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degenerative artrosis. what is that?

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i got bloods test 15 years ago and arthritis came back in the result. the last four year i get bad pains in the joint of my wrists . it started in the left but most my right now. it only come ever few months nothing got to do with cold weather. a few months ago my doctor said i had in my jaw. but lately my wrist is very sore and lifing things really hurt. my doctors is sending me now for an x ray for degenerative artrosis. what is that

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replied August 31st, 2011
Arthritis Answer A26403
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

At the age of 30 years, the onset of degenerative arthritis is very rare.

Osteoarthritis (OA) also known as degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease, is a group of mechanical abnormalities involving degradation of joints, including articular cartilage and subchondral bone.

Symptoms may include joint pain, tenderness, stiffness, locking, and sometimes an effusion.

A variety of causes — hereditary, developmental, metabolic, and mechanical — may initiate processes leading to loss of cartilage.

You might consult with your doctor after the X rays are obtained, which will help to make the proper diagnosis.

I hope this helps.

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