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Chronic Pain (Definition)
Chronic pain is a condition where pain lasts longer than expected (such as more than 3 months), or in spite of treatment.
My knees and elbows are very painful. I have chronic pain which has worsened recently. Today, the pain reached my hips. Also, the skin at my elbows and knees is painful to touch. Is it possible that I might be suffering from fatigue?
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Societal Pain Stats: Chronic pain exacts a huge toll on society, in the tens of billions of dollars per year, mostly in lost productivity due to absenteeism from work secondary to pain. Direct costs for the provision of care are also staggering as is the cost to provide oversight and surveillance by healthcare, pharmaceutical and police enforcement organizations. As we live longer, pain is likely to affect us all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can cutaneous non albican candidiasis affecting skin folds (foreskin) cause epididymo-orchitis/prostatitis symptoms? Chronic pain, pelvic region too
Yeast infection: If confined to cutaneous areas it will not produce the symptoms you are describing. Suggest you see a urologist and be fully evaluated soon. ...Read more
Chronic pain: Chronic pain can be due to many problems: trauma, injury, chronic diseases, cancer, inflammation, etc. It is best to speak with your doctor and explain how long have you had, what worsens or improves it, how long it last and they can better assist you. Also engage in alternative therapies such as yoga/tai chi, acupuncture since all of this can help with chronic pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chronic Conundrum: Chronic pain itself is unique to every individual and so no specific "test" can verify its absence or presence. What is measureable and worthy of testing are the conditions that might precipitate chronic pain. Findings on x-ray, ct, mri, blood work and by clinical examination are sufficient to make a pathological diagnosis, but whether these findings result in chronic pain depends on the person. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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