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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience in Internal Medicine
Clinical eval +++: The most important 'test' is--as usual--the diagnostic tool between the physician's ears. Any well versed specialist in the field of arthritis (rheuma ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
31 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See a doctor: I would suggest that you see your doctor who can take your history of this problem and perform a physical examination. This needs to be done before an ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Licata
23 years experience in Sports Medicine
Osteoarthritis: In the absence of any injury osteoarthritis and inflammatory arthritis are most common causes. In addition raynaud's phenomenon is a possibility if ju ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Licata
23 years experience in Sports Medicine
Osteoarthritis: In the absence of any injury osteoarthritis and inflammatory arthritis are most common causes.
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A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. Todd Sontag
15 years experience in Family Medicine
Knee pain: Without any history of falls or trauma, it is usually something degenerative or arthritic.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Most commonly PsA!: Psoriatic arthritis would be most likely! but with so many., it is likely inflammatory. See a rheumatologist!
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farshad Fani Marvasti
13 years experience in Family Medicine
Many causes: Could be gout, if no trauma or accident. Could also be an infection or a form of arthritis. I would see a doctor to have it evaluated and get the ri ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
33 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Thumb pain: Infection, inflammation, foreign body reaction. Should have it evaluated as your thumb is very important to have. Don't wait.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Not commonly: Some women complain of aches and pains but these are not typical joint pains. Certainly the joints do not show any obvious damage, swelling or inflamm ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Many ways: To help those symptoms, use pain medicine, use anti-inflammation medications, use splints to rest the joints.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience in Rheumatology
see rheumatologist: Likely arthritis or multi-system disease such as lupus. Rheumatologic evaluation essential.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Inury of arthritis: Trauma, stress fx, bent-toe tendinitis, possibile, but so are the seronegative spondyloarthritities.
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A male asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
23 years experience in General Surgery
Arthritis?: Should get your self checked out by a primary care doctor with a referral to rheumorologist.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience in Psychiatry
Multiple symptoms : See u orthopaedist for evaluation and treatment.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Need to distinguish : It sounds more like a rheumatoid arthritis. See a rheumatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
48 years experience in Podiatry
Yes: Tight tendons can cause hammer or mallet toe deformities this can lead to painful toes.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Juvenile arthritis?: It may be an inflammatory process. Please see your primary care provider for an evaluation.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Unlikely: Is this issue only present in the morning and how long does it last until your hands are back to normal? Did the rheumatologist see the hands when the ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Tonsils inflamed: No, may be additional problem with joint inflammation, i.e. Jra in juveniles.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Nonspecific: Joint popping is almost always benign (similar to cracking knuckles) and very rarely means anything bad. Extreme leg pain can be caused by many thing ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
13 years experience in Internal Medicine
Tick: Tick fever, malaria, dengue fever etc.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Benign: The exact reason for joint cracking is not known, but is thought to be possibly due to nitrogen bubbles releasing from the joint, or tendons/ligaments ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hill Hastings
46 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Involves soft tissue: Arthritis in joints starts as an inflammatory reaction in the soft tissues (synovium) lining the joints. It subsequently when chronic or severe leads ... Read More
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A 7-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Maybe: However, it could be due to several other issues including raynauds, infection, etc. Gout is almost impossible in a premenopausal female. Diabetes is ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
See details: It is unlikely your si joints are popping. It is likely coming from the facet joints. At age 22, make certain you are checked for spondylitis as the s ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
See your doctor: You should let your doctor know you are having pain. He/she can examine you and possibly run tests to find out the cause.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience in Podiatry
Breast?: Not sure what you are asking? Is it joint pain or a breast problem. Would be glad to answer with clear question because no relation to the two.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience in Ophthalmology
Depends: If you already have sciatica and it involves your si joint too, this nerve goes all the way down to the foot, and can affect any part of the nerve tha ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience in Internal Medicine
Depends on cause.: Joint pains is so complex, that there is a specialty of internal medicine devoted to it: rheumatology. When i spent a year at johns hopkins hospitals ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eugene Batelli
22 years experience in Podiatry
Go see: Rheumatologist and get tested for systemic arthritis.
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