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Can metatarsal cuneiform joint exostosis go away and come back. The bump is on my little toe bone almost exactly between the toe and ankle?

Can metatarsal cuneiform joint exostosis go away and come back.  The bump is on my little toe bone almost exactly between  the toe and ankle?

Exostosis: Exostosis is a growth of bone also known as a bone spur. That does not go away usually on its own. Surgical intervention helps with that. The bump you described is hard to visualize but could be a cyst. Have it checked out by your podiatrist. ...Read more

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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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What is loose jointed? Is it hereditary?

What is loose jointed?  Is it hereditary?

Ehlers-Danlos Syndro: Ehlers-danlos syndrome with l-loose joints is due an inherited disorder related to an abnormal gene from either mother or father. The disorder result in loose joints, elastic skin, easy bruising, and even heart valve problems, depending on which area the tissues are affected. The diagnosis is made by clinical examination. Skin biopsy and gene studies are also used. ...Read more

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How can double jointing occur in babies?

How can double jointing occur in babies?

Relaxin: Pregnant moms make a hormone called relaxin in their bodies. This helps their ligaments to soften to allow their pelvis to expand during child birth. This also allows baby's joints to be hyper-flexible as well. Combined with the cartilaginous (and highly flexible) skeleton of a newbie, you have the "double-jointing" to which you refer. ...Read more

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What is a "sharka" joint?

What is a "sharka" joint?

I think : You mean charcot joint. This is a serious condition of a foot where the bones and joints in a foot start to collapse or self destruct. One should not walk on such a foot as weight bearing will casue the damage. Medical attentiob by podiatrist or orthopedist to manage the condition is recommended. ...Read more

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What is joint destruction?

What is joint destruction?

Arthritis: Joint destructon is another way of saying arthritis or degenerative joint disease. All of these mean wear and tear on the cartilage lining and shock absorbers in the joints. Strengthening the muscles around the joints can be beneficial. In some cases injections or physical therapy can also help. In the extreme cases, joint replacement. ...Read more

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How are people double-jointed?

How are people double-jointed?

NO SUCH THING: This term is inaccurate. More accurate to say that someone is "hypermobile"...I.E....Very flexible causing the joint to move beyond its normal range of motion, which may be an inherited thing from a family member. A connective tissue disorder known as ehlers-danlos syndrome, may also cause hypermobility. If there is a problem with chronic joint pain/dislocated joints, see your family dr. ...Read more

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Are there joints in your back?

Many of them: Between each two vertebrae there are thee joints. ...Read more

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Is it bad to be double jointed?

Is it bad to be double jointed?

No??: You are 41 and doing ok? Have you seen cirque du soleil? Are you worried about arthritis or aches and pains? A wellness programs will begin to help most ailments. ...Read more

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What is the cause of joint clik?

What is the cause of joint clik?

Cracking, clicking : Or popping of a joint may be due to stretching of ligaments, collapse of cavities of joints or from breaking of adhesions within joints. Take care! http://en.M.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/cracking_joints ...Read more