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What is the definition or description of: Joint swelling?

What is the definition or description of: Joint swelling?

Fluid within joint: Fluid that accumulates within a joint is referred to joint swelling. Swelling causes an increase in pressure within a joint and the pressure sensitive nerve endings that register the increased pressure sends a signal that is processed as pain ...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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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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Does yoga help to relieve of joint swelling & pain?

Does yoga help to relieve of joint swelling & pain?

Sometimes: Because yoga can increase flexibility and strengthen muscles, it can help take strain off the joints. Although this does not directly "fix" the joints, removing some of the stress from the joints can hep a great deal. ...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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Suffering from severe foot pains and joint swelling. What should I do?

Arthritis : If you are experiencing severe pain and joint swelling, you should see your podiatrist who may then refer you to a rheumatologist if needed to rule out an inflammatory arthritic condition. ...Read more

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What causes joint swelling, fatigue, and strep?

What causes joint swelling, fatigue, and strep?

Several things: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...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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Does fibromyalgia cause joint swelling, pain, and redness?

Does fibromyalgia cause joint swelling, pain, and redness?

No: Fibromyalgia is a disorder of pain and is not associated with joint inflammation. You have an inflammatory arthritis and need to see a doctor. ...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?

Psoriatic arthritis : Typically shows up as distal arthritis with the structure of the joint being very compromised and irregular. We often referred to it as a saw tooth pattern in the joint. When the whole finger is swollen it is more likely a inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis associate it with finger swelling it's call dactylitis ...Read more

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Why might joint swelling occur with rheumatic fever?

Why might joint swelling occur with rheumatic fever?

Immune response: Rheumatic fever, a streptococcal infection causes the body to be "tricked" into producing an immune response to the body, in other words there is a cross reactivity of immune defenses whereby the cells responsible for immunity start to attack the body itself, and in this case major joints that result in what we call arthritis. It is nothing to take lightly and must be fought with antibiotics. ...Read more

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What can cause viral fevers with lots of joint swelling and severe pain?

What can cause viral fevers with lots of joint swelling and severe pain?

Autoimmune or Lyme : Various issues like rheumatologic diseases, thyroid or infectious like lyme- get evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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I am experiencing knee pain. The following also describe me: Joint swelling, Pain or discomfort, and Athlete. What should I do?

I am experiencing knee pain. The following also describe me: Joint swelling, Pain or discomfort, and Athlete. What should I do?

Be seen: An exam and possibly an X-ray or MRI will likely reveal the source of your problem and appropriate treatment options. ...Read more

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Is prednisolone prescribed for joint swelling in Ankylosing Spondylitis ? I have been given tapering dose for 4 wks from 20mg deccreasing 5mg/wk.

Is prednisolone prescribed for joint swelling in Ankylosing Spondylitis ? I have been given tapering dose for 4 wks from 20mg deccreasing 5mg/wk.

Potentially : Yes, what you are describing is a steroid medication, which is a very powerful anti-inflammatory that can potentially be quite effective to treat acute episodes of pain in patients with a flare up of ankylosing spondylitis or other inflammatory arthritis. ...Read more

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I am experiencing difficulty walking and bone pain. The following also describe me: Unable to bear weight, Painful swollen joints, Joint swelling,...

I am experiencing  difficulty walking and bone pain. The following also describe me: Unable to bear weight, Painful swollen joints, Joint swelling,...

Rheumatologist: Need complete evaluation for source of inflammationand weakness and then treatment options. Do not wait as your muscles will atrophy and make function worse and rehab longer ...Read more

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I have joint swelling caused by bacterial throat infection. Is this normal?

I have joint swelling caused by bacterial throat infection. Is this normal?

No, see your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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. Al Hegab
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Joint Swelling (Definition)

Fluid that accumulates within a joint is referred to joint swelling. Swelling causes an increase in pressure within a joint and the pressure sensitive nerve endings that register the increased pressure sends a signal that ...Read more