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Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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Help please! is alkaline water to contribute to joint pain and inflammation?

Help please! is alkaline water to contribute to joint pain and inflammation?

Someone believes it: The water that we drink will foound the stomach acidity and will rapidly change. I don't think the alkaline water is an issue. ...Read more

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Been having joint pain and inflammation in all joints. Also been very fatigued. Have vitiligo for over 5 years now.

Been having joint pain and inflammation in all joints.  Also been very fatigued.  Have vitiligo for over 5 years now.

See rheumatologist: Vitiligo is considered an autoimmune disorder and your joint symptoms are very suggestive of its presence. Recommend rheumatology consult. ...Read more

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I've been suffering from joint pain, inflammation and crepitus for almost 2 yrs now.Other than amitryptyline, what can I take to help stop the crepitus?

I've been suffering from joint pain, inflammation and crepitus for almost 2 yrs now.Other than amitryptyline, what can I take to help stop the crepitus?

Orthopaedic Surgeon: I would go see an orthopaedic surgeon. Crepitation in a jointt is not treated with amitryptyline. It is usually secondary to either inflammation or chondromalacia. Antiinflammatories will help the former. This is some evidence to show that chondromalacia symptoms can be reduced by glucosamine sulfate at 1500mg per day. ...Read more

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I have Crohn's and often have severe joint pain. I can live with the pain, but is this permanently damaging my joints? Or is it just temporary inflammation? Thanks!

Crohn's & arthritis!: There is an arthritis, similar to spondylitis, that is quite common in crohn's. This requires specific attention, because it may be independent of "active" crohn's dsisease. It's propensity is to attack the sacroiliac joints, spine, hips and shoulders, and te.Ndons and ligaments. It is called enteropathic arthritis. See someone in rheumatology for this one. ...Read more

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Can certain foods really cause or reduce inflammation in the body? If so, how and could it relieve for example joint pain?

Can certain foods really cause or reduce inflammation in the body? If so, how and could it relieve for example joint pain?

No: There are no clinical studies that confirm any food can actually reduce inflammation. Richard panish studied diet and RA extensively and found that no diet helps. ...Read more

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Will weight training and aerobic exercise contribute to inflammation and joint pain with sle or will increased strength help?

Will weight training and aerobic exercise contribute to inflammation and joint pain with sle or will increased strength help?

Strike a balance: Arthritis, especially inflammatory type (like lupus or rheumatoid) responds well to moderate exercise. You have to find the right amount for your body. I encourage you to do weights and aerobic exercise but i urge you to get help with it at first. See a physical therapist or sports med trainer and explain your situation. You don't want an injury and you don't want to over do it at first. ...Read more

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Hi I'm confused on SI joint pain, how far can it travels down the leg? Is the sciatica nerve close enough to the joint to be irrated by inflammation?

Hi I'm confused on SI joint pain, how far can it travels down the leg? Is the sciatica nerve close enough to the joint to be irrated by inflammation?

SI Joint Pain: can radiate down to the calf in some people. There are referred patterns down the leg via the SI Joint. Typically though SI jt pain is found locally in the buttock/pelvis area. If there is narrowing of the neuroforamen where the nerve exits then you can have sciatica like pain. ...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


Dr. Thomas Namey
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Joint Pain (Definition)

Joint pain is a clinical finding in which a joint (where two bones meet) is painful to move. This can occur with arthritis, crystal build up in joints, ...Read more