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Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more


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Prolonged aches in arms and elbow joints and knee joints and legs?

Prolonged aches in arms and elbow joints and knee joints and legs?

Possible arthritis: You may be experiencing the beginning of inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis . You should see a rheumatologist for blood tests, x-rays and possible therapy including nsaids, analgesics. If a collagen disorder is found you may require steroids, methtrexate or biologics. ...Read more

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What if the pain goes from the neck to toes almost all joints downward miserable! (shoulders, elbows, wrists, thumbs, fingers, back, knees, feet, etc.?

What if the pain goes from the neck to toes  almost all joints downward miserable! (shoulders, elbows, wrists, thumbs, fingers, back, knees, feet, etc.?

See your doctor: If you have pain in the joints - both sides all joints, it is more likely to be some type of internal cause of arthritis. Detail like how long it has been there, what the joints look like will help your doctor decide the cause. It is worth seeing your doctor for this. ...Read more

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Tight stiff neck constantly. Headaches and tingling face, head and fingers. ?

Tight stiff neck constantly. Headaches and tingling face, head and fingers. ?

Neck issues: Have you had a good exam of your neck with possibly radiologic studies to check if you have pinched nerves that could cause these symptoms? Could also be a migraine. ...Read more

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Lately my shoulders, wrists hands and ankles hurt and ache especially in humid weather why?

Lately my shoulders, wrists hands and ankles hurt and ache especially in humid weather why?

See a rheumatologist: There are numerous possibilities. Are the joints swollen? If so, you have an inflammatory arthritis. Possible noninflammatory causes include fibromyalgia. Have a rheumatologist evaluated the problem. ...Read more

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What would cause stiffness, pain, and grinding in various joints all over (including elbows, knees, shoulders, hands, feet and neck)?

What would cause stiffness, pain, and grinding in various joints all over (including elbows, knees, shoulders, hands, feet and neck)?

Arthritis: This sounds like arthritis especially if it tends to be early in the day with loosening as day progresses. Can use over the counter meds. If not relived contact physician. ...Read more

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Why do both my shoulders pop and crack causing pain numdness and weakness in my arms elbows and wrist hands?

Instability or nerve: Painful pop and click in shoulder may represent instability but this could also be emanating from your neck with a nerve issue. ...Read more

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Arm, leg and head jerking?

Arm, leg and head jerking?

Tremor: I suspect one of many diseases that cause tremor.See a dr to get an accurate diagnosis and hopefully treatment. ...Read more

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Chronic neck pain radiating into shoulders arms and down spine, unable to raise arms above head and weakness down arms n tingling in fingers. ?

Chronic neck pain radiating into shoulders arms and down spine, unable to raise arms above head and weakness down arms n tingling in fingers. ?

Nerve pressure: You may have a disc problem or degenerative changes in the cervical (neck) spine with pressure on the nerves. In a few people, these symptoms go along with pressure at the top of the spine such as the chiari malformation. If your symptoms do not settle down, you should see your doctor. Other causes are possible. A lot will depend on your neurological examination. Diagnostic studies may be needed. ...Read more

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Pains shoulder blade and lower spine back both knees and anklr?

Pains shoulder blade and lower spine back both knees and anklr?

See doctor: You have diffuse musculoskeletal pain. Only way to fully access this problem is to have a comprehensive physical exam. Your primary care physician is a good place to start. They can make sure you do not have a systemic problem contributing to your pain and, if needed, refer to a specialist in musculoskeletal medicine. Depending on exam maybe rheumatologist, physical med rehab, chiropractor, etc. ...Read more

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Fingertips twisting outwards, lower back pain into front of both thighs and knees, shooting pains upper back & pain down shoulders, arms wrists, hands?

Fingertips twisting outwards, lower back pain into front of both thighs and knees, shooting pains upper back & pain down shoulders, arms wrists, hands?

Back/neck pain: If you have arthritis in the low back, then you likely have arthritis in the neck too. The nerve pain can be relieved with neuropathic pain medications. Anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxer medications can relieve the pain related to the joints, tendons and muscles of the spine. Stretching exercises, physical therapy and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation may help too. ...Read more

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Being getting tingling and numbness throughout body. Hand, face, feets, fingers, tongue, shoulders and headache and chest pain?

Being getting tingling and numbness throughout body. Hand, face, feets, fingers, tongue, shoulders and headache and chest pain?

Tingling all over: I am sorry this is happening to you. Is there any other personal issues going on ? Sometimes what you describe can be a physical sign of Panic Attacks. ...Read more

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All blood work normal. Neck cracks when I turn my head, pain radiates to my arms, wrists, and hands. Arthritis? Shingles?

All blood work normal.  Neck cracks when I turn my head, pain radiates to my arms, wrists, and hands.  Arthritis? Shingles?

Stenosis: One of the more common causes of what you are describing is cervical stenosis secondary to facet arthropathy. There are other potential causes as well. Don't hesitate to be seen for a specific diagnosis and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Why are my ankles, hips, spine, hand joints and other joints cracking?

Why are my ankles, hips, spine, hand joints and other joints cracking?

Benign: The exact reason for joint cracking is not known, but is thought to be possibly due to nitrogen bubbles releasing from the joint, or tendons/ligaments moving around the joint. Unless there is consistent significant pain or instability associated with the cracking, nothing needs to be done about it. ...Read more