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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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Had painful sensations in arm, muscle twitches in arms, legs and face and having lately painful joints, feet and leg muscles. Is this a nerve problem?

Had painful sensations in arm, muscle twitches in arms, legs and face and having lately painful joints, feet and leg muscles. Is this a nerve problem?

It could be, or more: Your guess is pretty reasonable, but it could also represent a metabolic or central nervous system issue. Medicines you take could also be a contributing factor. See your family doc to be sure.. ...Read more

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Why do I have stiff painful joints, sometimes tender to touch never swollen. Muscle twitches. Have colonoscopy in 4w for stomach issues. Any relation?

Why do I have stiff painful joints, sometimes tender to touch never swollen. Muscle twitches. Have colonoscopy in 4w for stomach issues. Any relation?

Possible but more in: WE need more information. Joint pain can occur with intestinal problems and you need to discuss with your gastroenterologist. We need information on your labs, your imaging, your colon status. You may need your physician have you see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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By strengthening your leg muscles is that good for my knee arthritus?

By strengthening your leg muscles is that good for my knee arthritus?

Support helps: Not all knee arthritis is helpful. For some people, strengthening the hips muscles and re- in forcing the way the muscles behind and in front of the knee work together, can decrease overall pain. See a physiatrist to see if you are a candidate for a personalized physical therapy program. It may not decrease the arthritis, but it can improve function. ...Read more

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I think i have chikungunya"because i was ok ,but in amoment a rash appeal,fever,muscles aches,bones artritis andhunger is gone,the same simtom of fam?

I think i have chikungunya"because i was ok ,but in amoment a rash appeal,fever,muscles aches,bones artritis andhunger is gone,the same simtom of fam?

Travel history?: Chikungunya is a virus that is primarily transmitted to humans via the bite of infected mosquitoes. There have been outbreaks in Asia, Africa, Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Europe & the Caribbean. As of 2014 there have been no outbreaks in the continental United States. Symptoms include fever, pain of multiple joints, muscle pain,nausea, vomiting, rash, headache & conjunctivitis. Serious > ...Read more

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Is "icy hot" good for relieving muscle knots?

Is "icy hot" good for relieving muscle knots?

It will help.: Should provide relief, although i favor otc products like aleve (naproxen). See your doctor if pain persists! ...Read more

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My question is what causes muscle knots or trigger points?

My question is what causes muscle knots or trigger points?

Trigger points: Fascia surrounding muscle can become inflamed and lead to nodules or tight roapy bands. ...Read more

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What happens if i leave my muscle knots in my neck?

What happens if i leave my muscle knots in my neck?

Headaches,: If you leave knotted musles alone and don't get massage or take muscle relaxant you would get headaches and neck pain. ...Read more

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Knot in neck, muscle knot or could it be something else?

Could be: You want to make sure it is in the muscle and not a lymph node. If persistent or growing seek medical attention. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...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