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Doctor insights on: Ankle Synovitis Treatment

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Synovitis (Definition)

The synovial membrane is the lining of a joint and synovitis is inflammation of that lining. It can cause joint pain, swelling, and stiffness. When inflamed, the lining will create excessive joint fluid, causing swelling and increased joint pressure. The lining can also become thickened and cause apparent joint enlargement. Commonly associated with ...Read more


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My mother was diagnosed with reactive synovitis of ankle and under steroid therapy. Physiotherapy will play any role in treating this condition thanx!

My mother was diagnosed with reactive synovitis of ankle and under steroid therapy. Physiotherapy will play any role in treating this condition thanx!

Synovitis limited 2-: -a single joint as describe should be treated by local joint injections. My theory was no oral steroids. This exposes the entire body to the side effects of steroids, including avascular necrosis of the hip &/or shoulders, as well as osteoporosis. This is common in long term use as well as high dose bursts, but burst treatment is much safer. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for synovitis?

What is the best treatment for synovitis?

Anti inflammatories: Usually anti inflammatories like high dose Ibuprofen and Naproxen often work but if really severe may require cortisone. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine of ankle synovitis?

What is the best medicine of ankle synovitis?

Nsaids: Usually non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen or naprosyn, diclofenac, etc. They're a family of medications that are very helpful in joint inflammation conditions. ...Read more

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On 15 September I will start school, but ankle synovitis (occured two weeks ago-present) may impair my first day... Any chances to revoer before?

On 15 September I will start school, but ankle synovitis (occured two weeks ago-present) may impair my first day... Any chances to revoer before?

Yes: Depending on the exact level of inflammation you could be feeling well before school starts. In the meantime listen to your body, and gradually increase your activities as your pain allows. Any activity that makes the pain significantly worse should be avoided, if you are not improving each week then you should seek professional help. Hope you get better soon, and have a good year at school. ...Read more

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Is Meloxicam good for ankle synovitis? I need to recover before school starts. Thank you.

Is Meloxicam good for ankle synovitis? I need to recover before school starts. Thank you.

Meloxican: Is an NSAiD with anti inflammatory and analgesic properties hence could be helpful. Be aware of GI and other side effects ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve the pain of synovitis in the ankle and arthritis in the knee?

What can I do to relieve the pain of synovitis in the ankle and arthritis in the knee?

No enough info: What is the cause of the synovitis of the ankle? That answer will dictate the proper treatment. The same goes for the knee issue. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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My husband has pigmented villonodular synovitis in his left ankle he has had two surgeries but is still in constant pain. Any suggestions?

Recurrence?: Pvns can cause serious damage to the cartilage of joints, and can have a high rate of recurrence even with surgical excision (removal) of the lesions. He may eventually need to consider either ankle replacement or fusion in order to be pain free. Some of the pain may be associated with having 2 surgeries, including neuritis and scar tissue. ...Read more

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A 3 year girl has synovitis on her hip joint. Is it common? What's appropriate treatment? Will it have any impact on her future hip or general health?

A 3 year girl has synovitis on her hip joint. Is it common? What's appropriate treatment? Will it have any impact on her future hip or general health?

Unlikely: Not common but usually not a long term issue. She likely has transient synovitis of the hip. Often no treatment is needed. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil can be used as needed under the guidance of the child's doctor. ...Read more

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I have a grade 3 ankle sprain and synovitis from the sprain. Surgery is required but being disputed. Also have arthritis in knee. Need pain relief!

I have a grade 3 ankle sprain and synovitis from the sprain. Surgery is required but being disputed. Also have arthritis in knee. Need pain relief!

Grade 3=surgery: Appeal it rapidly, if not done early it becomes a need 4 reconstruction later, especially at ur age. An unstable ankle will lead 2 early arthritis. ...Read more

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A 3y girl has synovitis on her hip joint. Is it common? Her doc said no treatment and just wait for its recovery by herself. Any treatment is helpful?

See details: She probably has a condition known as transient synovitis of the hip. It will resolve spontaneously but one can use tylenol (acetaminophen) or children's advil under the guidance of her doctor. ...Read more

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Treatment for radial & longitudinal tears of the posterior horn medial meniscus, severe knee osteoarthrits moderate joint effusion, diffuse synovitis?

Treatment for radial & longitudinal tears of the posterior horn medial meniscus, severe knee osteoarthrits moderate joint effusion, diffuse synovitis?

Numerous: The most definitive option is a knee replacement. Knee arthroscopy is not likely to be helpful at this point. Various injections such as cortisone, hyaluronic acid/joint fluid or platelet-rich plasma are reasonable options. Meds, braces and PT are considerations. If I can help, then join my care team and virtual practice at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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Can synovitis of knee be treated? If so how? And how long should I make the strengthing exercises of the leg

Can synovitis of knee be treated? If so how? And how long should I make the strengthing exercises of the leg

Yes: Synovits is inflammation of the lining of the knee. It is almost always treated nonoperatively. Physical therapy, antiinflammatorries, and sometimes a cortisone shop will help. ...Read more

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Any curable treatments for hip synovitis?

Any curable treatments for hip synovitis?

Anti-inflammatories: Start with oral antiinflammatory medications, such as aleve (naproxen) or advil. A steroid taper would be the next step, or an injection into the hip with a steroid medication could be performed. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal synovitis of the foot after a cortisone injection?

1-5 days: Steriod injections for synovitis of the foot are used quite often. Certain steroid preparations are soluble and can work within 24 hours but their effect can be short lived. Depo forms (long acting /locally acting) can take up to 5-7 days to have their full effect since the steroid slowly dissolves or time. Wearing a brace or restricting activity of the foot can speed up the end result. ...Read more

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She's suffering from iliopsoas snapping and synovitis. She has tried many treatments but they did'nt work. Please give her a suggestion.

Eval with ultrasound: Not sure what treatments haven't worked but the best way to really determine what is snapping is with musculoskeletal ultrasound. This can evaluate the tendon during whatever movement creates the snapping. Should also use ultrasound to guide injections into the bursa or to perform tenotomy. ...Read more

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Is it transient synovitis a common cause of knee and foot pain one week after a cold in children?

Is it transient synovitis a common cause of knee and foot pain one week after a cold in children?

Synovitis: Yes, it is but you should have your child examined to be sure it is in fact synovitis and not a more serious infection ...Read more

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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?

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?

NSAIDS, rest: 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. ...Read more