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Doctor insights on: Ankle And Wrist Joint Pain In Children

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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


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What are some over-the-counter meds for joint pain (ankles, knees, wrists, etc)?

What are some over-the-counter meds for joint pain (ankles, knees, wrists, etc)?

Get eval: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can be excellent for this type of pain. They can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic to them. ...Read more

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Why would I get sudden joint pain on my back, wrists and ankles over a two week period?

Why would I get sudden joint pain on my back, wrists and ankles over a two week period?

Can be a few things: New onset joint pain can be from: viral illness (like parvovirus), or from an early type of inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis. See your pcp first; if diagnosis not clear see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Hi I've a lot of joint pain in most of my joints hips ankles wrists an thumbs I've had blood test but they all came back clear?

Hi I've a lot of joint pain in most of my joints hips ankles wrists an thumbs I've had blood test but they all came back clear?

Arthritis: There are many forms of arthritis where the blood tests come back "clear." for example, "seronegative" arthritis has no specific test for it but can be as serious as rheumatoid arthritis. Some people are genetically prone to their joints wearing out called osteoarthritis. Regardless see a rheumatologist if you haven't already for workup, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have adult onset stills, my ESR is now normal, but I still have chronic muscle and joint pain, shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, ankles. Why?

I have adult onset stills, my ESR is now normal, but I still have chronic muscle and joint pain, shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, ankles. Why?

R.A is not localized: Your question is about rheumatoid arthritis. Still's disease is juvenile R.A.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease. It is not limited to one are of of the body. It will affect multiple joints of the body causing inflammation to the knees, shoulders, hips, feet and hands. R.A. May be diagnosed initially in the feet with x-rays. See a rheumatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I am 45, since last year I notice lost joint pain ankles, wrist, hands, elbow, knees I can't kneeling anymore it hurt, and this year I notice swelling hands?

I am 45, since last year I notice lost joint pain ankles, wrist, hands, elbow, knees I can't kneeling anymore it hurt, and this year I notice swelling hands?

Multiple Joints: Typically with multiple joint involvement we have our patients start with a rheumatologist to check if there is systemic arthritic involvement. Your primary care doc could start the evaluation with 10 days on 4 days off various anti-inflammatory medications to see if they can find one of the 9 categories to work well at controlling your symptoms. Dr rich blake. ...Read more

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My 21 year old son is having muscle and joint pain in areas such as ankles, wrists, elbows, shoulder blades, back, legs, and some swelling in ankles.?

My 21 year old son is having muscle and joint pain in areas such as ankles, wrists, elbows, shoulder blades, back, legs, and some swelling in ankles.?

Inflammation!: To have pain in so many places means an inflammatory process must be excluded. He needs someone with rheumatology expertise to diagnose and treat the problem. If inflammation is present, he will need more than aleve-like nsaids. My bet: psoriatic arthritis with ankle involvement! ...Read more

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12 yr old daughter with joint pain, mainly in wrist, ankle, hip, and shoulder blade. Worst in the mornings. Painful to do simple tasks like walk/sit.

12 yr old daughter with joint pain, mainly in wrist, ankle, hip, and shoulder blade. Worst in the mornings. Painful to do simple tasks like walk/sit.

See rheumatologist: This is not normal. See a rheumatologist. May have an underlying disease like juvenile rheumatoid arthritis or lyme's disease to name a few diseases. Get her checked out please. ...Read more

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Joint pain in knees wrist ankles elbow and pain in left leg bone. Also tired always. What could this be?

Joint pain in knees wrist ankles elbow and pain in left leg bone. Also tired always. What could this be?

Joint pains: There are several possibilities as to the cause of this. You may have a significant arthritis or auto immune problem. See your doctor for examination and tests to determine diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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I am a 46 year old female and I have been having joint pain and stiffness in both my hands, knees, left wrist, left elbow and right foot and ankle for?

I am a 46 year old female and I have been having joint pain and stiffness in both my hands, knees, left wrist, left elbow and right foot and ankle for?

Joint vs muscle: In this situation a rheumatologist will look at both joint and muscle involvement. One always thinks about arthritis but there may be other causes of the symptoms. Your evaluation will take all of this into consideration. ...Read more

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Joint pain in different areas of my body. Right wrist, left forearm, right ankle. About 6 weeks ago I noticed that my right wrist felt sore a sharp pain located at the top. The pain spread to my small finger and up on my arm. Last week my right ankle star

With: With multiple joint problems that have spanned years, you may be developing some kind of arthritic condition. The other thing that comes to mind is lime disease, or some sort of infection from an insect bite.

Your best starting point is your primary care physician, who can order blood tests and get x-rays of these painful joints, and perhaps then refer you to a rheumatologist (in the case of an arthritic condition) or an infectious diseases specialist (in the case of an insect bite that caused an infection). ...Read more

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16y M with Congenital icthyosis. Elbow, wrist, knee, ankle joint pain and stiffness. Greater in the morning. Relieved by walking/movement! ?

16y M with Congenital icthyosis. Elbow, wrist, knee, ankle joint pain and stiffness. Greater in the morning. Relieved by walking/movement! ?

Physical Therapy: Congenital Ichthyosis is a genetic disorder; presents at birth with blisters of skin; progresses to thickened, marked scaling of skin; worse over flexural creases of joints & more. Treatment is mainly supportive. Tight skin limits joint range of motion. Increasing your physical activity can help which is why you get relief with movement. See doctor to begin physical therapy; Yoga helps too. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to get rid of wrist joint pain?

