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What Does Cocaine Do To Bones And Joints
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
Can mean many things:
Pain in joints can mean many things depending on the duration and associated symptoms. From acute viral or bacterial illness, arthritis, vitamin d deficiency to more serious problems like leukemia and bone disorders.
I recommend you see a primary care provider asap. ...Read more
Yes: There result from osteoarthritic changes secondary to hyper mobility. ...Read more
Yes.: Muscle and tendon may move within a fracture site or within a joint during an injury. ...Read more
How weak: There are several reasons for bones to cause pain. Bone can not be well mineralized and have osteopenia or osteoporosis, which leads to fractures. Dexa scan determines mineralization. Joint pain can be related to arthritis.Different forms of arthritis occur in different age groups. Sometimes nuclear bone scan finds source of pain. Usually consultation with physician will help solve this problem. ...Read more
Noisy joints: Many people hear grinding or cracking noises when they move their joints (often knees or ankles, or knuckles) If it isn't causing pain, then the sounds aren't worrisome. However, it probably isn't a good idea to make the sounds on purpose if you can avoid it. Keep exercising, but if it hurts, see a trainer to check your form, or see a doctor for an exam. ...Read more
Good: It is good both short and long term to have bones and synovial joints. Bones provide strength and structure to the musculoskeletal system and serve as sites of insertion for ligaments and tendons, joints allow for motion between the bones. ...Read more
Glucosamine and chondroitin, two components of cartilage, are commonly used as supplements to help with bone and joint health. Although it has received a lot of popular acclaim, there has been little rigorous testing to see if it is effective. At best, it seems to be not harmful and might be helpful. Webmd has a pretty good article on the topic.
http://tinyurl. Com/htujoint. ...Read more
No: If no swelling, redness or heat, these sounds are not indicative of any inflammatory or degenerative condition. However, your age would tell me if there's something looming in the horizon for those joints. ...Read more
Joint hypermobility: Hypermobility of joints usually involves both sides of the joint rather than one. It's not about the bone that makes joint hypermobile, but rather it is the ligaments and other supportive framework that would make it hypermobile. ...Read more
I'm 54, it's very cold out. I wake up and my bones and joints make a crackling sound. Is this normal?
Could be.: I see you are taking glucosamine. This suggests you have some joint pain, possibly due to arthritis. It is not uncommon for those who have what is called osteoarthritis to notice some stiffness, even perhaps mild cracking, when they first get up in the morning, especially in cold weather. It does depend on how severe it is and how soon after waking up it goes away. ...Read more
What is good for joints and bone health? How to relieve the discomfort and stiffness that is in my back?
I get pains in my joints and bones and I get sleepless nights everytime I do exercises. What really causes that?
Timing: Musculoskeletal pain is always worse at night when there are no sensory distractions. Make sure you don't excercise right before bedtime, and even take a warm shower. Nsaid's should help. Also make sure you do a cool down to remove the Lactic Acid that builds up and stretch! Good luck. ...Read more
Can you recommend me a good medicine for my joints, because I am athletic and so careful for my bones in general?
Glucosamine: Anything sttonger for a 22 year old is not good ...Read more
I have non union scalphoid bone with psuedo joint formarion, and I want to cure that disesases without surgery? Can it is possible
Why is my facial and overall bonestructure so narrow I have small joints im 18 but my bones haven't grown in width at all will it grow?
Not on the internet: Without examination, blood testing, and maybe even a genetics consult your question is impossible to answer. I am sorry. ...Read more
Can you tell me if I have operated and plates have been added to joint the bones. My question is, will the bones joints together in future?
Ongoing growing pains? I'm 17 and currently experiencing the same growing pains as a child. But it's not my joints, it's in the middle of my bones.
Common in youth: Bone pains, especially in longer bones of arms and legs are common in youth. Since there is no detectable medical cause, these are generally considered a part of growing or termed as growing pains. You should make sure get annual checks to check your hemoglobin as anemia can also cause these which can be easily treated with oral iron supplementation. ...Read more
I have been on every med for r.A.& did not respond to any of them. 7 years of infusions, injections, &oral r.A.Meds. Joints now are bone on bone. Help?
Replacement is next.: The indications for joint replacement is pain that fails to respond to nonoperative treatment. Sounds like you might be there. Consider seeing an orthopedist who specializes in joint replacements. He/she can evaluate your general health and discuss the risks and benefits with you. ...Read more
Having shoulder pain for a few days now. It hurts when I'm just sitting. Pain doesn't come from bone/joint. No lifting heavy stuff. Only Right. Cause?
Muscular pain: Myofascial or muscular pain may present this way, likely due to position or posture. Exercises to strengthen the shouder/scapular area may assist in stabilizing the joint and improving posture. ...Read more
Low impact exercises: The best way to mitigate bone and joint pains is to remain active and engage in low impact exercises, shy away from activities that aggravate the joint pain, and maintain a healthy weight. Occasional use of anti-inflammatory medications maybe necessary. However, if there is persistent pain, swelling or worsening symptoms, then consult with your physician. ...Read more
Many ways: This is a very broad question that cannot be covered very well in this limited space. Depends on the injury, the location, the type and the severity. You will have to be evaluated and a plan of care prescribed. ...Read more
It depends on the: Type of exercise. All exercise can lead to some element of "wear and tear" changes. But weight bearing exercise like walking or resistance training can also serve to improve or at least keep bone density stable. Yoga can serve to improve flexibility and joint position awareness. Swimming is great for those with arthritis and provides a great total body work out. ...Read more
Are for the most part benign but should be evaluated especially in WEIGHT BEARING bones (fracture issues)
See a Board Certified Orthopedist for an opinion!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
Injury would be the:
Foremost cause of this problem. Otherwise a fracture of a weakened bone (called pathological fx) due to any cause, like a cyst,
which can occur with slightest of an injury (which normally would not cause a fx). Another possibility could be referred pain from the spine.
See your orthopod. ...Read more
Are you hypermobile?: People who are "double jointed" have loose ligaments that do not protect their bones and joints very well. There are several tests for this online, look for something called Ehlers Danlos syndrome. Regardless of whether you fit the criteria, you should take a LOT of vitamin C (at least 3-4 gms a day) to help keep your connective tissues in good health. Prolotherapy may be helpful for injuries. ...Read more
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