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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Synovitis (Overview)

The synovial membrane is the lining of a joint and synovitis is inflammation of that lining. It can cause joint pain, swelling, and stiffness. When inflamed, the lining will create excessive joint fluid, causing swelling and increased joint pressure. The lining can also become thickened and cause apparent joint enlargement. Commonly associated with arthritis and joint infection.


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What is synovitis?

What is synovitis?

Synovitis: And inflamation of the lining of the joint, could be due to many causes. If acute nsaids are the best, if chronic, check with your dr for other causes. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
88 doctors shared insights

Synovitis (Overview)

The synovial membrane is the lining of a joint and synovitis is inflammation of that lining. It can cause joint pain, swelling, and stiffness. When inflamed, the lining will create excessive joint fluid, causing swelling and increased joint pressure. The lining can also become thickened and cause apparent joint enlargement. Commonly associated with arthritis and joint infection.


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What are the symptoms of synovitis?

Swelling: Most common presenting signs and symptoms include joint stiffness, swelling, decreased range of motion of the affected joint. Sometimes there maybe slight warmth to the touch. The is commonly pain at the end range of motion. ...Read more

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Moderate joint diffusion. Minor chondromalacia and medial femoral condyle. Some pericruciate synovitis about the ACL but no signs of a tear?

Moderate joint diffusion. Minor chondromalacia and medial femoral condyle. Some pericruciate synovitis about the ACL but no signs of a tear?

Joint fluid analysis: One thing that would be helpful here is to know the joint fluid analysis. The data suggest this is mechanical, but the joint fluid can help decide if it is mechanical or inflammatory. At your age we have to keep the differential diagnosis open you need to see a rheumatologist to see if there's any other evidence of a systemic arthropathy. You can discuss this with your physician ...Read more

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I have chronic left knee swelling and pain (for 3 years!) after extensive testing diagnosis is synovitis. Any recommendations?

I have chronic left knee swelling and pain (for 3 years!) after extensive testing diagnosis is synovitis.  Any recommendations?

Injection or surgery: I'm assuming after 3 years you have tried pt and antiinflammatories. Draining the knee followed by a cortisone injection (assuming the fluid doesn't look infected) could help. If there is any suspicion for infection, hold off on the cortisone until the synovial fluid has been evaluated. Last resort is to see an ortho surgeon about a synovectomy. ...Read more

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What can cause synovitis?

What can cause synovitis?

Many things: Overuse, injury, degenerative arthritis or inflammatory arthritis like rheumatoid arthritis. If the inflamation persists see a physician for a work up. ...Read more

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How do u treat synovitis if ur allergic to steroids?

How do u treat synovitis if ur allergic to steroids?

See details: There are numerous other options but synovitis is too general a term to give a specific answer to you. You first need to tell me the cause of the synovitis (joint inflammation) for me to offer any specific advice. ...Read more

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Can synovitis of knee be treated? If so how? And how long should I make the strengthing exercises of the leg

Can synovitis of knee be treated? If so how? And how long should I make the strengthing exercises of the leg

Yes: Synovits is inflammation of the lining of the knee. It is almost always treated nonoperatively. Physical therapy, antiinflammatorries, and sometimes a cortisone shop will help. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for synovitis?

What is the best treatment for synovitis?

Anti inflammatories : Usually anti inflammatories like high dose Ibuprofen and Naproxen often work but if really severe may require cortisone. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for synovitis in hands?

Is there a cure for synovitis in hands?

See details: It depends on the cause of the inflammation. Many causes such as rheumatoid arthritis can be controlled but not cured. ...Read more

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Friend had hip repl & diag of pigmented villonodular synovitis. Chances of reoccur/prevention or known causes? Is synovectomy usually perf at op?

Friend had hip repl & diag of pigmented villonodular synovitis. Chances of reoccur/prevention or known causes? Is synovectomy usually perf at op?

Possible: If the diagnosis was known at the time of joint replacement, then the surgeon would likely have performed as complete a synovectomy as possible. However, it is not possible to remove all the synovium, even when a hip replacement is done, and therefore many orthopaedic oncologists recommend adjuvant radiation therapy, which could adversely affect the hip replacement. An expert is necessary! ...Read more

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What is synovitis?

