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what are the symptoms of synovitis?

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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Swelling: Most common presenting signs and symptoms include joint stiffness, swelling, decreased range of motion of the affected joint. Sometimes there maybe slight warmth to the touch. The is commonly pain at the end range of motion.

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A 23-year-old member asked:

What is synovitis?

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Dr. Peter Corrado
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Inflamation: The synovium is part of the lining of a joint. It produces fluid that helps lubricate the joint and keep it moving smoothly. Synovitis is inflamation of the synovial tissue. It may be caused by infection or by chronic conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. Untreated it can cause lasting joint damage. If you have pain and swelling in a joint or joints see an orthopedist or rheumatologist
A member asked:

Do a lot of people get synovitis?

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Dr. Timothy Mosher
Radiology 32 years experience
Yes: Synovitis is inflammation of the lining of a joint. It can occur as a result of injury, infection, joint degeneration, or autoimmune conditions usch as rheumatoid arthritis. Common symptoms of synovitis are joint pain, fluid accumulation in the joint, and stiffness. Treatment of symptoms includes anti-inflammatory medications or intra-articular steroid injections.
A 40-year-old member asked:

How common is it for somebody to get synovitis?

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Dr. Arthur Christiano
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Very common: Very common. Synovitis can have multiple causes and determining the cause is the key to treatment. The most common synovitis is related to overuse and is treated intially with nsaids.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Can throwing a baseball cause synovitis?

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Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 54 years experience
Possible: Repieated trauma to the joint can cause an inflammatory response in a joint; the aetiology would definitely need to be investigated.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What can cause synovitis?

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Dr. Daniel Mass
Hand Surgery 46 years experience
Many things: Overuse, injury, degenerative arthritis or inflammatory arthritis like rheumatoid arthritis. If the inflamation persists see a physician for a work up.

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