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Can Bug Bite Cause Joint Immobility
Left elbow, started what look like scratch now look like bug bite. More have come up & extremely itchy. Have pain arm to thumb, thumb joint severe pain?
Send photo: Sounds like a spider or big bite. These can get infected so take a photo to send and follow. ...Read more
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?
I accidentally drank expired erceflora then had a swollen foot a week later, "bug bites" appeared on my legs, arms then had severe joint pains. Cause?
Many: There could be many causes. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. This is the only way you can find out. ...Read more
See details: Numerous insects can cause some degree of these symptoms, especially tick bites and spider bites. ...Read more
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
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
Hi, I have a hard lump next to the joint on two fingers. They appeared after an insect bite I received the day before subsided. Any possible remedy?
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
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
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
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
The joint get stiff: Because of the lack of mobility, which is cause by the pain. ...Read more
My ankle just keeps getting worse. Swelling on outside bo, immobility, severe pain, poppin sensation. Burning pain and unable to move the ankle joint?
Severe pain: Severe pain is an indication for an exam and x rays to determine why you are having the pain. See your podiatrist for help. Good luck. ...Read more
Inflammation in right knee joint, maybe at the depression at articulating lateral condyle oftibia and head of fibula. Pain and immobility. Remedies?
See PCP: Need and x-ray for proper evaluation. See your pcp for referral to an orthopedic surgeon be fore treatment. ...Read more
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
Normal: The vast majority are normal noises that don't hurt the joint. ...Read more
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
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
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
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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