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Do people with hypermobility syndrome end up with arthritis?

Do people with hypermobility syndrome end up with arthritis?

Yes: Eventually all of us end up with some degree of arthritis from normal wear and tear. People with hypermobility are at increased risk to develop arthritis sooner. It can help to work with a physical therapist to teach good body mechanics and give a home exercise program. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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Do people with hypermobility syndrome end up having fractures?

Do people with hypermobility syndrome end up having fractures?

Yes, but....: Benign hypermobility joint syndrome (bhjs) is associated with increased risk for fracture. More often patients experience unexpected day time joint paint, night time awakenings, increases in overuse syndromes & dislocations. Patients may also suffer from low back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome or fibromyalgia. Of course the critical element in the diagnosis is hypermobility. ...Read more

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Do people with Down syndrome always have the physical characteristics?

Do people with Down syndrome always have the physical characteristics?

Always is a big word: I have encountered some with very mild features & one that had the features of a dwarf & none recognizable as DS.Since every cell of their body has the same extra chromosome, certain organs/areas tend to have the same problems. Their facial features/hands/feet are similar.Their heart often has a defect,but not always the same one. They share similarities but there is variation within this group. ...Read more

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Why do people with ehlers danlos syndrome have problems with anaesthesia? Wake up from general and local doesn't seem to work. Ty

Why do people with ehlers danlos syndrome have problems with anaesthesia? Wake up from general and local doesn't seem to work. Ty

Probably unrelated: There is no evidence that individuals with EDS have any increased difficulty with sedation related to anesthesia. There are however risks associated with physical manipulation for intubation related to joint laxity as well as vascular or tracheal injury depending on the type and severity of EDS. ...Read more

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Why do people with Marfan syndrome develop scoliosis?

Why do people with Marfan syndrome develop scoliosis?

Loose ligaments: Over half of people with marfan's get scoliosis, but only about a third of these need treatment. It results from loose connective tissue which makes scoliosis more likely. ...Read more

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How often do patients with rheumatoid arthritis which had not been diagnosed show up in your pain clinics?

How often do patients with rheumatoid arthritis which had not been diagnosed show up in your pain clinics?

Not very common: Anecdotally, it is very rare. I've had more patients with chronic pain come in with seronegative spondyloarthropathy. In one case, i kept telling a patient i thought she had psoriatic arthritis but her doc kept saying she didn't until derm said nail problems were psoriasis. She even had family history of psoriasis. ...Read more

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Do people with eosinophilic disorders have problems with the rain?

Do people with eosinophilic disorders have problems with the rain?

Rain trigger: Please specify what symptoms occur with rain and resubmit your question. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with overuse syndrome?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with overuse syndrome?

Lots: Overuse syndrome is becoming more & more common. We see patients with this problem every day. If you are having pain, weakness or numbness in your hands, arms, or other areas, make it a point to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Do people with wilson disease have a lot of pain?

Do people with wilson disease have a lot of pain?

No: Movement disorder--deterioration of cognition--hepatitis---joint pain is not very significant--but they get a variety of symptom--ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Do people with with caudal regression syndrome have genitals?

Do people with with caudal regression syndrome have genitals?

Yes: Patients with caudal regression syndrome may have some of the following symptoms: absence or underdevelopment of the lower vertebrae, pelvis and/or tailbone at the end of the spine; displacement of the external sex organs; and/or a defect in which the urinary opening is on the underside of the penis (hypospadias). There are other symptoms as well. ...Read more

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Do people with reiter syndrome have pain always everywhere, meaning shoulders, back, hips, feet, etc ?

Do people with reiter syndrome have pain always everywhere, meaning shoulders, back, hips, feet, etc ?

Usually not: Even if diagnosis is accurate, it is unusual to have such disseminated disease. Assure not associated fibromyalgia or mechanical foot problems. ...Read more

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Can people with Marfan syndrome crack their knuckles easily?

Can people with Marfan syndrome crack their knuckles easily?

Not necessarily.: Joint popping and joint pain may be present, but marfan is different in almost every patient. ...Read more

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Can people who are born with treacher collins syndrome, after surgeries, end up ok?

Can people who are born with treacher collins syndrome, after surgeries, end up ok?

Absolutely!: Results, both functional and esthetic will vary depending on the severity of the defects. Some treacher-collins patients do have some developmental disabilities as well as hearing and speech problems. Your best bet for advice for the long-term is being a patient in a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary cleft and craniofacial clinic. ...Read more

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What to expect with an infant with bartters syndrome and juvenile diabetes?

Bartter Syndrome is: A group of genetic disorders caused by 5 mutations inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern . When both parents carry the same mutation, each of their children has a 25% chance of having bartter syndrome. Type 4 is associated with "nerve deafness." altered re-absorption of electrolytes by the kidneys impacts health, growth & development. See: http://barttersite.Org/what-is-bartters-syndrome/. ...Read more

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Why do all people with Down syndrome have similar facial features?

Why do all people with Down syndrome have similar facial features?

Chromosome influence: The size ; shape of the skull ; facial features of down syndrome patients is heavily influenced bu the effect of the extra chromosome present in every cell of the body.The same goes for eyes, hands ; feet all of which require a lot of decoding during formation to produce the structures. Many other chromosome defects produce some common features to those born with the abnormality. ...Read more

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Williams syndrome can u still work with this?

Williams syndrome can u still work with this?

genetic eval needed: Williams syndrome is a rare genetic condition that can affect many organ systems. It can affect the brain, heart an skeletal system. There are guidelines for what medical evaluations should be done on a annual basis. Talk to a geneticist to help coordinate care. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Hypermobility Syndrome (Definition)

Described as a condition where joints are able to move loosely beyond their ...Read more