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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Overview)

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 a smooth, coordinated way.


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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
1,189 doctors shared insights

Joints (Overview)

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 a smooth, coordinated way.


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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 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?

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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