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What exactly causes the reduced range of motion in damaged joints?

What exactly causes the reduced range of motion in damaged joints?

Mechanical block: Or weak muscles, pain in the joint. When try to move joint which is injured it heart so you stop do in it so it get stiff. ...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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Could you tell me what is the function of hyaline cartilage rings in the walls of certain structures of the respiratory tract?

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

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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

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 more

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What is passive range of motion and what is the usefulness in the cervical spine?

Motion capacity: Passive motion refers to the range of motion the spine is capable of when induced by out side forces. Active motion is what it can do when your own muscles are activated. Injury or spasm of muscles can reduce both active rom and passive rom. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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What is the caused of swelling the ankles and joints pain ?

What is the caused of swelling the ankles and joints pain ?

Swelling: Swelling of the ankles is usually due to accumulation of fluid(edema), while swelling of joints is due to arthritis. There are different causes of edema and various types of arthritis. Your physician can better advise you after an examination. ...Read more

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What are the causes of fluid in the shoulder joint and fatty intrusions in the muscles?

What are the causes of fluid in the shoulder joint and fatty intrusions in the muscles?

Chronic injury: A chronic rotator cuff injury can cause this. If the rotator cuff muscles are not being used they wither and become fatty. ...Read more

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How can a limitation of motion or pain at the vertebral column affect movement in the hip, knee, and ankle?

How can a limitation of motion or pain at the vertebral column affect movement in the hip, knee, and ankle?

Only if the movement: Of that leg may increase your back pain if there is muscular tightness or spasm or if there is a disc herniation creating leg pain where leg motion may aggravate the sciatic pain. See your doctor if this is not getting better. ...Read more

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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

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What causes swelling in lower back and limited range of motion in the shoulder area as well as Charlie horses?

What causes swelling in lower back and limited range of motion in the shoulder area as well as Charlie horses?

Muscle: Muscle strain. These vague symptoms could relate to muscular strain from repetitive movements or an injury, Rest, ice, heat alternating every 15 minutes may help. If no please see your physician. ...Read more

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Is there a surgery that can fix the range of motion in ankle?

Is there a surgery that can fix the range of motion in ankle?

Potentially: This depends on why you are lacking range of motions and your goals. See an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon. One in your area can be found at www.Aofas.Org. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of pain at the joint of the index finger and the joints of the hand?

What could be the cause of pain at the joint of the index finger and the joints of the hand?

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 more

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What causes the pain in the metatarsals of the feet? Could excess weight inflame the area?

Yes: Degeneration of the joints can cause discomfort as well as excessive weight and possibly a disease called Morton's neuroma. Please see your health care provider for further evaluation and treatment ...Read more

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What are the risks of anesthesia in the back spine ? What are the collateral damage that could happen ?

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 more

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What are the current treatment options for chronic pain from osteoarthritis in cervical spine with decreased range of motion in neck ?

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 more

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