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Dr. James Lin
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Synovial Crystals (Overview)

Gout or pseudo gout causes the deposition of certain crystals within your joints. This can cause a painful inflammatory response.


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What is the definition or description of: synovial crystals?

What is the definition or description of: synovial crystals?

Gout: Gout or pseudo gout causes the deposition of certain crystals within your joints. This can cause a painful inflammatory response. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
4 doctors shared insights

Synovial Crystals (Overview)

Gout or pseudo gout causes the deposition of certain crystals within your joints. This can cause a painful inflammatory response.


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I have had gout in the past, I had an episode where my left swelled. Doc took synovial fluid. The partial report came back saying no crystals were fou?

Some times: may to see Uric acid crystals from joint aspirations. You know you have gout , most likely your MD already gave medication to bring u a levels down. If you get very well hydrated you can avert an attack. ...Read more

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What is synovial fluid?

What is synovial fluid?

Joint Lubrication: Synovial fluid is a viscus fluid in between joints. Generally made up of hyaluronan sequester water and give a consistency conductive to "slippery" movement. This is located between cartilage so that when the joints glide across each other they don't cause damage and inflammation. ...Read more

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How to increase synovial fluid.

How to increase synovial fluid.

Varies: Synovial cells that line the synovial joints are the source of synovial fluid. They usually make more fluid in response to an inflammation of the joint capsule, a condition called synovitis. We do not really know of a therapeutic way to increase synovial fluid production in an arthritic joint, but there have been many studies and attempts to do so. ...Read more

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What causes?A ?Synovial fluid decrease?

What causes?A ?Synovial fluid decrease?

Don't fully underst-: and your question. The Decrease in Synovial fluid production is seen in Osteoarthritis, due to the reduction in the cell's ability to produce it. How and Why it happens, is under research but no good explanation as yet has been found for it? I hope I have answered your question to your satisfaction. Ask again, if not what you wanted to ask. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Can carilege and synovial fluid regenerate?

Can carilege and synovial fluid regenerate?

Once damaged no: Cartilage once damaged , exposed raw , on articular surface of joint will not regenerate ( wide destruction of it the reason for joint replacement as it causes severe osteo -arthritis ) , synovial fluid the lubricant of joints , its secretion will diminish with disease process.-. ...Read more

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What are causes of synovial fluid decrease?

Most pathology in---: -joints such as inflammation or internal injury causes an increase of fluid. Even in severe degenerative arthritis of the knee, when opened 4 a TKA there's always fluid present. I hope someone else will answer this who has knowledge of any condition that causes a decrease. ...Read more

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How can I relieve pain from synovial fluid?

How can I relieve pain from synovial fluid?

Pain medication: Pain from synovial fluid is usually secondary to swelling and inflammation. I would recommend trying and anti-inflammatory medication such as Ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen). If those do not help, I recommend you schedule an appointment with your doctor for further evaluation of the pain and for a treatment plan. ...Read more

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What can be done if you have synovial cysts?

What can be done if you have synovial cysts?

Depends: If they are symptomatic or restrict function, they can be removed depending upon location. Sometimes a trial of a splint to restrict use can help. Consult with a hand specialist. ...Read more

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What is some information about synovial cysts?

What is some  information about synovial cysts?

Not uncommon: When a joint becomes arthritic, it can produce more joint or synovial fluid in an attempt to heal itself leading to pressure build up in that joint with a bubble or hernia of synovium which is the joint lining leading to a cyst. When these occur in the spine, they can sometimes press on or pinch a nerve mimicking the symptoms of a disc herniation or contribute to spinal stenosis. ...Read more