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Dr. Frank Holmes
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Guarding Or Favoring Joint (Overview)

Joint problems are a clinical finding in which there is pain, difficulty moving, stiffness, or swelling at a joint (which is where two bones meet).


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What is guarding or favoring joint? Had injured pelvis on one side.

What is guarding or favoring joint? Had injured pelvis on one side.

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 weight on and/or favor the injured side (they tend to avoid using or weighting the injured area). ...Read more

Dr. Frank Holmes
131 Doctors shared insights

Guarding Or Favoring Joint (Overview)

Joint problems are a clinical finding in which there is pain, difficulty moving, stiffness, or swelling at a joint (which is where two bones meet).


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What is guarding or favoring a joint?

What is guarding or favoring a joint?

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 pressure on an affected joint is an example. ...Read more

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Temporomandibular joint syndrome (tmj) without pain but lots of tightness--what to use besides guard?

Temporomandibular joint syndrome (tmj) without pain but lots of tightness--what to use besides guard?

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 apply moist heat (much better than ice) to your facial or jaw muscles to relax them. Also, over-the-counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen (advil) or Naproxen (aleve) may be beneficial. ...Read more

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How do you treat a subluxation of a jaw condyle, its still in the joint but has moved some. Mouth guards have been tried with no success?

How do you treat a subluxation of a jaw condyle, its still in the joint but has moved some. Mouth guards have been tried with no success?

See OFP Specialist: The Orofacial Pain specialists provide diagnosis and treatment of subluxation of a jaw condyle, night bruxism and TMJ disorder. They are the experts in this field. They treating the problem rather than the symptom. ...Read more

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What is loose jointed? Is it hereditary?

What is loose jointed? Is it hereditary?

Ehlers-Danlos Syndro: Ehlers-danlos syndrome with l-loose joints is due an inherited disorder related to an abnormal gene from either mother or father. The disorder result in loose joints, elastic skin, easy bruising, and even heart valve problems, depending on which area the tissues are affected. The diagnosis is made by clinical examination. Skin biopsy and gene studies are also used. ...Read more

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How can double jointing occur in babies?

How can double jointing occur in babies?

Relaxin: Pregnant moms make a hormone called relaxin in their bodies. This helps their ligaments to soften to allow their pelvis to expand during child birth. This also allows baby's joints to be hyper-flexible as well. Combined with the cartilaginous (and highly flexible) skeleton of a newbie, you have the "double-jointing" to which you refer. ...Read more

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What is a "sharka" joint?

What is a "sharka" joint?

I think: You mean charcot joint. This is a serious condition of a foot where the bones and joints in a foot start to collapse or self destruct. One should not walk on such a foot as weight bearing will casue the damage. Medical attentiob by podiatrist or orthopedist to manage the condition is recommended. ...Read more

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What is joint destruction?

What is joint destruction?

Arthritis: Joint destructon is another way of saying arthritis or degenerative joint disease. All of these mean wear and tear on the cartilage lining and shock absorbers in the joints. Strengthening the muscles around the joints can be beneficial. In some cases injections or physical therapy can also help. In the extreme cases, joint replacement. ...Read more

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What joints can they scope?

What joints can they scope?

Joint Arthroscopy: Temporomandibular, shoulder, elbow, wrist, finger, hip, knee, ankle and toe. ...Read more

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How do joints help you move?

How do joints help you move?

Movement: Use the following link, which will help answer all your questions about the amazing human body, especially with relation to the joints we have.

https://sites. Google. Com/site/functionsofthehumanbodysystems/skeletal-system/joints ...Read more

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How are people double-jointed?

How are people double-jointed?

NO SUCH THING: This term is inaccurate. More accurate to say that someone is "hypermobile"...I.E....Very flexible causing the joint to move beyond its normal range of motion, which may be an inherited thing from a family member. A connective tissue disorder known as ehlers-danlos syndrome, may also cause hypermobility. If there is a problem with chronic joint pain/dislocated joints, see your family dr. ...Read more

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Are there joints in your back?

Are there joints in your back?

Many of them: Between each two vertebrae there are thee joints. ...Read more

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Is it bad to be double jointed?

Is it bad to be double jointed?

No??: You are 41 and doing ok? Have you seen cirque du soleil?

Are you worried about arthritis or aches and pains?

A wellness programs will begin to help most ailments. ...Read more

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What is the cause of joint clik?

What is the cause of joint clik?

Cracking, clicking: Or popping of a joint may be due to stretching of ligaments, collapse of cavities of joints or from breaking of adhesions within joints. Take care! Http://en. M.Wikipedia. Org/wiki/cracking_joints ...Read more

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What is hyal joint caps use for?

Painful joints: Hyal joint caps are a supplement consisting of extract of roostr combs that contain hyaluronic acid. There is also collagen and glucosaminoglycans added tot he capsule. Hyaluronic acid is a component of synovial fliud which serves to lubricate joints. The other ingredients ar structural components of the joint. There may need to be more research on the efficacy of this supplement. ...Read more

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Is it bad to have a loose joint?

Can be: You need good muscle tone to help protect your joints since they are more flexible and thus more vulnerable to over extension or flexion. ...Read more

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Why do natural joint last longer.

Why do natural joint last longer.

Fake not as good: Artificial joints fail on the shear fact of being artificial. They don't self repair like our bodies, so they do not heal with wear and tear. The also cause local inflammation in/around bone causing "metalosis" (chromium and cobalt deposits from prosthesis in tissue around joint) causes complications. As bone ages, it may also weaken & not secure the prosthesis, allowing movement/malalignment. ...Read more

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What could be making my joints pop?

What could be making my joints pop?

Let me explain: The sound of popping joints alarms a lot of people. Even though many joints can pop without inducing any pain, the sound of bone-grinding pops is rarely taken as a positive sign. While popping can be little more than a normal side effect of movement, other times it can be a sign of something else going on in your joints. ...Read more

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
1,189 Doctors shared insights

Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


Dr. Stephen Gordon
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Guarding (Definition)

Guarding = involuntary tensing of abdominal wall muscles to guard against pain when pressed. This is related to ...Read more