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What does flexing a joint mean exactly?

What does flexing a joint mean exactly?

See below: All joints have different types of movement. For instance, the elbow has only the ability to flex and extend. To flex the elbow, you bring the hand close to the shoulder. To extend the elbow, you straighten it out again. Flexing the hip brings the knee close to the belly, extending the hip straightens the leg out. Hope that helps. ...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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What can I do for cervical pain? Its in the region of atlanto-occipital joint. It is relieved by cervical extension & lateral flexion but its tempory

What can I do for cervical pain? Its in the region of atlanto-occipital joint. It is relieved by cervical extension & lateral flexion but its tempory

Try physical therapy: At your age I would recommend you see your primary care dr. And get an rx for neck physical therapy. If all that fails than see a qualified pain specialist for possible cervical epidurals. ...Read more

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3mm lump on epl tendon snags painfully at pip on slight flexion. Any excision risks? Fluid escape from joint capsule? Cause ganglion? Other risks?

3mm lump on epl tendon snags painfully at pip on slight flexion. Any excision risks? Fluid escape from joint capsule? Cause ganglion? Other risks?

Real cause?: Epl tendon inserts at the base of the middle phalynx so central slip snagging at pip joint is more likely a tear in fibers extending from lateral band to central slip causing abnormal shift of tendons. There is no structure that central slip [epl] would get caught on. Lump is most likely scar. Recommend splinting protocol first before considering any surgery. F/u with hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Injured thumb 1.5 yrs ago. X-rays showed nothing wrong 1 and 9 mo later. Thumb still in pain at MCP joint + limited ROM upon flexion. Why?

Injured thumb 1.5 yrs ago. X-rays showed nothing wrong 1 and 9 mo later. Thumb still in pain at MCP joint + limited ROM upon flexion. Why?

Need exam: An examination by an ORS (or a hand specialist)will give you your answer most likely. Differential diagnosis not knowing your age or injury mechanism would include: ligament injury (gamekeeper's), early arthritis, tendinitis (dequervain's), nodular tenosynovitis (trigger thumb) among others. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when a surgeon "cleans out" a joint?

What exactly does it mean when a surgeon "cleans out" a joint?

Remove disease: Of course, each joint is different, but a classic example of what you are asking about is a knee arthroscopy the removes any loose or torn cartilage, whether it is the cartilage on the ends of the bones (femur, tibia, patella) or tears of the rubbery meniscal cartilage. The surgeon might also remove thickened joint lining (synovium) or other scar present within the knee. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting RSD in the knee joint from a rescope? I was told I have a mechanical issue in the knee what exactly does that mean??

What are the chances of getting RSD in the knee joint from a rescope? I was told I have a mechanical issue in the knee what exactly does that mean??

Knee symptoms: Although it is possible to get RSD after a knee arthroscopy, it is uncommon. Mechanical issue would refer to some structure like the meniscus, ligament or articular surface which has been injured and keeping the knee from working normally (i.e. Knee has pain swelling, stiffness, locking and or giving way)RSD is sometimes difficult to treat and may take 12- 18 months to improve and or resolve ...Read more

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Had MRI of TMJ both sides due to jaw pain. Surgeon said joints were slightly compromised. What does this mean exactly please?

Had MRI of TMJ both sides due to jaw pain. Surgeon said joints were slightly compromised. What does this mean exactly please?

Ask the Surgeon: "Compromised" can refer to one or more of a number of aberrations, not all of which require treatment. Ask the Surgeon to point out to you exactly what he/she is seeing on the images obtained. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have boggy joints?

What does it mean to have boggy joints?

RA: The joint feels a little swollen and
"mushy" compared to normal.

http://www. Webmd. Com/rheumatoid-arthritis/guide/preventing-joint-damage-rheumatoid-arthritis. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your double jointed?

What does it mean if your double jointed?

Loose ligaments: Being double jointed means that your ligaments allow more motion than other people's, i.e. That they are a little lax. Hypermobile is a term that physicians use to describe the situation where a patient's ligaments and soft tissue allow more motion of the joint than is typical. Often times, people without a medical background use the term double jointed to describe the same situation. ...Read more

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What does it mean if someone if double jointed?

What does it mean if someone if double jointed?

Elastin: You are double jointed because you have too much elastin in the ligaments that control the extremes of motion of your joints. This allows for too much potential motion and therefor injury. ...Read more

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What does narrowing of the first mcp joint mean?

What does narrowing of the first mcp joint mean?

Arthritis: Narrowing of the first mcp joint is usually due to some form of arthritis to the area. This may have several causes, as I would visit with my hand specialist or orthopedist before further narrowing or destruction occurs. ...Read more

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There appears to be mild medial joint space loss bilaterally. What does this mean?

There appears to be mild medial joint space loss bilaterally. What does this mean?

