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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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At which joints can bursitis usually occur, and what makes bursitis occur there?

At which joints can bursitis usually occur, and what makes bursitis occur there?

Different areas: Bursitis can occur in a variety of areas with the following areas most affected. Hip, knee, olecranon (elbow), and shoulder are the more common areas. Bursitis can occur in an area following repetitive movements, local trauma, or possibly as part of a systemic disease such as rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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How is the best way to treat bursitis in AC joint?

How is the best way to treat bursitis in AC joint?

Anti-inflammatories : Ac joint pain is usually due to inflammation, either due to trauma or arthritis. Oral and/or injectable steroids are the fastest way to treat inflammation. Ice, rest and nsaid's ate also very helpful treatments, but may take a little longer to work. Sometimes therapy or even surgery may be needed. See a board certified orthopaedic surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What happens to a joint to make it have bursitis? Is it a stress injury from overtraining?

What happens to a joint to make it have bursitis? Is it a stress injury from overtraining?

Overactivity causes: Over activity of a group of muscles lead to irritation of the bursa which is a cushion between the muscle layers, resulting in bursitis. Trauma, inflammation, infection can also lead to bursitis.
Sometimes an inflammed joint can lead to overlying or adjacent bursitis. ...Read more

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Both my pinkies have been swollen for about two years. My right toe has bursitis, and now both my index fingers are starting to ache and look bumpy.

Both my pinkies have been swollen for about two years.  My right toe has bursitis, and now both my index fingers are starting to ache and look bumpy.

Arthritis: These could be features of Arthritis. There are numerous types of arthritis and distinction based solely on your description is hard. Please follow up with your primary care physician or a rheumatologist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can elbow tendonitis or bursitis cause finger numbness?

Can elbow tendonitis or bursitis cause finger numbness?

Usually not: "Tennis elbow" which is tendonosis of the lateral or outside of the elbow (the most common "tendonitis" of the elbow) usually doesn't cause any numbness in the hand or fingers
medial elbow tendonosis (golfers elbow) will occasionally irritate the ulnar nerve about the elbow and cause some numbness in the ring and small fingers. ...Read more

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Can I have more children if I fractured my sacroilliac joint 17 months ago only just healed also suffer tro hip bursitis painful can I have more child?

Can I have more children if I fractured my sacroilliac joint 17 months ago only just healed also suffer tro hip bursitis painful can I have more child?

Yes, you can: If you did not have any hardware placed after the fracture, you should be fine to progress with a normal pregnancy. If you had hardware, depending on how extensive the injury, you may need to consider c section. While you will be able to have children, you will most likely have increased arthritic pain at the si joint that might be exacerbated during progression of the pregnancy. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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7 days following steriod jab for subachromial bursitis pain is bad unless taking codine is this normal as AC joint feels very sore aswell?

Post-injection pain: It's not uncommon to experience pain lasting for 1-2 days after this type of injection (steroid flare reaction). In a small group of patient the pain can last for up to a week. Injecting too high of a volume into a bursa is another explanation. Infection is possible but less likely if not worsening and no signs of infection (fever, redness, warmth, etc.). Icing & nsaids may help. Notify your doctor. ...Read more

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I will get cortisone for frozen shoulder friday. It will be guided into the joint. Will it also help with my impingement/tendinitis/bursitis?

I will get cortisone for frozen shoulder friday.  It will be guided into the joint. Will it also help with my impingement/tendinitis/bursitis?

Hard to say...: All the conditions that you mentioned are distinctly different from one another. A frozen shoulder would not typically be treated with steroid injections. Usually, physical therapy or manipulation under anesthesia (basically, wrenching your frozen shoulder loose while you're sedated) is necessary to treat this. Some impingement caused by bursitis or tendinitis is improved with steroid shots. ...Read more

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How can I treat knee bursitis at home? I think is due to friction in the joint and can at times hurt on moving. Have had 2 weeks now on and off.

How can I treat knee bursitis at home?  I think is due to friction in the joint and can at times hurt on moving. Have had 2 weeks now on and off.

Rest: Bursitis is usually on overuse condition. Rest, ice, and use of a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory (advil, alleve, etc) usually helps. If there is true swelling, it is best to see an orthopaedist. ...Read more

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What pain medications would you prescribe for mild AC joint djd, supraspinatis distal tendinopathy w/o tear, mild SA bursitis all in the shoulder?

What pain medications would you prescribe for mild AC joint djd, supraspinatis distal tendinopathy w/o tear, mild SA bursitis all in the shoulder?

NSAIDs : Ibuprofen or Naproxen, for example work the best if tolerated and no specific contraindications are in place. Alternatively, Acetaminophen can be used with less anti inflammatory effect. Physical therapy should be parted of the plan. ...Read more

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Are there any good ways to prevent/aid trochanteric bursitis, joint pain, during sports (important)?

Are there any good ways to prevent/aid trochanteric bursitis, joint pain, during sports (important)?

Stretch: Exercises to stretch the iliotibial tract can diminish pressure over the greater trochanter. Nsaids can be a good support. Keep moving, and prolong your warmup can help keep symptoms minimized during the activity. ...Read more

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MVA 7 weeks ago, sustained shoulder injuries. Recent MRI showed bursitis & mild O.An in AC joint, can PTA happen this fast/ in 6 weeks?

MVA 7 weeks ago, sustained shoulder injuries. Recent MRI showed bursitis & mild O.An in AC joint, can PTA happen this fast/ in 6 weeks?

No: Posttraumatic arthritis can take months or longer show up. An auto accident can aggravate a pre-existing condition, which may have been a symptomatic prior to the accident ...Read more

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Hi I have bursitis in the shoulder and have been having physio. I have now had pins and needles in the fingers and hand for 5 days. What do I do.

See a physician: The symptoms you are having for this long could be from many sources- carpal tunnel syndrome, clerical nerve impingement or some metabolic or inflammatory disease. It is doubtful that it is related to the bursitis. ...Read more

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Shoulderpain ~2 yrs. Mri-mild tendinosis of supraspinatus tendon, 2 mm interstital tear, mild subacr-subdelt bursitis, trace glenohumoral joint effusion?

Shoulderpain ~2 yrs. Mri-mild tendinosis of supraspinatus tendon, 2 mm interstital tear, mild subacr-subdelt bursitis, trace glenohumoral joint effusion?

See details: The MRI of the shoulder is not particularly impressive. As various therapies have not worked, consider seeing an orthopedist who specializes in shoulder issues. There is no way to be more specific with you without having the opportunity to examine the shoulder firsthand. ...Read more

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Bursitis (Definition)

Inflammation of the bursa, a fluid-filled sac that acts as a cushion between ...Read more