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Doctor insights on: What Causes Roaming Versus Regular Arthritis

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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

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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How can I tell if I have roaming arthritis?

How can I tell if I have roaming arthritis?

Consult a: Rheumatologist. Blood work helps aid in diagnosis. ...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

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Is there any type of arthritis or arthritis like disease that causes rapid damage? My symptoms seem to get worse every week.

Is there any type of arthritis or arthritis like disease that causes rapid damage? My symptoms seem to get worse every week.

Yes many types: You need to see a rheumatologist to clarify what you have. This could be muscular, or joint. If it is rapid we would worry about infection but it may not be that at all. You need to get this clarified as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What causes a rheumatoid arthritis flare?

Several factors: Stress
one frequently reported factor in rheumatoid arthritis flare-ups is stress. Some foods can trigger arthritis flare-ups. Among these, cow's milk is the most often cited, but shrimp, wheat and some meats, hen's eggs and codfish also are implicated.
Echinacea
echinacea has been cited as a possible cause of flare-ups in those with rheumatoid arthritis, . ...Read more

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What is the cause of rheumatoid arthritis?

What is the cause of rheumatoid arthritis?

Cause of RA: The exact cause is unknown. Leading theories are that people with a genetic predisposition are exposed to something in the environment that triggers an abnormal immune response leading to rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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What are the causes of rheumatoid arthritis flare ups?

What are the causes of rheumatoid arthritis flare ups?

Many things!: The weather, stress, another co-existent illness. But in most cases we treat the flare but cannot identify the cause! ...Read more

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What causes septic arthritis?

What causes septic arthritis?

Germs: Infection by viruses, bacteria (such as strep, staph, tb, lyme (borrelia), gonorrhea, syphilis, and funguses. ...Read more

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What causes RA (rheumatoid arthritis)?

What causes RA (rheumatoid arthritis)?

Unknown: Synovial tissue inside joints become inflamed and damaged by chronic inflammation. The exact triggers are still elusive. ...Read more

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Is there any evidence that cracking your knuckles causes arthritis?

Is there any evidence that cracking your knuckles causes arthritis?

None.: Unless you crack them with a hammer on a regular basis. That will cause arthritis. However, a harmless habit where the popping sound is the explosion of gas bubbles being released in the joint. ...Read more

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What could cause arthritis in my knee?

What could cause arthritis in my knee?

See your doctor: You could have a host of issues that could cause your knee 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 may want to consider stem cell therapy as well. Regenexx. Com ...Read more

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Does psoriasis cause arthritis?

Does psoriasis cause arthritis?

Sometimes: Psoriasis is an immunological condition that affects the skin and joints. However, not everyone have manifestations of both, and many have only skin or only joint involvement. We are learning that psoriasis also affects the cardiovascular system, increasing the risk for heart disease. ...Read more

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What causes gout and arthritis?

What causes gout and arthritis?

Diet related: Gout is a condition that is diet related. Richs foods can cause a elevated uric acid in the blood. Most commonly, the big toe joint will become red, hot, swollen and painful. A list of these foods can be found on the Internet. Long term gout can cause arthritic changes in the involved joints. You should see your podiatrist for evaluation and blood tests. ...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