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Fusion (Definition)

A fusion gets rid of a joint or disk between to bones, getting the bones to join together with bone between them. If successful, it eliminates almost all the motion between the bones. Sometimes fusion simply occur as a result of disease, rarely from aging. Most of the time ...Read more


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I have growths in my elbow joint that have spread and have grown in size. They are causing pain and numbness. Should i go and see someone about it?

I have growths in my elbow joint that have spread and have grown in size. They are causing pain and numbness. Should i go and see someone about it?

Of course you should: I think you already know the answer to this question - of course you should. The question is why have you waited this long? Please make an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible that that you can start taking steps to resolve this problem. ...Read more

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Soft lump on outside of elbow joint?

Soft lump on outside of elbow joint?

Lump on elbow: One thing that comes to mind is a bursitis. This is an inflammation of the bursa - a small fluid filled sack that lines some joints. The bursa can get inflamed due to trauma, overuse or infection. It's not always painful, but can present as a soft lump on the outside of the elbow. Standard treatment includes nsaids, ice, compression, avoidance of trauma and sometimes drainage and antibiotics. ...Read more

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Why does my elbow joint feels like it is on fire when I use my arm?

Why does my elbow joint feels like it is on fire when I use my arm?

Brachioradial : It is possible that you have developed brachioradial pruritus which is itching/burning secondary to a pinched nerve. ...Read more

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Had a semi torn triceps 8 years ago, still have cracking elbow joint and less triceps strenght than right side when working out. Is there a fix will it remain like this 4 ever?

Had a semi torn triceps 8 years ago, still have cracking elbow joint  and less triceps strenght than right side when working out.  Is there a fix will it remain like this 4 ever?

Likely: Depending on the degree of tearing, this might not be easily fixable. Tendon transfers do exist around the elbow, but they are contingent on near normal muscle function. After eight years some of your muscle tissue has likely been replaced by fatty tissue due to the lack of stimulation of the triceps caused by the tear. This may not be recoverable. ...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