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Glossary for Wrist osteoarthritis

  • Acromegaly: A hormonal disorder involving excess growth hormone production by the pituitary gland.
  • Alkaptonuria: A rare disorder where the abnormal accumulation of a particular acid (homogentisic acid) in the body causes connective tissue and bone damage. This damage gives tissues a dark or bluish discoloration.
  • Arthritis pain: Arthritis is inflammation of one or more joints, which results in pain, swelling, stiffness, and limited movement.
  • Arthritis-like conditions: Medical conditions highly related to or similar to arthritis.
  • Cartilage conditions: Medical conditions affecting the cartilage.
  • Degenerative conditions: Diseases characterized by a progressive and degenerative decline.
  • Hemochromatosis: Excess of iron leading to problems with joints, liver, heart and pancreas.
  • Joint pain: Pain affecting the joints
  • Joint tenderness: Diverse processes that affect the joint, including inflammation, cartilage degeneration, crystal deposition, infection, and trauma, can be a cause of the pain.
  • Limb conditions: Medical conditions affecting the upper or lower limbs.
  • Musculoskeletal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system of bones, muscles and related structures.
  • Obesity: An increase in the body weight greater than that required for normal function that is characterised by the accumulation of excessive fat
  • Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis is a chronic condition characterised by mechanical disrturbances due to degradation of joints. It is the most common form of arthritis, and the leading cause of chronic disability.
  • Pain conditions: Diseases characterized by pain and pain-like symptoms.
  • Rheumatic conditions: Any condition that affects ones joints
  • Rheumatoid arthritis: Autoimmune form of arthritis usually in teens or young adults.
  • Stiff joints: Reduced mobility or movement of the joints
  • Upper limb conditions: Any medical condition affecting the upper limbs, i.e. the arms, elbows, hands, etc.
  • Wrist conditions: Any condition that affects an individuals wrist

 

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