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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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What's the difference between osteoarthritis and degenerative joint disease?

What's the difference between osteoarthritis and degenerative joint disease?

OA vs DJD: These terms are synonymous. Both implicate the joint as the cause of symptoms, usually pain and stiffness. ...Read more

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What are differences between osteoarthritis and degenerative joint disease?

What are differences between osteoarthritis and degenerative joint disease?

DJD Osteoarthritis: Djd and osteoarthritis are the same. They are both degenerative changes in a joint. It is just that some people favor one over the other. ...Read more

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Is degenerative joint disease the same thing as osteoarthritis?

Is degenerative joint disease the same thing as osteoarthritis?

Yes: Arthritis or degenerative joint disease are generic catch all terms applied to all conditions affecting the cartilage inside a joint. There are over a hundred different types of arthritis. ...Read more

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Are degenerative joint disease and osteoarthritis the same thing?

Are degenerative joint disease and osteoarthritis the same thing?

Yes: With wear and tear (chronic use), the outer layer of cartilage in a joint tends to break down or degenerate. ...Read more

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How do degenerative osteoarthritis/degenerative joint disease/degenerative disc disease differ?

How do degenerative osteoarthritis/degenerative joint disease/degenerative disc disease differ?

Arthritis vrs aging: Degenerative joint disease is an outdated term for osteoarthritis of peripheral joints.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

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What are my options for degenerative joint disease/osteoarthritis in my temporal mandibular joint?

What are my options for degenerative joint disease/osteoarthritis in my temporal mandibular joint?

Few optons: Depending on the damage to the joint, your treatment options range from nsaids, steroids, oral orthotics and surgery. You should consult an orofacial pain dentist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Can my local primary care doctor treat degenerative joint disease?

Can my local primary care doctor treat degenerative joint disease?

Yes: Yes. Degenerative joint disease or 'wear and tear' of the joints responds well to anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen or naproxen. ...Read more

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Osteoarthritis syndrome is a degenerative form of joint disease. What does it affect?

Osteoarthritis syndrome is a degenerative form of joint disease. What does it affect?

Virtually all joints: Most joints can be invovled, but some many more times likely than others. Cartilage deteriorates and has little capacity for regneration, since it is devoid of blood flow. Nutrition of cartilage is from diffusion of nutrient fromm blood flowing to adjacent bone and muscle. It can be primary, caused by wear and tear, or be caused by an inflammatory arthritis. Weight bearing joints more likely. ...Read more

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What are degenerative joint disease?

Djd: Degenerative joint disease is also known as osteoarthritis and is basically the wearing down of the cartilage cushion in the involved joint. ...Read more

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What can help cure degenerative joint disease?

Did curve: There is no cure for this. It is a progressive situation. What can be done is to reduce the symptoms. ...Read more

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What does having degenerative joint disease mean?

DDD and aging: Degenerative joint disease is part of the process of aging, though it can be accelerated due to medication, structure damage causing additional wear on adjacent joint, or familial tendancy to this syndrome. It is the breakdown of the joint, often the spinal discs, causing nerve pain or simple bone pain. Medications (non-opioid) or surgery may be in your future. ...Read more

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What are the effects of degenerative joint disease?

Cartilage Breakdown: The hallmark feature of DJD is cartilage breakdown. This may be associated with joint stiffness, pain, joint deformity, changes in the adjacent bone (cysts and bone spurs) and inflammation of the joint. All of these taken together provide a picture of arthritis. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of degenerative joint disease?

Stiff sore joints: Stiffness after sleeping or sitting still, then pain and swelling progress and can end up lasting day and night. A rheumatologist is an expert in DJD and can be helpful. ...Read more

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Is degenerative joint disease covered by disability?

Is degenerative joint disease covered by disability?

Pain physician: It is the effect of a disorder/disease which makes a person disable rather than having the disease. You should consult a pain management center for better guidance. ...Read more

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Is degenerative joint disease really common in the us?

Yes: The prevalence of degenerative joint disease (DJD) is high in the us. DJD becomes more common with age. The incidence also increases secondary to previous injuries and obesity. ...Read more

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What's the upshot of getting degenerative joint disease?

