Osteoarthritis symptoms cartilage

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Avatar n tn Is this a case of disappearing joints? I've tried glucosamine chondroitin and shark cartilage but I can't see any noticeable improvements. Is there any way to resolve (aside from pain killers and drugs that have unknown or risky side affects)?
Avatar m tn Hey, My hubby has been diagnosed (with MRI) with severe osteoarthritis is his jaw. My question is.....could excess/regular use of alcohol worsen the symptoms? I am hoping that perhaps a lifestyle change can alleviate some of his issues with OA. He was on Celebrex for a short period but doctor took him off (as its not great long term) to see how he feels. Any other tips, thoughts or helpful ideas are appreciated. Thanks!
1378884 tn?1315509445 In a nutshell, osteoarthritis is wear-and-tear on the joint. It can happen at any age, not just to "old people". It can be brought on by an injury, a congenital deformity, overuse in a sport or job. 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.
3060903 tn?1398568723 Last reviewed Thu 24 May 2018 By Jayne Leonard Reviewed by William Morrison, MD Symptoms Triggers Treatments Seeing a doctor Prevention Takeaway An osteoarthritis flare-up refers to a sudden and temporary increase in symptoms. 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.
478554 tn?1208038007 Except one athletic person suggest I have the “soft bone” problem. This is part of the ligament and cartilage problem. But he did not offer much for my problem. Can anyone out there offer any suggestions? Thank you so much. After 6 months, now my left thumb is start having the same kind of pain too.
Avatar n tn Hi Sebastiandelacroix- I am having some of the same symptoms as you and am wondering what it is also. I am interested in knowing if you have some of the others I have had...along with the involuntary twitching in my legs and numbness and tingling in my arms and hands I have had fatigue and migraines. My doc put me on a heart medication for my migraines and they have subsided for the most part but now the twitching and arm/hand probs have arisen.
182884 tn?1259316506 My back has deterortated so badly, that I now have five levels of bad disks, herniated and or bulging. I also have SI disease and Facet Disease. The cartilage is eroded, bone on bone. He said he could not fuse anything as there are too many levels and it is moving steadily up my back. He said I need a whole new back, and that is not medically possible. Because of this long pain issue, I have adjusted the way I walk due to pain.
Avatar f tn Osteophytes are bony protrusions or from cartilage which develop in areas of a degenerating joint. These are seen in the clinical setting of osteoarthritis. The remaining normal cartilage manifests a reparative response. In the knee joint, osteophytes may cause painful extension and flexion. Usually these are seen with osteoarthritis so clinical features are joint pain, morning stiffness, joint buckling, limited range of motion, crepitus or pain with motion.
Avatar f tn Often called wear-and-tear arthritis, osteoarthritis occurs when the protective cartilage on the ends of your bones wears down over time. [Source: mayoclinic.org] Rheumatoid arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic (long-term) disease. Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms can come and go, and each person with RA is affected differently. Some people have long periods of remission. Their rheumatoid arthritis is inactive, and they have few or no symptoms during this time.
Avatar n tn Hello, Your mother seems to be having osteoarthritis. 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. Treatment includes reduction of weight, exercise and support devices like splints, canes, walkers, and braces.
Avatar n tn Also called wear-and-tear arthritis or degenerative joint disease, osteoarthritis is characterized by progressive wearing away of the cartilage of the joint. As the protective cartilage is worn away by knee arthritis, bare bone is exposed within the joint .It is not necessary that if one knee is affected the other will also be affected. Mild to moderate knee arthritis can be treated with several different medications, including a few medications that can be injected into the knee joint.
Avatar m tn ) 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 f tn Hello dear and welcome to the medhelp forum. Your symptoms are suggestive of osteoarthritis elbow right side since there is history of old trauma and continuous wear and tear with your present occupation. The cartilage is damaged and can be diagnosed on XRAY. Consult an orthopaedician for evaluation. You would be given oral medications to reduce pain, physical therapy and activity modification. Trial of corticosteroid injections into the joint could provide some relief.
Avatar n tn Glucosamine supplements are widely used for osteoarthritis, particularly knee osteoarthritis. In osteoarthritis, cartilage -- the rubbery material that cushions joints -- becomes stiff and loses its elasticity. This makes the joint prone to damage and may lead to pain, swelling, loss of movement, and further deterioration.
Avatar f tn Hello Dear, Osteoarthritis is the most common type of knee arthritis. Also called wear-and-tear arthritis or degenerative joint disease, osteoarthritis is characterized by progressive wearing away of the cartilage of the joint. As the protective cartilage is worn away by knee arthritis, bare bone is exposed within the joint .It is not necessary that if one knee is affected the other will also be affected.
