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How is ankle synovitis treated?

How is ankle synovitis treated?

Treatment and Recovery Rest, ice and NSAIDs will help reduce the inflammation and reduce stress on the synovial membrane. Corticosteroid injections and a walking cast (or boot) may be necessary for more severe injury.

What does synovial thickening mean?

When this membrane gets inflamed, it is called synovitis. Synovitis is often the result of repeated joint bleeds that are not treated early or correctly. With synovitis, the synovial membrane thickens and grows more blood vessels, causing even more bleeding into the joint.

How is synovial thickening treated?

Treatment for synovitis usually consists of rest and anti-inflammatory medications. Medications may include oral drugs known as DMARDs (disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs) and, in some cases, steroid injections.

What causes synovial fluid thicken?

As rheumatoid arthritis progresses, the synovium, which produces synovial fluid, swells and thickens, producing an excess of synovial fluid. This, in turn, leads to further swelling and inflammation which causes pain and stiffness in the joint.

What causes synovitis in the foot?

Synovitis is a swelling of the joint lining. MTP synovitis is a common disorder caused by excessive stress on that joint, usually exacerbated by activity. The ligaments loosen and the joint may develop instability. People with rheumatoid arthritis are at an increased risk of developing MTP synovitis.

What is synovitis in the ankle?

Ankle synovitis is a condition in which the soft tissue lining of the ankle joint, called the synovial tissue, becomes inflamed. This causes pain and swelling. It can be the result of injury or overuse. Inflammatory arthritis (rheumatoid arthritis) and osteoarthritis can also cause synovitis.

How is synovitis of the foot treated?

Treatment for synovitis includes rest, ice, immobilization and oral nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, and may include steroid injections into the joint. Surgery may be indicated in longstanding cases.

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