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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Joint Hypermobility (Definition)

There is a normal range of motion that most joints have as they are moved. Joint hyper mobility describes a range of motion in a particular joint that is more than normal. Hyper mobile joints are at increased risk of subluxations and dislocations. The term ligamentous laxity ...Read more


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Any treatments/remedies for osteo arthritis in big toe joints?

Any treatments/remedies for osteo arthritis in big toe joints?

Hallux limitus: Arthritis of the great toe ( hallux) is very common and painful primarily due to the amount of pressure applied to this small joint with each step and the amount of pain free motion required to take a normal step. Pain here is frequently due to inflammation of the synovium, or joint lining, but just as commonly due to a broken spur. Ice, low heeled, stiff soled shoe is best. And see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there any home remedy for knee joint pain?

Is there any home remedy for knee joint pain?

It depends: Pain in the knee can be due to any number of problems, an injury arthritis or many other types of disease. It is first important to know why the pain is present. For the short term, using applications of ice for pain, 5 minutes at a time and use of tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain is helpful but if symptoms persist for more than 2-3 days you should seek medical attention. ...Read more

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What are good herbal remedies for joint stiffness?

What are  good herbal remedies  for joint stiffness?

Fish oil: Fish oils and the omega 3 fatty acids have been good for joint stiffness as well as glucosamine with chondroitin and msm. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for sacroiliac joint dysfunction?

What are some treatments for sacroiliac joint dysfunction?

Cold, PT, NSAIDS: There are many treatments, starting eith cold compresses, and nsaids (like ibuprofen); there are also topical nsaids (like voltaren (diclofenac) gel.) physical therapy sometimes helps, and in severe cases, an ultrasound guided injection into the area is done. ...Read more

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Are there official recommendations for treating dislocated joint?

Are there official recommendations for treating dislocated joint?

Reduction: Depends on the invovled joint. Reduction of the dislocated joint is an emergency. Seek medical or er advice. After reduction, the treatment options can varying based on the involved joint. These can range from immobilization to physical therapy to surgery. The goal is to minimize the risk of recurrence and regain near full joint function. ...Read more

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Any home remedies that would offer relief from knee joints, stiffness and pain?

Any home remedies that would offer relief from knee joints, stiffness and pain?

RICE: Rest, ice, compression (ie. An off the shelf knee brace) and elevation. If the pain is present for more than 2 weeks it may warrant a visit to your local orthopaedist. ...Read more

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Are there home remedies for dealing with foot arthritis?

Are there home remedies for dealing with foot arthritis?

Yes and no.: Sometimes home remedies work, but they are mostly band-aids for the pain. Seek a local podiatrist to help you manage the arthritic changes and taking a once-or twice-a-day antiinflammatory may help. ...Read more

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Is there any pain relief from ehlers danlos syndrome hypermobility?

Is there any pain relief from ehlers danlos syndrome hypermobility?

Difficult problem: Because of vascular bleeding it is difficult to give you a definitive answer. You are better off going to a pain clinic preferably at a teaching hospital where they can taylor make a pain medicine cocktail for you, since they would have more experience with your type of problem. ...Read more

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Is glucosamine helpful for knee joint pain?

Yes, but hold on: Glucosamine is a natural anti-inflammatory. There have been studies that show improvement in knee pain after taking them (just like nsaids). However, the american academy of orthopaedic surgeons has a position statement recommending against their use because of a randomized controlled trial showing no difference with placebo. Likely will not cause harm if tried however. Discuss with your ortho. ...Read more

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Best Ayurveda treatment for osteoarthritis or juvenile arthritis knee treatment?

Best Ayurveda treatment for osteoarthritis or juvenile arthritis knee treatment?

Not good.: If a child has an inflammatory knee condition, caused by jia, there are very effective treatments available with very high success rates, some used alone, and some in combinations. I would consider it child abuse not to see a rheumatologist or the hard to find, pediatric rheumatologist. Forget the herbs and spices! this not the 3rd world. ...Read more

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What herbal treatments are good for hip and knee joint pain?

What herbal treatments are good for  hip and knee joint pain?

