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What to do for oa pain at night?

What to do for oa pain at night?

OA pain: Depends on the area. Sleep with extra pillow between and supportive of the affected joints. Consider gentle massage, ice followed by moist heat, and gentle motion exercises. ...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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What does "slight bil. Oa changes" mean with relationion to a knee problem?

What does "slight bil. Oa changes" mean with relationion to a knee problem?

Both knee arthritis : This appears to be an abbreviation for slight bilateral osteoarthritic changes. Meaning you have a mild case of arthritis in both knees. ...Read more

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Have hip OA. What's name of muscle/tendon that runs down pelvis in front that you feel every time you step forward? Feels tight. Looking for stretch!

Have hip OA. What's name of muscle/tendon that runs down pelvis in front that you feel every time you step forward? Feels tight. Looking for stretch!

Psoas: There are a number of tendons that run in the space anterior to the hip joint including the ileopsoas, sartorius, quadratic femoris, among others. If you are having pain, a detailed exam will likely reveal the anatomic source and treatment options. ...Read more

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Are there naturopathic modalities to treat SIJ and OA?

There are...: none. The AAOS recommended that glucosamine, viscosupplementation, and acupuncture are worthless. Taking tumeric with high curcuminoids and omega-3 can help! ...Read more

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How long can it take for primary osteoarthritis and secondary oa to develop? Would one know after 20 yrs?

Yes.: Primary osteoarthritis (DJD) is "wear and tear" arthritis, and occurs over long periods of time secondary DJD is usually from a prior inflammatory process or trauma. It is usually detectable a few years after the initial insult. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

See below: I am not sure why they were checking it every 3 months, unless they were checking through different lab and he or she suspected that you had it, but some patients who have seronegative RA do convert to positive status overtime. ...Read more

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What are the differences between RA and OA?

What are the differences between RA and OA?

Numerous: RA affects the joint lining or inner joint capsule. RA is an autoimmune disease that commonly had a hereditary component. The synovial proliferation that occurs causes damage to the cartilage. Typically symmetrical affects right and left and multiple joints affected. OA is a wear and tear of the cartilage in a joint. The cartilage thins and more stress seen on bone causing pain ...Read more

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