Avatar n tn US Patent 6610750 - Treatment of osteoarthritis US Patent Issued on August 26, 2003 Abstract Claims Description Full Text Abstract A method of treating osteoarthritis, which is effective not only at targeting the symptoms of the disease, but also in interrupting, preventing, and controlling cartilage destruction, to thereby favorably alter the course of the disease, comprising the administration of an effective amount of rhein or a rhein derivative, preferably diacerein, either alone or in com
Avatar f tn Although the symptoms of inflammation and painful and still joints is the same as for osteoarthritis. Getting pregnant will not cure any form of arthritis. If you have arthritis in the hip joints, then with a pregnancy this will put more strain and pressure on your hip joints and cause more discomfort. When some joints like the hips and knees are so bad then a doctor may refer the person for joint replacement surgery.
Avatar f tn Hi, What other symptoms are present? It is good that initial test results were fine. Osteoarthritis, the most common form of joint disease, occurs when the joint cartilage breaks down because of mechanical stress or biochemical alterations affecting commonly used joints such as the hands and spine, and the weight-bearing joints such as the hips and knees. It usually presents with joint pain and stiffness, swelling at the joint, and decreased function of the joint.
782586 tn?1236121496 i went and had an MRI done and they said i had 3 bulging discs in my cervical spine, they didn't do the rest of my back, they said I have osteoarthritis to my lower lumbar spine, with bone growth, (I have bone spures) I have to go in and "discuss my options", I don't even know what those are. Am I going to have to have surgery? Any help or comments are welcome.
Avatar f tn Osteoarthritis of the SC joint usually responds to treatments such as rest, ice, physical or occupational therapy, and anti-inflammatory medications. If the symptoms of osteoarthritis do not respond to basic treatment over six to 12 months, surgery may be considered, but it is rarely, if ever indicated. If the swelling is not at the SC joint, but rather at the joints between the sternum and ribs, there is another consideration, Tietze Syndrome.
454422 tn?1211419425 ) Although the prevalence of Baker cysts in patients with inflammatory arthritis is higher than in patients with osteoarthritis, osteoarthritis is much more common than inflammatory arthritis. Using ultrasonography, Fam and colleagues found that 21 of 50 patients (42%) with osteoarthritis had Baker cysts.5 Bilateral cysts were seen in 8 patients (16%). The occurrence of Baker cysts relates directly to the presence of knee effusion and the severity of the osteoarthritis.
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 , for the hard tissue, ie cartilage. Manufacturers erroneously(fraudulently) claim they'll regenerate cartilage. I took 'em for ~7 YEARS, & just concluded a 2nd trial: 6-8 weeks, as the Arthritis Foundation suggests, then 1 month reduced, 1 month without, lastly 1 month with the new "fast acting" stuff containing Hyaluronic Acid/Collagen. A complete failure, despite my doctor & rheumatologist recommending 'em.
Avatar n tn Hi - Your hand pain can be a combination of the numbness/tingling resulting from the problems with your neck, but you could have co-existing arthritis. There are two main types of arthritis. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disorder causing loss of cartilage between the individual bones. This causes the bones to rub together and produces pain and loss of movement. Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic and chronic disease affecting the synovium (lining) of the joint.
Avatar f tn Hello, From The symptoms and after taking into account,your age and overweight issues,it can be due to osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis that is caused by the breakdown and eventual loss of the cartilage of one or more joints. Treatment includes reduction of weight, exercise and support devices like splints, canes, walkers, and braces.Non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen are used for pain relief.
Avatar f tn My symptoms: sparatic knee pain behind knee caps, can be on both of them, doesn't seem connected to exercise. Feels achy, and sharp, and hurts to move my knees at all. has occurred since childhood, can occur at any time of the day, am sometimes woken up out of sleep from pain, heat helps sometimes, sometimes knees feel cold when pain happens, pain can go down the front of legs. Knee pain continues now (am 20).
Avatar m tn Classically morning pain and stiffness at end range of motion is noted in two conditions. Osteoarthritis of the knee joint is a common problem after 60 years of age. Patients present with knee pain that is aggravated by weight-bearing activities and relieved by rest. No systemic symptoms but usually awakens with morning stiffness that dissipates somewhat with activity. In addition to chronic joint stiffness and pain, episodes of acute synovitis may also be noted.
Avatar m tn Hi, Thank you for posting. Recurrence of spur depends on the associated conditions present, such as osteoarthritis. Further evaluation may need to be done to determine the best course of action. If there is swelling and pain in the joints, it is best that you have this checked for proper examiantion. Take care always.
297659 tn?1324486148 There are two conditions which cause pain while at rest or sleeping. One is arthritis, preferably osteoarthritis and the other is tendonitis. This is typically seen in osteoarthritis in initial stages. While standing and walking the muscles keep the knee joint stable. On lying down and especially if the cartilage is wearing off the bones of thigh and calf can rub against each other and cause pain. Being overweight also adds to the strain on knee joint and hastens the wear and tear of cartilage.