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Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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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


Dr. Cyma Khalily Dr. Khalily
Psychiatry
31 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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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!

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Dr. Kenneth Merriman Dr. Merriman
Orthopedic Surgery
43 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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What are the causes of joint pain at a young age and continues till your 20's?

What are the causes of joint pain at a young age and continues till your 20's?

Many things: Really need more specifics to give any better answer.

Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Milton Mintz Dr. Mintz
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
63 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied Dr. Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
45 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Pierre Moeser Dr. Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
years in practice
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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.

Dr. Douglas Mund Dr. Mund
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
42 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Danny Westmoreland Dr. Westmoreland
Family Medicine
32 years in practice
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
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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.

Dr. Lonna Larsh Dr. Larsh
Family Medicine
26 years in practice
UC Irvine School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Audie Rolnick Dr. Rolnick
Orthopedic Surgery
36 years in practice
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan Dr. Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
50 years in practice
University of Pune, B. J. Medical College
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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.

Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Rhett Griggs Dr. Griggs
Surgery - Hand Surgery
15 years in practice
Saba University School of Medicine (coursework from 1/1/02 to present)
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Dr. Clive Segil Dr. Segil
Orthopedic Surgery
54 years in practice
Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of the Witwatersrand
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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.