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What does arthritis look like on a xray? My doctor told me I have it by looking at my xray & than he tells me I don't have it & he's an orthopedic!

What does arthritis look like on a xray? My doctor told me I have it by looking at my xray & than he tells me I don't have it & he's an orthopedic!

Cysts and spurs: There are specific findings on x-rays including spurs, cysts, sclerosis, and loss of joint space. In addition, as the arthritis progresses the alignment of the joint may change. Arthritis is most commonly seen on x-rays and does not require any advanced imaging in most situations.

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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 does an arthritis hip look like on xray?

Hip arthritis: On x-ray, you can find joint space narrowing, rim osteophytes, sclerosis, cystic changes.

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Does having a X-ray show if you have arthristis in your knee?

Does having a X-ray show if you have arthristis in your knee?

Sometimes.: There are many forms of arthritis, and most are seen on X-Ray after you have the symptoms for a while. Early on, the arthritis may cause symptoms in a joint without any X-Ray findings, and a negative X-Ray does not exclude many types of arthritis. If your symptoms persist, even with a negative X-Ray, see your Doctor for further evaluation.

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Can xray/mri exclude jra from other athritis like lupus?

Can xray/mri exclude jra from other athritis like lupus?

Not truly: An examination and lab work is more definitive to differentiate these conditions.

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Does arthrtits always show up on x-ray?

Does arthrtits always show up on x-ray?

No, unless advanced: Early changes of arthritis do not show up on plain radiography. Plain radiography looks for mineralization, erosions, spurs, and joint narrowing. Radiography shows advanced changes. Mr and us are more sensitive for soft tissue changes. Depending on arthritis blood tests are important gages of activity of some forms of arthritis.

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I have a loss of curve in my neck, as well as arthris, per X-ray and mri. I go to a chiro now, is there anything that can be done to correct it?

I have a loss of curve in my neck, as well as arthris, per X-ray and mri. I go to a chiro now, is there anything that can be done to correct it?

Ortho: Arthritis once present is not reversible. Physical therapy may help. Loss of curvature likely due to arthritis. Preventing further deteriation is best right now with help from chiropractor and physical therapy. Surgery can be done if pain is severe enough but save that for last option.

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Could anybody assess my X-ray to reassure me that the diagnosis of arthiritis for my upper right back pain (by the bile duct) was correct? Thanks

Could anybody assess my X-ray to reassure me that the diagnosis of arthiritis for my upper right back pain (by the bile duct) was correct? Thanks

Yes: Your doctor should be able to help you. Arthritis in the upper back is uncommon. Cetainly your age is a bit young for degenerative arthritis. Unless your pain is persistent, I would not worry about arthritis. If your pain is persisting or getting worse, then you need to seek a second opinion from a joint specialist (rheumatologist).

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Xray said degenerative disk changes in neck. Pain neck, arm, tiighs and hips. Something to worry about? The Dr said its mild artheritis.

Xray said degenerative disk changes in neck. Pain neck, arm, tiighs and hips. Something to worry about? The Dr said its mild artheritis.

Normal aging: As we age the majority of individuals after the age of fifty will have wear and tear changes of the spine. We treat the patient's symptoms not their X-rays. If you are not have symptoms do not worry. It like getting wrinkles of the skin

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Hip pain swelling and the inability to put weight on my leg. The doctor didn't do an xray. He claimed arthiritis should he have done n xray?

Hip pain swelling and the inability to put weight on my leg. The doctor didn't do an xray. He claimed arthiritis should he have done n xray?

Arthritis?: First off you should not have osteoarthritis at this age. If you do have arthritis them you should be treated. In any case an x-ray would be a minimum starting place. You may also need an mri.

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Pressed my left foot to hard on a peddle felt something crunch been in pain ever since, had X-ray doctor said i, ve got arthritus and live with it. I feel a pad underneath foot and cannot walk.

Pressed my left foot to hard on a peddle felt something crunch been in pain ever since, had X-ray doctor said i, ve got arthritus and live with it. I feel a pad underneath foot and cannot walk.

Best to be seen: If you cannot walk after having this happen, I suggest being seen again. It is possible that you have a fracture that cannot be seen on a plain xray. It is not uncommon to find a fracture on an MRI that cannot be seen on plain xray. Hearing a crunch sound and not being able to walk are good clues of a possible fracture. I suggest elevation, rest, and crutches for now to prevent weight bearing.

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What does arthritis in the spine look like on an x ray?

What does arthritis in the spine look like on an x ray?

Multiple findings: There could be multiple x-ray abnormalities indicating spine arthritis including bone spurs, joint and disc space narrowing, and malalignment.

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What do hands look like with arthritis?

What do hands look like with arthritis?

Joints involved: You can see some enlargement of certain joints in the hands, such as those in your fingers that allow them to bend. They can also become slightly bent and fixed. In rheumatoid arthritis the fingers can cross over each other and you may see the wrist deviate in the direction of the little finger ("ulnar deviation").

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What does arthritis of the knee look like?

What does arthritis of the knee look like?

Depends: On the severity and type of arthritis. For the most part. Worn out, joint space, or meniscus.

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What do psoriatic arthritis nodules look like?

What do psoriatic arthritis nodules look like?

None: Psoriatic arthritis typically does not cause nodules. Skin and lung and eye nodules typically occur with rheumatoid arthritis.

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What does rheumatoid arthritis in the hands look like?

What does rheumatoid arthritis in the hands look like?

Joint swelling: In the most classical presentation there is symmetrical swelling around the middle joints (pip) in the fingers and in the knuckles. The end joints, nearest the nails, are usually spared. It is also symmetrical in both hands. The areas between the joints are relatively normal. The swelling may be warm and there may be slight redness as well.

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On a xray what does post-traumatic arthritis look like?

On a xray what does post-traumatic arthritis look like?

Post-traumatic: Post-traumatic arthritis looks very similar to osteoarthritis on x-ray. Sometimes there is evidence of old broken bone that didn't quite heal in a good position. Basically it means that there is arthritis in a joint related to a fracture there in the past.

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My 19 month old baby girl may have juvenile arthritis, but what else can look like it?

My 19 month old baby girl may have juvenile arthritis, but what else can look like it?

Rheumatic fever &?: Many conditions which are autoimmune can causes signs and sx similar to jia. See a rheumatologist or pediatrician quickly.

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

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Roentgen Rays (Definition)

Roentgen rays are another term for x-rays, which are a form of electromagnetic radiation (other types include light and microwaves). X-rays are used to provide imaging with plain ...Read more