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What are the signs of arthritis and is it preventible?

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Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Arthritis

Many forms but involves pain inflammation and swelling of joints often with decreased range of motion.

In brief: Arthritis

Many forms but involves pain inflammation and swelling of joints often with decreased range of motion.
Dr. Steven Saunders
Dr. Steven Saunders
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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Not preventable

0nly traumatic oa is preventable.
Avoid risks, ladders, contact sports etc. Many oa patients can trace back 2 a specific accidental injury. The type that runs in families can b slowed by activity modification, start rx early. Don't wait 2 long b 4 u c a specialist.

In brief: Not preventable

0nly traumatic oa is preventable.
Avoid risks, ladders, contact sports etc. Many oa patients can trace back 2 a specific accidental injury. The type that runs in families can b slowed by activity modification, start rx early. Don't wait 2 long b 4 u c a specialist.
Dr. Peter Ihle
Dr. Peter Ihle
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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Arthritis

Symptoms include pain and stiffness in the affected joint.
Signs include fluid in the joint (effusion), limited range of motion, and grinding or crepitus in the joint with motion. Since arthritis is a time-related degenerative process, there is no way that we are aware of to prevent progression.

In brief: Arthritis

Symptoms include pain and stiffness in the affected joint.
Signs include fluid in the joint (effusion), limited range of motion, and grinding or crepitus in the joint with motion. Since arthritis is a time-related degenerative process, there is no way that we are aware of to prevent progression.
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
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