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How common is joint inflammation?

How common is joint inflammation?

Inflammation: Very common. Related to joint irregularities, weight, activity, genetics, to name a few. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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How to deal with pain from joint inflammation?

How to deal with pain from joint inflammation?

Need to be seen: There are many types of joint inflammation, and thus treatment needs to be tailored to your specific case. See your doctor! ...Read more

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Joint inflammation/redness without any pain, what could this be?

Joint inflammation/redness without any pain, what could this be?

Inflam or infect: Any of 20 or 30 types of inflammation or infection. Pain does not have to be present. ...Read more

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How to treat TMJ joint inflammation?

How to treat TMJ joint inflammation?

Conservatively: You can use ice, heat, anti-inflammatories, rest; all the measures you would use with inflammation of other joints. ...Read more

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Are cortisone injections for joint inflammation ok?

Are cortisone injections for joint inflammation ok?

Have value: Used on a limited basis have value at alleviating pain reducing inflammation, particularly for inflammatory arthritis (rheumatoid, gout, etc). Should be used with caution if at all in younger pt with no evidence of cartilage breakdown or inflammatory arthritis. In this situation underlying cause of pain must be identified/addressed as apposed to repeated injections. ...Read more

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Can si joint inflammation cause calf nerve pain?

Can si joint inflammation cause calf nerve pain?

Depends: If you already have sciatica and it involves your si joint too, this nerve goes all the way down to the foot, and can affect any part of the nerve that shoots off from it. To double check, you need to see a PCP/Dr. to get this checked out and see for sure. A sports medicine, or osteopathic (DO) physician are well-trained to see this, as are neurologist or orthopedist. Start with your PCP first! ...Read more

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How long do docs recommend I should I rest to completely heal a hip joint inflammation?

How long do docs recommend I should I rest to completely heal a hip joint inflammation?

See details: It depends on the source of the pain or inflammation. Is it hip joint, bursitis, tendinitis or referred pain from the back? Discuss this issue with an orthopedist. ...Read more

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What else could cause joint inflammation?

What else could cause joint inflammation?

What else compared 2: Campared to what?
Google it the list is long.

If hot and red see a docotr soon

Ghonnorrhea, rheumatoid arthritis at the two main ones. ...Read more

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Can childern have arhritis without joint inflammation?

Can childern have arhritis without joint inflammation?

No, but...: The definition of juvenile arthritis is inflammation(often seen as swelling)in a joint for 6 weeks that is not due to infection or injury. Inflammation in a joint does not always show visible signs of swelling on physical exam (need an MRI with contrast to see inside of joint). Some types of juvenile arthritis involve inflammation in attachments of tendons & ligaments to bone-also not visible. ...Read more

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What could cause joint inflammation/redness without pain?

What could cause joint inflammation/redness without pain?

Arthritis : Arthritis would be my first choice. It is inflammation but not always pain. But you can have swelling, and redness without pain. Caution just because it is redness and swelling doesn't mean it is arthritis. This could be seen in allergic reaction, soft tissue inflammation or cellulitis to name a few. ...Read more

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Sacroiliac joint inflammation, what to do?

Sacroiliac joint inflammation, what to do?

See details: See a rheumatologist and determine the cause. There are very effective treatments. Spondylitis is a major possibility in a young person. Have you been tested for the HLA-B27 gene? ...Read more

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What type of doctor should be able to diagnosis pubis shearing and si joint inflammation?

What type of doctor should be able to diagnosis pubis shearing and si joint inflammation?

Orthopedic doctor: Orthopedic doctor would be best. If the problem is non-traumatic then a rheumatologist could help. ...Read more

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I have joint inflammation when I work out-it seemed to subside about 50% on a gluten-free diet. I am sugar free-what other diet protocol should I try?

I have joint inflammation when I work out-it seemed to subside about 50% on a gluten-free diet. I am sugar free-what other diet protocol should I try?

Need definition: It could be more than the gluten if it is the gluten. Your evaluation will look at different other diagnoses beyond the gluten. We need to define what the joint inflammation is. Your physician can have you see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Injured self somehow & had public shearing & si joint inflammation. Saw d.O. & he adjusted pubic bone. Pain was gone for a month. Now pain is back! Why?

Somatic dysfunction: Treatment of certain conditions may provide long-lasting pain/symptom free interval. By not addressing the cause & prevention, symptoms are bound to return. Either way, it sounds like a success story so far; you were able to go without pain meds for a month by receiving a benign treatment. Go back & tell your do you want the pain gone now! & don't want it to ever come back. ...Read more

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How much time should I expect a joint inflammation virus to last?

How much time should I expect a joint inflammation virus to last?

See details: It depends on the specific virus. A viral arthritis lasts anywhere from 2 weeks to 3-6 months. ...Read more

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Thermogram report states that I may have gastroesophageal, myofascial, joint inflammation & cardiac dysfunctions. How do I get a diagnosis, pcp?

Thermogram report states that I may have gastroesophageal, myofascial, joint inflammation & cardiac dysfunctions. How do I get a diagnosis, pcp?

Thermograms: Most pcp's will not be familiar with thermograms, which are more often used by alternative and/or integrative physicians. The dysfunctions you list are also very nonspecific. Your primary care physician will be glad to see you, and will also need to investigate with you any actual symptoms you have -- rather than going on the thermogram results alone. ...Read more

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Have chronic1st rib joint inflammation from injury to ligament. Rib keeps popping out of joint. Allergic to asa and derivatives. What can I take?

Have chronic1st rib joint inflammation from injury to ligament.  Rib keeps popping out of joint.  Allergic to asa and derivatives.  What can I take?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) ice exercise: Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain, as needed. Follow directions on label. Ice for about 30-45 minutes will address inflammation and swelling, never apply ice to the skin, always over a towel or clothing. Repeat 3-4 times dailt. Gentle range of motion and low impact cardiovascular exercises. ...Read more

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What are good foods to eat on a regular basis to help alleviate joint inflammation?

What are good foods to eat on a regular basis to help alleviate joint inflammation?

SIMPLE CARBS TEND TO: Be pro inflammatory in my opinion. Making your carbs more complex may help. Restrict carbs to 20-30 grams per meal. Might help. ...Read more

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Im 25 fm with a 29 esr, ANA positive 1:80 speckled pattern, and RA was <10. joint inflammation issues, especially in my back, knees. Possibilities?

Im 25 fm with a 29 esr, ANA positive 1:80 speckled pattern, and RA was <10. joint inflammation issues, especially in my back, knees. Possibilities?

Several: But it will be better for you to consult a rheumatologist who will likely obtain additional tests to establish a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w primary sjs w no joint inflammation or RA. Symptom that's ruining my life is the severe dry eyes.using restasis w no luck.cnt work. Pls Hlp?

Diagnosed w primary sjs w no joint inflammation or RA. Symptom that's ruining my life is the severe dry eyes.using restasis w no luck.cnt work. Pls Hlp?

Punctal plugs: You can have an opthalmologist place punctal plugs...and by the way I'm very sorry to hear about your symptoms. I'm sure its maddening. The silicone plugs will decrease fluid drainage away from the eye. ...Read more

Amphetamine (Definition)

A psychostimulant, controlled drug schedule ii, with abuse potential. It acts to enhance Dopamine and norepinephrine in the body, including the brain. It can decrease appetite- was used as a diet pill, treat narcolepsy and adhd, pathological fatigue, sea sickness. Derived from ephedra plant ...Read more


Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more