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+ana, postive 320 and anti ribosomal p antibodies. All other labwork is normal. Symptoms are photosenstivity, livedo reticularis, mouth sores.....?

+ana, postive 320 and anti ribosomal p antibodies. All other labwork is normal. Symptoms are photosenstivity, livedo reticularis, mouth sores.....?

See allergist and dermatologist: Your symptoms and clinical picture suggests to different diagnosis as -either simple allergic condition, or connective tissue disease, lupus erythrommatosus. You should be further investigated as blood test and may be skin biopsy may give clue to diagnosis. Avoid sun exposure, taking anti allergic medication and steroids may help. Consult the dermatologist ...Read more

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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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How can I find out if I'm double-jointed?

How can I find out if I'm double-jointed?

Varies: Can you bend your elbow past straight, touch you thumb to you forearm, hyperextend your knees, bend your fingers backwards? . If so you are. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are people born double jointed?

I'm wondering why are people born double jointed?

JHS: Medical name is joint hypermobility syndrome. This is mostly inherited in female line & women can lock knees & touch palms to floor, oppose thumb to forearm, & put feet behind neck as children. Imo is conserved trait to impart ease of childbirth & by 4th childbirth often takes minutes not hours & more infants born healthier. Condition also highly associated with development of fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are joint injuries slow to heal?

I'm wondering why are joint injuries slow to heal?

Poor blood supply: Joint injuries heal slowly because the amount of blood supply to joint cartilage and ligaments is much lower than other tissues so the supply of nutrients and oxygen is much lower. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to know if I'm double jointed?

Can you tell me how to know if I'm double jointed?

Not possible: There is no such condition." double jointed" seems like a term that is used for laxity in normal joints. There is a wide range of what is normal. ...Read more

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My joints pop out of place a lot, I'm really young is this normal?

My joints pop out of place a lot, I'm really young is this normal?

Hyperflexibility: If ligaments and tendons - the "ropes" that hold our joints together - are loose or weak, the joints can be more mobile, even to the point of popping out. If it is is more than one joint, your doctor may want to check you for some connective tissue problems. Usually, however, this can be helped with physical therapy to strengthen the surrounding muscles. ...Read more

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My entire body constantly hurts. I have hyper extensible joints and I'm not sure what can help me I'm in so much pain every day.?

My entire body constantly hurts. I have hyper extensible joints and I'm not sure what can help me I'm in so much pain every day.?

See a doctor: There are many causes for what you are feeling, and all require a physical exam and diagnosis by a doctor. Please see your doctor as soon as possible. Good luck. ...Read more

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I m really having pain in joints since few days What should I do???

I m really having pain in joints since few days What should I do???

Pain relief: Assuming no recent trauma or injury has occurred, start with rest and pain relief (i.e.: Tylenol), cool compresses over joints. If there is new redness or swelling around joints or fever, please consult a doctor. ...Read more

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While I realize at 48 things can begin to malfunction, I'm experiencing mulit-joint issues in the last year (I'm active, healthy, normal weight).?

While I realize at 48 things can begin to malfunction, I'm experiencing mulit-joint issues in the last year (I'm active, healthy, normal weight).?

Several things occur: At 48.
Bone mass starts to decline at its sharpest level (after menopause).... bone mineral density test.

Weight goes up a pound/yr age 30 to about 48

menopause

peak depression

increased risk of diabetes

Regular exercise actually matters on all of these. ...Read more

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Hello! I m in excellent physical shape. I ve been exercising for many years. Recently my joints started to click, what? Is it trouble? But no pain!

Hello! I m in excellent physical shape. I ve been exercising for many years. Recently my joints started to click, what? Is it trouble? But no pain!

Not necessarily: Clicking of joints with out pan may not be a big problem. THe cause may be due to sudden movement, may be displacement of vacuum in cavitation), adhesions in side the joint, or rarely due to lack of enough lubricating fluid in side the joint (synovial fluid) These don't have t be concerned only time to worry is if there is injury to joint ligaments, cartilages, meniscus injuries etc ...Read more

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I masturbate and work out, almost all my joints start cracking a lot lately. Please help me find out why (i'm a med student. Don' simplify the answer)?

I masturbate and work out, almost all my joints start cracking a lot lately. Please help me find out why (i'm a med student. Don' simplify the answer)?

Overuse injury: I don't think it has anything to do with your masturbation! Most likely, you have been working out without stretching or warming up enough and you have put some strain on your muscles and joints. Take the time to do a good warm-up, stretch a bit, and then stretch a lot after exercise. If you keep having trouble, ask your doctor- you may need to take a break to let a strain heal. ...Read more

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I'm a basketball player and I need something for joint/ligament pain?

I'm a basketball player and I need something for joint/ligament pain?

See a doctor: You can take over the counter medication such as aleve, (naproxen) but beyond that requires a trip to the doctor. ...Read more

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What is loose jointed? Is it hereditary?

What is loose jointed? Is it hereditary?

Ehlers-Danlos Syndro: Ehlers-danlos syndrome with l-loose joints is due an inherited disorder related to an abnormal gene from either mother or father. The disorder result in loose joints, elastic skin, easy bruising, and even heart valve problems, depending on which area the tissues are affected. The diagnosis is made by clinical examination. Skin biopsy and gene studies are also used. ...Read more

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How can double jointing occur in babies?

How can double jointing occur in babies?

Relaxin: Pregnant moms make a hormone called relaxin in their bodies. This helps their ligaments to soften to allow their pelvis to expand during child birth. This also allows baby's joints to be hyper-flexible as well. Combined with the cartilaginous (and highly flexible) skeleton of a newbie, you have the "double-jointing" to which you refer. ...Read more

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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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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 do joints help you move?

How do joints help you move?

Movement: Use the following link, which will help answer all your questions about the amazing human body, especially with relation to the joints we have.

https://sites. Google. Com/site/functionsofthehumanbodysystems/skeletal-system/joints ...Read more

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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?

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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What could be making my joints pop?

What could be making my joints pop?

Let me explain: The sound of popping joints alarms a lot of people. Even though many joints can pop without inducing any pain, the sound of bone-grinding pops is rarely taken as a positive sign. While popping can be little more than a normal side effect of movement, other times it can be a sign of something else going on in your joints. ...Read more

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What is guarding or favoring a joint?

What is guarding or favoring a joint?

Pain avoidance: Guarding or favoring a joint refers to behavior or gait patterns that avoids using the joint that is painful. So, limping and not putting full pressure on an affected joint is an example. ...Read more