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Explain why joint injuries are slow to heal.

Explain why joint injuries are slow to heal.

Tendons/cartilage: Joint injuries are often slow to heal because of the involvement of tendons and cartilage in the injury. Tendons, ligaments and cartilage do not have a good blood supply and so repair mechanisms in them progress more slowly than in tissues with a good blood supply. ...Read more

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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I'm wondering why are joint injuries slow to heal?

I'm wondering why are joint injuries slow to heal?

Poor blood supply: Joint injuries heal slowly because the amount of blood supply to joint cartilage and ligaments is much lower than other tissues so the supply of nutrients and oxygen is much lower. ...Read more

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How can a joint injury be treated?

How can a joint injury be treated?

Knee Muscles: Strengthen all the muscles around the knee joint, including the back/thigh muscles. If you are unsure, I would suggest getting an evaluation by a sports medicine trained physical therapist. ...Read more

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Can you come back from chronic joint injuries?

Can you come back from chronic joint injuries?

Yes: I find that many joint problems can be sucessfully managed with a rehabilitation program. Of course that is not true for everyone but I find that if a person commits to an exercise program of their joints they can really see significant changes if they give it enough time and effort. It is not always easy but then many things that are worth it are not always easy. ...Read more

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What in particular about a joints structure makes it so vulnerable for injury in hockey?

What in particular about a joints structure makes it so vulnerable for injury in hockey?

Type: The type of joint whether it be a ball and socket or hinge joint. Hinge joints are generally less stable eg a knee vs a hip which is a ball and socket joint. ...Read more

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They say there is nothing I can do to a post injury swollen disfigured joint after 9 years will this joint keep growing it's already double it's size?

They say there is nothing I can do to a post injury swollen disfigured joint after 9 years will this joint keep growing it's already double it's size?

Due: To the injury of the joint arthritic changes hit this joint early and hard. I recommend therapy on the joint to keep as much ROM and use as you can. But not a lot can be done to reverse things. Good luck ...Read more

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I have a tfcc injury. I did some stretching exercises yesterday but this morning my joint was swollen. Why?

I have a tfcc injury. I did some stretching exercises yesterday but this morning my joint was swollen. Why?

Hard to say: There are many potential causes. Possibly you did "too much" and need to start more slowly, possibly your injury is not fully healed, or it may be a sequels of having been immobilized for a long period of time. I would certainly let your doctor know. ...Read more

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How can you treat bone and joint injuries?

How can you treat bone and joint injuries?

Many ways: This is a very broad question that cannot be covered very well in this limited space. Depends on the injury, the location, the type and the severity. You will have to be evaluated and a plan of care prescribed. ...Read more

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Is si joint pain usually due to a muscoskeletal injury?

Is si joint pain usually due to a muscoskeletal injury?

Yes but...: The definition and causes of sacroiliac joint pain or dysfunction is very broad and can be due to many different things. Musculoskeletal etiologies are common but that can be due to muscular, bony, ligamentous, tendon problems. Depending on the cause and severity of your pain you may need an MRI of the hip to detect the specific cause in order to get the correct treatment. ...Read more

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Are there any good stretches for a shoulder joint injury?

Are there any good stretches for a shoulder joint injury?

Yes, but...: Yes, but it depends on the specific shoulder injury. There are many things that can go wrong in a shoulder, and rehab is specific to each. Most exercises focus on regaining range of motion, flexibility, and strength. See your dr or a physical therapist and they should be able to come up with a plan to help you. ...Read more

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Is the mckenzie method bad if you have facet joint injuries?

Is the mckenzie method bad if you have facet joint injuries?

Interesting Thought: Given that the Mckenzie method focuses in extension based exercises to help, it can potentially aggravate facet problems. I would discuss your concerns with yur therapist and see if an alternate solutions can be made regarding any pain you may perceive with tyne extension based exercises. ...Read more

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Any explanation for why I get injuries in bone, joints and ligaments so often?

Any explanation for why I get injuries in bone, joints and ligaments so often?

Injuries: First of all, what have you been doing resulting in those injuries? If you are sitting there and these injuries happen spontaneously, then you better see your primary care doctor to rule out platelet disorder, vascular disease, or clotting disorder. ...Read more

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Can you tell me other common injuries closely related to sacroiliac joint sprains?

Can you tell me other common injuries closely related to sacroiliac joint sprains?

See details: I am not sure what you mean. There is usually no other injuries related to this except lower back. ...Read more

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Can you tell me reasons why I get injuries in bone, joints and ligaments so often?

Can you tell me reasons why I get injuries in bone, joints and ligaments so often?

Are you hypermobile?: People who are "double jointed" have loose ligaments that do not protect their bones and joints very well. There are several tests for this online, look for something called Ehlers Danlos syndrome. Regardless of whether you fit the criteria, you should take a LOT of vitamin C (at least 3-4 gms a day) to help keep your connective tissues in good health. Prolotherapy may be helpful for injuries. ...Read more

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What happens to a joint to make it have bursitis? Is it a stress injury from overtraining?

What happens to a joint to make it have bursitis? Is it a stress injury from overtraining?

