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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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29 year old male with sudden onset widespread joint pain. Symptoms concentrated on left side of body, swollen hands and itchy skin no rash no bug bite?

29 year old male with sudden onset widespread joint pain. Symptoms concentrated on left side of body, swollen hands and itchy skin no rash no bug bite?

Needs evaluation: The onset of these symptoms can have many sources. These symptoms can be related to connective tissue disorders, viral infections, medication reactions, among others. Some of these can be serious and should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Can a bite from a brown recluse cause joint stiffness & pain?

Can a bite from a brown recluse cause joint stiffness & pain?

Yes: Also localized tissue death and cellulitis and can lead t death if not treated. It is the most dangerous & deadly of all spiders. ...Read more

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What insect bite that led to swelling, redness and joint pain?

What insect bite that led to swelling, redness and joint pain?

See details: Numerous insects can cause some degree of these symptoms, especially tick bites and spider bites. ...Read more

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My 1yo has bumps around her joints at times like bug bites, on covered/un areas. They don't bother her & go away w/benadryl. What is this?

My 1yo has bumps around her joints at times like bug bites, on covered/un areas. They don't bother her & go away w/benadryl. What is this?

Difficult to say...: Rashes are undeniably one of the most difficult diagnoses without some visual input. Bumps near joints that go away with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) does not sound serious, bur certainly seems bothersome. Best idea is to take your 1 y/o to the pediatrician, or at least snap a photo on your phone to ask your pediatrician on the next office visit. Is there a dog or kitten in the house? ...Read more

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I got bitten by a spider and now joints are sore and have an invertigo like feeling. Do u know what sort of spider causes those symptoms in australia?

I got bitten by a spider and now joints are sore and have an invertigo like feeling. Do u know what sort of spider causes those symptoms in australia?

Spider: Spider bites can be nasty. Your symptoms can come from any toxin from almost any spider. Check the bite site and see what is happening there. Given that you have vertigo which you never had before may be a sign of neural toxicity - I would go have this checked. ...Read more

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Insect bite that led to swelling, redness and joint pain. Can I use any cream on this?

Insect bite that led to swelling, redness and joint pain. Can I use any cream on this?

Yes: If that red, painful and swollen with joint pain you may have a soft tissue infection, cellulitis. You need to see your primary care doctor or the emergency room physician. ...Read more

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Painful bumps on lower legs that I thought were bug bites but haven't gone away and still hurt. Experiencing joint pain as well. What could it be?

Painful bumps on lower legs that I thought were bug bites but haven't gone away and still hurt. Experiencing joint pain as well. What could it be?

Fancy Term For Pain: Based on the info you've given, and assuming those"bumps"are reddish and mainly on the front of your shins, t may be what's called"erythema nodosum"which MAY be a marker for a bunch of other things -or- nothing, in which case it'll disappear in a few weeks, but if it doesn't see a doctor. Try Motrin. ...Read more

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I am having flu like symptoms and what looks like a bite on my leg. I am having muscle and joint pains and been running a fever. Can a bite cause this?

I am having flu like symptoms and what looks like a bite on my leg. I am having muscle and joint pains and been running a fever. Can a bite cause this?

IT depends but...: If it's a tick bite and you have recently been in the woods (or backyard North Carolina) then it would explain your symptoms... of Lyme's disease or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Or it could all be a flu virus and incidental bite mark from a flea. Please get yourself checked out by healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Can si joint problem cause pain in calf? Sharp pain over left SI joint plus a bit in hip but also have stabbing pain in calf had MRI and spine is fine

Can si joint problem cause pain in calf? Sharp pain over left SI joint plus a bit in hip but also have stabbing pain in calf had MRI and spine is fine

SI jnt pain not calf: SI joint pain refers to low back primarily, but can radiate to upper buttock, posterior, lateral, thigh, and occasionally to groin. Calf pain is not related to SI dysfunction. Visit a PMR doctor or orthopedist for an evaluation to determine the cause of your pain, and start a treatment program ...Read more

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Is it possible for joint immobility/stiffness to be alleviated by massage?

