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Can certain foods really cause or reduce inflammation in the body? If so, how and could it relieve for example joint pain?

Can certain foods really cause or reduce inflammation in the body? If so, how and could it relieve for example joint pain?

No: There are no clinical studies that confirm any food can actually reduce inflammation. Richard panish studied diet and RA extensively and found that no diet helps. ...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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What is the pathology of pain caused by immobilization of joints and muscles. For example why do some people get pains in their joints while traveling

What is the pathology of pain caused by immobilization of joints and muscles. For example why do some people get pains in their joints while traveling

Joint pain: The lubricating fluid in the joint settles like a snow globe inside the joint. That fluid needs to be stirred up before the joint can be properly lubricated and pain resolve. ...Read more

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Could overuse/bruising of joints stunt growth? For example, could playing sports such as soccer stunt growth.

Could overuse/bruising of joints stunt growth? For example, could playing sports such as soccer stunt growth.

Pulling a stunt.: If during the course of overusing or bruising a joint, the adjacent growth plate get injured, you could effect the bone growth in that specific location. ...Read more

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What is loose jointed? Is it hereditary?

What is loose jointed? Is it hereditary?

Ehlers-Danlos Syndro: Ehlers-danlos syndrome with l-loose joints is due an inherited disorder related to an abnormal gene from either mother or father. The disorder result in loose joints, elastic skin, easy bruising, and even heart valve problems, depending on which area the tissues are affected. The diagnosis is made by clinical examination. Skin biopsy and gene studies are also used. ...Read more

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How can double jointing occur in babies?

How can double jointing occur in babies?

Relaxin: Pregnant moms make a hormone called relaxin in their bodies. This helps their ligaments to soften to allow their pelvis to expand during child birth. This also allows baby's joints to be hyper-flexible as well. Combined with the cartilaginous (and highly flexible) skeleton of a newbie, you have the "double-jointing" to which you refer. ...Read more

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What is a "sharka" joint?

What is a "sharka" joint?

I think: You mean charcot joint. This is a serious condition of a foot where the bones and joints in a foot start to collapse or self destruct. One should not walk on such a foot as weight bearing will casue the damage. Medical attentiob by podiatrist or orthopedist to manage the condition is recommended. ...Read more

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What is joint destruction?

What is joint destruction?

Arthritis: Joint destructon is another way of saying arthritis or degenerative joint disease. All of these mean wear and tear on the cartilage lining and shock absorbers in the joints. Strengthening the muscles around the joints can be beneficial. In some cases injections or physical therapy can also help. In the extreme cases, joint replacement. ...Read more

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How are people double-jointed?

How are people double-jointed?

NO SUCH THING: This term is inaccurate. More accurate to say that someone is "hypermobile"...I.E....Very flexible causing the joint to move beyond its normal range of motion, which may be an inherited thing from a family member. A connective tissue disorder known as ehlers-danlos syndrome, may also cause hypermobility. If there is a problem with chronic joint pain/dislocated joints, see your family dr. ...Read more

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Are there joints in your back?

Are there joints in your back?

Many of them: Between each two vertebrae there are thee joints. ...Read more

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Is it bad to be double jointed?

Is it bad to be double jointed?

No??: You are 41 and doing ok? Have you seen cirque du soleil?

Are you worried about arthritis or aches and pains?

A wellness programs will begin to help most ailments. ...Read more

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What is the cause of joint clik?

What is the cause of joint clik?

Cracking, clicking: Or popping of a joint may be due to stretching of ligaments, collapse of cavities of joints or from breaking of adhesions within joints. Take care! Http://en. M.Wikipedia. Org/wiki/cracking_joints ...Read more

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What is hyal joint caps use for?

Painful joints: Hyal joint caps are a supplement consisting of extract of roostr combs that contain hyaluronic acid. There is also collagen and glucosaminoglycans added tot he capsule. Hyaluronic acid is a component of synovial fliud which serves to lubricate joints. The other ingredients ar structural components of the joint. There may need to be more research on the efficacy of this supplement. ...Read more

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What could be making my joints pop?