Overactivity causes: Over activity of a group of muscles lead to irritation of the bursa which is a cushion between the muscle layers, resulting in bursitis. Trauma, inflammation, infection can also lead to bursitis.
Sometimes an inflammed joint can lead to overlying or adjacent bursitis. ...Read more

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Fast/long walks cause joint pain (>4 months)but I'm no athlete, young, with no injury history?

Patellofemoral pain: It's likely that your pain is from patellofemoral syndrome, or abnormal tracking of your kneecap. This is very common and can be helped with an exercise program. Go to www. Drpandarinath. Com and click on patient forms. You can print out and try the patellofemoral pain handout for 3-4 weeks. If that does not help, consult an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Hi :-) after a finger injury, how long will it take before I can do workout again? :-) (injury in 2 joints)

Hi :-) after a finger injury, how long will it take before I can do workout again? :-) (injury in 2 joints)

Take your time: You won't get flabby fast. If you jammed your finger and it still hurts, you should consider getting it x-rayed. You really can't tell if a finger is broken without the x-ray. If just jammed and x-rays are negative, you can resume wt lifting when you can hold the bar without much pain. Cardio is ok, but fingers take a long time to feel better. ...Read more

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I have a tfcc injury from hitting a heavy bag. Used a splint for 8 weeks, why is my joint hurting so bad now?

I have a tfcc injury from hitting a heavy bag. Used a splint for 8 weeks, why is my joint hurting so bad now?

MRI needed: TFCC tears are often quite "subtle" and are missed by ordinary x rays. An MRI is needed. You most likely have a tear of the ligament. See an Orthopedic surgeon in particular an upper extremity specialist if one is available.

Good Luck

Dr Z ...Read more

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Can joints be restored after tissue injury, from cracking nuckles? And why is it painful to stretch my fingers out?

Can joints be restored after tissue injury, from cracking nuckles? And why is it painful to stretch my fingers out?

Get crackin: I am not sure that reliable evidence exists where cracking of knuckles causes tissue injury. Having said that, when joint tissue is damaged, it heals with generation of scar tissue. This tissue may or may not be a problem but it is not normal restored tissue. Pain from stretching anything out could be from over exerting the stretch receptors or from existance of an underlying inflammation. ...Read more

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Typo in last question. My injury diagnosis is chronic whiplash syndrome with srernomanuibral joint malfun tion. Rehab soon and wondering how long?

Typo in last question. My injury diagnosis is chronic whiplash syndrome with srernomanuibral joint malfun tion. Rehab soon and wondering how long?

Sternum=3 parts: Upper is the manubrium, joined 2 the body of the sternum by a joint, then the main body of the sternum. @ the lower end is the zyphoid process. The upper joint is not very movable, but can b injured like any joint. Usually ice nsaids, ; it will get better. Usually from a direct blow 2 the chest. I never saw anyone who needed treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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When I move my finger a part by the joint gives a sharp pain (when touched too) no visual injury. Pain is lessening. Why does it hurt? How do I heal?

Finger pain: It's possible that the joint has been sprained by some action or overuse activities that you're not obviously aware of. I recommend avoiding stressing that finger, warm soaks, and, if you can take them, anti-inflammatory medications like Advil or Aleve (naproxen) should help. If the finger is reddened and swollen, infection or acute arthritis may be present and you should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Could joint/bone injuries cause a fever?

Could joint/bone injuries cause a fever?

If there is infectio: If there is infection with the injury it can cause fever - especially if there is infection of bones called osteomyelitis it is worrisome and needed a long term antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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Ct scan showed mild facet joint arthropathy and bone spurr of right L5 s/1 from an injury 6 months ago. Is my youth over such as running/working out?

Ex cerise is good: The injury is healing and the bone will continue to remodel. It is far better for you to excercise than to be sedentary. If there is pain the use of nsaids is helpful and plenty of stretching.. ...Read more

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How can I treat wrist joint injury?

How can I treat wrist joint injury?

Try: Rest, icing and Ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) for swelling/irritation. I would see your doctor to make sure there are no other issues such as fracture if you haven't already done so. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Can acupuncture therapy be effective for joint injuries?

Can acupuncture therapy be effective for joint injuries?

Can help: Acupuncture instead of just being the only means if you combine a comprehensive life style modification will help, so follow the medical recommendation, rest, therapy, nutritional adjustment including increasing your vit d level - high dose regime and adding acupuncture for pain relief will provide the better option. ...Read more

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What do you do when your thumb joint hurts after injury?

What do you do when your thumb joint hurts after injury?

See your doc: If you have a fracture and it is not treated you could be in for problems later. An x-ray at the very least. ...Read more

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How is a knee joint poorly protected and vulnerable to injuries?

How is a knee joint poorly protected and vulnerable to injuries?

See below:: Knee is superficial, ie, without much muscle protecting/covering it, while other 2 are deeply located and nicely protected.
The knee is easily injured for lack of the muscles; the knee, being a weight bearing joint is prone to twisting injuries, with strains/sprains frequently occurring, many times more so than the other 2. Also knee is an unstable joint with no inherent stability, like the hip. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more