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Dr. Gary Sandler
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Joint Swelling (Overview)

Fluid that accumulates within a joint is referred to joint swelling. Swelling causes an increase in pressure within a joint and the pressure sensitive nerve endings that register the increased pressure sends a signal that is processed as pain


Dr. Gary Sandler
141 Doctors shared insights

Joint Swelling (Overview)

Fluid that accumulates within a joint is referred to joint swelling. Swelling causes an increase in pressure within a joint and the pressure sensitive nerve endings that register the increased pressure sends a signal that is processed as pain


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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?

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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What is the definition or description of: Joint swelling?

What is the definition or description of: Joint swelling?

Fluid within joint: Fluid that accumulates within a joint is referred to joint swelling. Swelling causes an increase in pressure within a joint and the pressure sensitive nerve endings that register the increased pressure sends a signal that is processed as pain ...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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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 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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Can you have joint swelling and pain from influenza b?

Can you have joint swelling and pain from influenza b?

Yes but: Yes, but not usually as the only symptoms. Other viruses like parvovirus b19 are more likely to cause joint symptoms without other symptoms. ...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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What causes joint swelling, fatigue, and strep?

What causes joint swelling, fatigue, and strep?

Several things: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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What can cause joint swelling in the hands?

What can cause joint swelling in the hands?

Many things: Joint swelling is one of the cardinal features of arthritis. Many forms of arthritis can affect the hands from non inflammatory disease such as osteoarthritis to inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis. Many other diseases may have arthritis as part of their overall presentation - like the arthritis of inflammatory bowel disease. There are many many possibilities. ...Read more

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Why might joint swelling occur with rheumatic fever?

Why might joint swelling occur with rheumatic fever?

Immune response: Rheumatic fever, a streptococcal infection causes the body to be "tricked" into producing an immune response to the body, in other words there is a cross reactivity of immune defenses whereby the cells responsible for immunity start to attack the body itself, and in this case major joints that result in what we call arthritis. It is nothing to take lightly and must be fought with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Suffering from severe foot pains and joint swelling. What should I do?

Arthritis: If you are experiencing severe pain and joint swelling, you should see your podiatrist who may then refer you to a rheumatologist if needed to rule out an inflammatory arthritic condition. ...Read more

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What can cause viral fevers with lots of joint swelling and severe pain?

What can cause viral fevers with lots of joint swelling and severe pain?

Autoimmune or Lyme: Various issues like rheumatologic diseases, thyroid or infectious like lyme- get evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Teen finger/finger joint swelling = jra?

Teen finger/finger joint swelling = jra?

Have to be seen: A number of different bacterial and viral infections can cause joint swelling, usually for a short duration. In jra, joint (s) remains swollen over 6 weeks. ...Read more

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Finger joint swelling, is this psoriasis?

Finger joint swelling, is this psoriasis?

Psoriatic arthritis: Typically shows up as distal arthritis with the structure of the joint being very compromised and irregular. We often referred to it as a saw tooth pattern in the joint. When the whole finger is swollen it is more likely a inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis associate it with finger swelling it's call dactylitis ...Read more

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What if any, inflamitory bowel disorder can cause joint swelling?

What if any, inflamitory bowel disorder can cause joint swelling?

Ulcerative colitis,: Ulcerative colitis, crohn's disease, collagenous colitis, infectious agent diarrhea, whipple's disease. ...Read more

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Joint swelling, fatigue, and strep? How often does strep cause joint swelling or joint aches?

Joint swelling, fatigue, and strep? How often does strep cause joint swelling or joint aches?

Not often if treared: Strep infection may lead to other inflammatory illnesses, including:
scarlet fever, an illness characterized by a rash
inflammation of the kidney (poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis)
rheumatic fever, a serious condition that can affect the heart, joints, nervous system and skin

the risk of developing severe complications from strep throat is low in the United States. ...Read more

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I am experiencing knee pain. The following also describe me: Joint swelling, Pain or discomfort, and Athlete. What should I do?

I am experiencing knee pain. The following also describe me: Joint swelling, Pain or discomfort, and Athlete. What should I do?

Be seen: An exam and possibly an X-ray or MRI will likely reveal the source of your problem and appropriate treatment options. ...Read more

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If not lupus or r.A., what could cause joint swelling and pain, stiffness, and fatigue?

Seronegative: Seronegative spondyloarthropathies are joint diseases which affect the spine and peripheral joints that are negative for rheumatoid factor. There are several of these including reactive arthritis and psoriatic arthritis. A rheumatologist can sort out which one and get you appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause joint swelling and neurological problems - headaches fainting seizures etc?

What can cause joint swelling and neurological problems - headaches fainting seizures etc?

It depends: These are pretty nonspecific complaints but can be a sign of a rheumatologic condtion, withdrawal, or a brain tumor. If you are passing out and having seizures you have a serious condtion that should be evaluated by a physician to see what is going on. ...Read more

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Sores in my nose, severe gastrointestinal upest and occasional joint swelling and pain. Thoughts?

Sores in my nose, severe gastrointestinal upest and occasional joint swelling and pain. Thoughts?

Many possibilities: Many possibilities including inflammatory bowe disease, behcet syndrome, sjogren's syndrome, lupus. Needs rheumatologic eval. ...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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Is prednisolone prescribed for joint swelling in Ankylosing Spondylitis? I have been given tapering dose for 4 wks from 20mg deccreasing 5mg/wk.

Is prednisolone prescribed for joint swelling in Ankylosing Spondylitis? I have been given tapering dose for 4 wks from 20mg deccreasing 5mg/wk.

Potentially: Yes, what you are describing is a steroid medication, which is a very powerful anti-inflammatory that can potentially be quite effective to treat acute episodes of pain in patients with a flare up of ankylosing spondylitis or other inflammatory arthritis. ...Read more

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What can cause finger joint swelling and pain with wrist pain and shoulder pain?

What can cause finger joint swelling and pain with wrist pain and shoulder pain?

Many: Thre are many rheumatologic conditons that could cause your symptoms. One would need to know your history, your overall health, medications, allergies, history and other information. You need a good exam, lab studies and perhaps x-rays. I would recommend you see your pcp, a rheumatologist or an orthopedist. You could have anthing from a minor problem to a severe problem. Get checked out! ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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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
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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