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What are the side effects of having a orthovisc injection? Does osetoarthritis cause the knee joint to lock and clunk? I am at a loss of what do next

What are the side effects of having a orthovisc injection? Does osetoarthritis cause the knee joint to lock and clunk? I am at a loss of what do next

No real side: Effects you can get a flare and some soreness from the injection some people can be allergic to the non-synthetic versions such as synvisc (hylan g-f 20). They do help and do better in people with mild moderate arthritis. It doesn't reverse DJD but it does prevent it from accelerating. Arthritis can cause a clunk. I would see an ortho doc and have them go through your options. ...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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Can a displace mensical root cause locking of the knee joint? What causes a knee joint to lock up? Unable to straighten the leg without extreme pain.

Can a displace mensical root cause locking of the knee joint? What causes a knee joint to lock up? Unable to straighten the leg without extreme pain.

Yes: A torn meniscus can cause the knee to "lock" when the flap of meniscus that is torn gets pinched between the femur and tibia. This would be the most common reason for a knee joint to lock although sometimes a loose body which is a little piece of bone can do the same thing. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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What causes a knee joint to lock up? Is a displacement ot the mensicus root considered a tear? What is medium size joint effusion mean?

What causes a knee joint to lock up? Is a displacement ot the  mensicus root considered a tear? What is medium size joint effusion mean?

A meniscus tear: The most common cause of a locked knee is a large meniscus tear. When this happens, a portion of the meniscus gets stuck in a bad spot. This doesn't allow the knee to move freely, causing it to lock. Displacement of the meniscus root is a certain kind of tear. Sometimes, it can be repaired which can be hard. See an experienced surgeon. An effusion is fluid in the knee, likely from the tear. ...Read more

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What causes joint pains?

What causes joint pains?

Various reasons: Gout, simple strain, arthritis, referred pain from elsewhere are all (of many more) reasons to have pain in your joints. ...Read more

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Does cold cause pain in joints?

Does cold cause pain in joints?

Cold and joint pain: Often, cold weather can cause joints to swell and hurt. This can happen with arthritis history. Also, normal people often get the swelling and joint pain with Raynaud's syndrome, where hands turn blue with cold (need gloves) and can get numb acutely. When warmed, these symptoms go away. Some of these people get systemic joint symptoms over time and get chronic treatment. A rheumatologist helps. ...Read more

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What disease causes inflamed joints?

What disease causes inflamed joints?

Inflamed joints: There are many types of inflammatory arthropathies. The most common one you may have heard of is rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis can also cause an inflamed, swollen joint. ...Read more

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What symptoms does a unstable SI joint cause?

What symptoms does a unstable SI joint cause?

Pain: very unusual to have an unstable SI joint unless you have had a big trauma or inflamatory disease to destabilize the joint.The ligaments that hold the SI together are one of the most strongest of the body.Symptoms would be pain and sensation of shifting of the pelvis when you walk.There are many other causes that should be explored first rather than SI joint being unstable ...Read more

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What causes joints to pop in and out of place?

What causes joints to pop in and out of place?

Subluxation: Common more with shoulders and is due to ligamentous laxity or after a traumatic injury like a dislocation. The hip is also a joint that can sublux as well. There are some genetic reason that there is more ligament laxity in some people. ...Read more