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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.
Trigger finger: That sounds like a trigger finger. I would see your doctor for a steroid injection. They work great for that indication. ...Read more
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 more
Many things: Really need more specifics to give any better answer. ...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
Many things: Depending on which and how many joints, many conditions can cause inflammation in or around joints. Examples are immune problems (rheumatoid arthritis), infection (all kinds of organisms), metabolic problems (gout, pseudogout), foreign bodies (splinters), trauma, neuropathies (diabetes). See your doctor for evaluation. You could also see a rheumatologist. ...Read more
May not be arthritis: Hard to say since it is one sided. Do you sleep on your left side? Need to be clear it is really the joints. Need to note if they are swollen. Different things could cause left sided pain. It could be mechanical, muscular, soft tissue rheumatism. Need to know how long this morning pain last? ...Read more
What can cause severe joints pain? No relief with anti-flammatory, nor pain medicine. (lower and upper joints)
Need Consultation: Get in to your doctor to be evaluated. This is a more severe condition if anti inflammatory and pain meds do not work. ...Read more
I have been experiencing pain in all the joints in my body, from shoulders to ankles for 2 months, what could be the cause.
Joint pain: You need to consult with a rheumatologist. ...Read more
What happens if you take too much d's, I was taking 10, 000 iu's for months cause my joints were cracking and popping, now its 107 and it should be 100?
Hypervitaminosis D: Check out https://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001594.htm which notes that excess vitamin D can lead to excess calcium in blood which in turn "can severely damage the kidneys, soft tissues, and bones over time" among other issues such as constipation, anorexia, dehydration, fatigue, irritability, muscle weakness, vomiting & more. So work w/your FamilyDoc to adjust your regimen & monito ...Read more
Gas: Actually, the cracking of joints, especially in a younger person is due to a buildup or gas in the joints from normal metabolism. As the gas is forefully pushed out of the joint a cracking or popping noise is heard. It is not harmful to the joint. Cracking noises in older joints can be a sign of true arthritis. ...Read more
Typically, the most common cause would probably be arthritiis
where there is damage to the joint surfaces. Also, with many
cases there can be associated synovitis when there is more
fluid in the joint than normal which will cause increased pain
and swelling. Treatment is usually with nsaid, local cortisone
injections, and hyaluranate gel injections. ...Read more
Several: We don't have enough space to go into all the possibilities but if this is a current condition it should be evaluated by your physicain. This is not normal and in most cases will have a diagnosis which can be treated. ...Read more
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