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A job that causes repetitive motion of hands, fingers, etc. How long could it take 2 get osteoarthritis if 1 was to get it? Would 1 have it in 20 yrs.

A job that causes repetitive motion of hands, fingers, etc. How long could it take 2 get osteoarthritis if 1 was to get it? Would 1 have it in 20 yrs.

Not necessarily: It depends on too many factors to answer your question. The longer you live, the more likely you are to have oa of the back, hips or knees especially. It also depends of your weight and how much you abuse the joints. ...Read more

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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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I have finger osteoarthritis in my hand and also I have pain under my left foot palm_ ahead of heel.There're no reumatism base on my examination. Help?

I have finger osteoarthritis in my hand and also I have pain under my left foot palm_ ahead of heel.There're no reumatism base on my examination. Help?

Plantar fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis, or an arch ligament strain is a very common reason for pain in the bottom of the heel. There can sometimes be a bursitis under the heel as well. Other causes of heel pain can be tarsal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, a stress fracture, referred nerve pain among others. Talk to a podiatrist to help sort this out. ...Read more

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How can I keep osteoarthritis in my hands from being so painful?

How can I keep osteoarthritis in my hands from being so painful?

Early arthritis in: hands or any joint may respond well to palliative treatment. Ice for swollen overused joints. Heat for stiff joints.Oral Non steroidal OTC Anti-Inflammatories , topical rubs, and making sure that one puts themselves through a full range of motion despite the feeling of tightness and end range of motion pain is a start in the right direction. X-rays an evaluation and staging can help to aid RX ...Read more

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Do hands get osteoarthritis or just rheumatoid?

Do hands get osteoarthritis or just rheumatoid?

Both: The hands can be afeected by both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid. Rheumatoid typically affects the joints we call the mcps and pips while osteoarthritis affects the pips and dips. Some patients can have both forms of arthritis at the same time. ...Read more

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What can I do if my dad is in pain from osteoarthritis in his hand what to do?

What can I do if my dad is in pain from osteoarthritis in his hand what to do?

Many options: Depending on where the arthritis is, he can have injections (steroid) or even surgery can help. Sometimes we replace the joints, but other times we can fuse them so that the pain goes away. Have him see a hand orthopedic specialist. ...Read more

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Is osteoarthritis and lost of strength on my hands related? Is there any therapy for this?

Is osteoarthritis and lost of strength on my hands related?  Is there any therapy for this?

Yes.The pain : Causes one not to use the muscles, that then atrophy.Then it becomes a vicious cycle .Get a squeeze ball and strengthen those muscles. ...Read more

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I am 45 years , I have osteoarthritis and I have difficulties opening cans, cutting potatoes, what can I do to improve the function of my hand?

I am 45 years , I have osteoarthritis  and I have difficulties opening  cans, cutting potatoes, what can I do to improve the function of my hand?

See a hand therapist: This is one issue for which a hand therapist can provide help. The therapist can help with splints, exercises and self-help devises that will improve your ability to function. ...Read more

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How long will it take osteoarthritis to heal in the hand?

How long will it take osteoarthritis to heal in the hand?

No cure: However there are many options for treatment. Medications like anti-inflammatory options like ibuprofen, naproxen, etc. Other options include synvisc/euflexxa injections to help lubricate the joint or even platelet/stem cell therapies as well. Check out regenexx.com. ...Read more

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