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Doctor insights on: Ankle Joint Pain Associated With Lyme

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What can cause knee and ankle joint pain?

What can cause knee and ankle joint pain?

Many types.: Many types of arthritis. The most important questions are why you have joint pain; is it degenerative arthritis, or an inflammatory arthritis like rheumatoid arthritis. A good exam, x-rays, and a few blood tests are in order! ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Lyme Disease (Definition)

A condition caused by borrelia burgdorferi. Acute symptoms can include bullseye rash, headaches, joint pain, fever, and flu-like sx. Chronic symptoms can include fibromyalgia symptoms, nerve pain in extremities, mood swings, brain fog, heart problems. Lab diagnoses are not very reliable, and sometimes clinical ...Read more


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I'm suffering from bleeding and ankle joint pain after 6th week of delivery. What should I do?

I'm suffering from bleeding and ankle joint pain after 6th week of delivery. What should I do?

See gynecologist: Take care of the bleeding first. Once this has resolved see an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon. One in your area can be found at www. Aofas. Org. ...Read more

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Could my knee and ankle joint pain be caused by my lumbar spinal stenosis?

Yes: The nerves from the back can definitely create knee and ankle pain. ...Read more

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Are a fever, severe headache, leg and ankle joint pain, chills, tiredness common symptoms of the flu?

Are a fever, severe headache, leg and ankle joint pain, chills, tiredness common symptoms of the flu?

Yes, all of that: The most common symptoms of influenza a are fever, sore throat and cough, but most people just feel awful and might be best described as feeling like they've been run over by a truck, or maybe they'd have preferred that to the way they feel. Get medical attention soon, because you can take antivirals within 48 hous that can shorten the duration illness and reduce the risk of complications. ...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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What conditions may cause backpain, shoulder pain, ankle pain, joint pain along with weight gain, an elevated ALT (75 U/L), and ANA positive once.

Many explanations: This constellation of symptoms is very non specific and could be due to one of several processes. Inflammation/autoimmune disease, infection, trauma or overuse, obesity, metabolic problems, medication induced, genetic disorders, excessive alcohol intake, vitamin deficiency, particularly vitamin D. The best course of action is to see or talk with a doctor to explore possibilities. Wishing you well! ...Read more

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What autoimmune diseases may cause cervical and thorasic spine pain, ankle pain, knee pain, wrtist and finger joint pain, with hyperpigmentation?

What autoimmune diseases may cause cervical and thorasic spine pain, ankle pain, knee pain, wrtist and finger joint pain, with hyperpigmentation?

RA: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease in which your body’s immune system, instead to protect your health by attacking bacteria and/or viruses, mistakenly attacks your joints in the entire body.
Rec.: see rheumatologist for diagnosis and treatment.
Take care. ...Read more

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How can I handle joint pain from Lyme disease?

Joint pain: You can try an anti-inflammatory but ideally your primary care doctor or an infectious disease specialist can prescribe medication. ...Read more

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I was bitten by two ticks last june and have been having fatigue and joint pain. Treating with sulfasalazine since march this year. Lyme?

I was bitten by two ticks last june and have been having fatigue and joint pain. Treating with sulfasalazine since march this year. Lyme?

Could be Lyme: If it is, the antibiotic you're taking won't help. Get checked out by a specialist in lyme disease, ask your gp to test for lyme. Igenex labs have most specific/accurate testing, and even then a test can miss the diagnosis sometimes. ...Read more

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How do you handle joint pain from lyme?

How do you handle joint pain from lyme?

Treat Lyme, herbs &: Obviously it is crucial to treat the underlying cause, lyme infection, but while this is being done I advise anti-inflammatory agents. Drugs like Ibuprofen cause GI bleeding so I advise meriva (a very absorbable form of curcumin), boswellia, fish oil & proteolytic ennzymes. Also try the anti-inflammatory diet- see www. Drweil. Com/drw/u/art02012/anti-inflammatory-dietinflammatory diet. ...Read more

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Can someone with Lyme disease have symmetrical joint pain on both sides?

Can someone with Lyme disease have symmetrical joint pain on both sides?

Yes.: It occurs. But it may not be do to lyme as well. Irrespective, you should be on a 1-3 month course of doxycline 100 mg bid. Lyme arthritis is unpleasant. Late neurologic disease is unnecessary and worse. ...Read more

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Is it typical for a person with Lyme disease to have symmetrical joint pain on both sides?

Yes: Lyme disease can cause symmetric polyarthralgias - pain in numerous joints on both sides of the body. Although rare, lyme disease is usually easy to treat if identifed quickly. There are blood tests so if you and your dr have a concern, it shoud be pretty quick to rule in/out. ...Read more

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Can there be anything I can do to relieve chest and joint pain from lyme's disease?

