This morning I found out that Lady Gaga will be canceling some of her upcoming shows due to synovitis in her foot/leg.
Synovitis is the medical term for an inflammation of a joint and is a fairly common malady with a straightforward treatment plan. It generally manifests as pain in a discreet joint such as the ankle joint and can be severely painful whenever that joint is moved. Although associated with various forms of arthritis like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, in essence synovitis is an overuse injury.
Treatment is fairly simple and makes use of the RICE principle, rest, ice, compression and elevation. In addition, your doctor will often prescribe non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications or give the joint a corticosteroid injection to calm down the pain and inflammation. With proper treatment and rest, synovitis often resolves on its own but can get worse without proper treatment.
If you think you are suffering from synovitis or have a friend or loved one with foot or ankle pain, please have them come see us in Piscataway NJ at Family Foot & Ankle Specialists so we can diagnose your condition and give you a treatment plan that will put you on the path to health. Until then, we wish you well Mother Monster!