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What is the best treatment for synovitis?

What is the best treatment for synovitis?

Anti inflammatories : Usually anti inflammatories like high dose Ibuprofen and Naproxen often work but if really severe may require cortisone. ...Read more

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Synovitis (Definition)

The synovial membrane is the lining of a joint and synovitis is inflammation of that lining. It can cause joint pain, swelling, and stiffness. When inflamed, the lining will create excessive joint fluid, causing swelling and increased joint pressure. The lining can also become thickened and cause apparent joint enlargement. Commonly associated with ...Read more


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A 3 year girl has synovitis on her hip joint. Is it common? Whats appropriate treatment? Will it have any impact on her future hip or general health?

A 3 year girl has synovitis on her hip joint. Is it common? Whats appropriate treatment? Will it have any impact on her future hip or general health?

Unlikely: Not common but usually not a long term issue. She likely has transient synovitis of the hip. Often no treatment is needed. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil can be used as needed under the guidance of the child's doctor. ...Read more

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A 3y girl has synovitis on her hip joint. Is it common? Her doc said no treatment and just wait for its recovery by herself. Any treatment is helpful?

See details: She probably has a condition known as transient synovitis of the hip. It will resolve spontaneously but one can use tylenol (acetaminophen) or children's advil under the guidance of her doctor. ...Read more

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Treatment for radial & longitudinal tears of the posterior horn medial meniscus, severe knee osteoarthrits moderate joint effusion, diffuse synovitis?

Treatment for radial & longitudinal tears of the posterior horn medial meniscus, severe knee osteoarthrits moderate joint effusion, diffuse synovitis?

Numerous : The most definitive option is a knee replacement. Knee arthroscopy is not likely to be helpful at this point. Various injections such as cortisone, hyaluronic acid/joint fluid or platelet-rich plasma are reasonable options. Meds, braces and PT are considerations. If I can help, then join my care team and virtual practice at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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She's suffering from iliopsoas snapping and synovitis. She has tried many treatments but they did'nt work. Please give her a suggestion.

Eval with ultrasound: Not sure what treatments haven't worked but the best way to really determine what is snapping is with musculoskeletal ultrasound. This can evaluate the tendon during whatever movement creates the snapping. Should also use ultrasound to guide injections into the bursa or to perform tenotomy. ...Read more

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Any curable treatments for hip synovitis?

Any curable treatments for hip synovitis?

Anti-inflammatories: Start with oral antiinflammatory medications, such as aleve (naproxen) or advil. A steroid taper would be the next step, or an injection into the hip with a steroid medication could be performed. ...Read more

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My mother was diagnosed with reactive synovitis of ankle and under steroid therapy. physiotherapy will play any role in treating this condition thanx!

My mother was diagnosed with reactive synovitis of ankle and under steroid therapy. physiotherapy will play any role in treating this condition thanx!

Synovitis limited 2-: -a single joint as describe should be treated by local joint injections. My theory was no oral steroids. This exposes the entire body to the side effects of steroids, including avascular necrosis of the hip &/or shoulders, as well as osteoporosis. This is common in long term use as well as high dose bursts, but burst treatment is much safer. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for synovitis in hands ?

Is there a cure for synovitis in hands ?

See details: It depends on the cause of the inflammation. Many causes such as rheumatoid arthritis can be controlled but not cured. ...Read more

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