Swelling of joints
Encyclopedia Symptoms / / May 26, 2016
swelling of the joints may occur along with joint pain.The edema can lead to the fact that the joint may appear larger or become irregular shape.This may cause pain or hard tissue.After the trauma of the joint swelling may indicate that there is a fracture or tear the muscle tendon or ligament.
Many different types of arthritis can cause swelling, redness, or warmth around the joint.Infection of the joint can cause swelling, pain and high fever.
Causes swelling of joints
swelling of the joints can be caused by many reasons, including such as:
- ankylosing spondylitis;
- psoriatic arthritis;
- reactive arthritis;
- rheumatoid arthritis;
- septic arthritis;
- systemic lupus erythematosus.
Diagnosis and treatment of swelling of the joints
If joint swelling occurs after an injury, you need to apply ice packs to reduce pain and swelling.Worth lift swollen joint so that it was above the level of the heart location, if possible.If the ankle is swolle
arthritis patients should carefully follow the instructions of your physician.
patient should consult a doctor immediately, if he has joint pain and swelling with fever, and, if he has:
- unexplained swelling of the joints;
- articular swelling after an injury.
Your doctor will need to examine the medical history and conduct a diagnostic examination of the patient.The joints will be carefully studied.The doctor may ask the patient questions about the swelling of his joints - such as such:
- what kind of swollen joints;
- is one or more than one joint;
- when it began to develop joint swelling;
- whether it is always swollen or all quickly comes and goes quickly;
- the first time whether the patient swollen joints;
- in what area has swelling;
- is whether diseased joint dent, if you click on the swollen area with your finger and then release your finger to the side;
- which increases the swelling on the joint;
- the patient becomes worse in the morning, afternoon, evening or night;
- Does the patient feel after exercise worsens;
- it is better to remove the swelling;
- if the patient becomes better if it uses an elastic film;
- whether the treatment has worked at home;
- What other symptoms are present in a patient;
- whether the patient's pain in the joints;
- whether the patient's fever;
- whether the patient's rash.
tests for the diagnosis of the causes of joint swelling may include:
- blood tests - the total or differential analysis;
- X-rays of the joints;
- examination of joint fluid;
- physiotherapy to the muscles and joints.