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Osteoarthritis

Also called: Degenerative Arthritis, Degenerative Joint Disease, DJD

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Exercise helps knee osteoarthritis and should be one of the first steps you take. Doctors recommend moving for 30 minutes a day in addition to your...
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Weight loss may be one of the most effective things you can do on your own to improve symptoms of knee OA (osteoarthritis). Extra weight causes extra...
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Before going to knee replacement surgery, your doctor may recommend arthroscopy. A surgeon will insert a thin scope through a small incision to view...
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In the future, medications may be available that protect the cartilage from the deteriorating consequences of osteoarthritis. Surgical innovation has...
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There is no blood test for the diagnosis of osteoarthritis. Blood tests are performed to exclude diseases that can cause secondary osteoarthritis, as...
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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...
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Osteoarthritis is a disease of the joints. Unlike many other forms of arthritis that are systemic illnesses, such as rheumatoid arthritis and...
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Primary osteoarthritis is mostly related to aging. With aging, the water content of the cartilage increases, and the protein makeup of cartilage...
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FM [fibromyalgia] can make OA [osteoarthritis] more painful but does not cause OA. 2-5% of the population gets FM. OA can make FM more...
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Relief can be found by: Managing your weight. Getting exercise. Avoiding and/or treating joint injuries. Eating right. There are also many...
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By age 65, more than half of us will have X-ray evidence of osteoarthritis, a disease in which the cartilage that covers the ends of the bones at the...
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Osteoarthritis, or degenerative joint disease, is the most common type of arthritis. It is associated with the breakdown of a joint's cartilage...
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Symptoms of osteoarthritis include:     * Joint aching and soreness, especially with movement.     * Pain after overuse...
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There are many factors that can increase a person's chance of developing OA, including:     *Obesity. Maintaining an ideal weight or...
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Doctors make a diagnosis of OA based on a physical exam and history of symptoms. The diagnosis of osteoarthritis is based on a combination of the...
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