Is it possible for joint immobility/stiffness to be alleviated by massage?

Somewhat: The joints are moved via muscles, which are controlled by nerves. It's best to address all of these to get the greatest results. Joint and spinal manipulation would likely be a better choice being more directly related to the joint and effecting the nerve input to the muscles. Visit your chiropractor and get a massage. Treat yourself! ...Read more

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How can immobility after a fracture harm my joint?

How can immobility after a fracture harm my joint?

The joint get stiff: Because of the lack of mobility, which is cause by the pain. ...Read more

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What is the cause of joint clik?

What is the cause of joint clik?

Cracking, clicking: Or popping of a joint may be due to stretching of ligaments, collapse of cavities of joints or from breaking of adhesions within joints. Take care! Http://en. M.Wikipedia. Org/wiki/cracking_joints ...Read more

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What causes pain in the joints and back?

What causes pain in the joints and back?

Various: Low back pain is second only to the common cold for visits to a doctor. Overloading the muscles and ligaments, straining the joints or even herniating a disc can all cause low back pain. Determining the cause of the pain creates the cure which can be wildly different. A good history and physical examination by a physician is the way to get to the root of your pains. ...Read more

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What causes my joints to make creaking noises?

What causes my joints to make creaking noises?

Creaking: Joint popping is just breaking at vacuum. Creaking may actually be bone in bone - arthritis. If it is painful an x-ray may be helpful in differential fiagnosis. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my husband has been in pain in his joints for awhile now. He is only 28 what could cause this?

What do you suggest if my husband has been in pain in his joints for awhile now. He is only 28 what could cause this?

Rheumatology: Late 20's males with chronic widely ranging joint pain needs evaluation for a systemic disorder. Rheumatologist are skilled diagnosticians of these problems. If no specific laboratory or imaging findings then fibromyalgia might be considered, as Rheumatologists often discern. In young males, low back & pelvic injuries from extreme sports seem, in my opinion, to potentiate fibromyalgia evolution. ...Read more

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What symptoms does a unstable SI joint cause?

What symptoms does a unstable SI joint cause?

Pain: Very unusual to have an unstable SI joint unless you have had a big trauma or inflamatory disease to destabilize the joint. The ligaments that hold the SI together are one of the most strongest of the body. Symptoms would be pain and sensation of shifting of the pelvis when you walk. There are many other causes that should be explored first rather than SI joint being unstable ...Read more

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What are common causes of limited joint mobility?

Limited mobility: Many causes of limited joint mobility. Consider arthritis, synovitis, inflammation, infection, tight muscles/contractures, injury, tears, sprains, etc. Check with your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what can cause inflammation in your joints?

Can you tell me what can cause inflammation in your joints?

Many things: Depending on which and how many joints, many conditions can cause inflammation in or around joints. Examples are immune problems (rheumatoid arthritis), infection (all kinds of organisms), metabolic problems (gout, pseudogout), foreign bodies (splinters), trauma, neuropathies (diabetes). See your doctor for evaluation. You could also see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What can cause really bad joint pain?

See below: Really severe joint pain can be due to gout from uric acid crystals; to pseudogouit from Calcium pyrophosphate crystals due to several diseases; to acute joint injury; to acute joint infection; and to a severe flare of Rheumatoid arthritis or other inflammatory arthritis ...Read more

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Can gout cause swelling to the joints?

Can gout cause swelling to the joints?

Yes and more: Common symptoms are joint swelling, redness, warmth, tenderness. An acute gout attack is one of the most severe joint pains that you can experience. The most common site is the big toe. Chronic gout can cause joint deformity. The good news is that gout is a very treatable disease with dietary changes and medications. ...Read more

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Immobility (Definition)

Immobility = state of not ...Read more