Osteoarthritis symptoms x rays

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Avatar m tn Diagnosis is made with the help of history, evaluation of symptoms, x-rays, blood tests and MRI’s. When one joint is affected due to arthritis, simultaneously there is more stress on the other joint on the opposite side, leading to micro trauma and there by development of arthritis. Treatment includes rest, stretching exercises, weight loss, TENS, bracing, heat or cold therapy, massage etc. Consult your physician for further assistance. Best.
Avatar n tn X-rays show spurs on discs 1 & 2 and discs 6 & 7. Also degeneration between same discs shows on the X-rays. I experience pain, especially in the 2 areas that lead to neck and headaches. What other areas of my body does this affect? I do on occasion experience numbness and tingling in both hands and fingers, but will stop when massaged. So, I am looking for other symptoms in my body resulting from the spurs touching nerves in both areas. Thank you. John.
1459410 tn?1285698605 Arthritis is really terribly debilitating. My surgeon, when I first went to him and he took x-rays of my hands, told me he never saw anything as bad in someone my age. My joint had basically just crumbled to nothing. My last major surgery was a fusion in the hope that would take away the bulk of the pain. It didn't. It's likely that I'll have chronic pain my whole life and will be in some kind of pain management program my whole life.
Avatar m tn were in at the time) While it was good your doctor took X-rays, it can take many years for visible evidence of arthritic damage to appear. Those are my thoughts and I wish you the best.
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.
2167803 tn?1338533351 The only way to diagnose osteoarthritis or autoimmune arthritis is with x-rays and blood bests. Your thirties is not to young to develop osteoarthritis (the wear and tear type) if you are athletic, or conversely, if you DON'T exercise, if you're overweight, or if you have a congenital deformity in your knees that is only now making itself known with pain. I'd say go in for an x-ray, at the very least.
Avatar m tn for example, the hip, leg joints (front or back) or spine. Has your vet taken X-rays to assess the condition? I think pack dogs are very good at overcoming grief (they actually don't suffer grief quite like humans, though they certainly can get very anxious and depressed following a pack-member's death). But let's deal with that one, if and when it is of real concern. For now, perhaps you'll get back with a response to what I've written and we can proceed from there.
Avatar f tn Other causes of joint pain include autoimmune and vasculitic disorders (for example, systemic lupus erythematosus, polymyalgia rheumatica, and polyarteritis nodosa), avascular necrosis of bone, and injuries. Investigations like serum creatinine, uric acid, x-rays of the joints, RF factor and MRI joints are required to make a diagnosis. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
Avatar n tn I received overnight bed rest and that was it. No x-rays or real physical exam. I applied for compensation when I was discharged because they messed up on getting my appointment set for an exam for medical discharge (how convenient).
1477978 tn?1289505731 These will turn red, swell a little bit, but not the other joints. I suspect this is the OA health dept. also said I had. Not had any x-rays yet to confirm.
Avatar f tn He checked all my joints and went over my complete history. He decded to put me on an anti-inflammatory medicine and ordered blood test and x-rays of my hands, to start. I won't know anything til next week and only hope that something comes back so that I might actually get to figure this out and start to feel myself again. Nothing owrse than working full time, having 6 kids and not having the strength or being in to much pain to do anything fun with them.
Avatar f tn I also had a major car crash in Feb 1999 in which I was unconscious for minimum 15 minutes but NO x-rays/CT/MRI were taken at that time (this still amazes me!). However by July 2009 the daily grind of the below listed symptoms took their toll - I went to a doctor asking him to order full spine & head x-rays - thinking it would reveal some kind of untreated whiplash trauma or potentially even spina bifida (as I have 2 dimples just above my buttocks).
Avatar n tn So he ordered regular head x-rays and an MRI of the neck. 3 weeks later I finally heard back. The doctor clarified the results to me by e-mail because the nurse couldn't explain it to me sufficiently over the phone. This is what he wrote: "The MRI showed mild narrowing of the lower two discs but on the left side, not the right. Also, they could not rule out Eagle's syndrome. They recommended a CT to better look at the calcifications of the small bones in the area. I have ordered it.".
147426 tn?1317269232 WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE OLD MRI's AND THE NEW 3T MRI? I came across a good back-to-back comparision of the 1.5T MRI versus the 3T MRI on MS patients with known multiple brain lesions without enhancement. They did an MRI using the MS protocol of thin slices. The neuroradiologists reading the films were not told which machine they werE done on. The 3T machine consistently picked up more lesions - on average 25% more.
