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Limited Joint Mobility
A few things: Depends on symptoms, and cause of symptoms. 3 signs of TMJ dysfunction: joint noises, joint pain & limited oral opening. Self treat with soft diet, jaw exercises, massage, heat/cold, OTC pain meds. A splint or physical therapy would be next. Occasionally muscle relaxants, biofeedback. Xrays are done for diagnosis. Surgery usually reserved for serious symptoms not responsive to other treatments. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sometimes: One of the potential causes of tendonitis is overuse by the muscle/tendon unit trying to stabilize a hypermobile joint. This is certainly the case with the posterior tibial tendon in individuals with flexible flatfoot. However, not all tendinitis is related to joint hypermobility, so you would need to consult with your doctor to determine the cause of your tendinitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can overall joint pain, "double jointedness", and TMJ pain/clicking be from some sort of arthritis or other joint disorder?
Yes, need exam: Arthritis, injuries and other diseases that effect joint can also occur in the jaw joint. The lax ligaments that cause double jointedness can occur in the jaw, especially in women. You should see a dentist who is well trained in treating TMJ disorders for a complete evaluation and treatment. Joint dysfunction is progressive so treatment should start at your age, not wait until severe pain. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What is moderate joint effusion, joint space narrowing "lateral" of the patellofemoral joint and bones slightly osteopenic and signif. Vascular calcif?
Osteoarthritis: Your description suggests that you have moderate osteoarthritic damage to the knee. The effusion is the joint fluid which has been produced by the arthritic inflammation. The vascular calcification is arteriosclerotic changes in arteries. Ask your doctor to review the films with you. ...Read more
Small suprapatellar joint effusion
mild right lateral joint space narrowing and spurring of the articular surfaces?
Osteoarthritis: It sounds like you are reading the x-ray report of someone with knee osteoarthritis. Joint space narrowing = cartilage loss. Spurring = bone spurs. Suprapatellar joint effusion = typical small amount of extra joint fluid seen in osteoarthritis. Sounds like a mild to moderate case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can platelet rich plasma therapy restores the full mobility of joints as I have limited mobility in joints, don't have joints pain as of now, have ra.
Sure: Young people tend to heal very well, but realize that sometimes a cure will involve surgery. See an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Sort of: There is some evidence that those with hypermobilty are at increased risk of sprains and strains, although there also exists some evidence to the contrary. Pathophysiologically speaking, I am not aware of any studies implicating changes in the structure of tendons among individuals with hypermobility ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Advanced articular cartilage loss in medial compartment of tibio-femoral and patella-femoral joints. Would partial (unicondylar) knee replacement work?
Maybe: This decision is best made by your own orthopedist who has direct access to your x rays. A second opinion never hurts. In someone so young, if you can get away with something short of a total joint replacement, it is always preferable to do so. ...Read more
Can limitation of motion or pain at vertebral column affect movement in the hip, knee and ankle joint?
Yes: Some joints are frequently treated with strengthening exercises, especially the shoulder and kneecap dislocations. These treatments can be very successful in treating mild to moderate joint instability. Even in grossly unstable joints requiring surgery strengthening exercises after surgery are an important part of the treatment, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mostly the same: Tmj is the name of the place where the lower jaw (mandible) meets with the skull. Tmd is a disorder of that joint. It's caused by lots of things, including the forces of chewing and grinding one's teeth. If you think you have this, stop chewing gum and very chewy foods then start with simple measures like otc Ibuprofen and warm compresses. In the end, most need a custom guard to protect teeth. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
A moving experience.: Limited joint mobility is a reduction, to some degree, of a joint's normal range of movement. ...Read more
High sugars attach : To various proteins in cells, connective tissues and that affects their function, making them less flexible/ stiff. ...Read more
I hv limited mobility(60%)in all joints, joints pain hv gone in joints from past6yrs , is this fibrous ankylosis stage?Any surgery method to restore it?
Rheumatologist: If you have not already seen a rheumatologist for your problems, then i strongly suggest that as a next step for you. It is hard to give an accurate answer without a physical exam and a full history of your problems and lab tests and x-rays. You need an accurate diagnosis to know your treatment options. ...Read more
Sprained my finger a week ago. Swelling in knuckle joint and pain experienced when moving it. Limited mobility. I have it buddy tape. Any suggestions?
R/O Ligament vs. Fx.: How did this injury occur? Which finger is involved? Since you buddy taped it, it is most likely the long or ring or little fingers. An x ray needs to be done to rule out a chip fracture. Treatment of choice is often ice 20 min. on/ 20 min. off to decrease swelling. Elevation& Warm soaks followed by ice to decrease swelling and inflammation. Motrin or Advil (ibuprofen) may help. No gripping See a Hand surgeon ...Read more
Is it possible that a really severe ankle sprain or slight bone fracture cause bone displacement in the ankle joint. And thus limit mobility?
Ehlers-Danlos : Ehlers-danlos or marfans syndrome is a hereditary disorder that causes this condition and cannot be prevented. Muschle strenthening helps with the symptoms. ...Read more
I have hyper-mobility in my joints, i also have cystocele. I have heard it could be linked, is this true?
Probably not: A cystocele is a weakened anterior fascial support often occurring as a result of vaginal deliveries. Patients that have cystoceles may also have a rectocele and an enterocele. Correction of the cystocele is straight forward with a high success rate and should be as successful in your condition. Use of a mesh for the repair will have less of a recurrence rate. ...Read more
Yes: There result from osteoarthritic changes secondary to hyper mobility. ...Read more
What specialist should I see for constant painful swollen joints that are rapidly losing mobility and pain level is constantly increasing?
An Ortho doc gener--: Ally but if its foot/ankles, then a podiatrist might be helpful. ...Read more
I have pain in right knee. The bone hurts when I press on it. No joint pain and no mobility issues. No injuries. Only inner right knee.
Meniscus: The medial meniscus is a cartilage structure at the inner part of the knee which is commonly injured or torn and can cause pain. In most cases the meniscus will improve with simple conservative treatment, ie time, NSAIDs, therapy. Alternatively, pain in that location could also be from the medial collateral ligament, early joint degeneration, or a bone bruise. See a physician if symptoms persist ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Joint pain lasts for one second then moves to another joint/muscle. doesn't restrict mobility or hurt with movement. consistent with lupus?
Lupus can cause : Multiple joint pains. I would mention to your Rheumatologist though any new findings you have related to your medical condition so that they may accurately follow and help you. Sometimes, they may decide to change your medication based on changes in your symptomology. ...Read more
I have ankylosing spondylitis, i take methotrexate and meloxicam. Which med is causing the feeling of more mobility in my joints? They feel looser.
What are the success rates for Metatarsal Phalangeal Joint Repl for hallux rigidus to maintain mobility? How many physicians are doing them?
Joint replacement: At age 52, if otherwise healthy, an artificial great toe joint would typically not be recommended. If possible , a joint preservation procedure is preferred. If the severity of the problem requires joint destruction, consider a fusion of the joint. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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