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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Can there be anything that could cause painful joints on just one side of the body?

Can there be anything that could cause painful joints on just one side of the body?

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

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What could cause swollen and painful joints?

What could cause swollen and painful joints?

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 more

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What are possible causes of stiff, painful joints in a man?

What are possible causes of stiff, painful joints in a man?

Numerous: The most common cause is osteoarthrosis, but there are many possible causes including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, deconditioning, tendonitis, etc. See your primary care doctor to start an evaluation for the possible causes. ...Read more

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Could menopause cause bone pain, painful joints etc.?

Could menopause cause bone pain, painful joints etc.?

Not commonly: Some women complain of aches and pains but these are not typical joint pains. Certainly the joints do not show any obvious damage, swelling or inflammation which is the case in most types of arthritis. ...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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What can cause painful joint symptoms?

What can cause painful joint symptoms?

Lots of things: Injury, viral syndromes, inflammatory arthritis degenerative disease are all causes of joint problems. ...Read more

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What causes pressure filled and painful joints other than arthritis?

When you say joints!: Pain and swelling of joints, is by definition, arthritis. Arthritis can be immune, metabolic, degenerative, metabolic, or infectious! so the answer: nothing else! ...Read more

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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

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

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What could cause swollen hands with achy, painful joints, only in am, lasts apx hr, daily. Xray, blood and rheum'st show no arthritis.

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 more

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What could cause painful, swollen finger joints, with occasional pins and needles?

What could cause painful, swollen finger joints, with occasional pins and needles?

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 more

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I'm only 20, however i've been experiencing stiff and painful joints, what could be the cause?

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 more

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Please advise what is the cause of stiff and painful finger joints in the arm?

Please advise what is the cause of stiff and painful finger joints in the arm?

Thats odd...: To have painful and stiff finger joints in the arm you would have to have fingers in your arm. Did somebody with arthritis pinch your arm really hard? Please clarify. ...Read more

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What would cause lightheadedness, cortisol rushes, and randomly swollen but not painful joints?

What would cause lightheadedness, cortisol rushes, and randomly swollen but not painful joints?

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

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I am experiecing painful joints. What do I do?

I am experiecing painful joints. What do I do?

See your PCP: See your primary care doctor for evaluation. You need to know what is causing your joints to hurt so you can get the correct treatment. There are hundreds of reasons for joints to hurt with very different treatments depending on the cause. ...Read more

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What should I do if I am experiecing painful joints?

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

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Have really painful joints with the cold. Any concern?

Have really painful joints with the cold. Any concern?

Osteoarthritis: In the absence of any injury osteoarthritis and inflammatory arthritis are most common causes. In addition raynaud's phenomenon is a possibility if just the tips of the fingers are involved. ...Read more

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