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What can cause bad joint problems?

What can cause bad joint problems?

See details: The list is too long to even begin to discuss in the space allowed. There are over 100 different types of arthritis. See a rheumatologist. ...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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What can I should about joint problems ?

What can I should about joint problems ?

Get a diagnosis: The only way to answer the question is to know the diagnosis. Some joint problems are treated with local heat. Other ones are treated with ice packs. For some types of arthritis, exercise is beneficial. For others, rest is better. There are over a hundred musculoskeletal conditions that can effect joints. See your primary care physician. If the diagnosis is unclear, see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What herbs can you use for joint problems?

What herbs can you use for joint problems?

EFAs, fiber, stretch: Efas, fiber, and gentle stretching help with joint pain. Herbal helpers include burdock root (anti-inflammatory) willow bark ([pain reliever) arnica, ashwaganda, cat's claw, ginger, tumeric (anti inflammatory), boswelia, nettles ( anti-arthritic and anti- inflammatory.). ...Read more

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What do you suggest for bad joint problems?

What do you suggest for bad joint problems?

Visit Painspot.com: www.painspot.com will lead you through a series of questions based on where you feel your pain, and then provide a list of possible causes and information about them. You can print that out and take it to your health provider, or a rheumatologist (arthritis specialist). The main thing is not to miss a serious crippling arthritis, like rheumatoid arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis. ...Read more

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Is it common to have joint problems around 18 y.O.?

Joint pain: No. It is unusual for an 18 year old to have joint problems. Seek medical advice to figure out why you are having problems. ...Read more

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At what bodyweight do joint problems become common?

At what bodyweight do joint problems become common?

Any: Often weight related, but doesn't have to be. Would suggest keeping weight to well less than 20% of your ideal weight. ...Read more

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What to do if I have bad joint problems anyone else?

See a rheumatologist: You see a rheumatologist and have the issue evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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I was wondering can joint problems heal on their own?

It depends: It depends on the cause of the joint problem. Most causes do not spontaneously resolve. ...Read more

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What are good exercises for people with joint problems?

What are good exercises for people with joint problems?

Non-stressing exerci: Non-stressing exercises. If you have pain for more than a half hour after any exercise, that should be avoided. ...Read more

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How do you use DMSO to treat joint problems.?

Not safe: Due to side-effects in humans, DMSO is not considered a safe treatment but i know that it is still being used. I would not use it. ...Read more

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Can carrying heavy luggage lead to joint problems?

Can carrying heavy luggage lead to joint problems?

Yes, for some: Heavy, prolonged use of any joint in the human body over time can cause wear-tear and when body cannot heal as fast as the wear-tear occurs, then one have problem/symptoms from it such as pain, stiffness, decrease range of motion, swelling etc.. So excessive use can cause degeneration of joints, some earlier than others. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are radioactive injections useful for joint problems?

Are radioactive injections useful for joint problems?

Yes: Can show up active inflammatoy changes in joins and also stress fractures. Also can help diagnose cancers of bone and joints. ...Read more

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What connection is between psoraisis and joint problems?

What connection is between psoraisis and joint problems?

Possible: There are 5 varieties of arthritis that occur in people with psoriasis. Five are directly related, but indivduals with psoriasis can also have gout, rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis. ...Read more

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How do I know if it is joint problems versus growing pains?

How do I know if it is joint problems versus growing pains?

Growing pains: This is a question that brings families into my office weekly. The short answer is it can be difficult. The long answer is "growing pains" is a diagnosis of exclusion. There are myriad conditions that must be ruled out before a child's pain can be assigned the diagnosis of benign growing pains, and a lot depends on the patient's age and symptoms. To be sure, see a pediatric orthopaedist. ...Read more

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Can drinking sodas cause me to have all these joint problems?

Can drinking sodas cause me to have all these joint problems?

No: Joint pain is not related to drinking soda. Have the problem evaluated by your doctor or see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Is it possible for kids/teens to have joint problems at early age?

Yes: Conditions such as jra affect children and teens and are typically managed aggressively by pediatric rheumatologists. ...Read more

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Does anyone have joint problems years after discontinuing an ssri?

Not a known relation: I guess anything is possible, but this has not been shown/known in the medical community. The use of ssri is very common, so is joint problem, especially in older folks. As a result, is ssri causing the joint problem or is it age and poor general health? My bet is on the age and poor health that is causing joint problem. Consult doc if you have problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am wondering what herbal medicines can you use for joint problems?

Glucosamine: It is not really an herbal medicine but glucosamine may help. Take 1, 500 mg daily and you have to give it a 3 month trial before deciding if it is effective enough. ...Read more

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Extremely easy-to-get joint sprains are a sign of what joint problems?

Hypermobility: Excessive motion and loose ligaments can cause this problem. A rheumatologist should be able to assess. ...Read more

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Is it true that taller, slimmer women are more likely to have joint problems?

Is it true that taller, slimmer women are more likely to have joint problems?

Not necessarily: The old adage the bigger they are the harder they fall may not fit here. Besides being tall what are the other issues. A thin woman may be at a greater risk for osteoporosis. The risk of joint problems depends on more that being tall the best prevention is exercise. ...Read more

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How many pounds of excess fat around the waist area can I have before it causes joint problems?

How many pounds of excess fat around the waist area can I have before it causes joint problems?

Pounds of Prevention: Whether it is excess fat or muscle, basic physics tells us p=w/a. Pressure is directly related to weight and since the area across the joint surfaces are constant, if you increase your weight you increase the pressure on the joint. Over time this can lead to injury and pain. Muscle weight, however, provides power and stability for the joints. Fat weight contributes nothing so try to avoid it. ...Read more

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Can tens unit help with si joint problems?

Yes: It is a noninvasive non medication based way to treat the pain. ...Read more

Dr. Frank Holmes
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Guarding Or Favoring Joint (Definition)

Joint problems are a clinical finding in which there is pain, difficulty moving, stiffness, or swelling at a joint (which is ...Read more