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Doctor insights on: Seronegative Osteoarthritis

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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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Is there any way to stop the hand deformities that come along with erosive inflammatory osteoarthritis?

Is there any way to stop the hand deformities that come along with erosive inflammatory osteoarthritis?

NSAIDs: Maybe helpful. Also consider supplements like glucosamine/chondroitin. You may need to get braces or splints in joints that may have significant arthritis to avoid deformities. Lastly if not improving consider how platelet therapy or stem cells can be helpful for you. Check out Regenexx.Com ...Read more

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Do you recommend an anti -inflammatory for someone with celiac disease and no intestinal issues for 2 years for osteoarthritis of knee?

Do you recommend an anti -inflammatory for someone with celiac disease and no intestinal issues for 2 years for osteoarthritis of knee?

Normal: With controlled celiac disease the patient becomes otherwise essentially like everyone else. All meds have the same risks and benefits (except if they contain gluten, which some do) ...Read more

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In the past I have had severe side effects from anti inflammetary drugs i now have osteoarthritis would naxopren be advisable?

Naproxen Side Effect: Naproxen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. Like all nsaids, it can irritate the stomach lining and can cause gastrointestinal bleeding. Nsaids can also affect the kidneys and interfere with blood pressure control. ...Read more

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Is there a concern for these test results: ANA=neg; ESR=24 (range 0-20); LDH=233, (R100-190); RF=11 (R 0-13.9) Have osteoarthritis, DM, OSA. asthma, ?

Is there a concern for these test results:  ANA=neg; ESR=24 (range 0-20); LDH=233, (R100-190); RF=11 (R 0-13.9) Have osteoarthritis, DM, OSA. asthma, ?

FATIGUE WITH OSA: OSA IS THE ONLY REAL ISUE HERE :: Provigil is cheaper and better tolerated than Nuvigil .Also adderal/Ritalin/Starttera can help. Start a gluten free diet Wholeapproach.com gut bliss.com. If CPAP/BIPAP is poorly tolerated seek ENT CONSULT for UPP/ vs Hyoid suspension. ALSO FOCUS ON WEIGHT LOSS. Topamax (topiramate) can help with sleep and weight loss ...Read more

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Pain in my calf muscle, had a ultrasound neg. for PAD. I have herniated, and annular tear in L5 disc, osteoarthritis in lumbar. Is my back the cause?

Pain in my calf muscle, had a ultrasound neg. for PAD. I have herniated, and annular tear in L5 disc, osteoarthritis in lumbar. Is my back the cause?

TOO YOUNG FOR PAD: You are too young for PAD I will worry more about DVT. Specially if you have some swelling with the calf tenderness. It really depend on how where and when you are getting the pain walking? Standing? Is it aches or could it be muscle cramps how far you have to stop walking because of the pain does the pain goes away by stopping or you have to sit down to get relief yes your back could be the probl ...Read more

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Can a 24 y/o have osteoarthritis of the spine? If so, how come it would develop at this age?

Yes: The term usually used on the spine is degenerative disc disease, which is essentially an osteoarthritis of the spine. It is seen in 30 percent of those over 35 and 90 percent over 60. We don't fully understand the cause, may be polyfactorial. I have seen it in people as young as 10-12 and then you will sometimes see a patient in their 90s that has very little of it. ...Read more

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What can I do to not get osteoarthritis?

What can I do to not get osteoarthritis?

NSAIDs: Maybe helpful. Also consider supplements like glucosamine/chondroitin. Exercise muscles around the joint you are worried about to limit wear and tear. Lastly if not improving consider how platelet therapy or stem cells can be helpful for you. Check out Regenexx.Com ...Read more

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