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Studies have shown that arthritis (joint inflammation) and arthralgias (joint pain) are reported in up to 95 percent of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). There is currently no evidence for the use of collagen supplements in lupus patients. Actually, some decades ago, these supplements have been suggested in patients with osteoarthritis. The ...


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It is true that there is no treatment for the Chikungunya virus and infection. That is not the same as there being no treatment for the pain. The CDC recommends acetaminophen but not aspirin or NSAIDs for the fever and pain. Wikipedia says: Symptoms usually improve within a week; however, occasionally the joint pain may last for months. The risk of ...


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Some people simply have "looser" joints throughout their body due to less elastic connective tissue (and other causes), a condition called benign joint hypermobility. It sometimes manifests itself as a pervasive vague joint discomfort or dull soreness which may be temporarily relieved by popping or stretching the joint. The joints may also pop spontaneously ...


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Well, the X in the image is just below the olecranon. Pain in X could arise from the olecranon bursa or muscle tendons, for example, and you could still call it "olecranon pain" - this is not a name of a specific condition; it just tells a symptom location. The olecranon is not just a small spot where the black line in the image ends but the entire bony ...


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I think you are referring to thumb hypoplasia. Or more specifically thumb hypoplasia Type II. It restricts the movement of the thumb. It is a congenital disorder. The cause is still unknown, maybe some genetic deformalities. Type II is characterized by a tight web space between the thumb and index finger which restricts movement, poor thenar muscles and ...


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Kate Gregory's answer is perfect, but I wanted to expound a little bit on the "is it true that there is no treatment for Chikungunya joint pain" part of your question. James Crowe is a very interesting physician-scientist who focuses on what he calls "generalized medicine," a sort-of opposite to personalized medicine – instead of ...


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If you are experiencing cravings as a vegetarian you might try supplementing some of the most common deficiencies in the unplanned vegetarian diet. Such as: Vitamin B12 Omega 3 (2 supplements - DHA (algae) and ALA (flax seed oil) Vegetarian protein with a complete amino acid profile


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You need to have some synovial fluid drawn from the joint and examined for Crystals. If none are present the condition is not gout. Other possible causes of symptoms are psoriatic arthritis rheumatoid arthritis septic (infectious arthritis). The high CRP number indicates an autoimmune condition. Ask for steroid injection in ankle. That may give you some ...


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