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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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I've been having severe joint pain, swelling, hives and numbness, what could be the causes?

I've been having severe joint pain, swelling, hives and numbness, what could be the causes?

See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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Being overweight and experiencing right knee pain after walking too much for 5days and numbness while resting(same joint) should we see a doctor?

Being overweight and experiencing right knee pain after walking too much for 5days and numbness while resting(same joint) should we see a doctor?

R knee pain: Yes. Numbness usually reflects nerve injury, May be meniscal injury, or stress fracture ( though that should hurt more w/walking), or sciatica which can refer to the knee. Have they tried aleve/ibuprofen if they can take NSAIDS? That and ice on the low back 10 minutes on 50 minute off 3-4 x a day may help.Go to ER if bowel or bladder issue/numbness) F/U w/ doc or orthopedist this week ...Read more

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Cause of left hand numbness, pain near sternal/rib joint with deep inspiration and sob. Cardiac work-up clean. What else could it be?

Cause of left hand numbness, pain near sternal/rib joint with deep inspiration  and sob. Cardiac work-up clean. What else could it be?

Hand numbness: Could be two separate issues. Hand numbness could be carpal tunnel syndrome and chest pain could be costochondritis (like arthritis). Spine problems or other problems at the junction of the chest and neck could theoretically cause both symptoms, but less likely. Your primary care physician may help our may refer to a hand/upper extremity surgeon or neurologist. ...Read more

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Can ADHD meds cause nerve damage? Ie numbness in fingers and joints, neck/shoulder tenseness, crippling sciatic nerve pain. Are these all related?

Can ADHD meds cause nerve damage? Ie numbness in fingers and joints, neck/shoulder tenseness, crippling sciatic nerve pain. Are these all related?

No. Stimulants can : Constrict blood vesselsraise blood pressure (usually by 5-6 mm hg) & ⬆ pulse (usually by 5-6 beats/minute), but they don't cause impingement of nerve roots with numbness, tingling & pain in the areas served by specific nerves. See your primary care to initiate evaluation for the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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What could cause numbness in left pinky/ring fingers and joints, neck/shoulder tenseness, crippling left side sciatic nerve pain, left eye twitch?

What could cause numbness in left pinky/ring fingers and joints, neck/shoulder tenseness, crippling left side sciatic nerve pain, left eye twitch?

Spine imaging: Fingers #1is ulnar tunnel sundrome followed by cervical disc siatica would be disc herniation none are related with adhd get some spinal imaging the above are fixable the eye twitch have no idea good luck thanks for question. ...Read more

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Had mri of brain came back abnormal, dr said I have sodium spot on brain. but did not go in to it any further. could this cause numbness in left leg?

Had mri of brain came back abnormal,  dr said I have sodium spot on brain. but did not go in to it any further. could this cause numbness in left leg?

White matter diseas?: I'm not sure what a "sodium spot" is, but if you've ever had trouble with your electrolytes before (hyponatremia), then it could be sign of central pontine myelinolysis (CPM) - perhaps a limited type. CPM can cause paralysis & numbness. Usually it's more dramatic. If the MRI report suggests "white matter disease", it can be from a stroke & cause numbness. W/o seeing report & MRI pics, hard to know ...Read more

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My middle finger only has been numb for weeks. It's only on the side next to my ring finger and only from the second joint to the tip. Cause?

My middle finger only has been numb for weeks.  It's only on the side next to my ring finger and only from the second joint to the tip.  Cause?

Nerves?: Are you wearing a ring on the finger next to it? It sounds like you may have injured the nerve on the finger next to it just from bumping into the ring every day. Try a few days with the ring off and see if it improves. If you're not wearing a ring, did you have any injuries to the finger? Hope it gets better for you! ...Read more

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Does metanx cause any joint pain me right arm is now numb?

No: Metanx is a medical food designed to assist diabetic neuropathy, especially small fibre issues. Adverse events include rare headaches and stomach upset. It does not cause joint pain or numbness. Continue your metanx and have your doctor exam this current problem. ...Read more

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My sister has had tingles on her face, numb tongue and burning feeling in her joints. What could be the cause?

My sister has had tingles on her face, numb tongue and burning feeling in her joints. What could be the cause?

Exam: She will need a comprehensive physical exam, blood work and a neurological evaluation. Please have her examined by a physician ASAP. ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause aching joints in the hands, feet & knees along with a tingling or numb sensation in the hands and feet?

Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause aching joints in the hands, feet & knees along with a tingling or numb sensation in the hands and feet?

Not commonly: Zoloft (sertraline) main side effects are diarrhea and sexual dysfunction or decreased libido. You may be having an interaction with Zoloft (sertraline) and another drug or something else is going on. You should follow with your doctor for further work up. ...Read more

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Terrible spasms in ribs at night , spine stiff, hips ache , feet numb and burn, major joints ache , double vision, right foot drag, fatigue .. Causes?

Terrible spasms in ribs at night , spine stiff, hips ache , feet numb and burn, major joints ache , double vision, right foot drag, fatigue .. Causes?

Neuromuscular issues: It sounds like you need a thorough work-up to make clear the cause of these symptoms. Seeing a neurologist might be a good place to start - or if you have a bright family doctor who can at least get the 'ball rolling'. There are different possibilities that come to mind including Lyme disease, vitamin B12 deficiency, MS, uncontrolled diabetes, heavy metal poisoning, and more -hope you get help. ...Read more

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Usually just have joint pain.Sle. Recently both arms/hands go numb/tingling. Muscle pain all over body. Severe in arms. Possible causes?

