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Marshall, NC
A 60-year-old male asked:

Joint pain. knees, hips, hands, feet, back, constant lying down or standing often prevent my getting around or out of bed. what to do ?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alberto Abrebaya
Podiatry 29 years experience
Fibromyalgia : Unless a seropositve/negative arthridity has not been already diagnosed, a sudden disseminated and symmetrical polyarthritis must be worked up to prevent misdiagnosis a septic or infectious arthritis such is the case with venereal, lyme or mycobacterial disease. Parasitic or helminthology needs excluding depending on which world region. Rheumatic arthritis may also manifest. Fibromyalgia last.
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Needs rheumatologic: This seriously compromises your life. It requires a rheumatologic evaluation. There are over 200 potential causes.
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
Sme definitions. Polyarthralgias is aching in the joints. Polyarthritis is inflammation in the joint, where the signs are heat, redness, pain and swelling. Most problems present as aching or pain (arthralgia); theseare less serious and usually sel-limited. Polyarthritis is more serious and must be defined over a period of time.
Sep 4, 2013

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