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I've just been told I have acute synovitis and joint effusion in my left foot due to ultrasound what does it mean? What do I do about it?

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Dr. Gregory Hartt
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In brief: NSAIDS, rest

Synovitis is inflammation of the fluid that lubricates your joints.
Often caused by injury, overuse, and occasionally by virus infections. Treatment is rest and anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, naproxen, etc.). Will usually resolve in a few weeks. See your doctor for fever, spreading redness, or significant change in symptoms.

In brief: NSAIDS, rest

Synovitis is inflammation of the fluid that lubricates your joints.
Often caused by injury, overuse, and occasionally by virus infections. Treatment is rest and anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, naproxen, etc.). Will usually resolve in a few weeks. See your doctor for fever, spreading redness, or significant change in symptoms.
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