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What is the definition or description of: Brittle joints?

What is the definition or description of: Brittle joints?

Injury prone: Describing a joint as brittle implies that it is predisposed to injury, which is to say that when a force is transmitted across a brittle joint it is more likely to be injured than a normal joint. Lack of sufficient range of motion, weakness, instability, and deformity can all predispose a joint to injury. ...Read more

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Brittle Joints (Definition)

Describing a joint as brittle implies that it is predisposed to injury, which is to say that when a force is transmitted across a brittle joint it is more likely to be injured than a normal joint. Lack of sufficient range of motion, weakness, instability, and deformity can all predispose ...Read more


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I've had a lump in my neck and enlarged lymph nodes since I was 6. Will this also cause brittle joints?

I've had a lump in my neck and enlarged lymph nodes since I was 6. Will this also cause brittle joints?

Probably not: Having these types of symptoms can best be solved by having your doctor perform a thorough evaluation. Only through this type of process can he/she discover what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for joint stiffness?

What is the best treatment for joint stiffness?

Joint stiffness: Generally speaking, adequate warmup, regular adequate stretching of muscle groups crossing the joint, with adequate cool down. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for my sacroiliac joint instability?

What is the best treatment for my sacroiliac joint instability?

S-I instability: Check with your pt and orthopedic surgeon. Joint stabilization, modalities/pt/laser, activity modification, core exercises can all help. ...Read more

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Hi. My question is how to get rid of shoulder pain and joints pain. And which is the best treatment for that?

Hi. My question is how to get rid of shoulder pain and joints pain. And which is the best treatment for that?

First you need a -: -diagnosis. See a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon in sports medicine. This could give you the best answer to your shoulder complaints & possibly your other joints as well. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for joint swelling in Ankylosing Spondylitis apart for medicines. Epsom salt or oil massage will help?

What is the best treatment for joint swelling in Ankylosing Spondylitis apart for medicines. Epsom salt or oil massage will help?

Anti-inflamm. Diet: Ankylosing spondylitis is a systemic, inflammatory condition that can lead to chronic back pain. Because it is systemic, topical treatments are unlikely to have much affect long term. There is some thought that an antiinflammatory diet can reduce inflammation levels in the body and can potentially have a dramatic affect. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for shoulder joint dislocation?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for shoulder joint dislocation?

Pick best or fastest: Surgery may be the most reliable way to prevent your shoulder from dislocating again, but this certainly isn't the fastest way to deal with the injury, as post-op rehab takes several months. Physical therapy and a gradual return to activity will be a faster method of treatment, but it has a higher risk of a repeat dislocation. ...Read more

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Metacarpophalangeal joint blister treatment - they keep opening. What is the best way to treat. I have been using neosporin.

Metacarpophalangeal joint blister treatment - they keep opening. What is the best way to treat. I have been using neosporin.

R/O CELLULITIS: Cellulitis is a superficial skin infection that can be caused after an abrasion or rupture of a boil. Keep the area clean and apply topical antibiotics. Seek prompt evaluation for potential need of oral antibiotics/X-ray /labs/wound culture. F/U with your doctor if symptoms persist or worsen, oral antibiotics may be needed. ...Read more

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Suffered a crushed knee joint from accident. Too young for replacement. What's the best option for treatment? I'm not overweight and exercise daily.

Suffered a crushed knee joint from accident. Too young for replacement. What's the best option for treatment? I'm not overweight and exercise daily.

Need more info: Sorry to hear about your knee. "crushed " doesn't sound good but I need more information to give u an answer. It would be best to look @ your x-rays and arthroscopic photos (if u have had your knee 'scoped') @ a minimum to give you your tx. Alternatives. Best of luck! ...Read more

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MRI states grade 2 degenerative changes of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus with moderate amount of joint effusion. What's the best treatment?

MRI states grade 2 degenerative changes of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus with moderate amount of joint effusion. What's the best treatment?

Weight bearing Xrays: Weight bearing Xrays become important in a situation like you describe. Such images allow your physician to see your knee as a worst case scenario and determine if you have any significant component of underlying arthritis or loss of cartilage in the medial compartment. Your orthopaedic surgeon also needs to help determine if the meniscal irregularity is your actual pain generator. ...Read more

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I have a moderate sized knee joint effusion with a root tear of the medial meniscus with mild extrusion...what is the best form of treatment?

I have a moderate sized knee joint effusion with a root tear of the medial meniscus with mild extrusion...what is the best form of treatment?

