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Doctor insights on: Femara Causing Joint Pain

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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 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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Can si joint inflammation cause calf nerve pain?

Can si joint inflammation cause calf nerve pain?

Depends: If you already have sciatica and it involves your si joint too, this nerve goes all the way down to the foot, and can affect any part of the nerve that shoots off from it. To double check, you need to see a PCP/Dr. to get this checked out and see for sure. A sports medicine, or osteopathic (DO) physician are well trained to see this, as are neurologist or orthopedist. Start with your PCP first! ...Read more

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Joint pain related to leukemia?

Joint pain related to leukemia?

Not usually.: Leukemia is a blood cancer that develops in the bone marrow, the part of the bone away from the ends where the joints are. If there is pain, it usually is from the bones diffusely, and not the joints. Also, the large bones are the ones that hurt (breast bone, ribs, thigh bones) and usually don't affect the bones of the hands and feet, where arthritis is more common. ...Read more

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Can SI joint pain lead to leg pain?

Can SI joint pain lead to leg pain?

Yes but need more in: We will need more information. You say you are pregnant and this may be related to you symptoms. It depends on the type of leg pain you have. Your physician can clarify this ...Read more

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Ovulation pain causing pain in my coccyx?

Ovulation pain causing pain in my coccyx?

Ovulation pain: Your can get pain that radiates to the entire pelvic area, lower back and even lower extremities with ovulation and or menstruation. Try using a heating pad and you can take anti inflammatory medication about three days before you are ovulating ...Read more

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Facet joint pain or si joint pain? Pain is located in lower left, 2 inches from spine (l5-s1 area). No reffered pain. 2 somewhat positive facet blocks

Facet joint pain or si joint pain? Pain is located in lower left, 2 inches from spine (l5-s1 area). No reffered pain. 2 somewhat positive facet blocks

Can Be both: However if the facet block gave you 70-100% pain relief, then more likely to be your fact joint. If less than 50% relief, then consider the SI joint as a definite source of your pain. Also if not ruled out already, I often find things like spinal stenosis or herniated discs also have this same pattern of pain. ...Read more

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Can inflammation around the si joint cause sciatica pain? Or muscle spasms of piriformis muscle?

Can inflammation around the si  joint cause sciatica pain? Or muscle spasms of piriformis muscle?

Yes/No: Rare that the SI joint can cause true sciatica, however it can cause a referred pattern of pain that is known to radiate down the back of the leg up to about the calf. Traditionally SI Joint pain most often causes tenderness and pain in the buttock area. Piriformis muscle may cause sciatica, but that is also not common. Suggest seeing a spine specialist to determine which is occurring. ...Read more

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What could cause joint pain in adolescents?

What could cause joint pain in adolescents?

Many things: Adolescents could have many things, from a stress fracture, "growing pains, " juvenile arthritis, or even simple overuse. See your doctor - they should be able to steer you down the right path. ...Read more

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What is causing widespread joint pain?

What is causing widespread joint pain?

Arthritis: Arthritic disorders cause widespread joint pain. If this is the problem, see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Can knee pain cause hand pain ?

Can knee pain cause hand pain ?

No: No, one would not cause the other,?however a systemic condition could potentially cause both, gout being one example. ...Read more

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Left SI joint pain/piriformis symptoms so have been stretching pirifomis now starting to get pain in other joint.Can stretching it cause SI instabilit?

Left SI joint pain/piriformis symptoms so have been stretching pirifomis now starting to get pain in other joint.Can stretching it cause SI instabilit?

Don't Stretch Spasm: Stretching healthy musculature is often helpful to prevent injury. Once an injury has occurred however stretching tends to exacerbate a spasm in progress. Stretching itself is unlikely to cause instability of the SI joint. Pain in the opposite SI joint may result from compensation for the injured, more painful side. ...Read more

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Can psoriatic arthritis only cause pain in the si joint?

Can psoriatic arthritis only cause pain in the si joint?

No: Much like rheumatoid arthritis almost any joint in the body can be affected with psoriatic arthritis - all the joints in th arms and legs as well as the cervical and lumbar spines. The si joints are typically involved in the spondylitic form of psoriatic arthritis. ...Read more

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Can Gabapentin cause joint pain?

Can Gabapentin cause joint pain?

Not a major issue: While there are many side effects listed ( all possible side effects must be listed whether they were caused by the medication or not) there is little chance that the Gabapentin is responsible for joint pain. It is in fact often used for neuropathic type pain. ...Read more

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Constant knee pain seems lateral. Collateral ligament is tight & painful and it is also causing the joint to grind. What could be causing this?

Constant knee pain seems lateral. Collateral ligament is tight & painful and it is also causing the joint to grind. What could be causing this?

Knee Nightmare: Pain about the knee can be due to many reasons. Medial pain can occur due to ligament, meniscal or bursal injury. Similarly, lateral pain can occur for these reasons but less so for meniscal injury as it is a distinct structure apart from the collateral ligament. A common, but often overlooked, condition is iliotibial band syndrome that can cause pain anywhere from the hip to the lateral knee. ...Read more

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Does metformin cause joint pain or could it be the femara (letrozole) i started taking in jan 2014?

Does metformin cause joint pain or could it be the femara (letrozole) i started taking in jan 2014?

Femara!!!: It is definitely the femara! almost half of women taking Femara get moderate to severe joint pain. Sometimes switching to a different aromatase inhibitor helps. Make sure your doctor knows you're having pain. If your vitamin d level is low, increasing it can improve the pain. But it's really a troublesome side effect, and i'm so sorry you have it. Ask your doc for relief so you stay on the drug! ...Read more