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What Causes Joints To Lock Up In Children
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
What would cause the joints in your fingers to "lock up". There is only a little pain but have to use the other hand to "pull up" the locked fingers.
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many things: Really need more specifics to give any better answer. ...Read more
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
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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