Synovitis: And inflamation of the lining of the joint, could be due to many causes. If acute nsaids are the best, if chronic, check with your dr for other causes. ...Read more

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How do u treat synovitis?

How do u treat synovitis?

Several options: Synovitis is the inflammation of the synovium, which is the soft tissue lining of a joint. The various treatment options include rest, ice, anti-inflammatory meds, or some form of injection therapy. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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What will cause synovitis?

Many things: Overuse, injury, degenerative arthritis or inflammatory arthritis like rheumatoid arthritis. If the inflamation persists see a physician for a work up. ...Read more

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What can cause synovitis?

Many things: Overuse, injury, degenerative arthritis or inflammatory arthritis like rheumatoid arthritis. If the inflamation persists see a physician for a work up. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get synovitis?

Yes: Synovitis is inflammation of the lining of a joint. It can occur as a result of injury, infection, joint degeneration, or autoimmune conditions usch as rheumatoid arthritis. Common symptoms of synovitis are joint pain, fluid accumulation in the joint, and stiffness. Treatment of symptoms includes anti-inflammatory medications or intra-articular steroid injections. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of synovitis?

Swelling: Most common presenting signs and symptoms include joint stiffness, swelling, decreased range of motion of the affected joint. Sometimes there maybe slight warmth to the touch. The is commonly pain at the end range of motion. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get synovitis?

How common is it for somebody to get synovitis?

Very common: Very common. Synovitis can have multiple causes and determining the cause is the key to treatment. The most common synovitis is related to overuse and is treated intially with nsaids. ...Read more

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What tissues get inflamed when you have synovitis?

What tissues get inflamed when you have synovitis?

The synovium: The synovium is the tissue the lines joints or tendons. It provides lubrication and nutrition to the cartilage cells or tendon cells. When inflamed the do not get normal nutrition or lubrication and can lead to cartilage destruction or tendon rupture. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: synovitis?

Joint inflammation : The synovial membrane is the lining of a joint and synovitis is inflammation of that lining. It can cause joint pain, swelling, and stiffness. When inflamed, the lining will create excessive joint fluid, causing swelling and increased joint pressure. The lining can also become thickened and cause apparent joint enlargement. Commonly associated with arthritis and joint infection. ...Read more

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What is the cause of synovitis in neck?

Joint inflammation: There are several cervical facets or neck joints. In fact there are 2 at each level with 7 levels giving you a total of 14 joints. Over time these joints can "wear out" leading to degeneration and inflammation of the joint. When a joint becomes inflammed it often swells due to increased synovial fluid. The term for an inflammed joint with excess fluid is synovitis. ...Read more

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Does jra always cause synovitis? If not how does that effect the jra?

Does jra always cause synovitis? If not how does that effect the jra?

Not always.: Still,'s disease or acute febrile jra may have little or no joint symptoms. It is still a form of jia. ...Read more

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Am I right to say that synovitis and plica syndrome are the same thing?

Am I right to say that synovitis and plica syndrome are the same thing?

no: Synovium lines the joints. Synovits isd an inflammation i f the joints while a plicxa is a folding in of the lining that can affect joint motion. ...Read more

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What causes synovitis in wrist?

What causes synovitis in wrist?

too many to list: There are numerous types of arthritis or tendinitis that can cause wrist inflammation. See a rheumatologist for diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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Why does one get synovitis of the hip?

Why does one get synovitis of the hip?

Doing too much: Tendinitis/bursistis of hip often results of over use/trauma/prolonged sitting and the first thing to do is take it easy/rest a bit. Antiinflammatory meds such as aleve/motrin may help. Physical therapy/gentle stretching/rom exercises. Iontophoresis ultrasounds therapy, topical meds etc. May help quite a bit as well. So, if doing on your own not enough, consult doc for possible injection. Good luc. ...Read more

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Can throwing a baseball cause synovitis?

Possible: Repieated trauma to the joint can cause an inflammatory response in a joint; the aetiology would definitely need to be investigated. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for synovitis?

Anti inflammatories : Usually anti inflammatories like high dose Ibuprofen and Naproxen often work but if really severe may require cortisone. ...Read more

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Can throwing a baseball cause synovitis?

Yes: Synovitis from throwing mean you either have an injury or you has poor throwing mechanics. ...Read more