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Doctor insights on: Ankle Wrist Elbow Knee Pain

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Knee Pain (Definition)

The knee joint is the joint between three bone of the lower leg: the proximal tibia, the distal femur, and the patella. There are multiple causes of knee pain including degenerative, ...Read more


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+ANA, blood in urine 6 mos or longer now protein in urine PAD in legs lot of leg pain Elbow and knee pain started with knee now radiate to leg HELP ?

+ANA, blood in urine 6 mos or longer now protein in urine PAD in legs lot of leg pain Elbow and knee pain started with knee now radiate to leg HELP
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Lupus?: This is extremely important; you need to see a rheumatologist or nephrologist to see if you have lupus, which and cause severe kidney damage. Lupus is treatable BUT you need to be seen urgently. Insist on getting an appointment with one of these specialists; make your PCP listen to you, or go to an urgent care and have them get you a referral. ...Read more

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Both knee pain since 1.5 yr. MRI OK.Now left hand elbow and finger joints burning.RA factor8.6IU/ml.ESR/RPR/ASO/CRP/uric acid normal.Possible reasons?

Both knee pain since 1.5 yr. MRI OK.Now left hand elbow and finger joints burning.RA factor8.6IU/ml.ESR/RPR/ASO/CRP/uric acid normal.Possible reasons?

Unclear polyarthriti: The RF (Rheumatoid factor) assay -which is, I assume the "RA factor"- varies widely from lab to lab, so I am not sure if 8.6 IU/mL is in the reference range or not (the lab should give both the result and the ref range). It's best to talk to a rheumatologist about your symptoms. It sounds complex. There are forms of arthritis which don't show up on blood tests (seronegative); you may have 1 of tho ...Read more

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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

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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 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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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 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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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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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 have a cyst on my left wrist, left shoulder pain, left hip pain like a pinched sciatic, left knee pain, and left ankle pain. Coincidence? Left side?

I have a cyst on my left wrist, left shoulder pain, left hip pain like a pinched sciatic, left knee pain, and left ankle pain. Coincidence? Left side?

Not all related: Hip snd lower psins can sll be related to a pinchedl5nerve root but theupper extremity stiff unrelated to lower stuff the srist cyst can cause shoulder psin through regonal paindisorder. ...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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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!
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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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I am experiencing wrist pain, popping or snapping sound from joint, wrist weakness, finger weakness, hand pain, finger pain, knee pain, ankle pain...

I am experiencing  wrist pain, popping or snapping sound from joint, wrist weakness, finger weakness, hand pain, finger pain, knee pain, ankle pain...

Be seen: A good medical screening exam would probably be a good place to start; in part screening for a variety of rheumatologist and structural abnormalities of the musculoskeletal system. ...Read more

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I have swelling in my left arm above the wrist to my elbow and my left leg below my knee, on the right side. What could cause this? Do I need to see

I have swelling in my left arm above the wrist to my elbow and my left leg below my knee, on the right side. What could cause this?  Do I need to see

Exam needed: Swelling of the forearm is quite unusual unless there has been a recent injury causing bleeding inside the area. If no trauma then a blockage in a vein is suspected. Swelling in the lower leg could be due to poor vein valves or pheblitis. I recommend that your Physician see you for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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