- Q How is hip osteoarthritis diagnosed?
Dr. Scott Martin, Orthopedic SurgeryTo diagnose hip osteoarthritis, your doctor will ask you about your symptoms and perform a physical exam. Although an x-ray will not show cartilage damage, it may reveal other changes related to osteoarthritis, including decreased joint space,... Full Answer
- Q How is osteoarthritis (OA) different from rheumatoid arthritis (RA)?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyLet's begin with what osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis have in common. Both cause joints to become painful and stiff. And both of these frustrating conditions can limit mobility, rob you of independence and lessen your quality of life.... Full Answer
- Q Are x-rays used to diagnose osteoarthritis?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyX-rays are often used to help diagnose osteoarthritis (OA). An x-ray image can show narrowing of the joint space caused by the breakdown of cartilage that may be due to OA. An x-ray can also show any bone spurs or bone damage in and around the... Full Answer