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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Overview)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for a more specific diagnosis.


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What causes painful joints (fingers, elbows, knees) & low back pain?

What causes painful joints (fingers, elbows, knees) & low back pain?

Most commonly PsA!: Psoriatic arthritis would be most likely! but with so many., it is likely inflammatory. See a rheumatologist! ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
1,459 doctors shared insights

Painful Joints (Overview)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for a more specific diagnosis.


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Are there ways to help ease the symptoms of painful joints?

Are there ways to help ease the symptoms of painful joints?

See below: The best ways to ease the painful joints in my opinion are to try to get them moving again. For someone with a lot of pain and restricted motion, this might involve working first in a heated pool with a physical therapist. Local heat can also ease pain, use of various arthritis medications can also help as long as there are no medical reasons not to use them. Your doctor would help with that. ...Read more

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What could cause swollen hands and painful joints in a.M? Xrays, blood test, and rheumatologist say no arthritis. Could it be heart? No heart symptoms

What could cause swollen hands and painful joints in a.M? Xrays, blood test, and rheumatologist say no arthritis. Could it be heart? No heart symptoms

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 they were swollen? Does it occur every day or only infrequently? Answer these questions first. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for painful joints?

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 during training, i didn't realize i would be studying well over a hundred diseases entities. Joint pains that go on for months, esp. When they are inflammed (hot, red, swollen, painful), then c ur pcp. Joint aches (arthralgia)--try an otc first. ...Read more

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I am experiecing painful joints. What do I do?

I am experiecing painful joints. What do I do?

See your PCP: See your primary care doctor for evaluation. You need to know what is causing your joints to hurt so you can get the correct treatment. There are hundreds of reasons for joints to hurt with very different treatments depending on the cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more