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Joint hypermobility and connective tissue defects

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I have Knee pain all the time in my knee. I can pop and or crack almost every bone in my body. I have just started a few days ago with bad pain in my ankle. All on my right side. I fell in middles school. my knee popped out and would not go back in till my doctor finally got it back. I had therapy for a little while. I still have swelling in my knee. My knee doctor that I use to have said something about my ligaments were to stretched..as well as all of them in my body. I can't run, my knee pops out even walking sometimes. Also, My neck sometimes I go to turn it and my neck goes numb and my tongue does too. then 20 to 30 sec. later it will be normal. If you could please help me and tell me what you thank I should do. Thank You so much! Also, I'm sorry for any miss spelled works. I have ADHD also. Once again,thank you!


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replied January 7th, 2009
Orthopedics Hip, Knee, and Shoulder Injuries Answer A5271


If there is hypermobility of the joints then a defect in the connective tissue might be suspected. Rheumatoid arthritis might be suggested if there is no hypermobility, but only pain and swelling in the joints. Both the pain and the swelling are signs of inflammation. Laboratory tests would be needed to diagnose this condition. It would take specific examination procedures done by an orthopedist or rheumatologist to determine if there is a syndrome that refers the connective tissue.


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