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what is joint locking or catching

A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Absolutely no motion: Locked joints by definition are stuck in a fixed position somewhere along the normal arc of motion from fully straight to fully bent. There are classi ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sounds like you may: be having Trigger Thumb and Finger(s). See an Orthopedist to have confirm the Dx and then maybe steroid shot maybe helpful or you might be needing sur ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Consult spine expert: You need to consult a spine specialist to see if anything can be done about your problem. It is not unusual for the other part of the spine to shift ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It means that there: Is something caught between the bones {forming the joint, eg femur (thigh) and leg (tibia)}. It could be a torn meniscus (cartilage) or a loose body ( ... Read More
A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Trigger fingers: Locking fingers in flexion as in making a fist r due 2 flexor tendons that have some swelling ; when they pass under the pulleys that guide ur tendons ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
29 years experience Pain Management
Rheumatologist : Consider visiting one. Anti-inflammatory medicines such as Motrin help arthritis type pain is used with caution in those with high blood pressure, di ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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See below: Locking and clicking are very suggested of a torn meniscus which is a wedge of cartilage on both the inner and outer part of the knees. In certain typ ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Different reasons: The word lock up means there is mechanical reason for it, arthritis, torn cartilage, loose body in the joint, check it out..
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Harhay
44 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Trigger thumb: The tendon is catching.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
29 years experience Rheumatology
Either: Loss of cartilage and hypertrophy at joint or ligament cysts causing locking.

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