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Chronic Joint Pain All Joints
Diagnosed with joint hypermobility syndrome, pain in joints including ribs hips knees sometimes excruciating. Constant fatigue, always cold, normal?
Workup and PT: There is no good evidence that JHS in and of itself will cause such significant pain. With that said, many people with JHS do present with chronic pain, fibromyalgia, fatigue and even autonomic symptoms such as you're describing. Evaluation by a rheumatologist, neurologist and physiatrist could be helpful in sorting out your symptoms, ruling out other problems, and providing appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If RA is severe can you have multiple bone erosions in multiple joints causing widespread joint pain and morning stiffness?
Yes,: it can affect multiple joints.Get a more detailed answer ›
Multiple symptoms : See u orthopaedist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Ii have excrutiating joint pain in my finger joints, and knee joints. Could this be from fibromyalgia?
Not usually.: Leukemia is a blood cancer that develops in the bone marrow, the part of the bone away from the ends where the joints are. If there is pain, it usually is from the bones diffusely, and not the joints. Also, the large bones are the ones that hurt (breast bone, ribs, thigh bones) and usually don't affect the bones of the hands and feet, where arthritis is more common. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more
Go see ur FamilyDoc: Too many things can cause your symptoms for online docs to manage safely. So go see your FamilyDoc. Or go to ER or Urgent Care if symptoms get worse before you can see FamilyDoc. Bottom line, don't wait to see if you'll get better. The fact that you wrote in means that you need medical evaluation sooner than later. ...Read more
Depends: If you already have sciatica and it involves your si joint too, this nerve goes all the way down to the foot, and can affect any part of the nerve that shoots off from it. To double check, you need to see a PCP/Dr. to get this checked out and see for sure. A sports medicine, or osteopathic (DO) physician are well trained to see this, as are neurologist or orthopedist. Start with your PCP first! ...Read more
Chronic pain, stiffness, both feet, big & mid toes. Also chronic knee pain w intermittent grinding. Intermittent grinding right shoulder. Ra?Other?
RA, Osteoarthritis: When you have symptoms on both sides, it can open up the possibility of ra. Joints in RA or any other inflammatory arthritis, usually present with swelling , pain and stiffness. Osteoarthritis is a result of wear on the cartilage in joints. The only way to find out what type is through blood tests and screening techniques to test for rheumatoid factor. ...Read more
Xray for arthritis: Despite your young age, you may have arthritis or degenerative joint disease. Seek an evaluation by your md. Between routine joint examin and basic xrays, your physician can determine whether or not you have arthritis and need a referral to an orthopaedic surgeon. If advanced enough, you may need early joint replacement if your signs and symptoms so indicate. Medical evaluation is your 1st step. ...Read more
I am 74 and have chronic joint pain, but no one has an answer. Want to be acitve so can anyone help?
You need evaluation: There are many reasons why people have chronic joint pain. You need an evaluation. It is arthritis - what type? Is it soft tissue rheumatism? This can be a cause of chronic pain. Where do you hurt? If joints which joints? Do they swell? Are they tender to touch. A definition of what type of pain you have is the first step to appropriate therapy. A rheumatology evaluation would be wise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: There is no single answer as it depends on whether the joint pain is mechanical, inflammatory, neuropathic, or functional. Depending on the cause, the treatment may be adaptive, psychological, weight loss, exercise, yoga, medications, physical therapy, injections, surgery. The cause determines the treatment. ...Read more
Do I need to take Celebrex (celecoxib) everyday for chronic back, and joint pain, or can I take it as needed? I want to get the best effect.
Chronic hives are : In most cases of chronic hives, a cause is never clearly identified. In some cases, chronic hives may be related to an underlying autoimmune disorder, such as thyroid disease or lupus. While the underlying cause of chronic hives is usually not identified, treatment can help with symptoms. For many people, antihistamine medications provide the best relief. ...Read more
If a patient with chronic psoriasis suddenly develops severe joint pain and pain in the thighs around the age of 40, what disease is indicated?
Acute vs chronic hep b...Are the symptoms for both generally the same in the early stages? Some stiffness, joint pain, ab pain? Or are they different?
I have chronic lower back joint pain. Have for over a year. Is it worth getting an MRI 2 c what's going. Won't seem to go away even after daily strech?
Reasonable: It's worth a try. You may or may not find anything "treatable". ...Read more
Drs r blaming my chronic joint pain, neuropathy and myclonic jerks on stress. My only stress is no dx! how likely is that ?
Neuropathy: Stress is not a cause of neuropathy. Emg testing and neurologic testing will help give a diagnosis of the sorce of neuropathy. Xrays will help determine if the joint pain is due to arthritis or inflammaton - the myoclonic jerking should be evaluated by EMG and neurologic testing. ...Read more
A strep carrier shows no signs of infection, but could chronic joint pain result from being a carrier?
No: If a carrier has had acute strep infection and has antibodies--found by blood tests they could have post strep arthritis--a carrier should not have chronic joint pains. ...Read more
Is there anything in an endoscopy or colonoscopy that would be the cause of my chronic joint pain in knees and backs?
No: Many things in life happen together but are unrelated. A primary care doctor can evaluate the chronic joint pains (and can refer to specialists as needed) to see if the symptoms are autoimmune (rheumatologic), due to physical activities or the lack of physical activity (orthopedic), related to a recent viral infection, etc... ...Read more
Should a +ANA of 1:640 with chronic joint pain, anaemia & hairloss be dismissed as fibromyalgia with no further follow up?
No: See a rheumatologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Suffering with chronic sacroilliac joint pain in both joints for 5 years. Ankylosis spondylitis was ruled out. What is wrong with me?
Difficult to say: It is difficult to say without knowing more of your tests. You can always seek another opinion from another doctor. ...Read more
Many things: Common things are common: it is possible you have osteoarthritis, which is wear-and-tear joint damage caused by 'mileage' and gravity, which causes joint pain and sometimes swelling. Common causes of chronic cough include allergic rhinitis (postnatal drip), smoking, asthma, or a medication side effect. Certain viruses can cause all three symptoms. If it lingers, see your physician for an exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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