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Hypermobile spine can that cause lax ligaments in hips?

Hypermobile spine can that cause lax ligaments in hips?

Yes and no: The ligament issue on the spine will not directly affect ligament issues in the hips, but ligamentous laxity is usually a systemic condition and as such can affect the hips, spine, and other joints. ...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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Can strained l5s1 facet joints cause pain in the si joints? Right si joint pops when raising left leg sometimes and when pushing legs together. Sijd?

Can strained l5s1 facet joints cause pain in the si joints? Right si joint pops when raising left leg sometimes and when pushing legs together. Sijd?

There: can be overlap from the SI joint and the facet joints regarding pain in that area. See a Spine Specialist to determine which is worse or if its both. ...Read more

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Why are my ankles, hips, spine, hand joints and other joints cracking?

Why are my ankles, hips, spine, hand joints and other joints cracking?

Benign: The exact reason for joint cracking is not known, but is thought to be possibly due to nitrogen bubbles releasing from the joint, or tendons/ligaments moving around the joint. Unless there is consistent significant pain or instability associated with the cracking, nothing needs to be done about it. ...Read more

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Sclerosis on sacroiliac xray?

Sclerosis on sacroiliac xray?

Depends: If it is on both sides of the joint and there is joint space narrowing it may represent an inflammatory condition called sacroiliitis. Sclerosis itself is nonspecific and could represent degenerative change, a bone island or metastatic disease. ...Read more

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Lower back knee joints and hip joints are shooting pain very severe?

Lower back knee joints and hip joints are shooting pain very severe?

Multiple symptoms : See u orthopaedist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Can fractured joints cause arthritis?

Can fractured joints cause arthritis?

Traumatic arthritis: Djd, or degenerative joint disease, is basically arthritis in a joint, related to either milder repetitive trauma, or more serious trauma (like fractures into a joint) that happened previously. Very overweight patients are at risk for DJD of their knees and hips as they age. ...Read more

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Can l5/s1 facet joint ligaments become lax?

Can l5/s1 facet joint ligaments become lax?

Yes: If you are not working on your core muscles, overtime your ligaments in the spine can get lax resulting in extra wear/tear on the spine causing arthritis or pain in the facet joints. ...Read more

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Mri: moderate disc protrusion l5,annular tear,moderate facet joint hypertrophy entire lumbar spine,grade1 spondylolisthsis l5,L1L2 and L5S1 spur, bad?

Mri: moderate disc protrusion l5,annular tear,moderate facet joint hypertrophy entire lumbar spine,grade1 spondylolisthsis l5,L1L2 and L5S1 spur, bad?

Depends on symptoms: Multiple level degenerative changes at a young age need careful disgnostics and evaluation. Need to know target symptoms, these findings can be asymptomatic. ...Read more

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What is degenerative sacroiliac changes with vacuum phenomenon in SI joints, spurs anteriorly and sclerosis, also have thoracic bone spurs and fusion?

What is degenerative sacroiliac changes with vacuum phenomenon in SI joints, spurs anteriorly and sclerosis, also have thoracic bone spurs and fusion?

?Spondyloarthrpathy: Sounds like markers for a spondyloarthropathy. Without further history and physical exam can not state which, but you need to see a Rheumatologist who knows and knows what further studies are warranted. ...Read more

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Can steroid injections in sacroiliac joints treat sacroiliitis?

Can steroid injections in sacroiliac joints treat sacroiliitis?

SI joint: Hi, it depends what is causing the sacroiliitis, there are many different causes for SI joint inflammation like trauma, infection, arthritis, inflammatory diseases like ankylosing spondylitis. The treatment plan for all these are different. Steroid injection can work for simple osteoarhtritis of the SI joint. ...Read more

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Can I do weight training at the gym with bilateral facet joint osteoarthritis throught the cervical spine. Uncovertebral joint osteophytes narrow exi?

Can I do weight training at the gym with bilateral facet joint osteoarthritis throught the cervical spine.  Uncovertebral joint osteophytes narrow exi?

I would: NOT do this without a consultation with an EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST or PHYSIATRIST......( the former is a physical therapist trained in exercise the latter a musculo-skeletal specialist M.D. My opinion only! Dr Z ...Read more

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Can hypermobile knees create lax ankles?

Can hypermobile knees create lax ankles?

Not really: Hyper mobile joints is a systemic problem. If you overwork your ankles, you would create arthritis first. ...Read more

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Lumbar spondylosis. !st, feel pain along spine below waist, then pain moves?

Lumbar spondylosis. !st, feel pain along spine below waist, then pain moves?

Hard to say: Lumbar spondylosis is another way to say you have developed some degenerative changes in your spine. This can certainly potentially cause back and leg pain, but is somewhat of a non specific diagnosis. If pain persists, a detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually pinpoint the cause. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Are cervical levoscoliosis, arthritis, lumbar degenerative discs and fibromyalgia related?

Are cervical levoscoliosis, arthritis, lumbar degenerative discs and fibromyalgia related?

Can be: ? Whether cervical scoliosis, arthritis & lumbar DDD are related to fibromyalgia, FM. One of the multiple co-factors seemingly co-causal of FM is global muscle atrophy & weakness, leading to widespread myalgia & tender points in spastic muscles repetitively stressed/injured by gravitational forces. Painful skeletal derangements can incite sedentariness with loss of muscle mass/tone. Gravity Rules. ...Read more

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Can lumbar arthritis, herniated disk, anular tear, and bone spurs, cause a tight, painful groin in both legs?

Can lumbar arthritis, herniated disk, anular tear, and bone spurs, cause a tight, painful groin in both legs?

It is possible: It depends on the location of the lesions. You will need to have an a evaluation by your physician perhaps a neurologist to solidify the diagnoses. ...Read more

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RHUEM Have hypermobile knee joints from sports. If exercise knee & hip joints to strenghten muscles will that prevent hips from becoming overstretched?

RHUEM Have hypermobile knee joints from sports. If exercise knee & hip joints to strenghten muscles will that prevent hips from becoming overstretched?

Varies: To a somewhat limited degree based upon the joint involved, strengthening the muscles around an unstable joint can help make the joint more stable. Bracing is another nonsurgical option as well. ...Read more

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Lumbar 1 and 2 herniated discs can affects hips and legs down to foot?

Lumbar 1 and 2 herniated discs can affects hips and legs down to foot?

Yes: The short answer is yes. Depending on the location , central vs paracentral vs foraminal vs lateral, you can have the symptoms as described. Good luck. ...Read more

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Facet joint pain or si joint pain? Pain is located in lower left, 2 inches from spine (l5-s1 area). No reffered pain. 2 somewhat positive facet blocks

Can Be both: However if the facet block gave you 70-100% pain relief, then more likely to be your fact joint. If less than 50% relief, then consider the SI joint as a definite source of your pain. Also if not ruled out already, I often find things like spinal stenosis or herniated discs also have this same pattern of pain. ...Read more

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If my L5 si joints/sacrum is mid algineed can that cause pain in my hip area?

If my L5 si joints/sacrum is mid algineed can that cause pain in my hip area?

Misalignment: Yes misalignment of your lumbosacral area can give you hip pain. See an orthopedist forhelp. ...Read more

Sacrum (Definition)

Below the lumbar spine and above the tailbone or coccyx lies the sacrum. The sacrum is part of the spine and interacts with the pelvis ...Read more