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Is knee pain and other joint pain a symptom of als ?

Is knee pain and other joint pain a symptom of als
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Joint pain may: be a symptom of arthritic processes or other inflammatory conditions, but is generally not a hallmark symptom of ALS ...Read more

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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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Cough, neck rash and knee joint pain. What could these symptoms indicate?

Cough, neck rash and knee joint pain. What could these symptoms indicate?

All together?: Are you having a fever too? Are all your symptoms starting together? They can be a very serious illness or a mild viral infection, please clarify if you have additional symptoms. ...Read more

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Chronic pain syndrome. What is it? Info on it? Rheumo refer to pain doctor. Have ms. Bad joint pain stiffness. Same as another chronic pain on site

Chronic pain syndrome.  What is it? Info on it? Rheumo refer to pain doctor.  Have ms. Bad joint pain stiffness.  Same as another chronic pain on site

CPS: Cps is a poorly defined condition. Most authors consider ongoing pain lasting longer than 6 months as diagnostic, and others have used 3 months as the minimum criterion. Chronic pain syndrome (cps) is a common problem that presents a major challenge to health-care providers because of its complex natural history and poor response to therapy. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/310834-overview. ...Read more

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Can someone have lupus even if the only symptom is bilateraljoint pain in hands, shoulder, knees, wrist?(-)rashes, photosensitivity, weakness, fatigue, fever

Can someone have lupus even if the only symptom is bilateraljoint pain in hands, shoulder, knees, wrist?(-)rashes, photosensitivity, weakness, fatigue, fever

Of Course; ; Hope No: Lupus erythematosus is a notoriously variable disease process, from person to person ; time to time. Since which portions of their body the person's immune system is currently targeting, ; to what degree, varies widely, the consequences also vary widely. Even with high quality lab, diagnosis is problematic ; while treatment outcome, by only medications, can help, outcomes are rarely very good. ...Read more

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Is chest pain a symptom of lupus arthritis flare?

Is chest pain a symptom of lupus arthritis flare?

Yes but...: Lupus flare up can cause inflammation of the pleura and pericardium (sack around the lungs and heart respectively) which can cause chest pain. However it is important that you see your doctor to be sure there is no coexisting coronary artery disease as well. ...Read more

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What is joint stiffness and pain, plus fever symptoms of?

What is joint stiffness and pain, plus fever symptoms of?

Joint stiffness: These symptoms are common with infections/ inflammation. Viral/ bacterial/rickettsial/ parasites can cause these symptoms. Viral illnesses are the most common etiology. Other causes may include rheumatological causes/auto-immune diseases, inflammation following infections but are less common. ...Read more

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Chronic pain symptoms. What is fibromyalgia pain?

Chronic pain symptoms. What is fibromyalgia pain?

Specific pattern: Fibromyalgia is a syndrome that consists of widespread muscle pain often associated with fatigue, poor sleep and joint stiffness and specific tender points. It is a real disorder yet not yet well-understood. Sometimes other conditions like lyme disease are misdiagnosed as fibromyalgia. Mainstream treatment tends to focus on symptom relief but a more holistic approach is often helpful. See comment:. ...Read more

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Is there a neurological condition that causes joint pain? I have ra, pain in multiple joints since mid-aug. Sed rate/crp nml. Per RA md pain is "neuropathic, " prescribed neurontin-not working.

Is there a neurological condition that causes joint pain? I have ra, pain in multiple joints since mid-aug.  Sed rate/crp nml.  Per RA md pain is "neuropathic, " prescribed neurontin-not working.

Rhematoid arthritis: As an orthopedic surgeon who treats R.A. Patients( end stage usually for joint replacement ), i would say that by definition R.A. Pts . Have joint pain because of the very nature of their diagnosis; generally not neuropathic( diabetic , for example). In my experience a negative rf, ana, etc. Early on is more common than not... Prob. A good phy. Exam to confirm dx. And nsaids would be most helpful. ...Read more

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What is finger joint swelling and pain with wrist pain and sholder pain symptoms of?

What is finger joint swelling and pain with wrist pain and sholder pain symptoms of?

Several things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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Are a fever, severe headache, leg and ankle joint pain, chills, tiredness common symptoms of the flu?

Are a fever, severe headache, leg and ankle joint pain, chills, tiredness common symptoms of the flu?

