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What is arthritis?

What is arthritis?

Inflammation: Arthritis is inflammation within a joint. The most common type is osteoarthritis which is a wear and tear arthritis. Another is rheumatoid arthritis which is an autoimmune problem where the body attacks its own tissues. The common syptoms of arthritis is pain, swelling and stiffness in the affected joint. ...Read more

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What is arthritis?

What is arthritis?

Cartilage damage: Arthritis is a progressive damage to the cartilage in your joints. It can be cause by several things including wear and tear, rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis among others. When the cartilage is damaged, there is increasing pressure on the bone that leads to bone spurs. There is also an increase in the chemicals that trigger inflammation, which causes pain. ...Read more

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What is spondilitis?

What is spondilitis?

Spinal inflammation: Spondylitis is a generic term for spine infl;ammation. It tends to be inherited. Major forms of spondylitis can be associated with specific genes, primarily b27, but also b40. Psoriatic arthritis can also cause spondylitis. Sacroiliitis is usually the first manifestation of "spondylitis.". ...Read more

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What is osteoarthritis?

What is osteoarthritis?

Degeneration: in the joints of your body due to wear and tear, injury or even previous surgery in the area. ...Read more

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What is osteoarthritis?

What is osteoarthritis?

Wear and tear : It is what we call a wear and tear arthritis. We all get some form of osteoarthritis where joints get worn down with time. ...Read more

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What is acromioclavicular arthropathy?

What is acromioclavicular arthropathy?

Joint pain: Acromioclavicular arthropathy is a fancy way of saying that the joint where your collar bone meets your shoulder is hurting you. Possible old injury? Overuse? You should talky to your doc about possible treatments which will likely include anti-inflammatory meds as well as possible steroids, either systemic or injectable. ...Read more

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What is postrheumatic arthropathy?

What is postrheumatic arthropathy?

Post traumatic: As the above signifies "after trauma" to a joint arthros equals joint pathy equals pathology (something wrong). ...Read more

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What is ankylosing spondylitis? what is treatment?

What is ankylosing spondylitis? what is treatment?

Spinal arthritis: Ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammatory arthritis of the spinal joints, sacroiliac joints and peripheral joints. It can lead to impaired painful motion, and even fusion of affected joints It is one of the spondyloarthritides which include varients of psoriatic arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease. Treatment is NSAIDS and even the biologic drugs including Enbrel (etanercept). Exercise to maintain ROM. ...Read more

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What is pseudoarthrosis?

What is pseudoarthrosis?

Fracture: A pseudoarthrosis ("false joint") occurs when a bone breaks and thus allows movement to occur at that location. ...Read more

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What is monoarthritis?

What is monoarthritis?

1 joint inflamed: A single joint is inflamed. If severe, the first and most serious concern is a bacterial infection. Gout generally presents initially as a monoarthritis. ...Read more

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What is spondylolysis?

What is spondylolysis?

A small crack : A crack in a particular part of one spine bone a radio graphic finding may or may not be painful common in elite gymnasts and interior line men. ...Read more

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What is polyarthritis?

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What is polyarthritis?

5 or more joints : Poly = many. Polyarthritis is any type of arthritis which involves 5 or more joints simultaneously. Usually is a rheumatoid arthritis or other autoimmune condition. ...Read more

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What is charcot neuro-arthropathy?

What is charcot neuro-arthropathy?

Something similar: That is not a term I have heard of. Who uses that? Charcot foot is a deformed foot. It is a result of numbness and weakness affecting the foot, which leads to ligament injury and arthropathy (joint deformity). People who have inherited neuropathy tend to have this when they are never treated. One kind of inherited neuropathy is Charcot Marie Tooth disease. ...Read more

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What exactly is facet joint arthropathy?

What exactly is facet joint arthropathy?

Facet Arthropathy: Could be facet arthropathy/arthritis. There are joints in the spine where the bones articulate and can develop bone spurs and cause the clicking with pain typically with extension. I would consider seeing a pain/spine specialist to see if facet injections or radio frequency ablation would be helpful for you. ...Read more

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What is spondulosis?

What is spondulosis?

Arthritis: Spondylosis refers to arthritis, or degenerative changes in the joints of spine, which connect the individual spine bones (vertebra) to one another. ...Read more

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What is arthrogryposis?

What is arthrogryposis?

Joint contractures: Arthrogryposis is a rare congenital condition in which the affected child as joint contractures and muscle weakness. A joint contracture means essentially that the joint is stuck in one position. The care issues are complex, and an affected child needs to be cared for at a multi-specialty pediatric center with the appropriate expertise. ...Read more

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What is diffuse facet arthropathy?

What is diffuse facet arthropathy?

Facet arthropathy: The facets are the joints between the posterior parts of adjacent vertebral bodies. Diffuse facet arthropathy means generalized degenerative arthritis of these joints throughout the spin ...Read more

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What is synovitis?

What is synovitis?

Synovitis: And inflamation of the lining of the joint, could be due to many causes. If acute nsaids are the best, if chronic, check with your dr for other causes. ...Read more

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What is anklosing spondilitis?

What is anklosing spondilitis?

An arthritis: This is commonly associated with an antigen termed hla-b27 which can be detected in a blood sample. Males have a higher incidence, and aside from spinal fusion (ankylosis), other joints can be affected, the eye can get inflammed (iritis) and the aortic valve can be compromised. ...Read more

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