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What is a "sharka" joint?

What is a "sharka" joint?

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 more

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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 is joint destruction?

What is joint destruction?

Arthritis: Joint destructon is another way of saying arthritis or degenerative joint disease. All of these mean wear and tear on the cartilage lining and shock absorbers in the joints. Strengthening the muscles around the joints can be beneficial. In some cases injections or physical therapy can also help. In the extreme cases, joint replacement. ...Read more

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What joints can they scope?

What joints can they scope?

Joint Arthroscopy: Temporomandibular, shoulder, elbow, wrist, finger, hip, knee, ankle and toe. ...Read more

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How do joints help you move?

How do joints help you move?

Movement: Use the following link, which will help answer all your questions about the amazing human body, especially with relation to the joints we have.

https://sites. Google. Com/site/functionsofthehumanbodysystems/skeletal-system/joints ...Read more

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How are people double-jointed?

How are people double-jointed?

NO SUCH THING: This term is inaccurate. More accurate to say that someone is "hypermobile"...I.E....Very flexible causing the joint to move beyond its normal range of motion, which may be an inherited thing from a family member. A connective tissue disorder known as ehlers-danlos syndrome, may also cause hypermobility. If there is a problem with chronic joint pain/dislocated joints, see your family dr. ...Read more

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Are there joints in your back?

Are there joints in your back?

Many of them: Between each two vertebrae there are thee joints. ...Read more

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Is it bad to be double jointed?

Is it bad to be double jointed?

No??: You are 41 and doing ok? Have you seen cirque du soleil?

Are you worried about arthritis or aches and pains?

A wellness programs will begin to help most ailments. ...Read more

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What is the cause of joint clik?

What is the cause of joint clik?

Cracking, clicking: Or popping of a joint may be due to stretching of ligaments, collapse of cavities of joints or from breaking of adhesions within joints. Take care! Http://en. M.Wikipedia. Org/wiki/cracking_joints ...Read more

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What is hyal joint caps use for?

Painful joints: Hyal joint caps are a supplement consisting of extract of roostr combs that contain hyaluronic acid. There is also collagen and glucosaminoglycans added tot he capsule. Hyaluronic acid is a component of synovial fliud which serves to lubricate joints. The other ingredients ar structural components of the joint. There may need to be more research on the efficacy of this supplement. ...Read more

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Is it bad to have a loose joint?

Can be: You need good muscle tone to help protect your joints since they are more flexible and thus more vulnerable to over extension or flexion. ...Read more

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Why do natural joint last longer.

Why do natural joint last longer.

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 more

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What could be making my joints pop?

What could be making my joints pop?

Let me explain: The sound of popping joints alarms a lot of people. Even though many joints can pop without inducing any pain, the sound of bone-grinding pops is rarely taken as a positive sign. While popping can be little more than a normal side effect of movement, other times it can be a sign of something else going on in your joints. ...Read more

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What is guarding or favoring a joint?

What is guarding or favoring a joint?

Pain avoidance: Guarding or favoring a joint refers to behavior or gait patterns that avoids using the joint that is painful. So, limping and not putting full pressure on an affected joint is an example. ...Read more

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What make your joints itch and swell?

What make your joints itch and swell?

Joints swell & itch: Itching could be from irritation of the surrounding nerves by swelling. Swelling has many etiologies: injury, meniscal or ligament tear, loose body, arthritis, synovitis. ...Read more

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What's internal rotation of a joint?

What's internal rotation of a joint?

Rotation?: Internal rotation is rolling the articular cartilage of both sides of the joint together. Pain with it suggests pathology of the joint, perhaps arthritis. ...Read more

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What does flexing a joint mean exactly?

What does flexing a joint mean exactly?

See below: All joints have different types of movement. For instance, the elbow has only the ability to flex and extend. To flex the elbow, you bring the hand close to the shoulder. To extend the elbow, you straighten it out again. Flexing the hip brings the knee close to the belly, extending the hip straightens the leg out. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What are the different kinds of joints?

What are the different kinds of joints?

Ooh I know! (Raising: Hand)... Couple different ways to classify them: fibrous, cartilaginous & synovial OR ball-&-socket, hinge, pivot, ellipsoidial & saddle type. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have boggy joints?

What does it mean to have boggy joints?

RA: The joint feels a little swollen and
"mushy" compared to normal.

http://www. Webmd. Com/rheumatoid-arthritis/guide/preventing-joint-damage-rheumatoid-arthritis. ...Read more

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What causes pain in the joints and back?

What causes pain in the joints and back?

Various: Low back pain is second only to the common cold for visits to a doctor. Overloading the muscles and ligaments, straining the joints or even herniating a disc can all cause low back pain. Determining the cause of the pain creates the cure which can be wildly different. A good history and physical examination by a physician is the way to get to the root of your pains. ...Read more

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Why does exercise strengthen the joints?

Why does exercise strengthen the joints?

Strengthens muscles: Exercise, especially resistance exercise or weight training, strengthens the muscles that support the joints. The joints themselves are not strengthened by exercise. Physical therapy is often recommended after joint injury to strengthen the muscles around the joints. ...Read more

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