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Are radioactive injections useful for joint problems?

Are radioactive injections useful for joint problems?

Yes: Can show up active inflammatoy changes in joins and also stress fractures. Also can help diagnose cancers of bone and joints. ...Read more

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Radioactive (Definition)

Radioactivity refers to the particles which are emitted from nuclei as a result of nuclear instability. Because the nucleus experiences the intense conflict between the two strongest forces in nature, it should not be surprising that there are many nuclear isotopes which are unstable and emit some kind of radiation. The most common types of radiation are called alpha, ...Read more


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How do you use DMSO to treat joint problems.?

How do you use DMSO to treat joint problems.?

Not safe: Due to side-effects in humans, DMSO is not considered a safe treatment but i know that it is still being used. I would not use it. ...Read more

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Can carrying heavy luggage lead to joint problems?

Can carrying heavy luggage lead to joint problems?

Yes, for some: Heavy, prolonged use of any joint in the human body over time can cause wear-tear and when body cannot heal as fast as the wear-tear occurs, then one have problem/symptoms from it such as pain, stiffness, decrease range of motion, swelling etc.. So excessive use can cause degeneration of joints, some earlier than others. Good luck. ...Read more

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What connection is between psoraisis and joint problems?

What connection is between psoraisis and joint problems?

Possible: There are 5 varieties of arthritis that occur in people with psoriasis. Five are directly related, but indivduals with psoriasis can also have gout, rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis. ...Read more

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How do I know if it is joint problems versus growing pains?

How do I know if it is joint problems versus growing pains?

Growing pains: This is a question that brings families into my office weekly. The short answer is it can be difficult. The long answer is "growing pains" is a diagnosis of exclusion. There are myriad conditions that must be ruled out before a child's pain can be assigned the diagnosis of benign growing pains, and a lot depends on the patient's age and symptoms. To be sure, see a pediatric orthopaedist. ...Read more

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Is it possible for kids/teens to have joint problems at early age?

Is it possible for kids/teens to have joint problems at early age?

Yes: Conditions such as jra affect children and teens and are typically managed aggressively by pediatric rheumatologists. ...Read more

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Does anyone have joint problems years after discontinuing an ssri?

Not a known relation: I guess anything is possible, but this has not been shown/known in the medical community. The use of ssri is very common, so is joint problem, especially in older folks. As a result, is ssri causing the joint problem or is it age and poor general health? My bet is on the age and poor health that is causing joint problem. Consult doc if you have problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am wondering what herbal medicines can you use for joint problems?

Glucosamine: It is not really an herbal medicine but glucosamine may help. Take 1, 500 mg daily and you have to give it a 3 month trial before deciding if it is effective enough. ...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


Dr. Frank Holmes
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Guarding Or Favoring Joint (Definition)

Joint problems are a clinical finding in which there is pain, difficulty moving, stiffness, or swelling at a joint (which is where two bones meet). ...Read more