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What are common causes of limited joint mobility?

What are common causes of limited joint mobility?

Limited mobility: Many causes of limited joint mobility. Consider arthritis, synovitis, inflammation, infection, tight muscles/contractures, injury, tears, sprains, etc. Check with your orthopedic surgeon. ...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


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What are common causes of limited joint mobility?

Limited mobility: Many causes of limited joint mobility. Consider arthritis, synovitis, inflammation, infection, tight muscles/contractures, injury, tears, sprains, etc. Check with your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Limited joint mobility?

What is the definition or description of: Limited joint mobility?

A moving experience.: Limited joint mobility is a reduction, to some degree, of a joint's normal range of movement. ...Read more

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How does limited joint mobility relate to type 1 diabetes?

How does limited joint mobility relate to type 1 diabetes?

High sugars attach: To various proteins in cells, connective tissues

and that affects their function, making them less flexible/ stiff. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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What's the cause of the joint disease hms (hyper mobility syndrome)?

What's the cause of the joint disease hms (hyper mobility syndrome)?

Ehlers-Danlos: Ehlers-danlos or Marfan's syndrome is a hereditary disorder that causes this condition and cannot be prevented. Muschle strenthening helps with the symptoms. ...Read more

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I have hyper-mobility in my joints, I also have cystocele. I have heard it could be linked, is this true?

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

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What could be causing the rapid decrease in wrist joint mobility?

What could be causing the rapid decrease in wrist joint mobility?

Wrist: Common problems of the wrist not associated with injury are carpal tunnel syndrome and tendinitis which are both related to over usage. You need to see your doctor and have an evaluation. :) ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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Joint pain lasts for one second then moves to another joint/muscle. Doesn't restrict mobility or hurt with movement. Consistent with lupus?

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

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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 more

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I have serious pain all over joints/muscles (no swelling) it really messes w/ my adl's. diangosis of fibro, hyper mobility, hypothyroid, migraines. Need help?

Call rheumatologist: For diagnosis and evaluation. You can look for a rheumatologist or rheumatology health professional at the american college of rheumatology, here is the link: https://www. Rheumatology. Org/default. Aspx. ...Read more

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Hi. I have chronic stabbing burning pain swelling around joints less mobility. Frequently shoulders knees fingers. It lasts 2 to 3 days.

Hi. I have chronic stabbing burning pain swelling around joints less mobility. Frequently shoulders knees fingers. It lasts 2 to 3 days.

Joint pain: Multiple joints that hurt and swell in a younger person is usually a rheumatologic condition. You should see a physician and have lab work performed. ...Read more

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31F w/anemia, fatigue, joint pain. Need to wear knee braces for pain&mobility. Saw dr earlier 4 pain before anemia diagnosis, should I go in again?

31F w/anemia, fatigue, joint pain. Need to wear knee braces for pain&mobility. Saw dr earlier 4 pain before anemia diagnosis, should I go in again?

Yes 2 doctors: In addition to the doctor you are seeing for your anemia, you should see a doctor that specializes in knees. After confirming that the weakness is not coming from a specific knee or nerve problem, they can prescribe for you physical therapy exercises to strengthen your legs that should help much more than the braces. Simple exercises to strengthen the quadriceps make a huge difference! ...Read more

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How can I ease the pain in my elbow, in the surrounding tissue, not the joint?

Hot ; cold packs: As above alternating
also try wrapping it with plastic food wrap at bedtime not too tight best to have someone help you do it if at all possible this keeps in body heat and helps healing most of these types of problems are tendinosis ANS frequently gradually go away o their own
best of luck with this you can also buy a heelbo at a surg supply store they also help. ...Read more

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If the SI Joint has limited movement what is causing my hip to rotate?

If the SI Joint has limited movement what is causing my hip to rotate?

Need more info: Your age, weight & medical history are important. This could be arthritis, body mechanics i.e. the way you walk. It merits a visit to a D.O. or M.D. for evaluation. ...Read more

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Will strengthening surrounding muscles reduce the risk of joint dislocation?

Will strengthening surrounding muscles reduce the risk of joint dislocation?

Yes: Static quadriceps contraction are very good set of exercises to strengthen that group of musceles. ...Read more

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Are there muscles surrounding the hip joint? I have a bad hip & feel the need to stretch muscles (it feels like.) I'm unable to do so b/c of injury.

Be careful of hip jt: What people call the hip frequently is not. If you are talking at the side of your pelvis this is not the true hip. This may be the area of the greater trochanter. You should see your ortho doc and then may well get some physiotherapy that you can use as needed to ease the discomfort. The doc should tell you exactly what is wrong ...Read more

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How long until a sprained hand is healed? I can move it, but it's still limited. Only using synthetic elastic joint tape. Is the tape a wise thing to use?

How long until a sprained hand is healed? I can move it, but it's still limited. Only using synthetic elastic joint tape. Is the tape a wise thing to use?

