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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
1,189 doctors shared insights

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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Can you tell me about s i joint pain?

Can you tell me about s i joint pain?

Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more

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Can a teen have joint pain?

Can a teen have joint pain?

Yes: If you are having pain, please see your doctor for further evaluation. From the very young to very old can get arthritis. ...Read more

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How can you avoid joint pain?

Common: It is probably not possible to completely avoid joint pain. I am not sure I have ever met a person who hasn't had some type of joint pain at some point in there life. However, there are things you can do to keep your joints healthy. This would include having a healthy weight, staying physically active, eating a diet rich in whole food including lots of veggies, and less red meat. ...Read more

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Is extra safe for joint pain?

Is extra safe for joint pain?

I'm confused!: Is extra what safe? What medication are you talking about? Ask again and clarify. Without an okay by your doc taking extra anything is a bad idea, whether the medicine is over the counter or not! ...Read more

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What can I take for joint pain?

What can I take for joint pain?

Tylenol, (acetaminophen) mild nsaids: I would start with tylenol (acetaminophen) and mild nsaids to try to alleviate your symptoms also i( would try to keep the joints moving whether in be walking or gentle exercises if symptoms persist, i would get an exam and possibly an injection or physical therapy. ...Read more

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What to do to reduce joint pain?

What to do to reduce joint pain?

Ice: Initially a short course of rest, ice, compression, and elevation will usually calm the pain down. If this does not help your physician may prescribe anti-inflammatories and physical therapy. Sometimes injections can be used to help decrease the pain and facilitate therapy. ...Read more

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Why is joint pain worse in summer?

Increased activity..: In fact, many patients have increased joint pains in the winter when the weather turns cold. Changes in barometric pressure, such as cold and rain, can increase joint pain. For you, could it be that your area has rainy summers, or could it be that you are more active in the summer? ...Read more

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What to take to relieve joint pain?

What to take to relieve joint pain?

It depends: It depends on what is causing the pain and your overall health such as whether or not you have liver or kidney problems determines what medications are used. ...Read more

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Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)

Shingles is a painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster). Early treatment with antiviral medication (within 72 hours) lowers the risk of post herpetic neuralgia, which is lingering skin pain after the rash disappears. ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Namey
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Joint Pain (Definition)

Joint pain is a clinical finding in which a joint (where two bones meet) is painful to move. This can occur with arthritis, crystal build up in joints, ...Read more