. ...Read more

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What condition, other than arthritis, causes pain throughout the entire body?

What condition, other than arthritis, causes pain throughout the entire body?

Several: Other possiblities include but are not limited to: inflammatory muscle conditions, hypothyroidism, bone disorders, neoplasms, and fibromyalgia can all cause diffuse bodily pain. See a physician if your symptoms are severe/debilitating. ...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