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How does degenerative arthritis affect your body?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Rigidity, pain

Degenerative arthritis or osteoarthritis affects any joint in the body including the back, neck, shoulders, knees, ankles, hips, fingers.
It causes chronic pain, and decrease in function of the affected areas usually symmetrical. When the cartilage between the two bones disappears then only replacement of the joint could relieve it. The last resort before surgery is to inject lubricants (hyalgan).

In brief: Rigidity, pain

Degenerative arthritis or osteoarthritis affects any joint in the body including the back, neck, shoulders, knees, ankles, hips, fingers.
It causes chronic pain, and decrease in function of the affected areas usually symmetrical. When the cartilage between the two bones disappears then only replacement of the joint could relieve it. The last resort before surgery is to inject lubricants (hyalgan).
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Dr. James Bicos
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Makes it hard 2 move

Arthritis, especially in your larger joints of your body makes it difficult to move because the smooth gliding surface that cartilage has gets worn down.

In brief: Makes it hard 2 move

Arthritis, especially in your larger joints of your body makes it difficult to move because the smooth gliding surface that cartilage has gets worn down.
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