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Gout Elbow Symptoms
Usually not: "tennis elbow" which is tendonosis of the lateral or outside of the elbow (the most common "tendonitis" of the elbow) usually doesn't cause any numbness in the hand or fingers medial elbow tendonosis (golfers elbow) will occasionally irritate the ulnar nerve about the elbow and cause some numbness in the ring and small fingers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Hand numbness, more so than wristnumbness, can be a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome. So can pain in the digits of the hand. Predominately the symptoms are felt in the first three digits of your hand. Electro diagnostic testing may help determine if you have carpal tunnel syndrome or something else. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Trauma, infxn, gout: Most common cause is student's elbow, from the repetitive resting on one's elbow. Infections are also common especially if fever, redness or warmth are present. In people with gout, bursitis can happen here. A rheumatologist and orthopedist are specialists who diagnose and treat this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed celiac 1 month. I have systemic tendonitis. Plantar faciitis both feet, trigger finger both hands, knee tendonitis both knees. Why?
Can't figure out these symptoms Non-exertional chest pain, cold hands, unilateral swollen interphalangeal thumb joint w/o trauma, dyspnea on awakening?
Think rheumatic dz: Definitely confusing! Nontraumatic IP joint swelling, especially in the thumb, brings to mind rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A common complication of RA is costochondritis which affects the rib joints (chest pain) & a variant called Caplan's Syndrome leads to lung nodules. Other autoimmune diseases may mimic RA (lupus?) but testing by a Rheumatologist may sort things out for u. Good Luck! Thanx 4 ur Q ...Read more
Be seen: I would certainly be seen. There are multiple potential causes. Probably the two most common causes are a pinched nerve in the neck or a peripheral nerve entrapment syndrome. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually determine the cause. Thank you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tendon vs. nerve: Golfer's elbow is due to the muscle tendon. Pain starts at the medial epicondyle and spreads down the forearm. Wrist bending, forearm twisting, & object grasping worsens the pain. Cubital tunnel syndrome is caused by a pinched ulnar nerve as it crosses the elbow on its way to the hand. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000789.htm ...Read more
Can Lupus cause Achiles Tendonitis or Retrocalcaneal Bursitis, Runner's or Jumper's knee, or Cubital Tunnel Sydrome?
Autoimmune diseases: Autoimmune diseases can sometimes be associated with inflammatory joints and result in laxity. This can can create instability and can create abnormal pull/strain in some muscles - particularly those that are responsible for balance. ...Read more
Could i claim disability benefits for having arthritis, bursitis, trapped nerves, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, IBS and carpal tunnel syndrome?
You could: Depending upon your state, you may be required to under go a functional examination by an internist as part of your evaluation. ...Read more
Hi, been battling with gout and ita in the elbow. Been to the doc twice this week and just gives me an injection. seems to work for 48hrs?
Management: If you are sure of diagnosis,this could indicate a very high uric acid level in the blood(do test) leading to crystalization in the joint.Acute management needs a follow up with long term management,for which allopurinol is most commonly used.Drink 2-3litres clear fluid daily and speak to your doctor about long -term dietary changes.Gout should generally be fairly easy to control ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unusual for gout: Gout at age 22 is rare unless there is an inherited problem with purine and uric acid metabolism. I would first look for other causes of persistent joint pain. If a rheumatologist verifies that indeed you do have chronic gout, medications must be given to 1. stop the attack and 2. lower the uric acid level in the blood to prevent future attacks of gout. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely!: The elbow is affected, but not without other joints in the lower extremity also being stricken. The most common cause for elbow swelling is olecranon bursitis! the are many causes for this. The most\ serious is infection. Have him see a doctor. Gout really cannot be completely controlled by diet. Improved-yes. Controlled, no! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've got a burning pain in my shoulder arm and elbow for the past year, the pain is very intense , can it be gout ?
Possibly: Gout is an inflammatory joint condition that can cause those symptoms, but usually waxes and wanes. A blood test called a serum uric acid level can be done, as well as obtaining a sample of joint fluid to look for microscopic crystals in the joint. It can be treated with medications and diet modification. Other potential causes of the pain could be tendonitis or a pinched nerve in your neck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have gout in my elbow and foot and its been going on for about a month. It usually only lasts up to a week. I can't straighten my arm. Foot hurts too?
Red swollen outer elbow underside. Acute onset. Have history of gout in big toes and also thumbs at times. 52 years old onset of gout about 24.
Most likely: Most likely this is also gout. The olecranon bursa is a small sac that covers the elbow joint. Gouty inflammation commonly occurs in that area. Other possibilities includes traumatic bursitis or septic (infection) bursitis. Tight control of gout by keeping the blood level of uric acid low may prevent further attacks. ...Read more
Had a gout attack back in laste december, early january. It happened in my foot/toe and my elbow. Foot is better since but i still can't straighten elb?
I have severe gout that effected my joins (feet, knees, wrists, elbows). Beside diet, could my body produce uric acid, like from stress?
Yes: Many types of things including certain foods such as red meat and processed foods and sugary drinks, stress and medicines such as aspirin can cause your uric acid levels to increase. And certain diseases and conditions increase the risk of gout including untreated high blood pressure and chronic conditions such as diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and kidney and heart diseases. ...Read more
Gout flare in my left elbow tha hasn't gone away in over a month. It got better now worse. I went to the ER to rule out dvt. Found 2 swollen nodes?
I have severe pain below my second toe. It was diagnosed as gout as my uric acid was at 420. I also have crackly knees and tennis elbow. Could they be related?
Normal Uric acid: Levels in a female are 2.4 - 6.0, so I am not sure what you mean by 420? How was the diagnosis of gout made? Was the region aspirated? Gout is also monarticular meaning it usually occurs at one joint. Crackly knees and tennis elbow have nothing to do with gout. I question the diagnosis given. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have severe pain and swelling in my feet knees and elbow but its not arthritis gout blood clot lupus sickle cell or wnything the dictors can find..W?
Right arm vein hurts by my wrist. Dr. Says it might be gout but even with meds the pain is still there and so is the swelling. What could it be?
So here's the: Thing, if gout is the presumptive diagnosis a simple tap of the region (tap means doctor taking a sample with needle) would confirm that diagnosis. In the event, it's not gout, an abcess, or infection presents Similiarly, and that should be considered, a clot could develop in a vein, less common in wrist but very painful when it occurs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My arm right before my wrist veins hurt. Feels hot sometimes and slight swelling. Dr. Says gout but gout meds don't help. Anything else it could be?
Thumb hurts & swollen at ip joint. Had blood work to see if it's arthritis, RA or gout - negative results. X-rays to be next. Tingle, cramp up arm.
Thumb hurts, swollen at ip joint. Had blood work to see if it's arthritis, RA or gout - negative results. To go for x-rays. Tight, tingle cramp up arm?
Yes: Gout can cause red, swollen, painful joints. Sometimes it can be asymptomatic. The joint between the foot and the big toe is often involved. These symptoms typically occur after a large meal or after drinking alcohol. Can also occur in the knee. Caused by purine metabolism problems. Gout should be evaluated and treated by a physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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