Causes of osteoarthritis joints

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Avatar n tn Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that causes stiffness and pain in the joints. Osteoarthritis involves growth of bone spurs and degeneration of cartilage at a joint. It is very common in adults older than 45 and can cause joint pain. Joint pain may also be caused by bursitis (inflammation of the bursae). The bursae are fluid-filled sacs that cushion and pad bony prominences, allowing muscles and tendons to move freely over the bone.
Avatar n tn Similarly if you were prone for arthritis such as osteoarthritis, the period of inactivity could have aggravated the arthritis and hence swollen joints. There are various causes of multiple joint pains like osteoarthritis, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatic pathology, thyroid problems etc. Please consult an orthopedic specialist regarding this. There are no swollen joints associated with inactivity alone as the cause. However inactivity aggravates an existing joint condition like arthritis.
Avatar m tn Knee popping may also occur if the patella is slightly out of alignment, and rubs on the adjacent tissues. Other causes of joint noise is the snapping of tendons or scar tissue over a prominence, or cavitation. Cavitation occurs in synovial joints when a small vacuum forms in the synovial fluid and a rapid release produces a sharp popping or cracking sound.If it persists or other symptoms are present, it is best that you have this checked by your doctor for proper evaluation.
Avatar n tn Full work up done after the accident, x-rays of most major joints and entire spine. No one said anything about arthritis at that time. I had a spine MRI performed in late March. Now all of the sudden I'm riddled with arthritis, and the degeneration is compressing discs and nerves. My Orthopedist seems to feel that the arthritis is not related to the wreck. It's my understanding that trauma to any joints can lead to the onset of arthritis.
1378884 tn?1315509445 RA is a malfunction of the immune system in which it mistakes joint tissue, mainly the cartilage, as something that must be attacked and eliminated. This causes the typical swelling, redness, heat, and over time, damage that causes pain and disability. Cartilage is eaten away; even connective tissue such as tendons and ligaments can be affected as well. The confusion often arises because RA damage *can* lead to OA in the joints; however, OA does NOT cause RA. Make sense?
Avatar f tn Its in my shoulders neck hip joints knees.... I have been diagnosed with Osteoarthritis years ago. But now all of a sudden my joints are itching and the main place I am feeling it is in my neck area. Its not the skin. I have always had dry itchy skin and the best thing I found years ago was to use dove soap. If I do not use it I will itch to death. I also have used the Voltaren Gel but just for pain relief and started using it again once they started itching inside.
Avatar m tn Started in the joint at the base of my thumbs, but now I'm noticing it in my finger joints and thumb joint. I mentioned this to my MD at my annual physical and she felt that it was probably osteoarthritis (mainly due to the fact that there was no redness around the joints). She didn't order any kind of tests to confirm this diagnosis.
3060903 tn?1398568723 The condition affects the joints' cartilage, which is slippery tissue at the end of bones. In healthy joints, cartilage allows bones to move smoothly, but osteoarthritis (OA) causes the cartilage to wear away and the bones to rub together, leading to pain and stiffness. A flare-up can be brought on by several factors, including: injury stress changes in the weather OA affects 27 million Americans.
Avatar m tn Hi Some of the theories regarding the causes of joint cracking say that they are due to: • Escaping of gases which are present in the synovial fluid which acts as a lubricant for your joints • Movement of joints, or tendons- this is usually seen in the knee or ankles • Rubbing of two rough surfaces – seen in arthritis. You should consult a doctor if you are also experiencing pain along with the cracking.
Avatar m tn Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that causes stiffness and pain in the joints. Osteoarthritis involves growth of bone spurs and degeneration of cartilage at a joint. It is very common in adults older than 45 and can cause joint pain. Joint pain may also be caused by bursitis (inflammation of the bursae). The bursae are fluid-filled sacs that cushion and pad bony prominences, allowing muscles and tendons to move freely over the bone.
Avatar f tn Hello, I am a 16 year old male and have been having pain, aches, and stiffness in many joints. The main spots of discomfort are my; knees, elbows, wrists, hands, fingers (all joints excluding the pinkie fingers), hips, ankles, upper spine, and neck. Background: This began with just my spine and hips a year and a half ago. I went to a back specialist about a year ago and he found that my hips were severely unaligned and thought that my back pains were a result of stress from the hips.
Avatar m tn Hi....as Mel mentioned above, u may have EDS, but those with Chiari can also develop RA as well....ne auto immune disorder or connective tissue issue can affect us as well....EDS is a connective tissue disorder which affect out joints.... Many of us can also have an auto immune thyroid condition which can affect our vitamin and mineral absorption just as with EDS or taking GERD meds.....the lack of vitamin and mineral absorption can cause pain too.
Avatar n tn Hi, If you are experiencing burning sensation in finger joints only, it could be caused by Osteoarthritis. Other causes of the symptom could be Carpal tunnel syndrome, Ulnar nerve disorder, Thoracic outlet syndrome, Hand neuropathy, Peripheral neuropathy or Panic attack. Please go for MRI of the spine, arm and hand and consult a neurologist and orthopedic specialist for diagnosis and treatment. Hope this helps you. Take care and regards!
Avatar m tn This also occurs with my ankle's but no where near as often(they pop maybe 4-5 times during the day and that's for both of them) Trying to get up out of a bed or chair is really painful(Especially in my knee's), to the point where i basically have to count down before attempting to get up. I am also having a sort of insomnia, I can only seem to fall asleep for 2-3 hours at most. I've even tried taking melatonin to just help me stay asleep, and it does nothing.
