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Brittle Joints (Overview)

Brittle joints are joints that feel stiff or may fracture easily. Some hereditary bone disorders have "brittle bones" and "brittle joints" as symptoms.


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I've had a lump in my neck and enlarged lymph nodes since i was 6. Will this also cause brittle joints?

I've had a lump in my neck and enlarged lymph nodes since i was 6. Will this also cause brittle joints?

Probably not: Having these types of symptoms can best be solved by having your doctor perform a thorough evaluation. Only through this type of process can he/she discover what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

Brittle Joints (Overview)

Brittle joints are joints that feel stiff or may fracture easily. Some hereditary bone disorders have "brittle bones" and "brittle joints" as symptoms.


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I've had a lump in my neck and enlarged lymph nodes since i was 6. Will this also cause brittle joints?

Probably not: Having these types of symptoms can best be solved by having your doctor perform a thorough evaluation. Only through this type of process can he/she discover what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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My mother has OA in her right big toe. Big toe joint is brittle and pains with swelling. Do we need to freeze the movement of joint?

My mother has OA in her right big toe. Big toe joint is brittle and pains with swelling. Do we need to freeze the movement of joint?

Synovitis: The joint capsule seems to be inflamed which can happen in osteoarthritis. The disease state called pseudogout is also a possibility with osteoarthritis. It is diagnosed and treated the same as gout would be. Need to see a podiatrist or orthopedic or primary care for physical exam, X-Ray and potential Uric acid testing along with empiric treatment with steroids or colchicine. Def see doc!;) ...Read more

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I'm 25,M.Having severe pain in both my shoulders.Shoulder joints r very brittle n hear clicking sounds when i rotate arms n my arms alone very skinny.

I'm 25,M.Having severe pain in both my shoulders.Shoulder joints r very brittle n hear clicking sounds when i rotate arms n my arms alone very skinny.

See a doctor: It is difficult to tell over the internet. It sounds like you may have some form of arthritis but you need to see a healthcare professional in person for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Experiencing fatigue, shortness of breath, numb toes, noticeably pale skin, headaches, joint pain, fast heart beat, dizziness, brittle nails. Help ?

Below: With the variety of symptoms you are experiencing, it would be best to see your DR for an exam. It is impossible to give you a DX without an exam. ...Read more

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? Thyroid. Cold sensitivity, cold toes, fingers, joint(?)aches, dry skin, brittle nails hair, sore muscles, stiff body. diangosis w/ hypothyroidism 1990 & on .125 mcg meds. Normal TSH & t4. Problems now? What

? Thyroid. Cold sensitivity, cold toes, fingers, joint(?)aches, dry skin, brittle nails hair, sore muscles, stiff body. diangosis w/ hypothyroidism 1990 & on .125 mcg meds. Normal TSH & t4. Problems now? What

Thyroid "normal": As you obviously know all your symptoms fit into hypothyroidism. What you may not know is that the so called normal range thyroid levels is rather broad. You may very well still be hypothyroid. I would suggest seeing an endocrinologist who may be more liberal in your lab readings. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about s i joint pain?

Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more

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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