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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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My thumb hit with the ball and swollen.iam able to move my thumbs base joint but no the upper joint please tell me some remedies to reduce pain&swell?

My thumb hit with the ball and swollen.iam able to move my thumbs base joint but no the upper joint please tell me some remedies to reduce pain&swell?

R.I.C.E: Rest, ice, compression ( splinting ) and elevation PLUS the judicious use of either Advil (ibuprofen) or Ibuprofen if you are not allergic to these medications. If pain is severe, I suggest UC or ER for x rays. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will i be noticeably swollen after a total joint replacement of the tmj's?

Can someone tell me how long will i be noticeably swollen after a total joint replacement of the tmj's?

Long time: 4-6 weeks. BUT, be careful about a TJR in the TMJ. Get SEVERAL OPINIONS before you do it. Big operation with big risks. ...Read more

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My son has swollen glands, achey joints and woke up with three blue vein like lines on his chest. Can u tell me a possible cause?

My son has swollen glands, achey joints and woke up with three blue vein like lines on his chest.  Can u tell me a possible cause?

Possible infection: In children strep infection of the throat is very commom - in severe cases it can present as "rheumatoid fever" and cause additional symptoms. If your son has these symptoms and fever - shoudl be examined by by his doctor and treated accordingly. ...Read more

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What could cause swollen armpits and joint pain?

What could cause swollen armpits and joint pain?

Several things: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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They say there is nothing I can do to a post injury swollen disfigured joint after 9 years will this joint keep growing it's already double it's size?

They say there is nothing I can do to a post injury swollen disfigured joint after 9 years will this joint keep growing it's already double it's size?

Due: To the injury of the joint arthritic changes hit this joint early and hard. I recommend therapy on the joint to keep as much ROM and use as you can. But not a lot can be done to reverse things. Good luck ...Read more

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What do you do for swollen joints?

What do you do for swollen joints?

Swollen Joints: You should first visit your doctor to determine why your joints are swollen. There are many conditions that could cause the swelling (ie rheumatoid arthritis, osteo arthritis, lupus, crohn's disease, or fluid retention due to cardiopulmonary conditions). Each has a different course of therapy. ...Read more

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What could cause swollen and painful joints?

What could cause swollen and painful joints?

Many causes: If you have swollen painful joints you should be evaluated by a rheumatologist. There are many different causes including infectious forms of arthritis, for example lyme disease or parvo. There are also many forms of inflammatory arthritis, including rheumatoid and psoriatic. Its important to not delay in getting the correct diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Could use expert help with why are my finger joints swollen?

Could use expert help with why are my finger joints swollen?

Many reasons: There are many different causes of selling in finger joints, including injury, excessive salt intake, several types of arthritis, and autoimmune disorders. See your doctor for further evaluation. Once your doc examines your hands and maybe orders bloodwork or xrays, a better diagnosis and treatment plan can be made. ...Read more