1216899 tn?1288573925 With all the sites out there that have info on Vitamin D, their just doesn't seem to be one that has all the symptoms that can accompany vitamin d deficiency. I'm going to list my symptoms, so that others may have some insight, in layman's terms. I hope anyone else with the deficiency would also post theirs.
527589 tn?1301681778 Something always hurt. The doctor never went further than to have x-rays taken and prescribe physical therapy. The subject of depression and mental anxiety came up often. The doctor seemed to feel I had too many symptoms for it to be real physical pain and thus was leaning towards a mentally caused phenomenon. Please tell me if I'm wrong but, while the brain is a powerful thing, I don't think it can cause osteoarthritis, stenosis or bone spurs.
Avatar n tn I also have burning sensation in several joints. I also have fibromyalgia. Have real problems with my knees; yet, x-rays are normal. I feel all my tendons and ligaments are shortening which is causing cramping in muscles in hands, calves, toes. Don't know what is going on. Have seen numerous doctors. All they can tell me is what it isn't. Not rheumatoid arthritis; not lupus. All blood work is normal. But I certainly don't feel normal.
Avatar m tn thank you for the response! I had already done the chiropractor route and have had X-rays done. I have scoliosis (known for many years now) and I have osteoarthritis in my c-spine due to bad posture and years of cracking my neck.
Avatar n tn I can be tired after 12 hours sleep! Can I be suffering symptoms from my thallassemia. Does any one else feel the same way that I do? This is a little bit hard for me, but I don't want to complain.
Avatar f tn I had a hysterectomey 3 years ago and wonder if it could be nerve damage from the sugery. I also have ostopenia and recent x-rays have noted degenerative changes (osteoarthritis) in my spine. Do you think the numbness could be from the osteoarthritis?
Avatar f tn Female, 25 years old... After injuring my back at work a few months ago, I went for X-rays and was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in the pelvic area. Not having pain, my doctor wanted to leave it aside as it was not an immediate problem. Now, for a week I've been feeling pain when sitting, getting up or lifting... It feels like the tail bone area, although I don't remember falling or anything that would explain the pain. My question is, could it be the osteoarthritis?
650397 tn?1228834984 However confirmation can be done only after investigations like MRI scans,rheumatoid factor,serum uric acid,ESR,x-rays and bone scans. Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing and what were the results of your MRI scan.
Avatar f tn The last resort is total knee replacement.I sincerely advise you to consult an orthopedician and get X-rays knee done. Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing.
Avatar n tn You need to consult a doctor and rule these out by blood tests, X-rays, nerve conduction studies, rheumatoid factor, ESR, etc. Since the thumb twitches uncontrollably, symptoms could be due to carpal tunnel syndrome. In this the median nerve is compressed at the wrist in a place called the carpel tunnel. Symptoms begin with numbness and tingling of the first three or two fingers from the thumb side (twitch is also possible). Nerve conduction studies are quite diagnostic.
Avatar f tn No offense, but I thought arthritis developed in people over 60 - am I too young for this? Both x-rays and an MRI were used to make this diagnosis Your help is greatly appreciated!
Avatar f tn I have been to an Orthopedic and have had x-rays and MRI. Nothing specific was noted in the x-ray and scan. The Dr suggested orthoscopic surgery to see what he might be able to do. I have not had the surgery. He also suggested I may have osteoarthritis. The pain will come with walking, sometimes very quickly and sometimes not much at all. When the pain comes, I have a swelling on the outside of the knee joint about the size of half a golf ball.
634723 tn?1222681100 I agree with txsilver- I have osteoarthritis in my lumbar region and I have the same symptoms. Only a doctor could diagnose her, but the shooting pains could be compressed nerves and that could be cause by arthritis or even simple bulging disks. I would start with her PCP they can at least order x-rays and get the ball rolling. Best of luck to you and your wife! D.
Avatar n tn Even though it is intermittent, the severity of the pain needs to be evaluated by appropriate diagnostic tests such as x-rays or an MRI. You don't indicate your age or any other medical conditions, but the symptoms can be possibly related to osteoarthritis of the hip. Best to make an appt with your doctor to reduce the risk of the condition becoming worse and escalating to a chronic problem.
Avatar n tn Usually the ESR and c-reactive protein is raised and the anti-citrullinated protein antibodies are positive. X-rays and magnetic resonance imaging studies are also often negative in the first few years. Symptom wise and clinical diagnosis along with the tests I have mentioned are a useful guide for the diagnosis of RA. Other less likely possibilities are lupus, osteoarthritis, and gout. Please discuss with your doctor and get this investigated. Take care!