A member asked:

I've just been told i have acute synovitis and joint effusion in my left foot due to ultrasound what does it mean? what do i do about it?

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Dr. Gregory Hartt answered

Specializes in Emergency Medicine

Synovitis is inflammation of the fluid that lubricates your joints. Often caused by injury, overuse, and occasionally by virus infections. Treatment is rest and anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, naproxen, etc.). Will usually resolve in a few weeks. See your doctor for fever, spreading redness, or significant change in symptoms.

Answered Oct 30, 2014



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