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Somewhat: The joints are moved via muscles, which are controlled by nerves. It's best to address all of these to get the greatest results. Joint and spinal manipulation would likely be a better choice being more directly related to the joint and effecting the nerve input to the muscles. Visit your chiropractor and get a massage. Treat yourself! ...Read more
My ankle just keeps getting worse.. Swelling on outside bo, immobility, severe pain, poppin sensation. Burning pain and unable to move the ankle joint?
The joint get stiff: Because of the lack of mobility, which is cause by the pain. ...Read more
Inflammation in right knee joint, maybe at the depression at articulating lateral condyle oftibia and head of fibula. Pain and immobility. Remedies?
See PCP: Need and x-ray for proper evaluation. See your pcp for referral to an orthopedic surgeon be fore treatment. ...Read more
What is the importance of physical therapy for joint health in patients who are immobilized for an extended time?
Yes possibly: Patients with very lax or stretchy tissue are at increased risk of joint injury and soft tissue tears/injury. Also, it is highly recommended to work on antigravity and postural strengthening to prevent spine related problems as well. ...Read more
Ehlers-Danlos Syndro: Ehlers-danlos syndrome with l-loose joints is due an inherited disorder related to an abnormal gene from either mother or father. The disorder result in loose joints, elastic skin, easy bruising, and even heart valve problems, depending on which area the tissues are affected. The diagnosis is made by clinical examination. Skin biopsy and gene studies are also used. ...Read more
Relaxin: Pregnant moms make a hormone called relaxin in their bodies. This helps their ligaments to soften to allow their pelvis to expand during child birth. This also allows baby's joints to be hyper-flexible as well. Combined with the cartilaginous (and highly flexible) skeleton of a newbie, you have the "double-jointing" to which you refer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I think : You mean charcot joint. This is a serious condition of a foot where the bones and joints in a foot start to collapse or self destruct. One should not walk on such a foot as weight bearing will casue the damage. Medical attentiob by podiatrist or orthopedist to manage the condition is recommended. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fake not as good: Artificial joints fail on the shear fact of being artificial. They don't self repair like our bodies, so they do not heal with wear and tear. The also cause local inflammation in/around bone causing "metalosis" (chromium and cobalt deposits from prosthesis in tissue around joint) causes complications. As bone ages, it may also weaken & not secure the prosthesis, allowing movement/malalignment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer