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I have chrons and don't know if this has anything connected to chrons, but every month or so i get very painful joint pain, ankles, knees, fingers?

I have chrons and don't know if this has anything connected to chrons, but every month or so i get very painful joint pain, ankles, knees, fingers?

Can be related: Crohn's disease is an autoimmune disease that just does not affect your GI tract. It has been associated with a sero-negative arthritis similiar in many respects to rheumatoid arthritis. Have your doctor get you a consultation with a rheumatologist to confirm and aid in your complex treatment. ...Read more

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I have patelofemoral pain syndrome. Is it normal that some nights my knees feel uncomfortable (not really painful) in bed so i can't keep them still?

I have patelofemoral pain syndrome. Is it normal that some nights my knees feel uncomfortable (not really painful) in bed so i can't keep them still?

Possibly: One of the things that can occur in patellafemoral syndrome is the development of arthritis on the undersurface of the patella. In general, patients with arthritis do have more pain and stiffness when the joint is immobile. The other possibility is that you also have another condition such as restless leg syndrome. Consider being checked. Thank you. ...Read more

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I have pain in my knees that shoot down to my legs and it's very painful my thighs, legs \u0026 ankles are very swollen, I don't know what it is?

I have pain in my knees that shoot down to my legs and it's very painful my thighs, legs \u0026 ankles are very swollen, I don't know what it is?

May be polyarthritis: The swelling of the ankles is not as specific as swelling of the joints. the amount of pain you're having needs to be clarified with the swelling. You'll need an evaluation by a rheumatologist to clarify this clinical picture ...Read more

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What causes painful joints (fingers, elbows, knees) & low back pain?

What causes painful joints (fingers, elbows, knees) & low back pain?

Most commonly PsA!: Psoriatic arthritis would be most likely! but with so many., it is likely inflammatory. See a rheumatologist! ...Read more

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I have pain in both knees, . No swelling, no redness, have suffered no injuries. Painful to stand from seated position. Squatting is impossible.

Painful knees: You will need to see a physician and possibly have x-rays done of your knees or other investigations to reach a diagnosis, but it sounds as though you could be developing some arthritis. Are you overweight and/or did you play football, especially at an offensive or defensive line position? Either of these could cause significant stress on your knee joints. ...Read more

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Knees were numb, very painful, tingling&had to walk down stairs sideways for weeks. Didnt see doc, but pain lessened. Ran yesterday now knees feel odd.

Knees were numb, very painful, tingling&had to walk down stairs sideways for weeks. Didnt see doc, but pain lessened. Ran yesterday now knees feel odd.

Hard to say: Pain or odd feelings in the knee, including numbness, swelling, catching, clicking are often signs of cartilage, ligament or meniscal issues in the knee. If this problem has persisted over a significant period of time (>2wks), a visit to your local orthopedic surgeon would allow for further investigation. ...Read more

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