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MRI report of knee says...the popliteal fossa cyst which probably represents proliferative synovitis. Does this mean I have RA?

MRI report of knee says...the popliteal fossa cyst which probably represents proliferative synovitis. Does this mean I have RA?

Not necessarily: An MRI doesn't give an RA diagnosis anyway. Findings could b consistent with those found in RA but the diagnosis is not made thru an MRI ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Synovitis (Definition)

The synovial membrane is the lining of a joint and synovitis is inflammation of that lining. It can cause joint pain, swelling, and stiffness. When inflamed, the lining will create excessive joint fluid, causing swelling and increased joint pressure. The lining can also become thickened and cause apparent joint enlargement. Commonly associated with ...Read more


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How do u treat synovitis?

How do u treat synovitis?

Several options: Synovitis is the inflammation of the synovium, which is the soft tissue lining of a joint. The various treatment options include rest, ice, anti-inflammatory meds, or some form of injection therapy. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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What will cause synovitis?

What will cause synovitis?

Many things: Overuse, injury, degenerative arthritis or inflammatory arthritis like rheumatoid arthritis. If the inflamation persists see a physician for a work up. ...Read more

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What can cause synovitis?

What can  cause synovitis?

Many things: Overuse, injury, degenerative arthritis or inflammatory arthritis like rheumatoid arthritis. If the inflamation persists see a physician for a work up. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: synovitis?

Joint inflammation : The synovial membrane is the lining of a joint and synovitis is inflammation of that lining. It can cause joint pain, swelling, and stiffness. When inflamed, the lining will create excessive joint fluid, causing swelling and increased joint pressure. The lining can also become thickened and cause apparent joint enlargement. Commonly associated with arthritis and joint infection. ...Read more

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What is the cause of synovitis in neck?

Joint inflammation: There are several cervical facets or neck joints. In fact there are 2 at each level with 7 levels giving you a total of 14 joints. Over time these joints can "wear out" leading to degeneration and inflammation of the joint. When a joint becomes inflammed it often swells due to increased synovial fluid. The term for an inflammed joint with excess fluid is synovitis. ...Read more

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What causes synovitis in wrist?

What causes synovitis in wrist?

too many to list: There are numerous types of arthritis or tendinitis that can cause wrist inflammation. See a rheumatologist for diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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Why does one get synovitis of the hip?

Why does one get synovitis of the hip?

Doing too much: Tendinitis/bursistis of hip often results of over use/trauma/prolonged sitting and the first thing to do is take it easy/rest a bit. Antiinflammatory meds such as aleve/motrin may help. Physical therapy/gentle stretching/rom exercises. Iontophoresis ultrasounds therapy, topical meds etc..May help quite a bit as well. So, if doing on your own not enough, consult doc for possible injection. Good luc. ...Read more

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Can throwing a baseball cause synovitis?

Possible: Repieated trauma to the joint can cause an inflammatory response in a joint; the aetiology would definitely need to be investigated. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for synovitis?

What is the best treatment for synovitis?

Anti inflammatories : Usually anti inflammatories like high dose Ibuprofen and Naproxen often work but if really severe may require cortisone. ...Read more