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Doctor insights on: Absent Abdominal Musculature With Microphthalmia And Joint Laxity

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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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Would going to a chiropractor result in having too much joint laxity all over the body? I am cracking everywhere and all the time but went 5 years ago

Would going to a chiropractor result in having too much joint laxity all over the body? I am cracking everywhere and all the time but went 5 years ago

Welllll..No.: I really don't think that trips to the chiropractor would be causing your symptoms. Perhaps you would be better served by having a thorough evaluation by a allopathic or osteopathic physician. ...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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Severe pain in lower back, neck and joints. Occasionally a sharp 10+ pain in lower left abdomen. Cannot concentrate nor work. Very opioid tolerant?

Severe pain in lower back, neck and joints.  Occasionally a sharp 10+ pain in lower left abdomen.  Cannot concentrate nor work.  Very opioid tolerant?

Worrisome symptoms: 30y male w. "neck, low back & joint pain" and severe intermittent abdominal pain needs a wise generalist physician to evaluate for such disorders as ankylosing spondylitis, IBS, autoimmune disorders etc., & a Rheumatology consult might be in order. If the abdominal pain were to be constant or associated with feverishness or vomiting then an urgent general surgeon's evaluation would be needed. ...Read more

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I feel with diffuse myalgia and joint pain and my ribs is tender even my abdomen but there's no history of exercise so can I know the cause...

I feel with diffuse myalgia and joint pain and my ribs is tender even my abdomen but there's no history of exercise so can I know the cause...

Fibromyalgia ?: Fibromyalgia is the most likely diagnosis. This is a very common problem, especially in young women. The condition is characterized by diffuse soft tissue pain and tenderness as well as non-refreshing sleep and or fatigue. There are many other conditions that can cause similar symptoms, so seeing a doctor, especially if your symptoms persist, is a good idea. ...Read more

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Feeling a burn pain in right front lower abdomen. Pain in finger joints when I wake up. How should I treat it?

Feeling a burn pain in right front lower abdomen. Pain in finger joints when I wake up. How should I treat it?

Few issues here: From what you describe sounds like a few separate issues. You are best to see your doctor and have one issue at a time evaluated and diagnosed ...Read more

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I have had years of muscle and joint pain..Just developed a lot of abdominal problems..Rashes..I have positive ANA and rnp..Which means what?

I have had years of muscle and joint pain..Just developed a lot of abdominal problems..Rashes..I have positive ANA and rnp..Which means what?

NO diagnosis yet!!: Your puzzle is still not solved. You need to develop a few paragraphs of all your issues and sit down with your doctor to put the pieces together. Make sure you do not hide any pieces due to shame or embarrassment because the list will be long. I suspect you have a myofascial tissue syndrome with the long history of aches and pain. Ie fibromyalgia. Fm is the most misunderstood treatable ailment. ...Read more