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Joint Disorder

Joint disorders are known as diseases affecting the joints. The common joint diseases are arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, tennis elbow, osteoarthritis, and polymyalgia rheumatica. Joint diseases are often caused due to injury, bone deformities, increased stress on joints, obesity, and other metabolic disorders. It is managed by rest, applying ice, or a heating pad to the affected region. Taking painkillers and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications helps in reducing pain.

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How long will a joint swelling take to cause permanent joint damage in psoriatic polyarthritis?

Query: Hello doctor,The patient is 10 years old with psoriasis polyarthritis and received Methotrexate, and Enbrel for three years. As in medical remission, it was decided ten months ago to stop Methotrexate and continue only with Enbrel. Three months later started having infections and a paradoxical react...  Read Full »

Dr. Naval Mendiratta

Answer: Hello,Welcome to have gone through your history. Well, it seems like you developed a reaction to Enbrel which is quite common as it does flare psoriasis in some patients. Pertaining to your queries: Since you have mentioned only one ankle is swollen, it is not justified to take such a ...  Read Full »

What is the reason for swelling behind both my knees after a hike?

Query: Hello doctor, The backs of both my knees are swollen after a hike. When I first noticed this, I thought I got bitten by a mosquito or a bug. So, I applied After Bite to the area a little bit. The redness was reduced the next day but, it is still swollen. I see a lump right behind the knees. I can co...  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Kindly send me a picture of the attached area. Only then can I comment on the condition and the specialist you will have to visit.   Read Full »

My husband is on Aspirin. Can he undergo surgery? Need help.

Query: Hi doctor, My husband is having arthroscopic surgery soon. We did not realize until we went to see the nurse in the hospital for a pre-operation interview that he was still taking an Aspirin regimen. They called the doctor and said it was still good for him to get the surgery. However, I am not so s...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Patients on Aspirin are at risk of bleeding during surgical procedures. Arthroscopy is a low-risk procedure, but various arthroscopic procedures are fairly invasive, and bleeding can occur. The same holds true for blocks as large volumes of fluids are injected close to ...  Read Full »

What can I do to heal my popped sternum?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 45-year-old female. I jumped off a boat and my sternum popped. I have swelling and severe pain. I am taking Ibuprofen. It hurts to breathe and move my arms. I have a history of osteoporosis, degenerative disk disease, and scoliosis.  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It can be a sternoclavicular dislocation. If it is, then you need to lie down and push the shoulder behind you. But, an orthopedic surgeon needs to reduce the dislocation. Till then wear an arm sling pouch. I suggest you continue taking Ibuprofen. And upload the ...  Read Full »

Could there be an underlying reason for pain and clicking in joints?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a joint pain with lots of clicking. On a scale of 1 to 10, it is only 1 or 2. But, the clicking is to the point where it is annoying. Also, my ankle hurts a lot for no apparent reason. I do not know if this is relevant, but my foot used to turn in.  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If your worry is about the clicking of the joints, then that is fairly common, and not a cause for worry especially if you are in a growing phase or stopped growing recently. You however, have to do regular stretches and strengthening exercises to help with this. You...  Read Full »

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