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A 35-year-old female asked:

Been having joint issues for 3 yrs. decreased rom, severe pain, etc... started in lt hip, moved to rt hip, then lt hand, then rt shoulder now radiated down entire rt arm. all tests normal. any ideas?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
You might be : Surprised to hear that you are probably turning on the "inflammatory reflex". This is governed by the brain and depends on an active vagus nerve. Its neurotransmitter is acetyl choline that is dependent on sugar metabolism. Sugar overwhelms the activity of vit b1, creating a relative deficiency. Try stopping all forms of sugar and sweeteners and getting supplements of b complex and magnesium.
Dr. Stephen Richards
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Joint pains: I suggest you see a rheumatologist. These doctors specialize in these kind of issues.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Systemic disease: Polyarticular joint pain ( pain in more than four joints) poses a diagnostic challenge because of the extensive differential diagnosis. Possible rheumatoid arthritis. Systemic lupus erythematosus. Possible scleroderma. Thus, a series of visits over time may be necessary to arrive at a specific diagnosis in many patients with polyarticular joint pain. In some patients. Do that please. Good luck.

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