Hip pain: Your hip pain could be from a variety of reasons . Depending on the cause of your pain will help determine the type of exercises to do to get relief. Generally speaking weight loss would be of benefit but oftentimes weight bearing may make it worse non weight bearing exercises such as swimming or stationary bike could be beneficial.I would see your pcp, : sports medicine doc or orthopedic physician. ...Read more

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Is mckenzie method for benign joint hypermobility syndrome?

For disc issues: Mckenzie program is an exercise program aimed at identifying a neutral, pain free core posture and learning to maintain this through your active life style to minimize pain due to dosc based pain syndromes. ...Read more

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Which natural remedies would you recommend for slipped disc- and hip joint pain?

Which natural remedies would you recommend for slipped disc- and hip joint pain?

Glucosamine: I would recommend glucosamine sulfate and msm 1500mg per day for joint based pain that is related to articular cartilage wear. If you can get a micronized chondroitin sulfate this can help as well. This can also be helpful for maintaining your vertebral disc health. Most herniated discs resolves symptoms with time and appropriate exercises. If not then alternative treatments. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies for pain due to bunion of big toe joint and also peroneal subluxation?

Are there any home remedies for pain due to bunion of big toe joint and also peroneal subluxation?

Bunion: The only 'remedy' for a bunion is to change shoe gear . Bracing is needed for peroneal subluxation and usually surgery. The only real relief for a bunion is surgery. See your treating physician for these and any other questions. ...Read more

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Are there alternative treatments available for heel, knee joint pain other than pain meds?

Periostitis of os..: If inflammation causes the pain, it should be eliminated. The most common cause for heel specific pain is "periostitis of the os calcus, or heel bone. An appropriate cortisone should bring rapid relief. Then look for the causes. The family of spondyloarthopathies is most likely factorial the layman's term for heel pain is stone bruise." in reiter's syndrome, it was called "lover's heels!". ...Read more

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What are the treatments for sacroiliac joint dysfunction?

What are the treatments for sacroiliac joint dysfunction?

Stabilizing treatmen: Dr. Visotsky is incorrect. Sacroiliac joint (sij) dysfunction is an aseptic and non-inflammatory process. Medical literature reports this disorder is not able to be detected by blood studies, imaging studies, or even nuclear scans. Up to 30% of peope with chronic low back pain experience pain generation from the sij. Treatment includes yoga, sij belts, pain control &, in resistant cases, fusion. ...Read more

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What is joint hypermobility and is physiotherapy a good treatment option?

What is joint hypermobility and is physiotherapy a good treatment option?

May help: Joint hypermobility or loose joints result from ligament laxity. Physical therapy can not truly strengthen ligaments but can help with muscle strength and proprioception and may therefore be beneficial. ...Read more

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Can joint hypermobility be dangerous?

Can joint hypermobility be dangerous?

Probably not.: Isolated joint hypermobility is not dangerous. When part of a syndrome like marfan's syndrome, there may be associated problems that are more serious. Marfan syndrome has a range of expressions, from mild to severe. The most serious complications are defects of the heart valves and aorta. It may also affect the lungs, the eyes, the dural sac surrounding the spinal cord, and the skeleton. ...Read more

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How do I know if have joint hypermobility?

How do I know if have joint hypermobility?

Beighton scale: If pain is present in the setting of hypermobility, most physicians will utilize the Brighton Criteria for diagnosis of JHS. If an individual has no pain then a Beighton score = or > 5/6 is sufficient for hypermobility alone. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of joint hypermobility?

What are the symptoms of joint hypermobility?

Hypermobility: Increased motion of a joint that can lead to pain, giving way, and swelling. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Joint hypermobility?

What is the definition or description of: Joint hypermobility?

Laxity: There is a normal range of motion that most joints have as they are moved. Joint hyper mobility describes a range of motion in a particular joint that is more than normal. Hyper mobile joints are at increased risk of subluxations and dislocations. The term ligamentous laxity implies joint hyper mobility. ...Read more

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What is joint hypermobility syndrome?

What is joint hypermobility syndrome?

