Osteoarthritis causes injury

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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 n tn Furthermore, he does not feel it necessary to do any further testing to rule out underlying causes. My doctor is generally a bright guy. I like him, great doctor. But I feel like I need to respectfully disagree with his opinion that it isn't related to the accident due to my medical history - I've never had any constant joint pain anywhere except my ankle that's given me problems since I twisted it as a kid.
3060903 tn?1398568723 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. In this article, we list the best ways to treat and prevent flare-ups, which are marked by increased pain and stiffness. What are the symptoms of a flare-up?
Avatar n tn These symptoms are indeed classic symptoms of ligament injury. Grinding is characteristic of osteoarthritis; locking and catching are characteristic of meniscus injuries and osteochondritis dissecans (meniscus injuries are much more common than osteochondritis dissecans); and giving way is more characteristic of ligamentous injuries. Are there any positions that make your knee more or less comfortable? Have you tried anything to help the pain and, if yes, has that been successful?
Avatar f tn Hi Becky, Your symptoms of sudden fall while walking with swelling around the joint suggests that you might have a ligament injury. These patients would usually report a deceleration injury or twisting the knee that led to immediate symptoms of swelling and pain. Further your symptoms of pain while kneeling down and release of symptom when you are standing or lying suggests that it might be Patello-femoral disorders.
Avatar n tn I believe to be aggravated due to a military injury. Last x-ray showed Schmorl’s nodes on the T11 and T10 with multiple vertebral endplate irregularities but minimal multilevel osteoarthritis changes. The pain I get in my back almost causes me to cry. What does all this “doctor talk” mean? Does not seem to be serious but the pain is unbearable at times.
Avatar m tn Usually, such symptoms may result due to post-concussion syndrome and may last for weeks or months after the injury that caused from the injury of a fall, vehicle accident, or sports injury. For treatment approach, first it is essential to get (MRI) done to detect the brain or spinal abnormalities after that injury. Treatment commonly may be suggested for symptoms such as pain-killers, some antidepressants, physical therapy and regular exercises.
1415174 tn?1453246703 I had a MRI of lower back and bone scan before injury #3 and it was totally normal. I had a hip Xray after injury 3 and it was also normal. After injury 3 I can cross my left leg over the right knee while sitting but not the same as the right side. When I try, the muscles in the left buttock are very tight and I get increased pain in the injury area mentioned above but it doesn't last into the next day.
Avatar n tn In all probability you have osteoarthritis of hip joint due to injury (and not due to aging). You would need to consult an orthopedic specialist for this. Please go through this link to learn more: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/arthritis.html It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
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Avatar n tn Pain is the signal that our body uses to alert us that we need to find out what is going on, so see your doctor soon as you can.
Avatar m tn Popping sound in knee can be due to injury to medial meniscus of the knee or to patella. Another possibility is the knee cap rubbing against the underlying cartilage of femur. Having said this, at times the noise has no pathology behind it.
Avatar f tn A traumatic injury or ankle sprain is common cause of ankle swelling and pain. Other causes are rheumatoid arthritis, gout, vascular obstruction etc.In osteoarthritis there are degenerative changes and damage to the articular cartilage. Diagnosis of osteoarthritis is confirmed by physical examination and X-rays of the ankle joint. Medications like glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate are being used as they are effective in reducing the pain of OA in all joints.
Avatar f tn A traumatic injury or ankle sprain is common cause of ankle swelling and pain. Other causes are rheumatoid arthritis, gout, vascular obstruction etc.In osteoarthritis there are degenerative changes and damage to the articular cartilage. Diagnosis of your condition can be confirmed by physical examination and X-rays of the ankle joint. Physical therapy plays an important role in the treatment plan of joint pains. Do not worry. Consult an orthopaedician. Do keep me posted. Take care and regards!
3134561 tn?1342629375 · Unusual symptoms in the hip area. · Unable to walk comfortably because of an affected side due to hip pain. · Injury that causes deformity around the hip joint. · Hip pain when lying down. · Difficulty bending the hips. · Pain in hip that lasts for more than a day. · Swelling in the hip joint or thigh area. There are several causes for hip pain; the reasons are different for each case. For the elderly, the most common cause is arthritis or a form of osteoarthritis.
Avatar m tn Look it is bound that arthritis causes only after 50 sometimes it causes at young age also. Basically the wear and tear of the joints causes joint pain which often arises at older ages. Start some exercises which includes shoulder movements, that relieve some pain.