Yes, all of that: The most common symptoms of influenza a are fever, sore throat and cough, but most people just feel awful and might be best described as feeling like they've been run over by a truck, or maybe they'd have preferred that to the way they feel. Get medical attention soon, because you can take antivirals within 48 hous that can shorten the duration illness and reduce the risk of complications. ...Read more

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Muscle ache, joint pain, headaches, pain== if fibromyalgia what's the best treatment, medication?

Muscle ache, joint pain, headaches, pain== if fibromyalgia what's the best treatment, medication?

Multiple treatments: Fm is a quirky entity to treat. We really don't know what causes it and a lot of doctors "don't believe" in it. Find a good pain medicine or rheumatology doctor who is familiar with it and follow their advise. Exercise, warmth, decreasing stress and various medications such as cymbalta, lyrica, savella (milnacipran) and narcotics can help somewhat although none are "cures". ...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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Have lupus symptoms, but ANA is negative. Are symptoms enough to diagnose? joint pain, skin discoloration, numbness in toes, insomnia, family history

Have lupus symptoms, but ANA is negative. Are symptoms enough to diagnose? joint pain, skin discoloration, numbness in toes, insomnia, family history

ANA is one factor: Diagnosis of lupus requires consideration of about 11 factors and ANA is one. You may consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.lupus.org/answers/entry/lupus-diagnostic-criteria Wish you good health! ...Read more

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What would cause severe joint pain, fever, spasticity, myopathy, neuropathy, facial swelling, fatigue, seizures, abdomen pain.. ect ...

What would cause severe joint pain, fever, spasticity, myopathy, neuropathy, facial swelling, fatigue, seizures, abdomen pain.. ect ...

One disease: is unlikely to do all this (Lymes Disease, Neurosyphilis, Porphyria , SLE ? Each could account for all but one of symptoms listed) I spent the better part of an hour trying to come up with one disease.......I give up. Must be one disease plus the side effects of a treatment or more than one condition. Lets figure it out!! Need more information!! www.healthtap.com/drericweisman ...Read more

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What would cause low platelets fatigue headaches bruising trigermonial naralgia swelling and pain in ribs back and hips. ?

Vasculitis possible: Consider a CRP or ESR - this to measure general inflammation. Because of the headache one might pursue temporal artery biopsy. The occlusion of the arteries can cause headaches, jaw pain, and even compromise vision. The bruising is due to the low platelets that can accompany vasulitis or temporal arteritis. ...Read more

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Is wrist pain a symptom rheumatoid arthritis?

Is wrist pain a symptom rheumatoid arthritis?

Wrist pain: Rheumatoid arthritis can indeed cause joint pain in the wrist. However, there are many causes of wrist pain: osteoarthritis (degenerative wear-and-tear arthritis), tendinitis, bony abnormalities (keinbock's disease, scaphoid stress fracture), carpal tunnel syndrome, cartilage abnormalities, capsulitis, intersection syndrome, dequervain's tenosynovitis, and still many others. Your doctor can help. ...Read more

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I have uveitis , fatigue, photophobia, ulcer, back pain, stiff neck, joint pain, pain in the night, etc. Do these symptoms confirm ankylosing spondylitis?

I have uveitis , fatigue, photophobia, ulcer, back pain, stiff neck, joint pain, pain in the night, etc. Do these symptoms confirm ankylosing spondylitis?

No: There are a number of disorders that can cause your symptoms, ankylosing spondylitis being one of them. Ankylosing spondylitis can be diagnosed with a blood test... Hlab27. A rheumatologist is best qualified to sort out what's going on with you. ...Read more

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Would crutches be helpful for morning pain of Ankylosing Spondylitis. Finding it hard to stand/walk. Muscle spasms and severe pain in back & ankles ?

Would crutches be helpful for morning pain of Ankylosing Spondylitis. Finding it hard to stand/walk. Muscle spasms and severe pain in back & ankles
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Yes: Bilateral crutches or a walker will off weight the low back and hips significantly. See a pain doctor to look for other ways to decrease this pain as well ...Read more

Dr. Steven Sheskier
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Ankle Pain (Definition)

It is simply that one's ankle hurts. A common scenario is that of an acute ankle sprain. Please ask again if there are more details or ...Read more


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more