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My father is 65 , he has joint pain in his knees .And muscle problem in his back.

My father is 65 , he has joint pain in his knees .And muscle problem in his back.

Knee low back pain: Knee pains wilt low back muscle spasms is indicative of either referred pain from low back to knee or primary problems related to low back and knee separately or they can coexist. Good clinical exam by a doctor will dictate appropriate diagnostic and treatment decisions. ...Read more

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My 21 year old son is having muscle and joint pain in areas such as ankles, wrists, elbows, shoulder blades, back, legs, and some swelling in ankles.?

My 21 year old son is having muscle and joint pain in areas such as ankles, wrists, elbows, shoulder blades, back, legs,  and some swelling in ankles.?

Inflammation!: To have pain in so many places means an inflammatory process must be excluded. He needs someone with rheumatology expertise to diagnose and treat the problem. If inflammation is present, he will need more than aleve-like nsaids. My bet: psoriatic arthritis with ankle involvement! ...Read more

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Hi my wee boys 3 years old has crepitus in both knees is up most nights screaming in pain he also suffers wrists pain and back pain (when tumbling)

He needs to be seen: He may have growing pains but those are usually the legs only. With wrist and back pain, it would be best to have him evaluated. You can try homeopathic calcarea phosporica daily for 7 days and see if that helps but it does not replace having him seen. ...Read more

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Sat with legs crossed at knee.Suffering pain on outside of knee..Sometimes no pain , sometime pain on swinging leg to walk..Goes down calf 68 yrs old?

Sat with legs crossed at knee.Suffering pain on outside of knee..Sometimes no pain , sometime pain on swinging leg to walk..Goes down calf 68 yrs old?

Pain behind the knee: Can be a sign of a clot in the leg. Sitting for a long period time in an awkward position, especially with the knee bent would be a risk factor. If the leg is swelling, discolored or the pain is increasing then evaluation is recommended. ...Read more

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Left Hip pain and pain in top front thigh/. Painful when lifting leg up. Pain started in big toe which has been pinned for several years.

Get evaluated: Your pain can have multiple sources, but it sounds like you may have a "positive straight leg raise," which means potential nerve compression. Nerve compression can cause a radiculopathy and lower extremity pain. If you have any bowel or bladder symptoms its a sign of an emergency. ...Read more

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My 8yr old son is getting severe pain in his right leg, behind and sides of knee. He suffered from growing pains but I believe this affects both legs ?

Should be seen: 8 year old with one-sided severe pain should be seen and examined by pediatrician as many different conditions can cause this, some serious and some not so serious at all. please get him checked out ...Read more

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My 9 year old son complains of pain behind his knees or between his toes once in a while. Are these growing pains?

My 9 year old son complains of pain behind his knees or between his toes once in a while. Are these growing pains?

No: It does not sound like growing pains. I would recommend a visit to the doctor. Pain in anyone is never good and deserves to be checked out. The two locations you mention are not anatomical regions of "growing pains"which typically occur at secondary growth centers of bones. ...Read more

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Heel pain in young children my 5year old daughter keeps complaining of pain in her left heel and big toe. It seems worst when we are out in the cold?

Heel pain in young children my 5year old daughter keeps complaining of pain in her left heel and big toe. It seems worst when we are out in the cold?

Foot Pain: Must have history to be able to narrow this down. How long has this been going on? 6 months or a week? Does she have a blister or any redness overlying the sore area. Is the complaint only outside in the cold? Or is it only with walking? Does it wake her up at night? Is it worsening over time? or is it a stable complaint? Does she have fever? a limp? OK to try tylenol (acetaminophen) for a week, needs eval by doc ...Read more

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My son has pain in lower-right side, starting by hip and travels down leg below the knee. Hurts more when moving. Breathing fine. No nausea or fever.

My son has pain in lower-right side, starting by hip and travels down leg below the knee. Hurts more when moving. Breathing fine. No nausea or fever.

Radiating pain: You dont tell us how old your son is but definitely his pain needs to be evaluated. It seems it is some sort of orthopedic or neuromuscular issue. He needs an evaluation and probably some blood work as well. ...Read more

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What's treatment for over pronation that causes psin in feet, ankles and knees in 6 year old with flat feet?

What's treatment for over pronation that causes psin in feet, ankles and knees in 6 year old with flat feet?

Kinetic chain: The body is a kinetic chain and needs to be evaluated properly. Seek out a sports podiatrist who is comfortable treating children. ...Read more

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My 12 year old child has bad pain in his left knee when rising from sitting position?

My 12 year old child has bad pain in his left knee when rising from sitting position?

Hard to say: Without a physical exam it is hard to say. This could be several things, most of them easily treated with exercise, see your doctor to get diagnosed. Most likely this is chondromalacia watch http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=waxp4bqjmq4 to learn more. ...Read more

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My brother fell on his butt he has a prosthetic hip and is complaining of pain in buttocks/muscles around hip he seems able to walk but with limp ?

My  brother fell on his butt he has a prosthetic hip and is complaining of pain in  buttocks/muscles around hip he seems  able to walk but with limp
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Get an xray: He should get an xray to make sure the prosthesis is in correct position. With a fall like this, a fracture can occur. If the xray looks ok, then he just has a good bruise. ...Read more

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My sister has pain in her neck, armpit, chest area, jaws, arms, left leg and she is dizzy and has headache.

Many possibilities: There are many possibilities for your sister's pain, dizziness, and headache. The possibilities range from anxiety and stress to diseases like but not limited to rheumatoid arthritis and Lupus which require as soon as possible diagnosis and treatment. Your sister needs to see a doctor as soon as possible for a proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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My wife (26 yrs old, 5' 4'', 130 lbs, excercises 3+ times a week) has recently been complaining of dull, aching pain in her hips, radiating down her thighs, and in her knees when she is tired. It seems to occur most often when she has been standing all da

My wife (26 yrs old, 5' 4'', 130 lbs, excercises 3+ times a week) has recently been complaining of dull, aching pain in her hips, radiating down her thighs, and in her knees when she is tired. It seems to occur most often when she has been standing all da

What is your wife's: medical, family, social, sexual, surgical, pregnancy histories? Also what meds, allergies does she have? Is she pregnant now? Anyone standing all day will complain of postural weakness, unless they can sit also. So, please provide more history so we can help you better. Thanks! ...Read more