Painful Joints: Joints that exceed their normal range of motion are "hypermobile". The condition is found mostly in women and has genetic relationships. There is an association of joint hypermobility and #fibromyalgia. Hypermobile joints potentiate people who have this condition to mechanical injury. ...Read more

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What is joint hypermobility syndrome?

Fingers bend back: Hypermobility is diagnosed when several joints extend ( move backwards ) more than they should, elbows small knucles and knees are common. It is not serious generally, and found in many gymnasts and indian rubber circus people. ...Read more

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Can driving a car affect my joint hypermobility?

No: Not exactly sure what you're asking, but I am inclined to say no. The mere act of driving would not worsen the condition and should not typically exacerbate symptoms. Unless there is exceedingly prolonged positioning in the car which theoretically could lead to some pain in general. Although I would expect that in anyone, not just those with hypermobility. ...Read more

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What can I do about joint hypermobility syndrome?

What can I do about joint hypermobility syndrome?

Strong joint muscles: Joint stability is largely derived from the presence of passive stabilizers such as the ligaments and capsule around the joint that limit joint motion in all the possible directions. The dynamic stabilizers are the muscles surrounding each joint that can be helped by making them stronger and more efficient at helping to stabillize the joints in question. Physical therapy helps strengthen muscles. ...Read more

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Does anyone have any info on joint hypermobility syndrome?

Does anyone have any info on joint hypermobility syndrome?

Ehlers-danlos syndro: There is much info on these--more on the famous ehlers-danlos syndrome. Follow this link: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002439/ hope you find the answer your are looking for. Good luck. ...Read more

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Joint hypermobility cause of tendonitis?

Joint hypermobility cause of tendonitis?

Sometimes: One of the potential causes of tendonitis is overuse by the muscle/tendon unit trying to stabilize a hypermobile joint. This is certainly the case with the posterior tibial tendon in individuals with flexible flatfoot. However, not all tendinitis is related to joint hypermobility, so you would need to consult with your doctor to determine the cause of your tendinitis. ...Read more

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Are joint hypermobility and tendonitis related?

Sort of: There is some evidence that those with hypermobilty are at increased risk of sprains and strains, although there also exists some evidence to the contrary. Pathophysiologically speaking, I am not aware of any studies implicating changes in the structure of tendons among individuals with hypermobility ...Read more

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What is the condition called joint hypermobility syndrome?

What is the condition called joint hypermobility syndrome?

Collagen disorder: Jhs is a constellation of symptoms that are very similar to marfans syndrome and erhlers danlos syndrome. It is due to an abnormality of collagen which causes tissues to stretch more than normally. Of course this increases your risk of joint problems, but can also result in heart problems and blood vessel problems. ...Read more

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Is mckenzie method for benign joint hypermobility syndrome?

For disc issues: Mckenzie program is an exercise program aimed at identifying a neutral, pain free core posture and learning to maintain this through your active life style to minimize pain due to dosc based pain syndromes. ...Read more

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What is the connection between joint hypermobility and tendonitis?

What is the connection between joint hypermobility and tendonitis?

Overstretching tendo: With increased ability for joints to move more than the normal range, the tendons (muscle to bone connectors) and ligaments (bone to bone connecters) get over stretched causing micro tears and inflammation from the excessive range of motion. This is the connection between hyper mobility and inflamed tendons. ...Read more

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Is the mckenzie method good for benign joint hypermobility syndrome?

Is the mckenzie method good for benign joint hypermobility syndrome?

Mckenzie: Not really. Strength work is better. Pilates based exercises are probably more appropriate. ...Read more

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What is joint hypermobility and will getting physiotherapy effectively treat it?

What is joint hypermobility and will getting physiotherapy effectively treat it?

Poorly understood dx: JHS is symptomatic hypermobility. Many individuals who have hypermobility never have pain or require any treatment. When hypermobility is found associated with pain, or a few other criteria (see Brighton criteria) it is termed JHS. It is presumed to be caused by a defect in collagen but rarely have collagen related genes been implicated (TNXB gene). ...Read more

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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