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What can I do about joint laxity caused by geodon (ziprasidone) drug withdrawal?

What can I do about joint laxity caused by geodon (ziprasidone) drug withdrawal?

Joint laxity?: Joint laxity is not a known side effect or withdrawal effect of geodon (ziprasidone). Please see your physician to review your joint laxity problems. Do's (doctor of osteopathic medicine), and specialists in physical & rehabilitation medicine or orthopedics may be especially well suited to help you. ...Read more

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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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


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What does it mean to have microphthalmos -- short stature -- multiple joint dislocation syndrome?

What does it mean to have microphthalmos -- short stature -- multiple joint dislocation syndrome?

Larson syndrome: A rare inherited disorder characterized by small eyes, short stature and multiple joint dislocations. Called larson syndrome or some thing close to that. ...Read more

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What is a way to test for thumb laxity in either side of the MCP joint of the thumb. I fell 7 weeks ago and it is still bothering me?

What is a way to test for thumb laxity in either side of the MCP joint of the thumb. I fell 7 weeks ago and it is still bothering me?

Yes: You test for laxity by gently trying to bend the joint in a direction it normally shouldn't bend. You can use your other thumb for comparison. If there is a difference you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have been recognised with recurrent sublexation of patella.Could you please suggest me the best way of cure.I have ligament laxity in all joints.

I have been recognised with recurrent sublexation of patella.Could you please suggest me the best way of cure.I have ligament laxity in all joints.

Biomechanics: Joint Hypermobiliy trait mostly female Many these women have genu varus or valgus, whereby patella rides non-linearly during knee flexion/extension. Knee can be shifted from genu to linear function by placing medial or lateral shoe insert; depending whether foot pronation or supination is desired; shifting vector of upper body weight as it meets leg. Medial insert for varus. Lateral for valgus. ...Read more

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I have ligament laxity in all my joints will shoe inserts help my knees?

I have ligament laxity in all my joints will shoe inserts help my knees?

Give it a try: And you tell us. The only recommendation or comment I have is to get a good quality shoe insert. The ones that are flimsy are not very effective. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is joint laxity and treatment of it?

Could you explain what is joint laxity and treatment of it?

Joint Laxity: It is a hereditary loosening of the joints because the ligaments are either very stretchy or because they are too long. In either case, this causes the joint to be extra mobile, which can cause hyperextension or dislocation. Treatment depends on the joint and is usually aimed at strengthening the muscles around the joint or surgically tightening them for better stability. ...Read more

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What kind of and intensity of exercise can I do 6-7 weeks post op from a radical hysterectomy to improve abdominal musculature and reduce tummy overha?

What kind of and intensity of exercise can I do 6-7 weeks post op from a radical hysterectomy to improve abdominal musculature and reduce tummy overha?

Core muscles buildup: If surgery is recent then allow the swelling to settle. After a few weeks, your surgeon will allow you to start diet and exercise. Start with aerobic workouts like treadmill or elliptical. At the gym, there will specific machines which support your back while you exercise your core muscles. If the pannus does not settle then you may need a tummy tuck. See a plastic surgeon to discuss your options. ...Read more

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