Can there be anything I can do to relieve chest and joint pain from lyme's disease?

Yes!: Take an NSAID like Naproxen and follow a course of Doxycycline 100mg bid or clarythromycin 500mg bid for one month! ...Read more

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I had a neg Lyme test, was treated for a month with abx., had herx at that time. Now a yr later low grade fever and joint pain. Could this be Lyme?

I had a neg Lyme test, was treated for a month with abx., had herx at that time. Now a yr later low grade fever and joint pain. Could this be Lyme?

Could be others: Depending on your exposure to ticks in your neck of the woods, you should have also been tested for other tick-borne illnesses since they travel in packs (Anaplasma, Babesia, Human granulocytic/monocytic Erlichiosis, others). If not tested, you could have one of these other infections, including Lyme, or else it my be entirely different diagnosis. It's best to get it evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is possible for a person with Lyme disease to have symmetrical joint pain on both sides?

Please explain if it is possible for a person with Lyme disease to have symmetrical joint pain on both sides?

Yes: Generalized aching is a symptom of primary lyme disease. However, swelling of multiple joints is not. If the small joints (hands and feet) are involved it is virtually never going to be lyme disease. ...Read more

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How can I get my doctor to prescribe me opiate pain relievers for pain relief? I really need them for Lyme Disease joint pain. I'm only 17 years old.

How can I get my doctor to prescribe me opiate pain relievers for pain relief? I really need them for Lyme Disease joint pain. I'm only 17 years old.

Discuss with your: Doctor. Most people with Lyme disease do nor require narcotic pain medications and narcotics are addicting especially at your young age. Treating the Lyme disease itself is the answer. ...Read more

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How long does joint pain and stiffness associated with Lyme advanced last?

How long does joint pain and stiffness associated with Lyme advanced last?

Depends!: You should have been treated with Doxycycline 100mg bid for at least a month. Improvement speed is related to the stage of disease the lyme was found. You should take an NSAID for pain. A low dose (2.5mg) of Prednisone in the morning will also help with your arthritis symptoms. ...Read more

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57 yr old female w/ Lyme and having night sweats and significant joint pain. Thyroid TSH was 1.47 and free T4 was 1.3. Are these numbers ok.?

57 yr old female w/ Lyme and having night sweats and significant joint pain. Thyroid TSH was 1.47 and free T4 was 1.3. Are these numbers ok.?

YES: Your TSH and free T4 are in the normal range which means your thyroid gland is functioning normally. However, I'm very concerned about the other symptoms. Have you been adequately treated for Lyme disease? Have other likely causes of your symptoms been ruled out? If I were you, I'd want to be sure. ...Read more

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Can Lyme cause sinus tachycardia? Experiencing groin pain, joint pain, particularly hands & feet. RA screen pos, all other RA tests in normal range.

Lyme disease: Lyme disease especially when chronic may affect the heart. Patients can also have neurologic involvement such as a facial nerve or facial droop. Patient is may develop a chronic arthritis. It is reassuring that the test for rheumatoid arthritis is negative. There are newer tests that may be used to rule out any rheumatologic condition. I recommend that you see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Joint pain all over and muscle weakness/pain in shoulders, arms, wrists, hands emg ok, ra is -, lupus- lyme-, options? Feel like I'm crazy no answer

Joint pain all over and muscle weakness/pain in shoulders, arms, wrists, hands emg ok, ra is -, lupus- lyme-, options? Feel like I'm crazy no answer

Fibromyalgia: 33y female with global pain & negative tests likely has Fibromyalgia, which is a diagnosis of exclusion. As to diagnosis, there are various principles, see comments below: ...Read more

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Recurring fvr lowgrd, diarrhea, edema low leg hands, joint pain, backshldrjaw pain gerd, hypoglycemic, neg lyme, more.

Recurring fvr lowgrd, diarrhea, edema low leg hands, joint pain, backshldrjaw pain gerd, hypoglycemic, neg lyme, more.

Joint pain: Diarrhea, low grade fever, multiple joint pains. Edema of legs, back pains are of concern. Needs thorough evaluations for GI pathology, protein loss, autoimmune diseases, early inflammatory joint disease associated with GI pathology to name a few. See an experienced rheumatologist or gastroenterologist for thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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


Dr. Steven Sheskier
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Ankle Pain (Definition)

It is simply that one's ankle hurts. A common scenario is that of an acute ankle sprain. Please ask again if there are more details or ...Read more