A lot depends: On severity of your symptoms and progress since the injury. Definitive surgical treatment is menisectomy. You should discuss with orthopedic surgery specialist. ...Read more

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I over aggravated my inside ankle Joint by over scratching an itch. What is best treatment for ankle. I often get itch in this area. How to treat this?

I over aggravated my inside ankle Joint by over scratching an itch. What is best treatment for ankle. I often get itch in this area. How to treat this?

See your doctor: If you indeed overscratched the skin on your ankle, you may have an infection. If the doctor sees no infection, often a prescription steroid cream will relief the itching if it is due to a dermatiitis of somesort. Fungal infections can also happen but not as often. If that is the case an antifungal may also be prescribed ...Read more

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What is best treatment for 3mm osteochrondal defect in medial femoral condyle? Kissing contusion of the knee joint?

What is best treatment for 3mm osteochrondal defect in medial femoral condyle? Kissing contusion of the knee joint?

Let me advise you: Many patients appear to do well from an arthroscopic washout and debridement where any loose bodies of cartilage are removed and the defect is tidied back to healthy cartilage. However, when this treatment fails to relieve symptoms it is unclear what the best treatment is. ...Read more

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41yo male-pain in back of neck, radiating 2 left shoulder, sometime 2 left hand joint, fingers x10 days; dx cervical spondylosis. Best treatment option?

41yo male-pain in back of neck, radiating 2 left shoulder, sometime 2 left hand joint, fingers x10 days; dx cervical spondylosis. Best treatment option?

Varies: So, essentially you have a "pinched nerve" in the neck. Mild cases may respond to medication and rest; moderate cases traction with physical therapy; severe usually get an MRI and then epidural steroid injections or surgery. ...Read more

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Just diagnosed w/ lumbar facet joint pain & was told I have artheritis in my left hip. Got helpful injection in discs but hip hurts. Best treatments?

Just diagnosed w/ lumbar facet joint pain & was told I have artheritis in my left hip. Got helpful injection in discs but hip hurts. Best treatments?

Hip injection: Consider hip steroid injection first. Sometimes Joint fluid replacement injections can be helpful, however currently insurance does not cover this treatment. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for minimal narrowing of the first and second carpometacarpal joints?

What's the treatment for minimal narrowing of the first and second carpometacarpal joints?

Depends.: If you have symptoms in those joints then maybe a pain reliever is in your futre. My suspicion is that this was an incidental finding and really means nothing. ...Read more

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How can I get treatment for joint pain?

How can I get treatment for joint pain?

Visit the doctor: You can try your internist first, who then will evaluate you and see if it is something they can handle or send you to an orthopedist or rheumatologist depending on their assessment. ...Read more

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What are good treatment for joint pain?

What are good treatment for joint pain?

Get eval: Stretching, heat from a shower or heating pad (don't get burned), massage, & acupuncture can help. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for joint pain?

Joint pains: Depends on the cause of pain, age of patient and other medical conditions. Mainly symptomatic relief with paracetamol or brufen. But if pain die to infection, antibiotics will be needed along with orthopaedic review. If it is injury- pain relief+ rule out fracture. If arthritis- pain relief + bloods + rheumatologist review. If viral fever- pain relief+ time. Stomach ulcers- no NSAIDs. See Doctor ...Read more

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What is the treatment for painful joints?

What is the treatment for painful joints?

Depends on cause.: Joint pains is so complex, that there is a specialty of internal medicine devoted to it: rheumatology. When I spent a year at johns hopkins hospitals during training, I didn't realize I would be studying well over a hundred diseases entities. Joint pains that go on for months, esp. When they are inflammed (hot, red, swollen, painful), then c ur pcp. Joint aches (arthralgia)--try an otc first. ...Read more

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Separated shoulder (ac joint), treatment?

Separated shoulder (ac joint), treatment?

AC SEPARATION: Typically an AC JOINT separation can be treated conservatively when it is only a type 2 or 3. Treatment consists of therapy to regain motion after a short period in a sling. If pain persists or you have pain with activities then sometimes surgical intervention is warranted. Consult an Orthopaedic surgeon for a complete work up. Hope this information is helpful. Take care. Wilsonshoulder. Com ...Read more

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How can I get treatment for joint problems?

How can I get treatment for joint problems?

See your doc: An orthopedic surgeon can help you with joint problems and give you a diagnoses and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Chikenguniya (joint pain) treatment, any suggestions?

