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What are the side effects of having a orthovisc injection? Does osetoarthritis cause the knee joint to lock and clunk? I am at a loss of what do next

What are the side effects of having a orthovisc injection? Does osetoarthritis cause the knee joint to lock and clunk? I am at a loss of what do next

No real side: Effects you can get a flare and some soreness from the injection some people can be allergic to the non-synthetic versions such as synvisc (hylan g-f 20). They do help and do better in people with mild moderate arthritis. It doesn't reverse DJD but it does prevent it from accelerating. Arthritis can cause a clunk. I would see an ortho doc and have them go through your options. ...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


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Hello doctors, what does it mean when your joints lock up?

Hello doctors, what does it mean when your joints lock up?

It means that there: Is something caught between the bones {forming the joint, eg femur (thigh) and leg (tibia)}. It could be a torn meniscus (cartilage) or a loose body (piece of bone/cartilage) causing acute severe pain. The joint locks in about 20-30 degrees of bend (flexion) so that one is not able to extend (straighten) the joint. ...Read more

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Xray report has loss of cervical lordosis. Severe pain in movement of neck followed by left arm joint. Is it treatable? Is it danger? Pls help me out.

Xray report has loss of cervical lordosis. Severe pain in movement of neck followed by left arm joint. Is it treatable? Is it danger? Pls help me out.

It depends on type o: The report is only as reliable as the type of x-ray done(? C-spine x-ray versus MRI of the c-spine). If you have lots of pain, a plane x-ray is not likely to help with the diagnosis. You need to be sure that you are examined by a neurologist or neurosurgeon to help you find out the cause and offer treatment which is appropriate. They can order a mri, if indicated based on their examination. ...Read more

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Knee joints always feel like they lock up and click. ?

Knee joints always feel like they lock up and click. ?

See below: Locking and clicking are very suggested of a torn meniscus which is a wedge of cartilage on both the inner and outer part of the knees. In certain types of tears, the torn piece can get dislodged partially when the person bends their knee and then prevents them from straightening it fully. It can also cause painful clicking. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Is there a way to unlock a locked cervical facet joint on the left of my spine that was caused by an excersie? I am looking for a cure not a treatment

Is there a way to unlock a locked cervical facet joint on the left of my spine that was caused by an excersie? I am looking for a cure not a treatment

Osteopathic Eval: Some osteopathic physicians do manipulation to see if a vertebrae is dislocated and he/she can offer treatment by trying to correct the pathology. If this does not help, it could be pathology in your spine that needs to be further evaluation. Recommend seeing a pain/spine specialist. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent things? Joint damage as I age?

What can I do to prevent things? Joint damage as I age?

Keep joints strong: Joints go through alot of wear and tear through the years. To minimize that, keep those joints strong and flexible with exercise. Make sure you are keeping your weight in check. Weight bearing joints like the knees often develop arthritis from excess weight (ie obesity). ...Read more

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Genetic joint problems. Is there a young adult type of inherited arthritis?

Genetic joint problems. Is there a young adult type of inherited arthritis?

Yes: There are many inheritable forms of arthritis. They belong to a family of disorders called autoimmune diseases. There is juvenile idiopathic arthritis (formerly juv rhematoid or jra), but that typically occurs younger. There are also conditions like psoriasis, sjogrens, lupus, and ankylosing spondylitis to name a few. Consultation with your primary care doc or a rheumatologist would be useful. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Joint locking?

What is the definition or description of: Joint locking?

Absolutely no motion: Locked joints by definition are stuck in a fixed position somewhere along the normal arc of motion from fully straight to fully bent. There are classic causes of locked joints, especially the knee. Injured cartilage (joint lining) or a torn piece of a meniscus can cause a knee to lock which can be painful and prevent normal function . ...Read more

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I cannot bend my thumbs without doing it with my other hand along with my finger joints locking when I grasp a small object.

I cannot bend my thumbs without doing it with my other hand along with my finger joints locking when I grasp a small object.

Sounds like you may: be having Trigger Thumb and Finger(s). See an Orthopedist to have confirm the Dx and then maybe steroid shot maybe helpful or you might be needing surgery to release it. Good Luck and Happy Holidays. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Joint Locking Or Catching (Definition)

Joint locking is a clinical finding in which a joint feels locked in place, often painfully so. This can occur due to diseases of the cartilage of the joint. ...Read more