Avatar f tn Then, it was cold skin, then back to burning. Her joints are now painful and sometimes she has a hard time getting out of bed. She ha been to seven doctors--internist, two neorologists, orthoepedic surgeon, had MRI (no brain issues) no upper back issues, (they did not do an MRI of one portion of the back). She would get better, then worse again. Now her joints are all stiff and the burning is constant. She has been told no neuropathy, no MS, no fibromyalgia.
2136167 tn?1374732251 Hello my friends, do any of you ,who hàve joints pain also have swelling and redness in those joints.? I am 7.5 months post 48wks triple Tx ,have been having joints pain and tenderness to touch/mostly in wrists,fingers ,shoulders,kness/ ;however,I have No swelling and No redness in any of those joints,which seems to make my rheumatologist think that I need to see him again only if I have swelling and redness there.He ordered only some tests Pooh suggested.
1207048 tn?1282177904 I had a few months of achy joints last year when I started the process of diagnosis. It was before I had many neurological symptoms, so I was thoroughly tested for: rheumatoid arthritis, regular arthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia, thyroid issues, full metabolic workup, and more that I know I'm forgetting. I saw my regular primary care doctor, an endocrinologist, and an rheumatologist. All tests were perfectly normal, and most tests were run more than once.
Avatar n tn Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that causes stiffness and pain in the joints. Osteoarthritis involves growth of bone spurs and degeneration of cartilage at a joint. It is very common in adults older than 45 and can cause joint pain. Joint pain may also be caused by bursitis (inflammation of the bursae). The bursae are fluid-filled sacs that cushion and pad bony prominences, allowing muscles and tendons to move freely over the bone.
Avatar m tn In the absence of fever and other flu-like symptoms along with the joint degeneration, my (non-medical!) guess is that it's not lyme disease, but osteoarthritis. Cartilage does its job really well until it wears thin and tears away, so it can seem like the pain and degeneration came on really fast when the damage has been progressing for years. If you're really worried about it though, go ahead and ask your doctor for a blood test for lyme and/or RA.
Avatar n tn The symptom of yours that stands out to me is the symmetry of your hand problems. Also Osteoarthritis is usually more prevalent in the last joint at the finger tip but I certainly am not a Dr. It is also not usually symmetrical. Take care and let us know.
Avatar n tn Probably thyroid related causes have been ruled out. Since you have chest congestion, possibility of associated heart involvement should be looked at. Asthma and allergic bronchitis ae the other possibilities. Do discuss this with your doctor and get yourself examined. Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Avatar n tn org/wiki/Paresthesia Calcium and Vitamin D deficiency too should be looked into. There are various causes of multiple joint pains like osteoarthritis, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatic pathology, thyroid problems etc. It is difficult to comment without examination. You can read more about this on: http://www.aafp.org/afp/20030915/1151.html Please discuss these possibilities with your doctor. Do consult an orthopedic specialist too.It is difficult to comment beyond this without examining.
Avatar n tn Approximately one year ago, all of my joints (every last one of them) started clunking and popping. I have been to so many doctors and had so many tests. No disease can be diagnosed. I am exhausted by the clunking and am now also starting to feel pain in some of my joints. Prior to this occurring, I was extremely active with swimming, walking, weight-lifting, and yoga. Now about all I can do is sit or lie around. My life is turned upside down.
Avatar m tn What can I do in order to improve and/or halt the degeneration of my joints? I know that sounds strange, but on average, I would experience 80% more pain during a day than a "healthy" person of my age and have gotten so used to it that it has become "normal" to me and I might not recognize a serious problem with one of my joints. For example, - I get a lot of costochondritus as my sternum cracks a lot. - I have been told that I have arthritis in both my wrists.
Avatar m tn Trauma and tight shoes and osteoarthritis are other causes. The spurs from osteoarthritis irritate the deep peroneal nerve. Gout a metabolic disease can cause pain across the top of the foot due to intense inflammation due to deposits of monosodium urate crystals in soft tissues and joints. Consult an orthopaedician for detailed assessment. Take care.
Avatar m tn Having said this, at times the noise has no pathology behind it. The various causes of knee locking are torn medial meniscus, mis-aligned knee cap, osteoarthritis, knee arthritis, torn lateral meniscus, osteochondritis dissecans, recurrent patella dislocation, chondromalacia patella, knee alignment problem, knee fragment or knee cartilage disorder. Hence you may need X-rays and MRIs of the knee to find the exact cause.
Avatar n tn Hello - thanks for asking your question. Arthritis refers to inflammation of the joints. The inflammation can affect any of the important structures inside a joint, including the joint lining (synovium), bones, cartilage, and supporting tissues. Common symptoms of arthritis include pain, stiffness, and swelling of the joint. The condition may be confined to only one joint or may affect numerous joints throughout the body. Arthritis is a common problem among adults.
Avatar n tn Investigations like serum creatinine,uric acid,x-rays of the joints and MRI joints are required to make a diagnosis. Due to your age,possibility of osteoarthritis is high. Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis that is caused by the breakdown and eventual loss of the cartilage of one or more joints. Cartilage is a protein substance that serves as a "cushion" between the bones of the joints. Osteoarthritis is also known as degenerative arthritis.