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What Does Degenerative Joint Diseases Mean
DDD and aging: Degenerative joint disease is part of the process of aging, though it can be accelerated due to medication, structure damage causing additional wear on adjacent joint, or familial tendancy to this syndrome. It is the breakdown of the joint, often the spinal discs, causing nerve pain or simple bone pain. Medications (non-opioid) or surgery may be in your future. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
TMD/TMJ: Tmj stands for temporomandibular joint. It is the joint that connects the lower jaw to the base of the skull at two areas or joints. It sometimes refers to conditions that involve this anatomical area that today are referred to as tmd, temporomandibular disorders, a group of various degenerative conditions involving the breakdown of any, some or all of the differing tissues of the tmj. ...Read more
Getting older!: The risks are not usually high but may lead to a decreased range of motion and possible arthritis with associated muscle weakness or atrophy if the joints are less used due to pain that may also lead to damage of soft tissue structures in and about these joints which can even lead to surgery and possible joint replacement if symptoms become severe enough and that joint can be replaced or fused. ...Read more
What do this mean? Mild to moderate degenerative joint disease biateral hips and what is the paragraph below saying? Alignment appears anatomic. Mild narrowing is noted at hip jonit biaterally. Moderate bony spurring is noted of the acetabulum biatera
"Alignment : "alignment appears anatomic" means everything is lined up as it should be. "mild narrowing is noted at hip joint bilaterally" means there is some arthritis in the hip joint. "moderate bony spurring of the acetabulum bilaterally" means a little extra bone (like a little spur) has formed at the hip "cup" where the hip socket fits in, and is also arthritis changes. "phleboliths" just means calcium in a vein or vessel and is normal, it is a normal finding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Upshot?: If you are asking what is good about djd, the answer is nothing. If you want to know about successful treatments, then we are talking anti-inflammatory medications, general analgesics, range-of-motion exercises as well as aerobic activities. Stretching and strengthening exercises are all useful. Injections can help a ton as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Degenerative arthr-: -itis is wearing out of the joint articular cartilage. It causes spuring which is the body's way of increasing the surface area of the joint trying 2 decrease the #'s/sq inch of pressur on the wt bearing surface. It causes deformity of weight bearing joints such as severe knock knees or bowed legs. Treatable but unrelenting. Ending in total replacement . ...Read more
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