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Dr. Ana Adelstein
115 doctors shared insights

Joint Swelling (Overview)

Joint swelling is a clinical finding in which there is swelling at a joint (which is where two bones meet). This can occur with injury, arthritis, infection, or immune system conditions.


Dr. Ana Adelstein
115 doctors shared insights

Joint Swelling (Overview)

Joint swelling is a clinical finding in which there is swelling at a joint (which is where two bones meet). This can occur with injury, arthritis, infection, or immune system conditions.


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How do I treat painful swelling joints especially my ankles?

How do I treat painful swelling joints especially my ankles?

First: You find the cause ten you will get treatment. Swelling could be caused by many different things like circulatory problems, to much alcohol or salt and being over weight. ...Read more

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Teen with finger/finger joint swelling but no trauma happened. What could it be, and what treatment?

It depends.: There many different causes of atraumatic finger swelling. The amount of swelling and duration would help narrow the possibilities. If swelling is significant and doesn't resolve in a reasonable period of time then it becomes very important to seek further medical evaluation. An examination followed by appropriate diagnostic studies (xray, mri, blood work) would be important. ...Read more

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What are the best and most effective healing treatments for arthritis and/or joint swelling?

What are the best and most effective healing treatments for arthritis and/or joint swelling?

Depends: Not all joint swelling is from arthritis. There are many reasons for joint swelling, effusion, or fluid on the knee. First step in treatment is accurate diagnosis. Consult with an orthopedic surgeon or rheumatologist to get started. ...Read more

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Does yoga help to relieve of joint swelling & pain?

Does yoga help to relieve of joint swelling & pain?

Sometimes: Because yoga can increase flexibility and strengthen muscles, it can help take strain off the joints. Although this does not directly "fix" the joints, removing some of the stress from the joints can hep a great deal. ...Read more

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What diseases cause joint swelling, redness , . ?

Joint swelling: Many diseases may cause this: degenerative arthritis, synovitis, septic joint, superficial infection, tumor, fracture, etc. ...Read more

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What can cause joint swelling, redness, warmth and pain?

What can cause joint swelling, redness, warmth and pain?

Perfect Storm: You have just described joint inflammation. This is your body's reaction to some sort of irritation to the joint. (Infection, trauma, the like) ...Read more

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Does fibromyalgia cause joint swelling, pain, and redness?

Does fibromyalgia cause joint swelling, pain, and redness?

No: Fibromyalgia is a disorder of pain and is not associated with joint inflammation. You have an inflammatory arthritis and need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
1,499 doctors shared insights

Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


Dr. Stratos Christianakis
1,190 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