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Reduce Swelling In Hand From Arthritis
How effective is mobic (meloxicam) in reducing swelling of the knee joint that causes pain in ostoarthritis?
Not much: While we often give "antiinflammatories" like candy to control pain and inflammation, the medications have only a very small affect on swelling. The majority of the benefits of the antiinflammatories are the pain-relieving aspects. They also have almost no affect on swelling inside the knee from osteoarthritis. Most of the fluid occurs from mechanical wear or bleeding within the joint. ...Read more
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
Is it possible to reduce stiffness from osteoarthritis? How can I reduce joint stiffness from osteoarthritis?
Ice and exercise: Most anterior knee pain is due to a imbalance in muscle strength in the quads plus a few other factors. Apply ice after exercise and start working on quad and hamstring stretching and strengthening. Try to focus on building strength in the medial quads while stretching the it band complex. Check google for it band stretches and vastus medialis exercises. Too much to cover here. ...Read more
Possibly fractured: It's hard to tell without more information. However, if you injured your wrist and not your fingers, black and blue and swelling can be a sign of a fracture. The bruising is from blood seeping down from the injured area, and a fracture is very likely to cause this situation. It is worth having it checked, since some fractures of the wrist do better when treated early. ...Read more
It is possible: Sometimes pain is pain and difficult for a patient to distinguish what precisely is responsible for the discomfort. ...Read more
Many things: Joint swelling is one of the cardinal features of arthritis. Many forms of arthritis can affect the hands from non inflammatory disease such as osteoarthritis to inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis. Many other diseases may have arthritis as part of their overall presentation - like the arthritis of inflammatory bowel disease. There are many many possibilities. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Joint pain: Although there are some chronic arthritic problems that may affect someone your age, the first thing I would think about is whether you are doing something repetitive with those fingers that is causing a chronic irritation. Over the counter anti-inflammatory medications or Tylenol (acetaminophen) can be used for this. If the pain persists for more than 2-3 weeks, develop swelling and redness, see your doctor. ...Read more
26 yo female with severe knee and hand pain in the morning along with pain on balls of feet. Pain also in middle of night.Possible RA or Lyme disease?
Possible cause of pain in left knee, when swelling only occurs under and to the bottom of knee cap, with heat present?
Sometimes: Sometimes, correcting mechanical problems.Get a more detailed answer ›
Two options: One is to have it drain with or without corticosteroid injection. The other is to have to surgery. I hope that helps. ...Read more
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