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what does cocaine do to bones and joints

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
25 years experience Urgent Care
OUCH!!!: Pain, deformity, loss of function.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bikas Sharma
16 years experience Family Medicine
Can mean many things: Pain in joints can mean many things depending on the duration and associated symptoms. From acute viral or bacterial illness, arthritis , vitamin d d ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience Integrative Medicine
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 ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: There result from osteoarthritic changes secondary to hyper mobility.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
22 years experience Hand Surgery
No: Only fractures that a in or near a joint have a risk of arthritis. This can take years to develop. Symptoms include pain, stiffness and swelling.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Beall
27 years experience Radiology
Chronic irritation: Radiation injures the tissues and any type of injury that causes chronic inflammation or irritation can predispose the tissue to cancer. Osteosarcoma ... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Regular light stress: The general rules are this: if it hurts a little it is ok, if it hurts a lot it is not ok. And use your joints under light stress regularly. T ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Chiropractors: They help your joints flexibility & rehab to be able to recover faster from procedures done prior. Safe under experienced chiropractors' hands.
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Trinidad
26 years experience Neurosurgery
Homone problem: Sometimes a pituitary adenoma can secreted hormones in abnormal amounts and can affect many different body functions.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Stein
59 years experience Pain Management
Many possible things: You need to see a doctor and get evaluated. There is no way to give an answer here.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rodriguez
10 years experience Sports Medicine
Bone strength: Calcium a great diet and weight training or exercise! a long time ago it was discovered if you stress bones they get stronger. Places like curves gym ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Crack addiction: Crack is a highly addicting substance that ravages the body and ruins your mind. If you are using crack or know someone that is, then getting them to ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Destroys teeth: Crack can destroy your teeth, your health and your life. Get help. Get into rehab.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
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, l ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Nsaids: They can cause internal nleeding in your bowels, kidneys, skin and ither organs.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience Radiology
I do not think so: But if they really lock or click - you shoudl see an orthopedic surgeon.
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
37 years experience Urology
"Force" waves: Eswl is the process of fragmenting kidney stones with "force" waves (created in a pulsatile fashion by one of several different types of generators) f ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Weight loss: Can shrink your cheeks -- but Cocaine use is not a healthy way to lose weight. Cocaine use can also make you dead. Cheeks would be of no use to you ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Too much lifting: There is acute damage that occurs when one lifts too much weight at once and you either hyperflex or hyperextend them or due to being unable to handle ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Nope.: Bones do not get wider or bigger except in acromegaly. If you do a body scan on an obese individual you can see the "skinny person's" bones inside.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Epps
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
You can't: There are pain receptors in all those tissues so you cannot differentiate between them.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: Range of motion exercise as well as strength exercise. May want to talk to a physical therapist or trainer.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Not always: Not everyone with raynaud's gets arthritis. It depends on why you have raynaud's. To strengthen your hands depends on many things including what ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Find out why first: The first step is to determine the cause of the pain. I would urge a rheumatology opinion. Once the cause is established then appropriate treatments c ... Read More

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