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What is the best treatment for joint swelling in Ankylosing Spondylitis apart for medicines. Epsom salt or oil massage will help ?

What is the best treatment for joint swelling in Ankylosing Spondylitis apart for medicines.  Epsom salt or oil massage will help ?

Anti-inflamm. Diet: Ankylosing spondylitis is a systemic, inflammatory condition that can lead to chronic back pain. Because it is systemic, topical treatments are unlikely to have much affect long term. There is some thought that an antiinflammatory diet can reduce inflammation levels in the body and can potentially have a dramatic affect. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Teen with finger/finger joint swelling but no trauma happened. What could it be, and what treatment?

Teen with finger/finger joint swelling but no trauma happened. What could it be, and what treatment?

It depends.: There many different causes of atraumatic finger swelling. The amount of swelling and duration would help narrow the possibilities. If swelling is significant and doesn't resolve in a reasonable period of time then it becomes very important to seek further medical evaluation. An examination followed by appropriate diagnostic studies (xray, mri, blood work) would be important. ...Read more

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What are the health risks when vit D is only 4.9ng in the body?can it cause joint swelling, acne outburst and weight gain? what's the treatment?

What are the health risks when vit D is only 4.9ng in the body?can it cause joint swelling, acne outburst and weight gain? what's the treatment?

Low Vit D: A level of 4 ng is very low. Would go for supplementation consider and discuss with MD 1000-2000 mg Vit D a day. See if your symptoms resolve. For the joint swelling would follow up this week with doctor /urgent care to assess if it is autoimmune or other pathology. ...Read more

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What diseases cause joint swelling, redness , . ?

What diseases cause joint swelling, redness , . ?

Joint swelling: Many diseases may cause this: degenerative arthritis, synovitis, septic joint, superficial infection, tumor, fracture, etc. ...Read more

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What can cause joint swelling, redness, warmth and pain?

What can cause joint swelling, redness, warmth and pain?

Perfect Storm: You have just described joint inflammation. This is your body's reaction to some sort of irritation to the joint. (Infection, trauma, the like) ...Read more

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Can you have joint swelling and pain from influenza b?

Can you have joint swelling and pain from influenza b?

Yes but: Yes, but not usually as the only symptoms. Other viruses like parvovirus b19 are more likely to cause joint symptoms without other symptoms. ...Read more

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What can cause joint swelling in the hands?

What can cause joint swelling in the hands?

Many things: Joint swelling is one of the cardinal features of arthritis. Many forms of arthritis can affect the hands from non inflammatory disease such as osteoarthritis to inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis. Many other diseases may have arthritis as part of their overall presentation - like the arthritis of inflammatory bowel disease. There are many many possibilities. ...Read more

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Teen finger/finger joint swelling = jra?

Teen finger/finger joint swelling = jra?

Have to be seen: A number of different bacterial and viral infections can cause joint swelling, usually for a short duration. In jra, joint(s) remains swollen over 6 weeks. ...Read more

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Finger joint swelling, is this psoriasis?

Finger joint swelling, is this psoriasis?

Possibly, but: Possibly, but many possible causes. Perhaps 30 varieties of arthritis to consider. Rheumatologist will be very helpful. ...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. Darrin Cunningham
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Joint Swelling (Definition)

Joint swelling is a clinical finding in which there is swelling at a joint (which is where two bones meet). This can occur with injury, arthritis, infection, ...Read more