What's the upshot of getting degenerative joint disease?

Upshot?: If you are asking what is good about djd, the answer is nothing. If you want to know about successful treatments, then we are talking anti-inflammatory medications, general analgesics, range-of-motion exercises as well as aerobic activities. Stretching and strengthening exercises are all useful. Injections can help a ton as well. ...Read more

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Can you tell me anything about degenerative joint disease?

Osteoarthritis: Usually a disease of the gradually aging, can be caused by trauma- see your pcp. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what can help degenerative joint disease?

I'm curious as to what can help degenerative joint disease?

Exersise: With a good physiotherapist, ck with pcp, to see if it' really degenerative disease? R/o other arthridides. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is degenerative joint disease (d.J.D.)?

What kind of condition is degenerative joint disease (d.J.D.)?

Progressive disease: Osteoarthritis (oa) also known as degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease or osteoarthritis, is a group of mechanical abnormalities involving degradation of joint including the cartilage inside the joint and bone supporting it. ...Read more

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What should I do to help my pain from degenerative joint disease?

What should I do to help my pain from degenerative joint disease?

Prolotherapy: Find a doctor who does prolotherapy and be treated to resolve the problem without surgery or dangerous drugs.

Vist www. Getprolo. Com or www. Aaomed. Org. To find a prolotherapist and to learn about prolotherapy. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Degenerative joint disease?

What is the definition or description of: Degenerative joint disease?

Degenerative arthr-: -itis is wearing out of the joint articular cartilage. It causes spuring which is the body's way of increasing the surface area of the joint trying 2 decrease the #'s/sq inch of pressur on the wt bearing surface. It causes deformity of weight bearing joints such as severe knock knees or bowed legs. Treatable but unrelenting. Ending in total replacement. ...Read more

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What are the kinds of things you can do to avoid degenerative joint disease?

Her are some: Older age, having family members with oa, obesity joint injury or repetitive use (overuse) of joints, joint deformity such as unequal leg length, bowlegs or knocked knees, live healthy life.
Vitamin d and c and supplement.
And more. ...Read more

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Does degenerative joint disease require immediate attention? What could happen if left untreated?

Typically no urgency: Degenerative joint disease (aka djd) is a descriptive term for arthritis. DJD is a chronic condition that would not usually require immediate or urgent attention. Untreated, the disease can worsen. Recommend consulting with an orthopaedic surgeon for evaluation and treatment options. ...Read more

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What to do if I am 24 years old, and I was diagnosed with degenerative joint disease. How quickly does it progress?

Depends on cause: Trauma doesn't help= see pcp for physio therapy consult, or rheumatologist- no specific timing on progress. ...Read more

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At an age of around 30, is it too early to be suffering from degenerative joint disease in the knees?

See below: Yes. It is not impossible, but certainly far from the norm for a 30 year old to have djd. ...Read more

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What is degenerative joint disease with moderate osteophyte formation?

DJD w osteophytes: Degenerative joint disease (DJD) is the normal "wear and tear" kind of arthritis that we are all going to get as we get older in our most used joints. Part of the process of chronic arthritis is a remodeling of the calcium structure of the bone at the joint surfaces, which leads to accumulation of calcium away from the point of pressure. Ibuprofen will help discomfort from this normal process. ...Read more

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Does anyone know anything about homeopathy for degenerative joint disease?

Does anyone know anything about homeopathy for degenerative joint disease?

Homeopathy & DJD: There is some research indicating homeopathy can help patients with various types of arthritis. http://homeopathyusa. Org/home/eb/arthritis. Html it's important to realize some "negative" studies did not individualize remedies to the patient, as a skilled homeopathic practitioner would do. Some positive studies have shown it to be as effective as non-steroidal medications. ...Read more

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What is degenerative joint disease in your back, sacroilitis, and SI joint? Will taking an joint injections help easy the pain?

DJD: Degenerative joint disease is usually an aging process an d occurs by constant use. If you have this diagnosis at your age you should see a doctor ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Osteoarthritis (Definition)

Common degenerative problem of cartilage and joints. 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 ...Read more