Medial joint space: You are born with a specific amount of joint space and through aging, wear and tear, arthritis, etc, that space can lessen. Mild means just a little, and medial means to the inside of the joint near your body. Have the Dr. Clinically correlate theses findings with your physical exam to see if you need any treatment. ...Read more

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What does it mean to dislocate a joint?

Definition: Joints have different degrees on stability. Some joints are naturally more stable than others. All joints require soft tissue restraints in the form of ligaments and muscles to increase their stability. When these structures are stretched or torn the joint can become unstable and pop out of place and is then termed a joint dislocation. ...Read more

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Pain in both pinky joints. What does this mean?

Pain in both pinky joints. What does this mean?

Need more info: Need more info? Is there a swelling is it related to trauma is it related to overuse?
a list of possibilities it can be inflammation or infection. So if you're overly concerned see your doctor. ...Read more

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What does inflammation of all body joints mean?

What does inflammation of all body joints mean?

Systemic disease: It means there is swelling and pain involving several joint all over the body. It indicates a systemic process generally involving your immune system overactivity. There are lot of diseases that can produce generalized polyarthralgias and inflammation. If you are having these symptoms, get checked by a rheumatologist who can run several tests to figure it out for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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What could inflamed joints and lesions all over body mean?

What could inflamed joints and lesions all over body mean?

Infection or more: Ghonorrhea can do this, allergies, rheumatoid arthritis. See a doctor soon. Just because it goes away it does not mean that the problem is gone it could just be deaper in your body and cause more serious problems. ...Read more

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What does piascledine 300 exactly do to joints? Thank you :)

What does piascledine 300 exactly do to joints? Thank you :)

Piascledine: Is an herbal supplement that contains extracts of soybean and avocado. It seems to work as an anti-inflammatory, inhibiting interleukin 1, stimulating collagen formation in the chondrocytes (collagen producing cells), and even potentially promoting bone forming cells or osteoblasts. In some comparisons, it seems to be as effective as glucosamine-chondroitin. Safety studies have been reassuring. ...Read more

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What do inflamed joints and lesions all over body mean to you?

See your primary doc: It means you need to see your primary care doctor to start working you up for what disease (of many possibilities) is causing it. ...Read more

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I was just diagnosed with spondylolisthesis 9-10 mm anterolisthesis L5 on S1, in neutral, flexion and extension. What "grade" does this mean?

I was just diagnosed with spondylolisthesis 9-10 mm anterolisthesis L5 on S1, in neutral, flexion and extension. What "grade" does this mean?

"Probably" 3: The degree of a spondylolisthesis is measured not based on the mm of slippage, but rather percent of slippage. That takes out any errors due to magnification. Grade I is 0-25 percent, grade II is 25-50, Grsde III is 50-75 percent, and grade IV is 75-100 percent; the percent is based upon what percent one vertebrae is shifted over the other. Usually a 9 mm slip would be grade III, but can vary. ...Read more

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What's it mean to have joints subluxation?

What's it mean to have joints subluxation?

Out of place: Sub means under, luxation relates to movement. In some manner, the joint has moved from its normal position, resulting in pain, limited range of motion, and deformity. ...Read more

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What exactly is mcp joint in the hand?

What exactly is mcp joint in the hand?

Knuckle: The mcp joint is the metacarpal (hand bones) phalangeal (finger bones) joint. ...Read more

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What does it meant to have an artificial joint?

What does it meant to have an artificial joint?

Replacement: An "artificial" joint is one that is man-made and surgically replaces someone's own joint. ...Read more

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What dose small tibiitalar joint effusion mean?

Inflammation: It means there may be inflammation of that joint, especially if you have pain in that area. ...Read more

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What does fluid in radioulnar joint mean thanks

What does fluid in radioulnar joint mean thanks

Fluid: Fluid in the radio ulnar joint can mean many things. There is always a history behind all the events, how did all start or why the MRI of the wrist was done.
All inflamatatory arthropaties could give fluid there, aldo the infecctious and crystal induced athrtititis could. Trauma cangive you fluid, and even local problems, such as caroal tunnel, a local reaction to an aseptic necrosis of any carpal bone would also and so on. The causes can be many. .....................................It has to be evaluated in each patients contexty. ...Read more

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What does talonavicular is joint fusion révision mean?

What does talonavicular is joint fusion révision mean?

Repeat fusion: There is a joint between your talus and navicular bones in which there is normally motion. A fusion is done to try to permanently eliminate motion in that joint, usually with the goal of improving pain. Revision suggests the surgery was done before and was unsuccessful, requiring another surgery. ...Read more

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Left tm joint popping in the morning. What does this mean?

Probably dislocated: A clicking or popping in your jaw joint usually indicates that it is dislocated. The noise if usually the cartilage slipping into and out of position. The later it clicks on opening usually means it is becoming more difficult to get it back in place. If this is the case it will not fix itself and will deteriorate over time. Check with your dentist for help or a referral. ...Read more