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Persistant pain in wrist, difficulty gripping and bending wrist, sharp pain when resting regular cramps in fingers and toes aching ankles?

Persistant pain in wrist, difficulty gripping and bending wrist, sharp pain when resting regular cramps in fingers and toes aching ankles?

Mult possibilities: Possibilities are multiple. Wrist pain with difficulty bending/gripping could be due to tendonitis, arthritis, or other. Multiple joint involvement (wrist, toes, ankles) may be some type of arthritis. See your doctor for an exam and diagnostic testing if needed (lab work, xrays). ...Read more

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I broke my back lifting a trailer off a truck in aug.Now I have tingling in fingers and toes, hips ache and crampy lower abdomen. Is this normal?

I broke my back lifting a trailer off a truck in aug.Now I have tingling in fingers and toes, hips ache and crampy lower abdomen. Is this normal?

No: No this is not normal. The tingling could be do to nerve damage or impinging nerve between bone or more. See your physician for a proper work up and treatment. There could be more going on. ...Read more

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Why do my fingers, toes and back ache unless i try to crack them?

Why do my fingers, toes and back ache unless i try to crack them?

Several reasons: It may be the way you are built or that your musculature is just tight. Cracking noise or sensation can be from several origins ranging from the small joints of your back "popping" like the cracking of your knuckles to tight soft tissue structures giving the same sensation when stretched or moving over one another or another musculoskeletal structure. It is not a pathologic or bad thing. ...Read more

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? Thyroid. Cold sensitivity, cold toes, fingers, joint(?)aches, dry skin, brittle nails hair, sore muscles, stiff body. diangosis w/ hypothyroidism 1990 & on .125 mcg meds. Normal TSH & t4. Problems now? What

? Thyroid. Cold sensitivity, cold toes, fingers, joint(?)aches, dry skin, brittle nails hair, sore muscles, stiff body. diangosis w/ hypothyroidism 1990 & on .125 mcg meds. Normal TSH & t4. Problems now? What

Thyroid "normal": As you obviously know all your symptoms fit into hypothyroidism. What you may not know is that the so called normal range thyroid levels is rather broad. You may very well still be hypothyroid. I would suggest seeing an endocrinologist who may be more liberal in your lab readings. ...Read more

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What is causing the aching pain in my fingers & toes?

What is causing the aching pain in my fingers & toes?

Need eval by doctor: Many conditions can cause joint aches and specifically in your hands and feet. Can be basic arthritis or types of arthritis from other sources such as rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disease like lupus or scleroderma. Blood vessels and nerve conditions , thyroid and liver d/s can also be causes. You are young so it would be important to have thorough evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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Both my pinkies have been swollen for about two years. My right toe has bursitis, and now both my index fingers are starting to ache and look bumpy.

Both my pinkies have been swollen for about two years.  My right toe has bursitis, and now both my index fingers are starting to ache and look bumpy.

Arthritis: These could be features of Arthritis. There are numerous types of arthritis and distinction based solely on your description is hard. Please follow up with your primary care physician or a rheumatologist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My toes an fingers are cramping. Im aching all over. My neck is stiff an I have a low grade temp.

My toes an fingers are cramping. Im aching all over. My neck is stiff an I have a low grade temp.

Possible meningitis: It is possible you have the flu, but if your neck is stuff that could be a sign if meningitis. This is a potentially fatal infection of the lining if your brain. Get evaluated by a physician to be on the safe side. ...Read more

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I get swollen areas on fingers and toes that are sore and hard to the touch. They last about 2 wks. Is this part of my raynaud's disease?

I get swollen areas on fingers and toes that are sore and hard to the touch.  They last about 2 wks.  Is this part of my raynaud's disease?

Possibly: It is difficult to say without being able to visualize the lesions. If it is, you need to have the raynauds treated before the skin damage becomes major. See a rheumatologist to have the problem evaluated. ...Read more

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I'm 32, aching fingers & toes joints. No swelling. Has occurred just before Winter for the last 2 years for a month or so & then disappears.. Cause?

I'm 32, aching fingers & toes joints. No swelling. Has occurred just before Winter for the last 2 years for a month or so & then disappears.. Cause?

Varies: Some people with inflammatory and/ or arthritic problems will develop symptoms with weather changes. A rheumatologist could potentially be of assistance to screen you for a number of potential causes with some basic blood work. ...Read more

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Why does the top of my feet hurt and toes have a numbing sensation also aches and pain on my finger joints?

Why does the top of my feet hurt and toes have a numbing sensation also aches and pain on my finger joints?

Nerve entrapment: The pain in your hand is unrelated to your foot. The inflammation of the nerve that runs over the top of your foot can cause the numbness sensation. Your hand, can be caused by degenerative arthritis, which would explain the aches and pain of the smaller finger joints. See a podiatrist for the foot issue, an orthopedic hand specialist for the fingers. ...Read more

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Had a 48hr bug + temp. Began with headache + localised backpain. Got tingling in fingers+toes. They're still sore + spots appearing. What could it be?

Had a 48hr bug + temp. Began with headache + localised backpain. Got tingling in fingers+toes. They're still sore + spots appearing. What could it be?

Many things, be seen: The spots on your fingers and toes, associated with fever, warrants being seen by your physician. Make an appointment to have an examination performed. ...Read more

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Alves ache bad to toes. Arms hurt from elbows to fingers with sharp pain shooting thru them occasionally. What would cause it? Started about a month ago and the local dr said i had the flu the flu is gone but the aching pain is still there. Hurts to bad

You : You need to be seen by a doctor again and have a complete evaluation. It may be muscle aching pain such as myositis. It could be nerve pain such as neuropathy which can be caused by numerous conditions. You could have an electrolyte imbalance such as potassium. You could be having a reaction to a medication that you take so be sure your physician is aware of all medications and supplements. But i urge you to be seen immediately again. If you have increased pain, fever, weakness or numbness then you will have to go to the er. ...Read more

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The ring finger on my left hand and my second toe on my left foot have been extremely sore, is this ra?

The ring finger on my left hand and my second toe on my left foot have been extremely sore, is this ra?

Unknown: Rheumatoid arthritis is usually a more symmetrical disease with multiple small joints affected. The more common condition, osteoarthritis, is more typical of your pattern. However, there are other important factors such as a detailed history and a physical examination that are necessary for an accurate diagnosis in your case. ...Read more

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Could nerve firings be anxiety along with muscle and joint aches and pains in hands arms legs feet fingers toes.. Doctors keep blaming anxiety ?

Could nerve firings be anxiety along with muscle and joint aches and pains in hands arms legs feet fingers toes.. Doctors keep blaming anxiety ?

Low magnesium or: other micronutrients may be part of the cause. In the US we have a lab called Spectrracell that does nutritional lab testing. You can search for a similar lab in your country. If you have any low micronutrients you can change your diet and/or supplement. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My five yr old daughter has peeling fingers and toes, she has had in the past month, chalazion on RT eye, ear infections, sore throat (neg strep test)?

My five yr old daughter has peeling fingers and toes, she has had in the past month, chalazion on RT eye, ear infections, sore throat (neg strep test)?

Needs check: a negative quick strep does not rule out strep some times a virus like infectious mono can be the culprit your child may need some bloodwork to R/O Kawasackie desease ...Read more

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