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Can untreated hypothyroidism cause excruciating joint pain, especially in the ankles. Can it cause sed rate and CRP to be high.

Can untreated hypothyroidism cause excruciating joint pain, especially in the ankles. Can it cause sed rate and CRP to be high.

No: It will not elevate the sed rate and crp. The joint pain of severe hypothyroidism is low grade and not excruciating. There is another cause and it isn't thyroid. See a rheumatologist. The one exception is an increased risk of pseudogout which can cause major pain but is unlikely to involve the ankles. ...Read more

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joint pain in knees,left ankle & left elbow. I'm 32 & my c-reactive was 1.4, RA factor <10, uric acid 4.7, sed rate 6, pos ANA 1:40 homogeneous. Clue?

Joint pain in knees,left ankle & left elbow. I'm 32 & my c-reactive was 1.4, RA factor <10, uric acid 4.7, sed rate 6, pos ANA 1:40 homogeneous. Clue?

Pain : It may be minor inflammation of the jts. Which does not produce positive blood tests. I would try an anti-inflammatory, Aleeve 400mg daily with food for 10 days. If this does not help I would see your physician again ...Read more

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Why do I feel joint pain if my sed rate is normal?

Why do I feel joint pain if my sed rate is normal?

It is not specific: The erythrocyte sedimentation is a measure inflammation that is not specific to joint pain, so it is possible to have a normal "sed rate" and still have joint pain. Secondly, the sed rate is not the most sensitive measure of inflammation. The c-reactive protein is a measure that responds more readily to the presence and absence of inflammation for any reason. ...Read more

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I am 49 and found out my sed rate is 39. I have joint pain and swelling. I also have small fiber neuropathy. Is this something to worry about?

I am 49 and found out my sed rate is 39. I have joint pain and swelling. I also have small fiber neuropathy. Is this something to worry about?

See a Doctor: Joint pain and swelling is something that you should check with your doctor esp when the ESR is elevated as well. There are many details I do not know here -- which joint is one example... See your doctor or a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What about a low sed rate? Lots of chronic fatigue, high hemoglobin and hemacrit, confusion, memory loss and now stiff body and joint pain.

What about a low sed rate? Lots of chronic fatigue, high hemoglobin and hemacrit,  confusion,  memory loss and now stiff body and joint pain.

Not a problem : There is no disease associated with a low ESR. An elevated ESR is a nonspecific indicator of inflammation. There are many possible of a high ESR--infection, malignancy, or autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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Ra for 13yr controlled w/methotrexate 25mg weekly since may 2005. Diffuse joint pain since aug., sed rate/crp normal, no swelling, ruled out neuropat

Not clear yet.: A complete history and physical examination are appropriate for all patients presenting with polyarticular joint pain since this symptom may be the initial manifestation of a systemic illness. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Joint Pain (Definition)

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


Sedimentation Rate (Definition)

A sedimentation rate is a lab test that can help to assess ...Read more