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Dr. Qamar Khan
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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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How bad is my degenerative arthritis if body is supposedly beyond physical therapy? I was referred to ortho doctors.

How bad is my degenerative arthritis if body is supposedly beyond physical therapy? I was referred to ortho doctors.

Physical therapy: Is but one of many modalities of treatment of osteoarthritis. Consult your ortho surgeon for options regarding treatment, which can range from medications (many to choose from) to surgery. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have degenerative arthritis?

Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease is characterized by degeneration of cartilage (and later, bone) that affects how a joint moves and tolerates loads and stresses. Advancing age and trauma worsen the degeneration. In weight bearing joints, obesity also accelerates the progression. ...Read more

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What are risk factors for degenerative arthritis?

What are risk factors for degenerative arthritis?

A few: All people will develop degenerative arthritis but not all will suffer. Obesity, smoking, age, alcohol use, prior joint trauma, and intensity of work (labor intensive jobs) just to name a few can accelerate the natural degenerative process. ...Read more

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Is there any way to get relief from degenerative arthritis?

Is there any way to get relief from degenerative arthritis?

Yes, many options: Yes. Gentle exercise, stretching, weight loss, avoiding activities that exacerbate your symptoms, creams, etc. Can help. Even your diet choices may affect your pain. Tylenol and anti-inflammatories can help. Supplements (glucosamine & chondroitin) have been shown to help. In certain instances, steriod injections can provide drastic relief. Finally, there are surgical options if all else fails. ...Read more

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What does having a degenerative arthritis mean?

What does having a degenerative arthritis mean?

Arthritis: Degenerative arthritis is a situation where the cartilage which is the gliding surface covering a joint is deteriorating. This is often a slow progressive process also known as osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease. ...Read more

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How does degenerative arthritis affect your body?

How does degenerative arthritis affect your body?

Rigidity, pain: Degenerative arthritis or osteoarthritis affects any joint in the body including the back, neck, shoulders, knees, ankles, hips, fingers. It causes chronic pain, and decrease in function of the affected areas usually symmetrical. When the cartilage between the two bones disappears then only replacement of the joint could relieve it. The last resort before surgery is to inject lubricants (hyalgan). ...Read more

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What some of the causes degenerative arthritis?

Many possible causes: Obesity is a factor in oa. In the spine smoking is a factor. There are structural factors - if you have bowed legs or knocked knees you have a higher risk of oa. Prior injury, especially if it involves a joint, is a factor. A malunion of a fracture could lead to oa. Overuse and microtrauma may be a factor. Inflammatory disease can lead to degenerative joint disease. And, of course, there are gene. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of degenerative arthritis ?

Pain: The classic syptoms are pain, redness, swelling and heat. The pain is often the worst when sedentary and better with activity. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) is a term used to describe a common type of arthritis in children. It is a long-term (chronic) disease resulting in ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more