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16y M with Congenital icthyosis. Elbow, wrist, knee, ankle joint pain and stiffness. Greater in the morning. Relieved by walking/movement! ?

16y M with Congenital icthyosis. Elbow, wrist, knee, ankle joint pain and stiffness. Greater in the morning. Relieved by walking/movement!
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Physical Therapy: Congenital Ichthyosis is a genetic disorder; presents at birth with blisters of skin; progresses to thickened, marked scaling of skin; worse over flexural creases of joints & more. Treatment is mainly supportive. Tight skin limits joint range of motion. Increasing your physical activity can help which is why you get relief with movement. See doctor to begin physical therapy; Yoga helps too. ...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


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Extremely painful, swollen/puffy and stiff ankle. Ct scan showed fluid in and around ankle joint. No breaks or fractures. What could this indicate?

Extremely painful, swollen/puffy and stiff ankle. Ct scan showed fluid in and around ankle joint. No breaks or fractures. What could this indicate?

Could be a few: Things, from infection to a synovitis. As the other doctor said, if you have a fever or chills or just are feeling sick, go to the er in case it's an infection. If you've had a ct, you're probably under a doctor's care. Pulling out the fluid and sending it for a culture and analysis would give you the diagnosis. Ct visualizes bone better than an mri, but an MRI sees soft tissue better. Bone scan? ...Read more

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16 year old golfer with sports injury in his back in May 2016, re-injured July 2016 playing squash, 2 MRI's done. What might cause ongoing pain......?

16 year old golfer with sports injury in his back in May 2016, re-injured July 2016 playing squash, 2 MRI's done. What might cause ongoing pain......?

Golf back injury: 16 golfer had sports back injury and injured again playing squash. 2 MRIs. Asks what might cause ongoing pain. ANS: the "back" is big and complicated thing. Without more details it is impossible to answer this question, please describe in minute detail where pain in, what brings it on, what makes it better? Where does it go to? What does it feel like. What did MRI SHOW. Then reconsult. ...Read more

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What does the fluid in my ankle joint mean?

What does the fluid in my ankle joint mean?

Possible cyst : Fluid in the ankle may be due to a cyst in that area, arthritis of the ankle joint, tendonitis or a sprain. Please see your podiatrist to ascertain what is actually causing this problem. ...Read more

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Procedure to fix damaged cartilage in ankle joint?

Arthroscopy: A surgeon can explore your ankle and fix defects this way. How do you know it is damaged? ...Read more

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Tell me more about ankle joint distraction surgery.?

Ankle procedures: This may be a type of procedure similar to arthroscopy where the ankle is filled with fluid under pressure to open areas where instruments inserted can scrape, cut and clean the surfaces of the joint or remove fibrous degenerated material to improve motion and relieve pain. Also used for fractures and bone loss with instability of the joint where rigid fixation is applied and distracted gradually. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Sheskier
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Ankle Pain (Definition)

Ankle pain is a symptom in which a person has pain in one or both ankles. Pain can be caused by ...Read more