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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


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Does lexpro help with pain? I just switched from Prozac to Lexapro (escitalopram) and had no idea some antidepressants helped with pain. I have terrible joint pain and numbness. Thank you!

Does lexpro help with pain? I just switched from Prozac to Lexapro (escitalopram) and had no idea some antidepressants helped with pain. I have terrible joint pain and numbness. Thank you!

NOT BEST FOR PAIN: There are other medications for pain that are also antidepressants such as Cymbalta and Effexor and pristiq (desvenlafaxine). Depends also on the type of pain that you are referring to. Lexapro is a good antidepressant however. Speak with your physician and do not worry too much about advertisements and commercials! ...Read more

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I just turned 24 and I'm suffering from joint pain, what are some causes for this?

I just turned 24 and I'm suffering from joint pain, what are some causes for this?

See details: There are literally over one hundred causes of joint pain. The best advice I can give you is to see a rheumatologist and then you will have your answer. ...Read more

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Can whisky cause joint pain?

Can whisky cause joint pain?

I don't believe: It's a side effect, but it causes other more serious problems when overdoing it. ...Read more

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Can citrimax cause joint pain?

Can citrimax cause joint pain?

No: Citrimax or hydroxycitric acid is a common ingredient in weight loss products. It does not cause joint pain. ...Read more

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Can low iron cause joint pain?

Can low iron cause joint pain?

Yes, The human body: Contains about 3.5 to 4.5 g of iron. Two thirds of this is present in blood and the rest is stored in the liver, spleen, bone marrow and muscles.
Symptoms of iron deficiency include anemia, fatigue, rapid heartbeat, breathlessness, inability to concentrate, giddiness, disturbed sleep, severe menstrual pain and bleeding, cracks in the corners of the mouth, , mouth ulcers and hair loss. ...Read more

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Can low iron cause joint pain?

Can low iron cause joint pain?

No: Iron overload states (rare) can cause joint pain but iron deficiency does not. ...Read more

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Does tamoxifen cause joint pain?

Does tamoxifen cause joint pain?

No: This is not a typical side effect seen look for other reasons. ...Read more

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Does porphyria cause joint pain?

Does porphyria cause joint pain?

Not typically: There are small vessel obstruction so I would expect the pain to be areas and not joints. ...Read more

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Can Crohn's disease cause joint pain?

Can Crohn's disease cause joint pain?

Yes: Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are both inflammatory bowel diseases and both can be associated with joint pains, though it's more common with crohn's disease than with ulcerative colitis. Usually the joint pains get worse when the digestive problems flare up. Here's a link to some more info on this: http://ibdcrohns. About. Com/cs/relatedconditions/a/arthritisibd. Htm. ...Read more

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What causes joint pain and stiffness?

Too many to list: There are over 100 different types of arthritis or soft tissue causes for your pain. Have a rheumatologist evaluate the issue. ...Read more

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Can hornome unbalance cause joint pain?

Possibly: It really depends what you mean by a hormone imbalance. What hormones are involved? If you are talking about Estrogens the answer is "no." other hormones such as thyroid can be associated with arthritic symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes sudden joint pain and swelling?

What causes sudden joint pain and swelling?

Traumatic?: Trauma and atraumatic would be 2 different answers. Also depends on the joint and how many joints. Can be a rheumatological problem (ra) for example. Can be articular damage or synovitis. Too many things to list. See ortho. ...Read more

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What causes severe joint pain and stiffness?

What causes severe joint pain and stiffness?

Multiple: Joint pain onset of a sudden onset is very unusual and rare. The causes can vary from an injury to various causes like arthritis infection. ...Read more

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What could cause joint pain without swelling?

What could cause joint pain without swelling?

Numerous possibles: There are literally numerous issues that can cause joint pain without evidence of inflammation. If this is your issue, see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Can the herxheimer reaction cause joint pain?

Can the herxheimer reaction cause joint pain?

Forgive my frankness: The real herxheimer reaction results from the killing of large numbers of micro-organisms deep in the tissues by antimicrobial agents. Classically seen in the treatment of advanced syphilis, it's also been reported in other diseases with huge bacterial loads such as bartonellosis. Today's medical quacks diagnose a "herxheimer reaction" whenever one of their own products makes somebody sick. ...Read more

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What might be the cause of joint pain and swelling?

What might be the cause of joint pain and swelling?

Something: Or nothing
need to be evaluated by an orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What can cause chronic joint pain in a 22 year old?

What can cause chronic joint pain in a 22 year old?

4 kinds of arthritis: Degeneration (osteoarthritis) or in a 22 yr-old more likely injuries, autoimmune disease like rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis, infections like lyme and parvovirus, and crystals like gout and pseudogout. Rarely others like bleeding or tumors. ...Read more

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What could cause sudden severe joint pain and stiffness?

What could cause sudden severe joint pain and stiffness?

Multiple: Joint pain onset of a sudden onset is very unusual and rare. The causes can vary from an injury to various causes like arthritis infection. ...Read more

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Do you believe that food intolerance can cause joint pain?

Possibly: Food intolerance or some form of food allergy can cause an inflammatory response that could cause joint pain but it is uncommon. ...Read more

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What could potentially cause sudden joint pain and swelling?

What could potentially cause sudden joint pain and swelling?

Many causes: If you have joint swelling, you should get evaluated for a correct diagnosis and treatment. There are many causes of sudden onset of joint pain and swelling. Some causes include, injury, infection, gout, pseudogout, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune arthritis (lupus), psoriatic arthritis and serum sickness. ...Read more

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I'm 22 and I have a lot of joint pain what could be the cause?

I'm 22 and I have a lot of joint pain what could be the cause?

Many: Being 22 doesn't protect you from illness causing these symptoms. You could have serious causes of arthritis and need to be diagnosed. You need to see your pcp and or a specialist in arthritis (rheumatologist) and get and exam and testing. The causes are too numerous to discuss here. This could be simple or very complex in nature. Get seen. ...Read more

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What could cause bilateral joint pain in almost all of the joints?

What could cause bilateral joint pain in almost all of the joints?

Several conditions: Thus a through evaluation is appropriate and indicated to discern whether this is arthritis, tendinitis fibromyalgia, lyme disease amongst others. A Rheumatologist would be an excellent place to begin with imaging and tests to rule out arthritis like syndromes. Physical or Aqua therapy may also be in order. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of joint pain in a 25 year old patient?

What are the common causes of joint pain in a 25 year old patient?

Need clarify: There may be different reasons, but we need to know what joints, what makes it better, what makes it worse. Do you note it with specific activity. Are you able to play certain sports and not others? Do you joints swell? An evaluation is necessary to clarify your joint aches. ...Read more

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What are the causes of severe body/joint pain besides fibromyalgia?

What are the causes of severe body/joint pain besides fibromyalgia?

Multiple causes: There is a long list of possibilities for more than one joint hurting:
generalized conditions like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, other types of arthritis; infections; some medications; metabolic conditions like gout, pseudgout;
bleeding disorders (hemophilia, etc).
Other include bruising of skin/muscles/tissues over a joint; nerve pains from a variety of causes.
See your doc to help you. ...Read more

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What exactly causes fassett joint pain degeneration or something else?

What exactly causes fassett joint pain degeneration or something else?

See details: Facet arthritis is simply osteoarthritis of these joints in the spine. This is a result of both heredity and years of wear and tear that comes from walking upright. ...Read more