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What causes synovitis in wrist?

What causes synovitis in wrist?

too many to list: There are numerous types of arthritis or tendinitis that can cause wrist inflammation. See a rheumatologist for diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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Dr. Lydia Collins
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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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Please tell me what can be the causes for synovitis in wrist?

Please tell me what can be the causes for synovitis in wrist?

Trauma, arthritis: Either inflammatory or infectious, recent or prior injury, cartilage or ligament injury, bone conditions, new or old fracture, synovitis is a nonspecific term for inflammation of the tissue that line the wrist, the synovium. Thus there are many many causes. History, exam, xrays, and at times more advanced imaging and lab tests are all relevant in making a diagnosis. ...Read more

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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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I am suffering from wrist synovitis since past 6 months and acute pain in my right wrist. I took pain killers but it helped only temporarily. Help.

Try a wrist brace: The first approach to synovitis is to rest the joint. Good wrist braces are available in most pharmacies. If the symptoms don't improve after a week with that then it would be good to get a referral to a physical therapist. ...Read more

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Any natural remedies for horrible synovitis inflammation in my wrist?

Any natural remedies for horrible synovitis inflammation in my  wrist?

No: Even if there were some the synovial inflamation if not treated with a diagnosis and appropriate medication by a rheumatologist can lead to wrist destruction or tendon rupture. ...Read more

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9/4 - left wrist discomfort when pressure on it. 11/6 - diagnosis of synovitis/tenosynovitis by doc. 1/7 - no real improvement. Normally a slow heal?

9/4 - left wrist discomfort when pressure on it. 11/6 - diagnosis of synovitis/tenosynovitis by doc.
1/7 - no real improvement.
Normally a slow heal?

It is inflammed: what you need to do is immobilize it. that is you can get a brace for your wrist.It is indicated for overpronation but it shoud give you ome relief as it is the movingaround that is aggravationg it. I realize you have to move to live but the brace may make your quality of life a little less challenging. also 250 mg of ibuprofen with food. and do not forget soaking in lavender epsom salts. ...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 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 or children's advil under the guidance of her doctor. ...Read more