Thursday, June 28, 2018 by Michelle Simmons
Synovitis is the inflammation of a synovial membrane, which is a layer of connective tissue that lines a joint, such as the hip, knee, ankle, or shoulder. The synovial membrane is responsible for lubricating and protecting the bones from friction damage. The causes of the condition usually have a link to incidents of trauma and related health conditions. Specific causes of synovitis include overworking the joint with repetitive motion; an injury to the joint due to an accident or a direct, blunt hit; medical conditions, such as gout, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis; infections such as septic arthritis and tuberculosis; and allergic reactions.
One of the signs of synovitis is swelling, which occurs as a result of the excess fluid in the affected joint. This is commonly referred to as “water on the knee.” Another sign of synovitis is pain in the joints, which occurs at nearly any level of activity and can occur at night time, interrupting sleep. If the disease is not treated, it may lead to joint damage and be the primary cause of joint pain and dysfunction. The affected joint may also feel warm to the touch, because of the increased blood flow and inflammatory constituents that have accumulated there. The affected joints may often feel puffy or boggy to the touch, which in turn cause joint stiffness and the inability to move the joint freely.
The body systems harmed by synovitis are the immune system, muscular system, and skeletal system.
Foods that may help prevent synovitis include oily fish as they are rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, fresh pineapple as it contains the enzyme bromelain, which reduces joint inflammation, soy products in order to boost hyaluronic acid and estrogen production, and foods rich in magnesium such as avocados, bananas, and tomatoes. These foods also encourage hyaluronic acid levels to increase. Other foods that keep the joints healthy include extra virgin olive oil, salmon, red peppers, cherries, walnuts, kale, apples, garlic, and eggs.
Natural treatments for synovitis include turmeric and ginger, Epsom salt, olive oil, dandelion leaf, blackstrap molasses, willow bark, capsaicin, eucalyptus oil, juniper berry, bosweilla, grape juice and pectin, burdock root, stinging nettle, and licorice. Conventional treatments for synovitis involve the use of drug medications.
Synovitis is the inflammation of a synovial membrane.
Synovitis causes swelling, pain, and damage in the joints.
Synovitis can be prevented with foods, such as oily fish, pineapple, magnesium-rich foods, extra virgin olive oil, salmon, red peppers, cherries, walnuts, kale, apples, garlic, and eggs.
Herbal treatments for synovitis include turmeric and ginger, Epsom salt, olive oil, dandelion leaf, blackstrap molasses, willow bark, capsaicin, eucalyptus oil, juniper berry, bosweilla, grape juice and pectin, burdock root, stinging nettle, and licorice.
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