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Doctor insights on: Intermittent Joint Swelling

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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?

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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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. William Singer
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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