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Cause Of Painful Joints
I have had extreme fatigue & weakness, swollen glands, itchiness all over w/o rash, severe RLS causing insomnia, painful joints & more for a month+. Urgent care twice, 2 antibiotics, neg mono test, & still extremely sick, can barely get out of bed?
Need to see your Primary Care Physician to co-ordinate exam & all the tests to come to a diagnosis.
Drink plenty of liquids. ...Read more
Not specifically : But it could be that what ever type of joint problem you are dealing with is just showing up on one side at this time if this is causing sig problems it would be wise to see a doctor about this. ...Read more
Many causes: If you have swollen painful joints you should be evaluated by a rheumatologist. There are many different causes including infectious forms of arthritis, for example lyme disease or parvo. There are also many forms of inflammatory arthritis, including rheumatoid and psoriatic. Its important to not delay in getting the correct diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could cause swollen hands and painful joints in a.M? Xrays, blood test, and rheumatologist say no arthritis. Could it be heart? No heart symptoms
Unlikely: Is this issue only present in the morning and how long does it last until your hands are back to normal? Did the rheumatologist see the hands when they were swollen? Does it occur every day or only infrequently? Answer these questions first. ...Read more
What could cause swollen hands with achy, painful joints, only in am, lasts apx hr, daily. Xray, blood and rheum'st show no arthritis.
Could still B arthri: Tis, tho very early. Does this run in the family? Have u tried a second gen. Nsaid, Celebrex (celecoxib) is my favorite. Also sleeping habits may contribute 2 this. Early oa will not always show up on x-rays. (sorry). Also an ESR may only b slightly high if tested (sed rate). Other than that i can't think of anything right now. Just thought, have u had a bone scan? This may help in the dx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many things: Painful and swollen finger joints can be caused by various inflammatory and non inflammatory conditions. Sometimes the cause is unknown. Swelling in the hand and wrist can also result in pins and needles due to increases pressure in the carpal tunnel. See a hand specialist for a complete evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mutiple causes: Joint inflammation(arthritis) is one cause of painful and stiff joints, but not the only cause. Without other clinical information it would be difficult to give a more specific answer. If these symptoms have been present for more than 6 to 8 weeks you should probably be evaluated by your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please repost: Please repost and explain what a "cortisol rush" is. I am not familiar with the term. As far as I know, cortisol never "rushes." ...Read more
See a doctor: I would suggest that you see your doctor who can take your history of this problem and perform a physical examination. This needs to be done before any type of treatment is done. ...Read more
See below: That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for a more specific diagnosis. ...Read more
See below: The best ways to ease the painful joints in my opinion are to try to get them moving again. For someone with a lot of pain and restricted motion, this might involve working first in a heated pool with a physical therapist. Local heat can also ease pain, use of various arthritis medications can also help as long as there are no medical reasons not to use them. Your doctor would help with that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am having trouble getting up in the morning. My body just doesn't want to move. Very painful joints. Seems like all of them. What could it be?
Depends on cause.: Joint pains is so complex, that there is a specialty of internal medicine devoted to it: rheumatology. When i spent a year at johns hopkins hospitals during training, i didn't realize i would be studying well over a hundred diseases entities. Joint pains that go on for months, esp. When they are inflammed (hot, red, swollen, painful), then c ur pcp. Joint aches (arthralgia)--try an otc first. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Antii-nflammatory Rx: If you have tried the simple remedies of anti-inflamatories such as ibuprophen or aleve, (naproxen) you need to have a medical checkup to rule out more serious causes like rheumatoid arthritis or other autoimmune diseases. If you have associated fever you could have an infectious process such as lymes disease. ...Read more
JIA as an adult: JIA is defined as having arthritis starting before the age of 16 years. If you have JIA, the arthritis can either continue into adulthood or go into remission. The typical course of rheumatoid arthritis in an adult is to have ongoing arthritis. Arthritis typically causes joints that are painful, swollen, and stiff. Painful joints without swelling and stiffness may be from another cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Glucosamine chondroi: Some have offered glucosamine and chondroitin as possible therapies. Studies at the nih did not confirm this efficacy. Nonetheless I have patients who feel this helps. Some suggest that one should take glucosamine in the morning and chondroitin separately in the evening. There are a variety of brands over-the-counter, or over the internet. The problem is to confirm what is really inside the capsul. ...Read more
Are there safe exercises (other then water exercises) people with lupus can do without further hurting our already painful joints?
No: Immunotherapy (allergy injections) is the process of gradually exposing an individual to the airborne allergens that affect them to reduce sensitivity. Most shot reactions occur at the injection site & involve redness, swelling, & itching. Possible body-wide reactions include wheezing, hives, dizziness, and abdominal pain. Painful joints would be uncommon after an allergy shot. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several things: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more
See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more
How much omega 3 to take per day? I have painful joints in fingers etc and omega 3 helps. There’s double and triple dose is for RA. Will try that one
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