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Michigan Sports and Spine

Degenerative Joint Disease

Overview
Degenerative joint disease is also known as osteoarthritis.  It is the most common joint disorder, which is due to aging and wear and tear on a joint.

Causes
Aging
"Wear and tear" on a joint
Genetics
Obesity
Injuries
Occupational risks
Sports
Bleeding disorders
Other types of arthritis

Symptoms
Pain and stiffness in the joints
Pain that is worse in the morning, after exercise, and when pressure is placed on the joint
Rubbing, grating, or crackling sound when moving the joint

Diagnosis
Physical examination and medical history consultation
X-rays

Treatment
OTC pain relievers
Corticosteroid injections
Capsaicin
Artificial joint fluid injections
Lifestyle changes
Physical therapy
Braces
Surgery

Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001460/

 

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