Variable: Generally 4-6wks. Taping digits together is a good way to splint a joint. Must work on motion. Sometimes swelling takes alot longer to improve ...Read more

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Jaw joint on right side keeps popping whenever opening and have limited jaw opening. Will this go away on its own or is there conservative treatment?

Jaw joint on right side keeps popping whenever opening and have limited jaw opening. Will this go away on its own or is there conservative treatment?

TMJ disorder: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Earache, neck clicking and popping, difficulty to swallow, headache and jaw pain are common symptoms. Proper diagnosis is the key to the successful treatment. See an orofacial pain practitioner for a consultation and management of the TMJ. ...Read more

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Stabbed finger w/ knife on 12/25 at top of proximal phalanx just below pip joint. Cut healed fine but now have limited motion and hurts some??

Stabbed finger w/ knife on 12/25 at top of proximal phalanx just below pip joint. Cut healed fine but now have limited motion and hurts some??

Seek Orthopedic Eval: Sometimes minor puncture injuries around a finger can penetrate into the joint. This is especially true on the "top" (dorsal) finger. This can deliver bacteria into the joint. Once in the joint, an infection results which can result in pain, swelling, redness, stiffness that worsens over time. Recommend immediate evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon to make sure the joint is not infected. ...Read more

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I had 2 arthroscopy, still limited opening, clicks, anteriour disk displacement wr. Surgeon suggested open joint surgery. I am afraid. What are the risks?

I had 2 arthroscopy, still limited opening, clicks, anteriour disk displacement wr. Surgeon suggested open joint surgery. I am afraid. What are the risks?

Slightly more: All surgery used 2 be done open when I started practice, & infections were rare as they r with scopes. Main difference is more post op pain & longer rehab depending what is done. ...Read more

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Would it be a good idea for me to get a painkiller injection (for something wrong with the shoulder joint and not the tricep) right before my game to limit the pain?

Would it be a good idea for me to get a painkiller injection (for something wrong with the shoulder joint and not the tricep) right before my game to limit the pain?

No: This approach is almost never appropriate. We see this kind of thing glamorized in professional athletes. What is not well shown are the consequences of this kind of approach. Professional athletes use their bodies in unsustainable ways because of the significant short-term monetary gains. It is a questionable approach, even in that context. In the absence of the reward, it is highly ill-advised. ...Read more

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How do you if there is bone chip in ankle after a sprain been 3 months since injury have limited movement in ankle joint?

How do you if there is bone chip in ankle after a sprain been 3 months since injury have limited movement in ankle joint?

Bone chip: Start by first getting the ankle xrayed if nothing shows up than an MRI would show if you have a bone chip and if you damaged any soft tissue in your ankle. ...Read more

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Hemi-cap grt toe joint replacement 8 yrs ago. Past year joint is stiff, limited ROM, painful& "lack of purchase". What is recommended?

Hemi-cap grt toe joint replacement 8 yrs ago. Past year joint is stiff, limited ROM, painful& "lack of purchase". What is recommended?

Call your surgeon: If your surgeon is not accessible to you, look for a joint replacement surgeon in your area for a consultation. May need X-rays, but need to start with a good history and examination. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Injured thumb 1.5 yrs ago. X-rays showed nothing wrong 1 and 9 mo later. Thumb still in pain at MCP joint + limited ROM upon flexion. Why?

Injured thumb 1.5 yrs ago. X-rays showed nothing wrong 1 and 9 mo later. Thumb still in pain at MCP joint + limited ROM upon flexion. Why?

Need exam: An examination by an ORS (or a hand specialist)will give you your answer most likely. Differential diagnosis not knowing your age or injury mechanism would include: ligament injury (gamekeeper's), early arthritis, tendinitis (dequervain's), nodular tenosynovitis (trigger thumb) among others. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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How can you tell what type of sprain you have as I have bruising around my atfl and pain and bruising around my ankle joint limited swelling?

How can you tell what type of sprain you have as I have bruising around my atfl and pain and bruising around my ankle joint limited swelling?

Joint stability: Range of motion studies and stability exam can help determine what stage your sprain is. All ankle sprains that have bruising and swelling should be evaluated for ligament tears and a fracture to avoid long term instability. ...Read more

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Recovering from surgery on ankle. In walking boot. Can walk. How long before swelling goes down? No damage to joint or surrounding muscles/ligament

Recovering from surgery on ankle. In walking boot. Can walk. How long before swelling goes down? No damage to joint or surrounding muscles/ligament

A Swell Ankle.: Recovering from ankle surgery can be unpredictable. Your age and type of surgery as well the extent of what was performed during surgery will all have an effect on your recovery time. The swelling, either pre or post operative, can linger on for some time. Your surgeon should provide you with the various ways to deal with it, ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Unable To Move Joint (Definition)

Limited joint mobility is a clinical finding in which a joint (which connects two bones) cannot be fully straightened or bent, often due to injury, infection, arthritis, nerve ...Read more