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What Expect Degenerative Arthritis Toes
Pain and Stiffness: Pain and stiffness from arthritris in the foot, depending on the joints, can limit mobility. Xrays and a good detailed history and gait analysis will help make the diagnosis. Appropriate off-loading with orthotics can sometimes help along with anti-inflammatory medication if tolerable , in severe cases surgery may be the answer depending on the severity and location. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Arthritis vrs aging: Degenerative joint disease is an outdated term for osteoarthritis of peripheral joints. Degenerative disc disease is sometimes diagnosed when vertebral spurs are noted. The latter phenomenon, referred to most accurately as spondylosis deformans, is asymptomatic. It may be associated with disc disease, but disc damage does not necessarily cause pain. ...Read more
Stiffness: Is the most common complaint. Pain is usually bimodal meaning worse in the am and then later in the day. Pain should improve in the am within 30 min or so as the hands and fingers are used. If the pain and stiffness lasts longer than 30-60 min then this can be a sign of rheumatoid arthritis which is more severe and should be treated sooner than later. Discuss this with your pcp. ...Read more
Overuse / Immune sys: Rheumatoid arthritis is caused by one's immune system attacking the joint cartilage, so usually in multiple joints at once. Degenerative arthritis or osteoarthritis is from traumatic overuse. Actual overuse by repetitive normal motions is unusual. A knee joint will run thousands of miles over 70 years if the knee is never "twisted" injured. Not using a joint enough leads to osteoarthritis! ...Read more
Wear and tear: Osteoarthritis is wear and tear on joints causing mechanical damage, especially to cartilage. There is bony overgrowth and ultimately joints become bone on bone. This is extremely painful and often requires joint replacement surgery. Pain of OA has an inflammatory component that responds to NSAIDs. RA is the opposite.Autoimmune inflammation causes the synovial tissue to eat into cartilage and bone ...Read more
Degenerative arthritis in spine muscles in legs seem to hurt when, walking osteo a in knee, elbows hurt , is all this arthritis dad had rheumatoid ?
Arthritis pain: Degenerative joint disease (DJD) is a descriptive phrase for arthritis. DJD involves wear and tear to the articular cartilage of the knee. This process can cause pain and inflammation, which can range from mild to severe, depending on the severity of the arthritis. For help with treatment of your djd, consult an orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more
What is the difference between rheumatoid arthritis and severe degenerative osteoarthritis. Their treatments?
Many differences: Rheumatoid arthritis typicall affects small joints of the hands and feet, is much more painful and causes stiffness of the joints. Degenerative joint disease, also called osteoarthritis is disease of the weight bearing joints like knees and hips and causes low to moderate degree of pain and it often occurs after 50 yrs of age. ...Read more
Damage to cartilage: Arthritis by definition is damage to the cartilage that coats the end of bones in a joint. As this damage gets more severe, it leads to inflammation, pain, swelling and even progressive deformities. A variety of treatments are available depending on the stage of progresion of the arthritis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Knee pain when stand/walk. Osteophytes at bilateral tibial spines. Patellofemoral joint spaces reduced. Early osteoarthritis. Need surgery to treat?
Multilevel disc and joint arthrosis ostephytosis and sclerosis in lumbar spine and neck. Hills sachs with joint narrowing shoulder. What dr to see?
Multi joint pain: i would first see a rheumatologist to evaluate you for a potential inflammatory arthritic process. ...Read more
Depends: If post-traumatic arthritis results from a fracture, perhaps you would see sequela from the fracture. Otherwise, the 2 causes could look similar. In other words, the end result of arthritis usually looks the same. The other piece on info that makes one consider "post-traumatic" is a history of remote injury. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Spine Joints: Facet joints are places on the spinal bones where two bones actually meet and articulate. Many times arthritis or inflammation can arise here and cause pain. Sometimes this inflammation results in extra fluid in the joint that aggravates the joint, that is the effusion. Suggest seeing a spine specialist to get help with either steroid injections or PRP to help strengthen ligaments. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hallux limitus: Arthritis of the great toe ( hallux) is very common and painful primarily due to the amount of pressure applied to this small joint with each step and the amount of pain free motion required to take a normal step. Pain here is frequently due to inflammation of the synovium, or joint lining, but just as commonly due to a broken spur. Ice, low heeled, stiff soled shoe is best. And see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me natural cures for facet joint arthritis/degenerative disc disease in lower lumbar spine?
See details: Speak with your rheumatologist about these issues. If you are not currently seeing one, do so. ...Read more
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