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What can be causing aching knees, ankles, elbows and wrists & itching?

What can be causing aching knees, ankles, elbows and wrists & itching?

Joint pain/itch: Many causes. Consider arthritis, rheumatoid, or connective tissue disease. The itching may be related to sensory nerve irritation from joint swelling, or it my be something separate. ...Read more

Dr. Frederick Buechel
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Knee Pain (Definition)

Knee pain is a clinical finding in which the joint (where the bones meet) of the knee is painful to move. This can occur with Injury, arthritis, crystal build up in joints, ...Read more


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What surgeries can you do for hypermobility in knees(worse),shoulders,hips,wrists,ankles,elbows,spine,jaw? My rheumatologist hasn't helped. I'm 16.

What surgeries can you do for hypermobility in knees(worse),shoulders,hips,wrists,ankles,elbows,spine,jaw? My rheumatologist hasn't helped. I'm 16.

Unfortunately none: Hi Hallie It sounds like you are "loose jointed". There are no good surgeries to fix this problem. The best way to deal with this to to try to strengthen the muscles around the joint to give them extra support. Your best bet is to work with a physical therapist, you will need to do the exercises for the rest of your life to stay strong as your loose joints are not going to change. ...Read more

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I have swelling in my right ankle, right knee, right hip, and right wrist. There is pain in my wrist, elbow and hip. My knee is just stiff.

I have swelling in my right ankle, right knee, right hip, and right wrist. There is pain in my wrist, elbow and hip. My knee is just stiff.

Swelling: If this came on spontaneously without injury it would be considered a polyarthropathy. That can be a viral process or it can be associated with a rheumatic condition. ...Read more

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My 3 yr. Old always cries every night and points to his ankle, wrist, elbow and knee joints. The doc said its growing pain, but i don't believe her.

My 3 yr. Old always cries every night and points to his ankle, wrist, elbow and knee joints. The doc said its growing pain, but i don't believe her.

I would want to : Rule out other causes as the etiology. There is another issue here though....When one doesn't "believe" their doctor......You need to be able to communicate with your doctor..If there is trust issues, you might be best off seeking a second opinoin. ...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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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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