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Dr. Alan Heldman
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Warm Joint (Overview)

Warm joint = heat in the area where two bones meet. This may be due to infection or inflammation.


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Does sitting in warm water help joint pain?

Does sitting in warm water help joint pain?

It can be: Warm water can help with joint pain but helping to reduce stiffness and increase bloodflow to the area. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Heldman
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Warm Joint (Overview)

Warm joint = heat in the area where two bones meet. This may be due to infection or inflammation.


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I have a lot of pain in left thumb at joint not red or warm went to md Lyme neg what else could it be only been hurting 1 mth i'm righthanded?

I have a lot of pain in left thumb at joint not red or warm  went to md Lyme  neg   what else could it be  only been  hurting 1 mth i'm righthanded?

Tenosynovitis: Tenosynovitis is the inflammation of the fluid-filled sheath (called the synovium) that surrounds a tendon. Symptoms of tenosynovitis include pain, swelling and difficulty moving the particular joint where the inflammation occurs. ...Read more

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Have knee, ankle & tendon swelling due to Ankylosing Spondylitis , will soaking it in Epsom salt and cold water help?

Have knee, ankle & tendon swelling due to Ankylosing Spondylitis , will soaking it in Epsom salt and cold water help?

Unlikely: The treatment of your ankylosing spondylitis should include anti-inflammatory medication!!! This should also be sufficient to treat your ankle/tendon swelling unless something ELSE is going on (eg GOUT can be worsened by some anti-inflammatory medications) Consult with your Rheumatologist! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Swollen knee warm to touch?

Swollen knee warm to touch?

Be carefull: With two symptoms you have to be careful, it could infection of the joint, or gout or psudogout, acute rheumatoid arthritis. Please check it out. Good luck. Thank you. ...Read more

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Heat or ice for swollen joints best?

Heat or ice for swollen joints best?

Depends: For acutely injured joints, ice will often help to decrease inflammation. In a chronic inflammatory condition, often heat will soothe the aching joint. ...Read more

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Popping sounds in neck, ear pain, knee pain in both knees, cortisone shot in knees didn't help. Bursitis?

Popping sounds in neck, ear pain, knee pain in both knees, cortisone shot in knees didn't help.  Bursitis?

MOr information: We need to know more about what's going on. This can't be bursitis all over the place. It could be Muscloskelet and you should discuss this with your physician and maybe see a rheumatologist ...Read more

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Severe joint pain in hips feet toes hands fingers knees elbows morning stiffness daily 20 mg prednisone no help MRI no inflam ANA 1:320 help?

Severe joint pain in hips feet toes hands fingers knees elbows morning stiffness daily 20 mg prednisone no help MRI no inflam ANA 1:320 help?

Try DMSO: DMSO (dimethylsulfoxide)--aka horse liniment--is available at a health food store or feed/veterinary supply. For systemic inflammatory conditions as you apparently have, I suggest one tsp per day orally. It tastes terrible. Mix with a small amount of water, and chase it with something else to kill the taste. Major adverse effect is that you will "off-gas" the DMSO in your breath and sweat. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics like amoxicillin alleviate joint inflammation? Nsaids, cortisone, and therapy have not with warm/swollen after 20 months post-op.

Can antibiotics like amoxicillin alleviate joint inflammation? Nsaids, cortisone, and therapy have not with warm/swollen after 20 months post-op.

No: Antibiotics are in general used for infections. But some antibiotics have anti-inflammatory capabilities. Some of the tetracyclines have been shown to have anti-inflammatory abilities. They work against metalloproteases which can be involved in joint damage. Doxycycline has been shown to be helpful in some patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Others have not been shown to be anti-inflammatory. ...Read more

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Can joint injections help ease rheumatoid arthritis joint pain?

Rheumatoid joints: Absolutely. Cortisone injections into joints with inflammation of any cause can be helped . It's more important to get in with a rheumatology specialist as there r medications which can slow or reverse the disease . ...Read more

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Why are warm sitz bath and warm compresses helpful in healing vaginal boils?

Why are warm sitz bath and warm compresses helpful in healing vaginal boils?

Yes: Sitz baths and warm compresses can allow the boils or abscesses to open and drain. If they do not then you may need to see your physician to have them opened up and drained. ...Read more

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2 year old has a temp of 106 along with a fever what can I do to get rid of fever I have given him a small amount of cold med. Have also given him luke warm bath as well as fluids fever leaves but return after several hours start process over again, but

2 year old has  a temp of 106 along with a fever what can I do to get rid of fever I have given him a small amount of cold med. Have also given him luke warm bath as well as fluids fever leaves but return after several hours start process over again, but

If : If your child's temperature is truly 106f, then you need to call his doctor or take him to the emergency room. That is an extremely high fever and he should be seen as soon as possible. Fevers for the most part aren't dangerous and are just the body's natural reaction to fighting off an infection. Most of these infections are viral and may be accompanied by runny nose, sore throat, congestion, mild rash, or nothing at all. A perfectly healthy child can have up to 10 colds/viral infections a winter - that's more than once a month! since fevers aren't dangerous, we usually treat the fever with Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen just to make the child more comfortable as their body fights the illness. Do not give cold medicines to children under 6 years of age. Research shows that they do not work for young children and babies and can be dangerous. "red flags" that we look for with fever to indicate something more serious is going on are: -fevers that last 5 days or more -fevers persistently above 104f orally -a child that acts very sick - very irritable or difficult to wake -difficulty breathing -vomiting, diarrhea, refusal to eat/drink, or dehydration -a purple rash, esp on the legs -stiff neck -any complaints of pain such as the ear, throat, stomach or a joint as always, use your judgement. If you think that your child is ill, err on the side of caution and call your child's doctor. Legal disclaimer: I am providing this general and basic information as a public service and my response to this question does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship. For any additional information, advice, or specific concerns, please speak with your own physician. The information provided is current as of the date of the answer entry. ...Read more

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What helps alleviate finger joint pain and stiffness?

What helps alleviate finger joint pain and stiffness?

Movment: Try over the counter anti inflamatory medications like advil or aleve (naproxen). You should keep the joints supple by moving them as much as possible. ...Read more

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Is ice or heat bettter for joint pain?

Is ice or heat bettter for joint pain?

Both work: Ice is typically used for acute injuries. Heat is generally used for stiffness. Using these basic guidelines, see what works best for you. ...Read more

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Help with pain behind knee joint when pressed?

Help with pain behind knee joint when pressed?

Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: soft tissue masses or cysts, trauma (fracture, tendon or ligamentous tear, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormalities. ...Read more

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