What could be making my joints pop?

Let me explain: The sound of popping joints alarms a lot of people. Even though many joints can pop without inducing any pain, the sound of bone-grinding pops is rarely taken as a positive sign. While popping can be little more than a normal side effect of movement, other times it can be a sign of something else going on in your joints. ...Read more

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What is guarding or favoring a joint?

What is guarding or favoring a joint?

Pain avoidance: Guarding or favoring a joint refers to behavior or gait patterns that avoids using the joint that is painful. So, limping and not putting full pressure on an affected joint is an example. ...Read more

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What are the different kinds of joints?

What are the different kinds of joints?

Ooh I know! (Raising: Hand)... Couple different ways to classify them: fibrous, cartilaginous & synovial OR ball-&-socket, hinge, pivot, ellipsoidial & saddle type. ...Read more

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What causes pain in the joints and back?

What causes pain in the joints and back?

Various: Low back pain is second only to the common cold for visits to a doctor. Overloading the muscles and ligaments, straining the joints or even herniating a disc can all cause low back pain. Determining the cause of the pain creates the cure which can be wildly different. A good history and physical examination by a physician is the way to get to the root of your pains. ...Read more

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What causes my joints to make creaking noises?

What causes my joints to make creaking noises?

Creaking: Joint popping is just breaking at vacuum. Creaking may actually be bone in bone - arthritis. If it is painful an x-ray may be helpful in differential fiagnosis. ...Read more

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I have pain in all of my joints. What should I do?

I have pain in all of my joints. What should I do?

See your doctor: These symptoms require a thorough evaluation to find out what's going on and what can be done for you. ...Read more

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What could be causing all of this pain in my joints?

What could be causing all of this pain in my joints?

Lots of things: It could be anything from arthritis to nothing. Your doctor will be able to at least start you on the right path. ...Read more

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What are disadvantages of being double jointed? What goes with it?

What are disadvantages of being double jointed? What goes with it?

Usually not: Individuals with lax joints sometimes develop joint pain or even frank dislocations secondary to this increased laxity. More often than not this seems to be an issue more in the shoulder than other joints. However the vast majority of people who can for example hyper-extend their knees or elbows really don't experience joint problems. ...Read more

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Can morphea affect joints?

Can morphea affect joints?

Not really: If the morphea is overlying a joint, it can lead to difficulty with moving that joint and contractures, but otherwise it does not cause arthrtis. ...Read more

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Why do my joints hurt so bad?

Why do my joints hurt so bad?

Please get: Medically checked so that you can be accurately diagnosed and a treatment plan can be developed for you. Take care. ...Read more

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Is hypermobile double jointed?

Is hypermobile double jointed?

Yes: Yes, the terms hyper mobile, double jointed, and ligamentous laxity can all be used to describe equivalent conditions. ...Read more

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Does cold cause pain in joints?

Does cold cause pain in joints?

Potentially: Cold can cause pain in joints, particularly if they are arthritic, ...Read more

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Achy joints tired all the time?

Achy joints tired all the time?

Inflammation: Without an exam, I can only give general information, but
overall inflammation would imply an overall condition. Mostly... an infection. Mostly a cold. BUT autoimmune disease is possible. ...Read more

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Will my si joint ever heal 100%?

Will my si joint ever heal 100%?

It certainly could: The si or sacro-iliac joint is the joint line where the two ilea and the sacrum come together to form the ring of the pelvis. If stressed this line of semi-fusion of the two bones can become sore and painful. This can be from an accident, over activity, or other stresses and inflammation. With the right therapy, rest, medicaiton and treatment, one may heal and never have another problem. ...Read more

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How do you cure charcot's joint?

How do you cure charcot's joint?

You don't: A Charcot foot is a recurrent risk. It can be realigned if it is inactive but surgical intervention is to provide a better walking platform, not to cure or beautify. ...Read more

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My joint is pain, what cani do?

See a doctor: See a doctor and find out why the joint or joints hurt. ...Read more