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Does extreme joint pain in a 78 yr old man with ipf mean the disease is progressing? His feet and ankles are also very swollen.

Does extreme joint pain in a 78 yr old man with ipf mean the disease is progressing?  His feet and ankles are also very swollen.

Heart Involvement: New onset of swollen feet and ankle in someone with ipf is suggestive of cor-pulmonale / right heart failure. This suggests that the lung disease is probably worsening and hence leading to extra strain on the right side of the heart which is now beginning to fail. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


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A year ago i fell an hurt my ankle an now I have severe leg pain, and joint pain in knee groin n ankle, foot?

A year ago i fell an hurt my ankle an now I have severe leg pain, and joint pain in knee groin n ankle, foot?

Ankle/leg pain: This is not common but can occur. You would need to be examined and possibly have some tests to help determine what the problem is. ...Read more

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I have a positive ANA Profile the Scleroderma SCL -70 was 1.8 AI. I have been experiencing fatigue, and joint pain in my hands, ankles and feet. I ha?

I have a positive ANA Profile the Scleroderma SCL -70 was 1.8 AI. I have been experiencing fatigue, and  joint pain in my hands, ankles and feet. I ha?

See a rheumatologist: Your symptoms may be consistent with an autoimmune disease. The ANA and positive SCL 70 are markers which SOMETIMES are associated with certain autoimmune diseases. A Rheumatologist will help you see if you have one of these. ...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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When i sleep/lay down, my hands go numb. After waking my fingers dont open and close properly but eventually return to normal by mid day. (Although there is joint pain) Also, my feet go numb. I have pain in my left foot and ankle. I have the same sharp p

When i sleep/lay down, my hands go numb. After waking my fingers dont open and close properly but eventually return to normal by mid day. (Although there is joint pain)
Also, my feet go numb. I have pain in my left foot and ankle. 
I have the same sharp p

You need to see MD: The symptoms you describe are clearly not normal. The potential causes are numerous, and if not identified may result in significant medical problems ranging from loss of function and joint destruction to even cardiac issues. This can't be diagnosed via Internet. Make an appointment to see a doc ASAP. ...Read more

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How to alleviate the pain in joint pain in left ankle after cardio. Should i keep exercising?

How to alleviate the pain in joint pain in left ankle after cardio. Should i keep exercising?

Have it evaluated: You need to determine the cause of the pain first. Have an orthopedist evaluate the ankle. ...Read more

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What can I do to help with muscle and joint pain in my ankle?

Find out why: Get evaluated by an orthopedic doctor. Once you have a good diagnosis or explanation of why you have the pain you can then go over your options with the doctor for treatment. ...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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I have severe joint pain in my left hip and right ankle. Could this be something serious like osteosarcoma?

I have severe joint pain in my left hip and right ankle. Could this be something serious like osteosarcoma?

Uncommon: There are lots of things this could be. Without any related history, osteosarcoma would be low on the list of possibilities. Should be evaluated by a doctor, though to be thorough. ...Read more

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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

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Continued joint pain, predominantly on right side (hip/knee/calf/ankle) comes & goes, non continuous 7/10 pain scale. ?

Continued joint pain, predominantly on right side (hip/knee/calf/ankle) comes & goes, non continuous 7/10 pain scale. ?

Plan: You need to be evaluated by doctor and possibly even XRay. Only after exam conclusion can be maid about necessity of further evaluation. ...Read more

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I have joint pain in one leg, ankle knee and hip. It doesn't hurt when i rest. What could be causing it?

I have joint pain in one leg, ankle knee and hip. It doesn't hurt when i rest. What could be causing it?

ANY AND ALL: There are many causes for your symptoms. Mechanical/trauma/straining/inflammation, etc.
Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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2 months after giving birth, suffering from joint pain especially fingers, knee, and ankle. What are remedies or advice ?

2 months after giving birth, suffering from joint pain especially  fingers, knee, and ankle. What are remedies or advice ?

See a rheumatologist: If the problem persists for more than a month, it may be an inflammatory or autoimmune process and should then be seen by a rheumatologist. Until then, Ibuprofen and or Naproxen will be helpful to reduce the joint pains - don't forget to take with food and follow directions for the over-the-counter remedies. ...Read more

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Could influenza cause joint pain and, more specifically, pain in a single joint? I woke up with normal flu symptoms and aching right ankle.

Could influenza cause joint pain and, more specifically, pain in a single joint? I woke up with normal flu symptoms and aching right ankle.

Possible: Common flu symptoms include fever, headache, body aches, joint pain etc. When the symptoms initially develop it may be possible to feel pain in a single joint. If the pain is due to flu the pain my progress to other joints. ...Read more

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Compression socks help ankle swelling? Not sure if due to preg or lupus. Swelling happened overnight but BP norm. Severe joint pain 5 weeks

Compression socks help ankle swelling? Not sure if due to preg or lupus. Swelling happened overnight but BP norm. Severe joint pain 5 weeks

Here are some ...: If just happening overnight, one has to concern about DVT (deep vein thrombosis) although it's uncommon for bilaterally simultaneous occurrence. So, watch such swelling closely for potential progress, go to urgent care timely, & don't wait until the last minute. For the time being, wear compression + leg elevation will help, but not knowing its underlying causes. Best wish ... ...Read more

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Hi I have Si joint pain or piriformis,sharp pain in back, stabbing pain in thigh and calf it doesn't travel. now stabbing pain in front ankle,related?

Hi I have Si joint pain or piriformis,sharp pain in back, stabbing pain in thigh and calf it doesn't travel. now stabbing pain in front ankle,related?

Sciatica?: In my experience, "SI joint" and "Piriformis" syndromes are commonly over-diagnosed by mistake.

Instead, I do see a lot of cases of sciatica from degenerate discs and pinched nerves in the lumbar spine. From your description, I wonder if you might have a pinched L5 nerve in your lumbar spine.

http://www.spine-health.com/conditions/spine-anatomy/all-about-l5-s1-lumbosacral-joint ...Read more

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I am experiencing very painful skin/muscle/nerve pain at the site of broken ankle a year on from op. It is not joint pain. Why is this? Trapped nerve?

I am experiencing very painful skin/muscle/nerve pain at the site of broken ankle a year on from op. It is not joint pain. Why is this? Trapped nerve?

CRPS: You might experience some nerve pain. It might due to nerve entrapment or symptoms of complex regional pain syndrome (crps). I recommend you see a pain specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Why when i drink (once a month) next day bad joint pain (hips, jaw, ankle, heel) and tingling all day in some fingers. Age 35, female, good health?

Why when i drink (once a month) next day bad joint pain (hips, jaw, ankle, heel) and tingling all day in some fingers. Age 35, female, good health?

Could be a number of: Things. I would recommend avoiding drinking and see your pcp just to make sure there are no other issues you are just noticing when you feel poorly. If it is just related to drinking, it could be related to dehydration, which could cause some joint pain but not normally tingling in fingers. You may also be noticing some increased inflammation which can be aggravated by alcohol. Worse with wine?Ra? ...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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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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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

Dr. Bruce Weisbrot
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Joint Aches (Definition)

Discomfort emanating from the connection between two bones ...Read more