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Does Metformin Cause Joint Pain
Yes: There are several types of arthritis associated with thyroid disease. Both an inflammatory arthritis (myxedematous arthropathy) and an very acute arthritis called pseudogout can be assocated with a low thyroid. Generalized joint pain can occasionally be seen with an overactive thyroid. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What can cause severe joints pain? No relief with anti-flammatory, nor pain medicine. ( lower and upper joints)
Arthritis pain: Degenerative joint disease (DJD) is a descriptive phrase for arthritis. DJD involves wear and tear to the articular cartilage of the knee. This process can cause pain and inflammation, which can range from mild to severe, depending on the severity of the arthritis. For help with treatment of your djd, consult an orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more
No: 24 yo asks if "anxiety" causes "joint pain". Anxiety originates in mind & reflects psychologic effects of mental process. Joint pain originates in soft tissue pain transducers such as tendons & ligaments that surround joints. Persons w. abnormal intensities of anxiety might subjectively experience greater pain, but this is unmeasured & unproven theoretical speculatio ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Endometriosis: There are certain proinflammatory substances that are secreted by the ectopic endometrial tissue that are very irritating to adjacent tissues and nerve endings causing pain. These substances, ie prostaglandin, will cause uterine contractions that are also painful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: It is possible that ankle pain could be caused from long term use of Accutane as this drug can cause some bone issues. However, that being said, there are so many other reasons why you may experience ankle pain. I would recommend you discuss with prescribing doctor and perhaps see a podiatrist or orthopedist as well for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: In a small percentage of patients with back pain, excessive movement between the vertebrae can cause pain. This is called instability and can be diagnosed with xrays that look at movement between the flexed and extended position of the spine. If movement is excessive, sometimes surgery is needed to stabilize the unstable segment(s). ...Read more
No: increases risk: Osteopenia means your bones have lost some of their mineral content, but probably not enough to greatly increase fracture risk. Osteoporosis is more severe mineral loss that does increase the likelihood of fractures. Neither causes pain unless you actually break a bone. (if you have either, be sure your vitamin d level is high enough. Your doctor can do a blood test. But don't overdo vitamin d.). ...Read more
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