Chikenguniya (joint pain) treatment, any suggestions?

Chikungunya: Treatment is largely symptomatic in nature. There is no vaccine to prevent it & no specific treatment for it. Rest, hydration and Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications are recommended. Skin discoloration may occur which can be treated w/ topical corticosteroids (use sunscreen). For itching (urticaria) an antihistamine may help. Topical antibiotics may be used on ulcers. Oral corticosteroids ...Read more

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Could you explain what is joint laxity and treatment of it?

Could you explain what is joint laxity and treatment of it?

Joint Laxity: It is a hereditary loosening of the joints because the ligaments are either very stretchy or because they are too long. In either case, this causes the joint to be extra mobile, which can cause hyperextension or dislocation. Treatment depends on the joint and is usually aimed at strengthening the muscles around the joint or surgically tightening them for better stability. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for joint pain?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for joint pain?

Depends: Usually with joint pain that is common stiffness or osteoarthritis can be treated first line with otc tylenol, (acetaminophen) and/or nsaids like Ibuprofen and naproxen. Failing that you should see your doctor for more evaluation and possible prescription treatment. ...Read more

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Do loose joints always require surgery? What causes loose joints and what are some treatment options to strengthen it back

Do loose joints always require surgery? What causes loose joints and what are some treatment options to strengthen it back

Loose joints R due 2: Lax ligaments. It usually a form of milder Marfan's. Nothing can B done to tighten the ligaments. I am aware of a girl who had grade I Marfan's & had an ACL reconstruction using her hamstring tendons. It failed because her own diseased tissue was used & it stretched out. Had it redone with cadaver bone-tendon-bone grafting using patellar tendon and not being diseased, did well. ...Read more

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What are treatment for AC joint damage?

What are treatment for AC joint damage?

AC separation: Treatment for ac separation depends on severity of the injury. Ac separations are classified type i-vi. Type I and ii are all treated non-operatively. Type iv-vi are all fixed surgically. Type iii management varies depending on the patient. Some are fixed acutely, but most still managed conservatively. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for brittle bone disease?

What is the treatment for brittle bone disease?

Symtomtic treatment: We have to treat people according the fractures they have. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a lateral subtalar joint subluxation?

What is the treatment for a lateral subtalar joint subluxation?

Subtalar Instability: There are many treatments of lateral subtalar joint instability. You can use bracing and taping to give external support. You can have orthotic devices designed with a high degree of subtalar joint stability. You can be placed on a strengthening program including balancing, progressive resistive exercises, and functional conditioning. You can consider prolotherapy and surgical options. Dr blake. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of SI joint problem? What treatment is available?

SI Joint dysfunction: The most common symptom of SI joint dysfunction is pain. Patients often experience pain in the lower back or the back of the hips. Pain may also be present in the groin and thighs. In many cases, it can be difficult to determine the exact source of the pain. Anti inflammatory oral meds and direct injection into the joint with steroids are most common as effective therapies. See an ortho for care ...Read more

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If the joint disc is recaptured successfully using splint TMJ treatment, does the issue ever become cured? Is there any point where an oral appliance doesn't need to be worn anymore and the joint is fully healed/normal?

If the joint disc is recaptured successfully using splint TMJ treatment, does the issue ever become cured? Is there any point where an oral appliance doesn't need to be worn anymore and the joint is fully healed/normal?

In a perfect world: The therapy can help to heal and stabilize the joint. However, we often have habits that can stress the joint and supporting structures, like clenching, These need to be stopped or preventive measures instituted. Consult your dentist. ...Read more

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Are steroid joint injections contraindicated FOR itp treatment or IN itp patients? Thanks

Are steroid joint injections contraindicated FOR itp treatment or IN itp patients? Thanks

If controlled: Ask your doctor for individual recommendations
Theoretically if platelet count is good (bleeding risk is controlled) then the steroid would not be contraindicated but if you are already receiving steroids ITP treatment then I'm not sure how much more an injection has to offer. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for AC joint separation?

What is the treatment for AC joint separation?

It depends: On the grade, 1-obesvation and treatment, 2- also could be treated by the method, 3- most likely need surgery. Ther are classification for those injuries are more detailed. ...Read more

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How can I get treatment for pain in my joints?

See a doctor: Many conditions can cause pain in the joints. If it is persistent, then seek medical attention. Your primary care doc is a good place to start and they can direct you to a specialist if necessary. ...Read more

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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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