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Doctor insights on: Metatarsal Phalangeal Joint Pain

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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 the success rates for Metatarsal Phalangeal Joint Repl for hallux rigidus to maintain mobility? How many physicians are doing them?

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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Can a teen have joint pain?

Can a teen have joint pain?

Yes: If you are having pain, please see your doctor for further evaluation. From the very young to very old can get arthritis. ...Read more

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How can you avoid joint pain?

How can you avoid joint pain?

Common: It is probably not possible to completely avoid joint pain. I am not sure I have ever met a person who hasn't had some type of joint pain at some point in there life. However, there are things you can do to keep your joints healthy. This would include having a healthy weight, staying physically active, eating a diet rich in whole food including lots of veggies, and less red meat. ...Read more

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Is extra safe for joint pain?

Is extra safe for joint pain?

I'm confused!: Is extra what safe? What medication are you talking about? Ask again and clarify. Without an okay by your doc taking extra anything is a bad idea, whether the medicine is over the counter or not! ...Read more

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What can I take for joint pain?

Tylenol, (acetaminophen) mild nsaids: I would start with tylenol (acetaminophen) and mild
nsaids to try to alleviate your symptoms
also I (would try to keep the joints moving
whether in be walking or gentle exercises
if symptoms persist, I would get an exam
and possibly an injection or physical therapy. ...Read more

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What to do to reduce joint pain?

What to do to reduce joint pain?

Ice: Initially a short course of rest, ice, compression, and elevation will usually calm the pain down. If this does not help your physician may prescribe anti-inflammatories and physical therapy. Sometimes injections can be used to help decrease the pain and facilitate therapy. ...Read more

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Why is joint pain worse in summer?

Increased activity..: In fact, many patients have increased joint pains in the winter when the weather turns cold. Changes in barometric pressure, such as cold and rain, can increase joint pain. For you, could it be that your area has rainy summers, or could it be that you are more active in the summer? ...Read more

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What to take to relieve joint pain?

What to take to relieve joint pain?

It depends: It depends on what is causing the pain and your overall health such as whether or not you have liver or kidney problems determines what medications are used. ...Read more

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What is causing widespread joint pain?

What is causing widespread joint pain?

Arthritis: Arthritic disorders cause widespread joint pain. If this is the problem, see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Does flexacil ultra relieve joint pain?

Does flexacil ultra relieve joint pain?

Hard to say: You may be referring to the medications flexural and ultram? Flexural is a muscle relaxant and can often relieve pain that is secondary to muscle spasm. Ultram is a mild non narcotic pain medication that can potentially work for joint pain. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Is joint pain one of the anxeity symptoms?

Is joint pain one of the anxeity symptoms?

Which joints??: Anxiety can cause joint pain, in terms of possible tmj/tmd by clenching of the teeth during the day or grinding at night. Anxiety can lower the immune response and your ability to ward off pain, which can also contribute to some joint pain and issues. I would see a doctor asap for a history and exam. ...Read more

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Is strawberries accociated with joint pain?

Joint pain: No evidence that they will make it worse. Some say that it may help.
http://www.arthritis.org/living-with-arthritis/arthritis-diet/best-foods-for-arthritis/best-fruits-for-arthritis. Php ...Read more

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My age is 45years and I suffer from joint pain..

My age is 45years and I suffer from joint pain..

See below: There are over 100 different forms of arthritis most common being osteoarthritis. You need to see your provider to see which one you have. ...Read more

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I want to know my options for treating joint pain?

Several: Options for joint pain: activity modification (avoid activities that aggravate the pain); anti-inflammatory medication; cortisone injection; weight loss if you are over-weight (for lower extremity joint pain). ...Read more

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Can there be such a thing as traveling joint pain?

Can there be such a thing as traveling joint pain?

Yes: In rheumatic fever one could get fleeting joint pains, when one joint after another can be affected and cause pain.
I am sure there might be other causes as well. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Joint pain?

What is the definition or description of: Joint pain?

Pain located joints: It is a pain syndrome where the people have pain in the joints. It does not have to be inflammatory like rheumatoid arthritis or gout and can be mechanical like osteoarthritis, but there are a variety of other causes of the joint pain. The rheumatologist can help discern what type of problem with the joints there are ...Read more