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Guarding or favoring joint

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
35 years experience in Pain Management
See below: Guarding is done to prevent further injury to a previously injured area of the body. When an animal or person has an injury, they naturally put more ... Read More

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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee
22 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Pain avoidance: Guarding or favoring a joint refers to behavior or gait patterns that avoids using the joint that is painful. So, limping and not putting full pressu ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bates
35 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Several Things...: You're very fortunate if you are pain free. I generally prescribe muscle relaxants like cyclobenzaprine (flexeril) for muscle tightness. You can also ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
34 years experience in Endodontics
TMJ disorders: If you can't open your mouth fully or you have a limited range if motion like you open within 5 to 10 mm not the 45 or more mm you might be having an ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Joint dislocation: A joint dislocation involves the joint, capsule, and possible boney fracture or avulsion. Depending upon displacement, nerve, muscle, and tendons may ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Yes: Yes it can.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
38 years experience in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Not usually: Narrowing of the medial joint line of the knee is usually due to wearing out of the joint cartilage. An ankle sprain can exacerbate the knee symptoms ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfred Kim
15 years experience in Rheumatology
No: Despite what many people believe to be true, there is no clear relationship between cracking knuckles and any arthritic condition. See this from th ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Todd Sontag
15 years experience in Family Medicine
Knee issues: Yes, these can cause them, as can some other issues in your knee.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Passive stretching: will not cause any joint instability.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
No: Probably not.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
See details: S-I joint issues are not related to MS. Exophoria can be caused by neurologic issues. I was unable to find a report citing MS as a cause, however.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience in Dentistry
Yes, need exam: Arthritis, injuries and other diseases that effect joint can also occur in the jaw joint. The lax ligaments that cause double jointedness can occur i ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
It can if the---: -tendons are popping out of the groove that contains them. If the retinaculum that covers the tendons in groove @ the tendons & holds them in pla ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Duncan
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes, but...: Arthralgia is a general term that refers to pain in a joint. Osteoarthritis is one cause of arthralgia, but there are many other illnesses and condit ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
35 years experience in sports medicine
Dislocation: An isolated ligament tear in the knee can cause profound instability but rarely if ever a "dislocation" of the knee. Typically you would need at least ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Blake
44 years experience in Podiatry
Medial Knee Pain: As a podiatrist, i would team up with an orthopod and physical therapist to help you. I would design wedges for your shoes to off weight the sore area ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
35 years experience in Pediatrics
See sports med doc: U don't your history of sports activities or injuries to answer this completely, but going to a sports med orthopedist, having a thorough exam, and ge ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Merrick Wetzler
34 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Not usually: Sacroilitis is usually posterioly in your buttocks. If you feel locking or catching in your groin it could be a labral tear of your hip. I hope thu ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Chang
20 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: It's all connected in a kinetic chain.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Alexander
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Sure, spinal misalignment will lead to muscles being called on in uneven ways. Some muscles may be over worked or stressed by scoliotic curves and rea ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Ovweruse can be a cause.

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