Avatar n tn A hip cyst is a fluid or air filled sac which can form on the hip because of a disease or injury. Cysts can be seen in early stages of osteoarthritis. Other causes of cysts are synovial cysts seen in rheumatoid arthritis and repetitive motion of joint. Treatment may involve drainage and/or corticosteroid drug to dissolve the cyst. Treatment will depend on the underlying cause. Consult your attending doctor/orthopaedician for more queries and assistance. Keep me posted.
Avatar f tn Other causes that needs to be ruled out includes musculoskeletal causes as in muscle strain, and injury to the muscles, ligaments, and discs that support the spine. Other causes may include osteoarthritis, spondylolysis, spinal stenosis, or from fractures that may be brought about by trauma. To determine the root cause of the problem, complete physical examination, medical history and diagnostics such as x-ray of the lumbosacral region may also be done. Take care and do keep us posted.
657653 tn?1224684306 It is a form of arthritis that causes the gradual breakdown of the cartilage that cushions the joints. Movement then causes the bones to rub against each other, which is painful. Degenerative arthritis is characterized by inflammation, breakdown and eventual loss of the cartilage of the joints. This can be caused by obesity, bad posture, repeated trauma or injury, and overuse. In some cases, degenerative arthritis may be hereditary.
Avatar f tn Have you suffered any hip injury recently that could have caused fracture, or it can be arthritis (rheumatoid/ osteoarthritis), hip bursitis or dislocated hip. Please schedule an appointment with an orthopedician to determine the exact cause. Meanwhile you can take OTC pain killers for pain.Good Luck!
Avatar f tn Bone marrow edema is excess collection of fluid that usually occurs in response to infection, inflammation or injury. Thus it is seen in fractures, ligament injuries, bone bruises (injury to bone without a fracture), synovitis (inflammation of the synovial membrane that lines the joints), osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, ischemia (decreased blood flow) and tumors.
Avatar m tn Some degree of osteoarthritis is expected with age which can worsen post-menopause, being overweight, improper posture, lack of physical exercise/ muscle strength, chronic trauma, diabetes etc., which causes degeneration of the joint and associated inflammation that causes pain. The acute injury is unlikely to be related to it. It is not a completely treatable condition, though it can be partially managed.
Avatar n tn 1. A traumatic injury to a joint 2. Chronic degenerative joint disease or osteoarthritis 3. Infectious joint disease 4. Immune mediated polyarthritis 5. Breed specific causes of polyarthritis 6. Clotting abnormalities 7. Tumors of the joint capsule or bone The painful swelling could mean some infective or inflammatory pathology. Have a consultation with orthopedic surgeon.
Avatar m tn Her age and a history of injury points towards reactive arthritis secondary to osteoarthritis. The best treatment, presently for Osteoarthritis , is Total knee replacement.Can you upload her knee X-rays on the photo section, so that i will be able to comment on that.
Avatar m tn Plantar fascia is a ligament that connects your heel bone to your toes. If it swells, becomes weak or inflamed, it causes these symptoms. After some time, you may feel pain always. The other possibility is osteoarthritis. This also causes pain worse after inactivity—the first few steps always painful. If possible consult a sports injury center. This is equipped with treatment options for plantar fasciitis.
Avatar n tn If it swells, becomes weak or inflamed, it causes these symptoms. After some time, you may feel pain always. The other possibility is osteoarthritis. This also causes pain worse after inactivity—the first few steps always painful. Please consult an orthopedic specialist regarding this. Other causes of foot pain can be rheumatoid arthritis, faulty arch, ligament tears, fractures, and gout. If possible consult a sports injury center.
Avatar n tn The rash is only on the palm of my left hand, near the base of my thumb. It is drying up and is rarely itchy. It causes sharp pain very rarely any more. I am also having sharp aching pain in my left shoulder and neck, although I do not have any rash in those areas. It is extremely sensitive to the touch, as well. Is it likely that this pain is a part of the shingles virus (even though there is no rash in those areas)? Or should I look for a separate cause?
Avatar f tn Other types of fibromyalgia headaches include tension/ migraine headaches, temporo mandibular joint problems, post concussive syndrome from injury, allergies with sinus congestion and referred pain from tender/trigger points in neck and shoulder area. Certain unrelated causes like hypertension, renal disorder, eye disease, cervical osteoarthritis, brain tumors etc can also cause earaches. Consult your neurologist at the earliest to check the cause and treat accordingly. Hope this helps.