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What Exactly Causes The Reduced Range Of Motion In Damaged Joints
Goniometer: I use a goniometer. See wikipedia.Get a more detailed answer ›
Could you tell me what is the function of hyaline cartilage rings in the walls of certain structures of the respiratory tract?
Structural support: Act as structural support to keep the bronchus open when creating negative pressure on inspiration, and stable on expiration with increase positive pressure. ...Read more
Whats the cause of patellofemoral pain? How do I stop the swelling from returning? Other than the fluid in the joint the MRI looks normal
Sports Medicine Dr.: Anterior knee pain (patello-femoral dysfunction) is a commonly seen "overuse" injury that can appear after a person increases his training, changes running surfaces, changes to different shoes, gets a separate leg injury that results in slight gait changes, gets some weakness in the quads, etc... A primary care, sports med, or orthopedic doctor's exam can help. Meanwhile, running less is helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the stages of degeneration of the spine in your neck? I have completely lost the curve in my neck. What is the treatment?
Varies: It is based on the cause of the loss. Sometimes spasm can cause loss of the normal lordosis of the neck and treating the cause of spasm can lead back to normal alignment. Others have a true structural issue in the neck that would not be reversible short of surgery. That is not to say they necessarily need surgery, but rather nothing short of that would change their malalignment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can a limitation of motion or pain at the vertebral column affect movement in the hip, knee, and ankle?
Can someone explain the function of the sc joint in relation to a first rib ligament/cartilage tear and subluxation of the first rib? Thanks! :)
Complicated anatomy : The first rib articulates (connects to) the front of the body at the sternum. This is typically slightly below the sc joint but there are ligamentous and connective tissue connection to all three. This joint (1st rib/sternum/clavicle) acts as a connection of the upper extremities to the trunk and plays a part in breathing and other motions. Any disruption in these can lead to problems/pain. ...Read more
What causes swelling in lower back and limited range of motion in the shoulder area as well as Charlie horses?
Knee MRI states "in the medial compartment, there is mild thinning of cartilage w/ normal signal of the meniscus and the collateral ligaments are normal". Is this osteoarthritis? Thank you.
GSA: Range about 17-24%, not all studies uniform range. ...Read more
Arthritis: The joint at the end of the finger, closest to the nail, is a common location for osteoarthrtis. As arthritis develops the joints can swell, and bone spurs form which feel like hard bumps. Diffuse swelling about the joint is typically related to inflammation. Sometimes a more localized swelling will occur which may represent a cyst. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the risks of anesthesia in the back spine ? What are the collateral damage that could happen ?
Let me explain: Spinal and epidural anesthesia are medicines that numb parts of your body to block pain. They are given through shots in or around the spine. You will stay awake during both of these types of anesthesia. There are advantage and disadvantage. •allergic reaction to the anesthesia used •bleeding around the spinal column •difficulty urinating •drop in blood pressure •infection in your spine .Headache. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the current treatment options for chronic pain from osteoarthritis in cervical spine with decreased range of motion in neck ?
Many options: There are various topicals or compounded creams that help with pain and inflammation. There are many oral meds: tylenol, (acetaminophen) weak to strong nsaids, special nsaids like celebrex, steroids, opiate pain relievers, mood medicines like cymbalta. Some supplements might help: quercetin, turmeric, msm, glucosamine chondroitin. Also, injectable steroids or prolotherapy. Physical therapy can help too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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