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What Is Sacroiliac Arthropathy
Can be: Sacroiliac joint (SIJ) dysfunction is hereditary; known concurrent with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS). About 1:7 women have benign JHS, i.e., are limber & "double jointed". Hypermobility is evolution-derived safety of rapid birthing. Relaxin hormone secretion intensifies menses pain, & during childbirth Relaxin-exposed pelvic ligaments often biomechanically injured; with permanent weakness. ...Read more
Stabilizing treatmen: Dr. Visotsky is incorrect. Sacroiliac joint (sij) dysfunction is an aseptic and non-inflammatory process. Medical literature reports this disorder is not able to be detected by blood studies, imaging studies, or even nuclear scans. Up to 30% of peope with chronic low back pain experience pain generation from the sij. Treatment includes yoga, sij belts, pain control &, in resistant cases, fusion. ...Read more
Depends: Si joint dysfunction can be chronic or acute, depending on the cause and length of time one has had symptoms. In general, si joint dysfunction is due to inflammation of the si joint; prolonged inflammation can result in arthritic changes to the joint surface. Inflammation can be reversed (thus tends to be acute) but arthritic changes can not be reversed. See your doctor if in prolonged pain. ...Read more
Yes: The pt will use various heat modalities and start a program of "pelvic stabilization exercizes". ...Read more
Is exophoria, sacroiliac joint dysfunction/ pain, swelling possibly related to Multiple Sclerosis?
Not really: What you describe can be caused partly by rheumatological condition, and the eye issues could be congenital. Nothing you describe is classical of MS. See your doctor and uncover your problems, as treatments can be very reassuring. ...Read more
Nothing: A non entity in academic orthopaedic circles. ...Read more
Nothing: Condition usually does not exist.Get a more detailed answer ›
That is not a term I have heard of. Who uses that?
Charcot foot is a deformed foot. It is a result of numbness and weakness affecting the foot, which leads to ligament injury and arthropathy (joint deformity). People who have inherited neuropathy tend to have this when they are never treated. One kind of inherited neuropathy is Charcot Marie Tooth disease. ...Read more
Joint pain: Acromioclavicular arthropathy is a fancy way of saying that the joint where your collar bone meets your shoulder is hurting you. Possible old injury? Overuse? You should talky to your doc about possible treatments which will likely include anti-inflammatory meds as well as possible steroids, either systemic or injectable. ...Read more
Yes: The key is early treatment. Whereas some patients may have mild psoriatic arthritis that responds to an anti-inflammatory medication or to methotrexate, many patients have more severe disease that causes debilitating pain, stiffness, and swelling. For these patients, excellent help is available in the form of humira, remicade, enbrel, or simponi (golimumab). These four rx can dramatically improve psoriasis. ...Read more
Chronic over a long time uaually about 6 weeks
sub acute recent or within 3 weeks
problems with a joint. ...Read more
Not Serious: Meaning its not life threatening, however you will have pain. Recommend working on your core to improve pressure in your spine, however if this is not helping enough you may consider steroid injections into the facet joint or even radiofrequency ablation of the nerve to that joint for longer lasting relief. Some people have gotten good relief from PRP or stem cell therapy options as well. ...Read more
Arthritis: Facet arthropathy is arthritis at multiple levels. There are joints in the spine where the bones articulate and can develop bone spurs and cause the clicking with pain typically with extension. I would consider seeing a pain/spine specialist to see if facet injections or radio frequency ablation would be helpful for you. ...Read more
Facet Arthropathy: Could be facet arthropathy/arthritis. There are joints in the spine where the bones articulate and can develop bone spurs and cause the clicking with pain typically with extension. I would consider seeing a pain/spine specialist to see if facet injections or radio frequency ablation would be helpful for you. ...Read more
Facet Arthropathy: These are joints in the spine where the bones articulate and can develop bone spurs and cause the clicking with pain typically with extension. I would consider seeing a pain/spine specialist to see if facet injections or radio frequency ablation would be helpful for you. ...Read more
Facet Issues: Facet Arthropathy is an arthritic condition of the facet joints that causes pain. Facet Syndrome generally is due to pain from the facet joints but not associated with arthritis, typically seen in younger patients with whiplash injuries of the neck or extension based injuries on the back. ...Read more
Less likely: Less likely caused by a fall, but certainly worsened by a fall. Facet arthtitis is usually caused by disc space narrowing, allowing the facets joints inappropriate movement. This causes secondary osteoarthritis of the facet joints. Any fall would invovle multiple levels, so I believe unlikely. ...Read more
Arthritis: Cervical spine refers to the neck. The facet joints are the joints in the back of the neck. They can develop a degenerative, arthritic change in them the same as you can get degenerative arthritis in the hip or knee. In the neck this can cause neck pain, headaches and crackling and popping with rotation. ...Read more
Had revision rotator cuff surg in 9/2016. Re-tear of infra w/1.5cm retraction at 15 wks postop. If I do not fix it, can I develop cuff tear arthropathy?
Rotator cuff tear: It would be unusual to develop an arthropathy with just an Infraspinatus tear. It is more common with large chronic Supraspinatua tear ...Read more
How likely will you develop cuff arthropathy if you don't fix a complete full-thickness retear of infra with 1.5cm retraction to superior humeral head?
Difficult to answer: It can be unpredictable who develops significant arthritis years to decades after a full thickness rotator cuff tear. I would make my decision regarding another surgery based on your pain and function levels, including whether you have range of motion and strength deficits. Regenerative injections such as PRP could be a nonsurgical option if you hope to avoid surgery. ...Read more
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