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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?
Joint Pain: Yes, I agree polyarthritis is arthritis in multiple joint which is often associated with a rheumatologic disorder (rheumatoid arthritis, lupus...). Migratory arthritis, where your pain jumps from one joint to another, brings up the possibility of lyme's disease and other conditions. Definitely talk to your pcp. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Persistent pain is pain that occurs most of the day, on most days. Pain that last for more than 4-6 months is called chronic pain. Persistent pain doesn't go away in an expected time frame for the injury. For example, your doctor says it'll be fine in a couple of weeks; if the pain is still present, more days than not, at 3-4 weeks out, its persistent. And, it should be ...Read more
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
The answer is very complex, and somewhat theoretical. No two people are the same. Processing of pain is different in different people. No two injuries are the same. People's percetion of pain and pain tolerance differs.
As you see there are many variables. ...Read more
IV Myer's: I have had great success with my patients with chronic pain using a combination of IV nutritional support (myer's cocktail) along with msm 5 gm/ vit c 2 gm 3x/day. This anti-oxidant power house is great at relieving the oxidative stress that perpetuates the pain cycle, neuro feedback is also shown to help break the cycles of pain (www. Clearmindcenter. Com). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many doctors do:
Great question: there are many doctors that are qualified to treat back pain. To start off, the family doctor and other gps treat back pain. When they need to enlist the help of a specialist they can refer to a physiatrist, neurosurgeon, orthopedic surgeon, or an osteopathic doctor for omt.
Certain doctors perform injections that can help these include: radiologists, physiatrists, and anesthesia. ...Read more
I am treated for chronic pain and depression, but it takes all I have to make it to work daily. What else can I do?
Treating chronic pai: Treating chronic pain is not "taboo". You need an in depth evaluation and examination by a board certified pain specialist. This is important in order to determine a treatment plan. All too often the pmd starts with medications which may or may not be appropriate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See your physician: Your physician can help evaluate you and decide the correct diagnosis and the best therapy. The treatment of chronic pain can include medications, physical therapy, exercise, sleep evaluation, psychiatric therapy to name a few. It is best if you avoid narcotics or other habit forming meds. This just makes it more difficult for the long term. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For which pain?: Can't accurately answer the question without knowing which pain state we are talking about. There are good and bad therapeutic options for all chronic issues but we have to know the specifics and region in question. Get us those details and we will be more than happy to give you more detailed answers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is removing mesh aftet iguinal hernia repair is complicated? And what can be done to cure chronic pain after suegery?
Many options: Chronic pain can be difficult to treat. What works for one person might not work for someone else. If you have chronic pain it is best to see a pain specialist to go over the various options. Some would include nsaids and anti-depressants. Narcotics are usually a last resort due to the risk of dependence, tolerance, and addiction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Osteonecrosis of both hips surgery or tablets - have chronic pain take methadone for the pain family want me to have surgery but dr wants to try meds?
Hard to say: Depends on your surgical risk. If average which I would assume looking at your age, then it is my opinion that surgical treatment would be only option as eventually the hips would further necrosis making hip replacement less successful. And more difficult you also do not want to be dependent upon opioids for the rest of your life starting at age 46. Imo Methadone not a good choice in treatmen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
One idea: You might need to see a specialist to talk this out but one suggestion I have is to change your snacks. Instead of eating processed foods, replace it with something healthy instead like celery sticks, carrots... These have zero to low calories and require a lot of energy to chew which might help you with weight, as well as your digestive system. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer