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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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I am experiencing painful swollen joints (better by: rest) (side: both) (quality: dull or aching sensation) (time frame: gradual onset) (worsened. ..

I am experiencing painful swollen joints (better by: rest) (side: both) (quality: dull or aching sensation) (time frame: gradual onset) (worsened. ..

Pain&swelling joints: You MAY have some type of arthritic disorder. Please see your doc. He/she may refer you to a specialist for help. AFTER that consider seeing a nutritionist to clean up your diet, which MAY contain pro-inflammatory foods. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Had cortison in L5 and si joints 3 weeks ago still got stinging and dull ache in lower back and buttocks?

Had cortison in L5 and si joints 3 weeks ago still got stinging and dull ache in lower back and buttocks?

This is not unusual: This can happen just from the injections or the fact that the injections did not help or even that your pain may have been unrelated to these areas in the first place. You should follow up with the doctor who injected you for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I've had a dull ache in both legs for 6 days now. It gets worse as the day progresses. It starts at my lower back and goes down. Also have joint pain.

I've had a dull ache in both legs for 6 days now. It gets worse as the day progresses. It starts at my lower back and goes down. Also have joint pain.

Time to be checked: General rule of thumb - any unusual symptoms lasting a week that are worsening should be seen by MD. If on any medications review their side effect potential. If you are a runner, you may have some muscle fatigue. Drink plenty of water and take a break from exercise at this point. If the joint that hurts swells or has redness during pain episode you MUST see an MD soon. ...Read more

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I have a lump in my vag I can't get past my first joint knuckle it won't let me when putting finger in and I have a dull ache that's it what could it be?

I have a lump in my vag I can't get past my first joint knuckle it won't let me when putting finger in and I have a dull ache that's it what could it be?

Bartholin Cyst: It sounds like it could be a Bartholin's gland cyst. These are benign, but often need to be drained in order for a woman to get relief from the pain and throbbing. It could be something else, as well, but you need to see a doctor to have it diagnosed. Best of luck, . ...Read more

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I have a painful 'fat-like' lump on left rib cage, mid axillary line. I have dull aches in my back and chest, occasionally my joints. And light nausea?

May need medical che: If this lump is increasing in size, you should get your doctor to check it. You can watch its size over the next 4 weeks and then decide if you need medical attention. If it is painful, go see your doctor sooner. Tylenol (acetaminophen) may give you some relief from pain, . ...Read more

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Firstly I had a reaction to deoderant which caused a dermatitis like rash in my armpits then followed a few weeks later by what was thought to be burstitis of my elbow, but after it healed all my joints seem to crack constantly and sometimes dull aches in

Firstly I had a reaction to deoderant which caused a dermatitis like rash in my armpits then followed a few weeks later by what was thought to be burstitis of my elbow, but after it healed all my joints seem to crack constantly and sometimes dull aches in

Rheumatology: While it is possible you might have had a reaction to your deodorant; the presence of a rash, pain and swelling in the joints can also suggest a possible rheumatologist condition, such as lupus for example. So if it does not clear up quickly, you might benefit from a rheumatologist workup. ...Read more

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I have a dull ache im my left arm its always around my elbow joint on the inside of my arm sometimes its around my shoulder and biceps and palm?

I have a dull ache im my left arm its always around my elbow joint on the inside of my arm sometimes its around my shoulder and biceps and palm?

Need a checkup: Pain in the areas that you describe may be due to a problem in the cervical spine - the origin of the nerves that supply the areas that hurt. To get a specific answer and proper treatment, you need to see your physician ...Read more

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I am experiencing fatigue, peeling skin, red spots on roof of mouth, joint stiffness, headache (quality: dull or aching sensation, sensation of pressure or fullness) My ANA is 1:160 speckled, low C3 and C4 16 (nl range 16-47).?

I am experiencing fatigue, peeling skin, red spots on roof of mouth, joint stiffness, headache (quality: dull or aching sensation, sensation of pressure or fullness) My ANA is 1:160 speckled, low C3 and C4 16 (nl range 16-47).?

Rheumatologist: My advice is to consult a rheumatologist. The ANA, although elevated, cannot be considered diagnostic of collagen disease without other supportive evidence. Since your symptoms are nonspecific, I would like to have an expert evaluate you. ...Read more

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Dull headache for 2.5 wks. With jaw pain when headache gets worse. Muscle/joint pain in legs, arms and back. Tingling, nausea and stomach ache as well?

Dull headache for 2.5 wks. With jaw pain when headache gets worse. Muscle/joint pain in legs, arms and back. Tingling, nausea and stomach ache as well?

See a doc for exam: All headaches require a work up. The jaw pain may be the cause of HAs but the joint pains and the tingling suggest a neurological evaluation is needed to determine their cause. These may be all related to one cause. Make appointment today, and don’t look for a simple solution. This is important! ...Read more

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What might be causing the aches in my joints?

What might be causing the aches in my joints?

No easy answer: Many things can cause joint pain. A careful history by your physician is the best place to start. Some joint pains are age related. A myriad number of diseases can affect the joints. Xray evaluation and laboratory tests will help narrow down the cause for your joint pain. Inheitance patterns and injuries may also play a part. ...Read more

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My joints are aching what shall I fo?

My joints are aching what shall I fo?

See your DR: Go to your DR, get exam and find the etiology of the joint pain.
Treatment is available.. ...Read more

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Why do my joints ache in the mornings?

Joint or soft tissu: When your physician evaluates you thing that will be looked for including joint pain, joint swelling, soft tissue tenderness, soft tissue swelling - all of which can help pinpoint the problem. Imaging including x-ray, ultrasound and /or MRI might be necessary and laboratory findings help also.. ...Read more

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Showering with cold water, does it cause joint aches?

Showering with cold water, does it cause joint aches?

Cold showers: Cold showers don't cause joint pain. If anything cold water should sooth joint pain. ...Read more

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I have two sons ages 19 & 15. Both of them have complained about their joints aching and they constantly pop them.

I have two sons ages 19 & 15. Both of them have complained about their joints aching and they constantly pop them.

Not a problem: You didn't ask a specific question but I assume you're concerned about the aches and subsequent popping of the joints. Achy joints during periods of growth are not unusual and generally benign. Popping the joints is not recommended but that's one habit you may not be able to break. If mild interventions help with the joint aches (ice or heat, anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen), there is likely. ...Read more

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Nowadays I have body aches with minimum work done. My joints pains a lot. It has never happened. My daily life doesn't involve sitting around fr long?

Nowadays I have body aches with minimum work done. My joints pains a lot. It has never happened. My daily life doesn't involve sitting around fr long?

Early arthritis: You need to extensively evaluated for this issue. Start by going to your primary care MD and have them examine you and check lab work. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are sore joints symptomatic of?

What are sore joints symptomatic of?

Arthitis: Arthritis, either inflammatory or degenerative, or both. The number of diagnoses is staggering. See a rheumatologist, or touch base first with your primary physician. But I suspect you have a rheumatology problem. ...Read more

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All my joints are sore and I'm only in my late 20's.Burning/stiffness. What could this be?

All my joints are sore and I'm only in my late 20's.Burning/stiffness. What could this be?

Maybe fibromyalgia: Fibromyalgia is a likely possibility with your symptoms. See a rheumatologist for the proper diagnosis. There are several treatment options that can help. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: joint aches?

Joint aches: Discomfort emanating from the connection between two bones at the articulating surfaces. ...Read more

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I'm 48 and have different joint aches in and around my body. I weight201 and im 6'4?

I'm 48 and have different joint aches in and around my body. I weight201 and im 6'4?

Joint pains: Multiple joint pains can have several different causes, some of them minor and some of the causes are major health concerns. This is a condition that requires a consultation with your physician to evaluate the cause of the joint pains and then to recommend appropriate treatment. Search for the true cause of the joint pains. ...Read more

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Can l tyrosine cause joint aches?

Possibly: Every nutritional supplement can lead to side effects. Side effects are variable by individual. As a geneticist, I have seen patients with a rare condition called tyrosonemia where they have excess tyrosine in their blood. In these patients, joint aches is not part of the syndrome. They tend to have more vomiting, diarrhea and generalized weakness. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of aching joints?

What can be the cause of aching joints?

Arthritis: Whenever a joint aches it means there is inflammation. There are different reasons for this from mild arthritis to more severe inflammatory disease. As we age we all develop osteoarthritis which is typically called "wear and tear"arthritis. Some of us start early with pain and others get to old age with hardly a hint of it. Please discuss with your doc your complaints and let him decide. ...Read more

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I have double jointed elbows and they often ache or feel jammed. Is this normal?

I have double jointed elbows and they often ache or feel jammed. Is this normal?

Limiting aching of l: Lax or hypermobile joints not infrequently result in aching in the joints. This does not indicate damage or arthritis. It is advisable to limit overextending or stressing your elbows. Emphasis should be on muscle strengthening of the upper arm and forearm muscles preferably under guidance of knowledgable physical therapist. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Levin
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