Usually just have joint pain.Sle.  Recently both arms/hands go numb/tingling. Muscle pain all over body. Severe in arms. Possible causes?

See your physcian: As this could be related to your sle and it could be progressing to affect peripheral nerves as it sometimes does. This could also lead to raynauds and there will be specific treatments to this as well. Discuss with you physician what acute med options are right for you and to prevent issues with raynauds. ...Read more

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What can I do to address numbness and stiff joints?

What can I do to address numbness and stiff joints?

Be seen: You might consider being seen for a specific diagnosis. Concern the cause is determined, the treatment options can be discussed. ...Read more

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I have numbness and feel very crippled at times all my joints are hurting what is this . I have always b?

I have numbness and feel very crippled at times all my joints are hurting what is this . I have always b?

See a Rheumatologist: If you are having symptoms in multiple joints, it may be a sign of a systemic condition such as rheumatoid arthritis. A good place to start an evaluation is a consult with a rheumatologist. They can help with diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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Hello. I have CRP 16.6 & suffering from joints & bones pain, and numbness of forehand. Could it be RS?

Elevated CRP: An elevate CRP is a marker of systemic inflammation. It may be in a number of diseases. When this occurs in the setting of joint pain, we want to make sure there are no signs of arthritis or other joint disease. I recommend seeing a rheumatologist and would be happy to do a consult if needed. ...Read more

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I have growths in my elbow joint that have spread and have grown in size. They are causing pain and numbness. Should i go and see someone about it?

I have growths in my elbow joint that have spread and have grown in size. They are causing pain and numbness. Should i go and see someone about it?

Of course you should: I think you already know the answer to this question - of course you should. The question is why have you waited this long? Please make an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible that that you can start taking steps to resolve this problem. ...Read more

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Hit pinky on door frame. About 10 days later it is still achy with sharper pains w/ movements. Swollen on middle joint, numbness. Dr says not fx??

Hit pinky on door frame. About 10 days later it is still achy with sharper pains w/ movements. Swollen on middle joint, numbness. Dr says not fx??

X-ray: Without seeing the finger I would not want to contradict your doctor's opinion. However, the only reliable way to tell if it is fractured or not is to get an X-ray. Asking for an x-ray if it is still causing you pain after 10 days of rest is not unreasonable. ...Read more

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Undiagnosed joint pains and numbness (for years) and now headaches and one BM that looked strange. Can parasites be to blame?

Undiagnosed joint pains and numbness (for years) and now headaches and one BM that looked strange. Can parasites be to blame?

? Fibromyalgia: 29y female with chronic "undiagnosed joint pain & numbness" hopefully saw Rheumatologist to be evaluated for fibromyalgia. New onset headaches are compatible with Fibromyalgia, but they first need to be evaluated, by a Neurologist, to rule out other causes such as tumors, migraines, autoimmune problems, hypertension, etc. ...Read more

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I get this weird feeling where I can't feel my arms and when I move them it feels like I have no muscle or joints is that numbness? Thanks

I get this weird feeling where I can't feel my arms and when I move them it feels like I have no muscle or joints is that numbness? Thanks

Numb arms: Yes, this is numbness. This sensation happens from nerve compression in the upper arm or axilla or cervical spine. It can also happen from blood flow compression in the upper arm. ...Read more

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I get this weird feeling where I can't feel my arms and when I move them it feels like I have no muscle or joints is that numbness? Thanks

I get this weird feeling where I can't feel my arms and when I move them it feels like I have no muscle or joints is that numbness? Thanks

Yes: Henry, it is numbness. There are many things that can cause it. See your doctor, who can do a full history and examine you. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I get this weird feeling where I can't feel my arms and when I move them it feels like I have no muscle or joints is that numbness? Plz help

Sleeping?: Your arms most likely going to sleep because of a long period of inactivity or bad position, the blood supply to the skin nerves decreases and causes heaviness in arm and even pin and needle feeling. ...Read more

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I have pain in my left sacroiliac joint while sitting or standing since 3 months. I am having numbness below knee joint(left) since 3 weeks ?

I have pain in my left sacroiliac joint while sitting or standing since 3 months.  I am having numbness below knee joint(left) since 3 weeks ?

Lumber disc problem : Since you have in lower back and numbness in the leg, the most logical answer is disc problem in the lumber spine . Check it out. ...Read more

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I have pain in my toe joints on my left foot when I flex my toes up and down. I also have numbness on the bottoms of my toes on both feet.?

I have pain in my toe joints on my left foot when I flex my toes up and down.  I also have numbness on the bottoms of my toes on both feet.?

I would : Get an x-ray of the joint bothering you. The numbness is a separate problem that you need to be worked up for. This neuropathy can be caused by a variety of conditions. ...Read more

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My right thing is numb from knuckle to above joint. the tendon is tender and I think causing the numbness. it is very sensitive. what could it be?

My right thing is numb from knuckle to above joint. the tendon is tender and I think causing the numbness.  it is very sensitive. what could it be?

Finger discomfort: A nerve impingement causes numbness but usually not marked tenderness. An inflamed tissue causes marked tenderness and may cause associated numbness if near a nerve. Any history of trauma? Observe for redness or swelling which signify infection. If symptoms persist or worsen consult a hand surgeon for diagnosis and treatment. In the meantime apply warm compresses and take anti-inflammatory(Advil) ...Read more

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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

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Sodium (Definition)

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