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All My Joints Hurt All Of A Sudden
Multiple reasons: Lactic acid a byproduct of anaerobic metabolism will cause post-exercise inflammation. Hydration and stretching will minimize this effect. Medical attention is needed if pain is severe and chronic. Many other medical conditions need to be ruled out including inflammatory vs. Non-inflammatory types of arthritis. A good neurological workup is also helpful. ...Read more
Common association: Many people complain of this. Not particularly indicative of any disease. The fact that it bothers all of your joints is reassuring as most systemic and serious illnesses affect certain joints and not others. Many serious diseases also have a morning predominance. ...Read more
Get it evaluated: Joint pain needs to be evaluated in order to determine the cause. A rheumatologist can help find the cause and suggest an appropriate treatment. ...Read more
When? How often?: I experience some joint pain occasionally after mountain biking, but not routinely (except for falls-when it is routine!). If you experience pain during exercise, then your body is telling you not do do what you are doing. If you have joint pain afterwards regularly, then the activity is not for you. If this happens, you are hurting yourself and need medical evaluation! ...Read more
May not be arthritis: Hard to say since it is one sided. Do you sleep on your left side? Need to be clear it is really the joints. Need to note if they are swollen. Different things could cause left sided pain. It could be mechanical, muscular, soft tissue rheumatism. Need to know how long this morning pain last? ...Read more
My joints hurt a lot & feel stiff if I use them too much. Also if I use them a bit & then stop so they get cold & try to move again. What can it be?
Deconditioned: "Stiff joints" symptomatic w. use might simply be deconditioned soft tissues responding w. lactic acid to activity outside person's sedentary range. Normal BMI & regular exercise starting gently, i.e., swimming & walks, w. progressive intensity over time. Pain at rest &/or upon palpation &/or redness, swelling or heat of joints indicates need to see doctor to rule out arthritis, fibromyalgia, etc. ...Read more
Joint pains: Stress can cause a lot of different symptoms but a direct cause of joint pains is doubtful. Your joint pains may be related to osteo or rheumatoid arthritis, if this is the case then stress can affect the immune system and have a causal relationship to the pains. This would be remote chance, however. If most joints are involved then one would suspect RA over OA. Lab tests should be helpful. ...Read more
Consult Rheumatology: Clicking and popping of joints can occur normally and does not necessarily mean something is wrong. The fact that you also have pain with the clicking and popping is more of a concern. Consulting with a rheumatologist is a good place to start to see if there are concerning issues with your joints. ...Read more
My husband has constant severe joint pain. Sometimes it hurts to move or even get out of bed. What's going on?
Acute joint pain: Severe joint pains that hurt to move or get out of bed is of concern. Causes are many. Could be inflammatory joint disease, polymyalgia rheumatica, acute viral syndrome with arthritis, inflammatory muscle disease, acute endocrine disorders, acute infections, early chronic fatigue syndrome etc to name a few. Time to see a doctor for thorough evaluation. ...Read more
I weigh 285...Lost 15lbs mainly w/diet. I'm trying exercise, both weight and cardio, but my joints hurt so much. Any suggestions to help?
Consistency, you can:
Certain joints? Exercises you are doing with those joints? A certified athletic trainer, orthopedic surgeon, rheumatologist, or sports medicine doctor are good options for who to see for more help with the joint pain.
Long-term/lifestyle, consistent exercise (3-5 times per week for 30-90 minutes), and a diet with very little sugar/corn syrup and low fat/oil will take you where you want to be. ...Read more
You may have: A rheumatological disorder and should see a rheumatologist for work up. ...Read more
Ankle pain: Start icing, stretch and antinflammatory If this does not significantly improve - set up visit with your primary doctor ...Read more
My body is falling apart and I'm only 44. Muscles and joints hurt after just a little activity of any kind?
Could be many things: Recommend you see a rheumatologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm under 20 years old and my joints hurt for no reason. What could I have or possibly have in the future and any ways to stop the pain?
Have it evaluated: The first thing you must do is determine the cause of the pain. I strongly urge evaluation by a rheumatologist. ...Read more
If I have pain in a certain area of my body likefinger joint pain I purposely hit it to make it hurt more&often it feels better is this psychological?
Well: Deliberately causing yourself to feel pain is meeting a psychological need. This isn't a healthy way of meeting needs. Take care. ...Read more
Could be: Your joint pains could be caused by many things, and autoimmune disorders are a possiblitiy but not necessarily the cause. Simple arthritis, to rheumatoid, to lymes disease are other possiblities. The long and short of it is, you need to see a dr. For a clinical evaluation and get the proper testing and diagnosis to be sure, and then get the proper treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
See your doctor: Best to see a primary care doctor or a rheumatologist so that they can hear your full story and so they can ask you pertinent questions and examine you. That way, they can help you figure out what is going on. There are may different possibilities that can be causing your symptoms. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on the cause of the pain. Have the finger evaluated and then you will have your answer. ...Read more
Arthritis?: Normally arthritic joints get stiffer when not used for some time. Especially in the morning, joints are stiffer and require movement. Just a word of advice: at your age, you should consider treating your pain with non-narcotic medications or procedures. Long term opiates have some really bad and irreversible effects on the body, least of which is addiction!! . Start regular exercises, aerobics ...Read more
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