It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Pain Management Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-30-2009, 01:22 PM   #1
Senior Veteran
(male)
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: COLUMBUS, OHIO
Posts: 2,163
brianpain33 HB Userbrianpain33 HB User
Does an X-ray show arthritis?

I was wondering if I should ask for an x-ray on my wrists/hands to see if I might have arthritis. Would an x-ray show this or would I need an MRI?

brian

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 07-30-2009, 02:11 PM   #2
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
1sunny1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Ca. US
Posts: 841
1sunny1 HB User1sunny1 HB User
Re: Does an X-ray show arthritis?

An X-ray should show if there is any bending of the bone, so it will show if there is arthritis.

Sunny

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 07-30-2009, 02:14 PM   #3
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: SD
Posts: 203
leeleelanilou HB User
Re: Does an X-ray show arthritis?

I would think so. A few days ago I had an x-ray on my knee & it showed advanced osteoarthritis. I know x-ray's show bone spurs, breaks & narrowing joints. Hope you feel better soon.

 
Old 07-30-2009, 02:29 PM   #4
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: TN
Posts: 107
Weezi HB User
Re: Does an X-ray show arthritis?

Yes, I had a full body bone scan that showed severe arthritis. My doctor has ordered x-rays of these areas to get a better look;0)
weezi

 
Old 07-31-2009, 08:32 AM   #5
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 10,133
feelbad HB Userfeelbad HB Userfeelbad HB Userfeelbad HB Userfeelbad HB Userfeelbad HB Userfeelbad HB Userfeelbad HB Userfeelbad HB Userfeelbad HB Userfeelbad HB User
Re: Does an X-ray show arthritis?

i would have to agree with everyone. an X ray shows one thing VERY very clearly, bones, and any real changes within them. there are specific types of coloring changes and the way the bones curve and whats going on within those joints that really would show whether you do or do not have something like arthritis. with what you have going on with those hands/wrists right now brian, this would be a really good and cheap type of test just to have done at this point. it could be making the problems with CT much more profound too if you indeed do have it. marcia
__________________
3-22-01,herniated C-6-7
11-20-01,placement of hardware for failed fusion
9-22-03,removal of cavernous hemangioma that was inside spinal cord. Neuro damage to L hand L leg and R leg.

 
Old 07-31-2009, 10:03 AM   #6
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
BrittleBones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Central Maryland
Posts: 898
BrittleBones HB UserBrittleBones HB UserBrittleBones HB UserBrittleBones HB UserBrittleBones HB User
Re: Does an X-ray show arthritis?

One caveat here: When I was first diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis I was experiencing very severe, mirror-image pain in my feet, hands and fingers. The xray that was taken didn't really show ANY defects whatsoever. The rheumy told me that if she were to just look at the xray without any of the clinical findings, she would probably have given me a clean bill of health. The same caution when it comes to the antigen blood work/tests. My blood tests were negative for rheum. arthritis for the first 8 months. Then it showed up. Of course, I think this only applies to rheum arthritis and not osteo. So, sometimes the films can be quite unremarkable at the beginning of the disease process. Just my own personal experience. BBones

 
Old 07-31-2009, 11:21 AM   #7
Inactive
(male)
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 4,017
Executor HB UserExecutor HB UserExecutor HB UserExecutor HB UserExecutor HB UserExecutor HB User
Re: Does an X-ray show arthritis?

A lot of time, an MRI is needed for more detail.

Ex

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
why does my voice box move around in my throat nstark Ear, Nose & Throat 1 12-09-2010 10:04 AM
Does this sound like autism? Evelyn Valentin Autism Spectrum 0 10-17-2009 10:33 AM
does 2 yr. old grandson have autism? crocheting Autism Spectrum 10 03-12-2009 08:03 PM
What does this sound like? Help? mom1000 Parenting Issues 4 11-30-2008 12:15 AM
Does anybody else feel like this? darci2 Fibromyalgia 11 10-16-2007 12:29 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:22 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.com™
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.com™ All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!