It depends: Wrist pain can be caused by several issues including arthritis, tears and tendinitis among other problems. Get the wrist evaluated by a doctor, preferably an orthopedist. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor treats hand wrist joint pain?

What kind of doctor treats hand wrist joint pain?

Many!: Many specialists are expert: rheumatology; orthopedic surgeons; physiatry; plastic hand surgeons. But a good pcp can do the trick. ...Read more

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I have wrist joint pain for over 15 days (no swelling) and I am unable to play badminton. Can I get some advice?

I have wrist joint pain for over 15 days (no swelling) and I am unable to play badminton. Can I get some advice?

Rest/NSAIDS: Short term rest with nsaid's taken three times daily for one to two weeks and possibly wrist splints for support will usually suffice for most people. If not, time to get in and see your doctor. Beware of the nsaid's potential for stomach problems. There are natural antiinflammatories you can take for prevention. Tag me for more info on these. ...Read more

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What could cause extreme joint pain, weakness especially in leg and wrist with fatigue? Feeling of having the flu but not actually having the flu??

What could cause extreme joint pain, weakness especially in leg and wrist with fatigue? Feeling of having the flu but not actually having the flu??

Be seen: There are many potential causes, I would encourage you to be seen. Systemic inflammatory conditions can cause patients to ache in their joints and generally not feel well. These can precede a viral infection or can be associated with non infectious conditions like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. Consider being seen, and exam and labs can often find the cause. ...Read more

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I have inflammation on my toes on my right foot. Joint pain on my shoulder, fingers, & wrist every morning. What do I do?

I have inflammation on my toes on my right foot. Joint pain on my shoulder, fingers, & wrist every morning. What do I do?

See rheumatologist: Multi joint inflammation may represent a systemic problem such as rheumatoid arthritis. You need to be evaluated for an inflammatory condition by a rheumatologist. Then appropriate anti inflammatory treatment can be used orally or topically. ...Read more

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I'm 29, The WBC count for me is high13.7 and my vit D is low (17). I hav joint pain (knee, ankle, hand, neck, shoulder) on and off and joint pain keep moving?

I'm 29, The WBC count for me is high13.7 and my vit D is low (17). I hav joint pain (knee, ankle, hand, neck, shoulder) on and off and joint pain keep moving?

See Endocrine MD: There are several types of Vitamin D tests that can be done; if consistantly low it would suggest that you could have difficulty with absorbing Vitamin D or there might be a kidney disorder. Low Vitamin D levels can be associated with both muscle as well as joint pain (reversible with Rx). Consider seeing an Endocrinologist to determine why your Vitamin D is low as well the optimal D Rx ...Read more

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I feel hand and leg finger joint pain whenever I ingest meat. What could be causing it?

I feel hand and leg finger joint pain whenever I ingest meat. What could be causing it?

Not sure: Meat does not usually cause joint pain. Are you cutting the meat with yuor hands? And fingers and perhaps causing pveruse? ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with accute ebv, can it cause ongoing foot, elbow, knee, and hand joint pain?

I've been diagnosed with accute ebv, can it cause ongoing foot, elbow, knee, and hand joint pain?

EBV: This illness is seldom if ever manifested by acute arthritis and something else is likely to be going on at the same time. Get yourself fully evaluated. Hope this clears up quickly. ...Read more

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I had an accident, didn't get any injury, but my ankle, and wrist joint of left hand pain when I move them! What to do?

Ice it - ace bandage: Most probably it is just a muscle contusion.
The first 24 hours you may apply ice or even and ace bandage.
An analgesic could be complimentary.
It should subside within 72 hours. ...Read more

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What can cause short term joint pain in randome joints? Ex.My wrist started hurting out of the blue. 2days ago it was my elbow on the other arm.

What can cause short term joint pain in randome joints? Ex.My wrist started hurting out of the blue. 2days ago it was my elbow on the other arm.

Perhaps several hund: Perhaps several hundred possibilities. If joints also swollen or red or warm to touch or restricted in motion, rheumatic fever and other forms of arthritis need urgent evaluation. ...Read more

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I have chrons and don't know if this has anything connected to chrons, but every month or so I get very painful joint pain, ankles, knees, fingers?

I have chrons and don't know if this has anything connected to chrons, but every month or so I get very painful joint pain, ankles, knees, fingers?

Can be related: Crohn's disease is an autoimmune disease that just does not affect your GI tract. It has been associated with a sero-negative arthritis similiar in many respects to rheumatoid arthritis. Have your doctor get you a consultation with a rheumatologist to confirm and aid in your complex treatment. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of severe wrist and joint pain?

What are possible causes of severe wrist and joint pain?

Several: Trauma (usually obvious to the patient), infection, rheumatoid arthritis (usually more than one joint), gout (usually just one joint), pseudogout, dequervain's tendinitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome are some possibilities. Other conditions generally cause pain that is not severe. ...Read more

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What can cause joint pain with swollen ankles?

What can cause joint pain with swollen ankles?

Many things: Swollen ankles with "joint pain" may be due to several forms of arthritis. Most commonly degenerative joint disease (DJD) or osteoarthritis. However, reumatoid arthritis, gout, pseudogout, lupus and septic joints may all cause joint pain with swelling. Oftentimes, this complex may be caused by two or more different problems, such as heart failure and DJD together. Check w your doc. ...Read more