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What Is Oa
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
I have RA as well as 2 herniated discs lumbar, 1 cervical herniated disk, spinal stenosis, OA. What is the best medication for pain mgmt w/o tiredness?
Ask your DR: Information and advice for your question is best to come from your DR who has all your medical history and the latest exam findings ...Read more
My rheumo has been treating my oa and fibro and tested me every 3 months for rf and it finally came back positive this time. Why does that happen?
How long can it take for primary osteoarthritis and secondary oa to develop? Would one know after 20 yrs?
How can I deal with osteoarthritis until I go to my appointment on February 2016?
I got a shot for OA today how long will it last?
Osteoarthritis: What joint or joints r affected? If u received an injection into the joint the length of time of efficacy varies from a few weeks to a few months. Try ice, limit activities that increase pain or swelling , stay on alleve two pills twice a day for 3-4 weeks , purchase a brace or sleeve if u r having problems with knees or ankles. ...Read more
Yup.: osteoarthritis, or "OA" is a common maturational change of the skeleton, usually with aging or history of repetitive trauma. So this can happen to anyone- even people who also have RA, or rheumatoid arthritis, which is an autoimmune condition that has somewhat different presentation, blood test results, and treatment. Even folks with RA get older, and we do often see a mixed pattern of arthritis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Secondary: Several studies have shown significant association between diffuse joint hypermobility and osteoarthritis. Joint hypermobility predisposes to musculoskeletal disorders, especially osteoarthritis. Laxity of the joints has been predisposing factor for joint or soft tissue injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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