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What causes joint pain?

What causes joint pain?

Many, many causes: Medical specialists in joint diseases are called rheumatolgists. If the joint hurts, it's called 'arthralgia'; if the joints are inflamed (red, swollen, warm, painful), its called 'arthritis' which can be part of over 100 diseases. Many more cause joint arthralgia. Most are limited to 3-4 weeks. Most common chronic is degenerative. Joint pains over a month...Not always simple answer--see your pcp. ...Read more

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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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What does it mean: extreme hip joint pain due to sitting criss-cross?

What does it mean: extreme hip joint pain due to sitting criss-cross?

Osteoarthritis.: Usually it means one has significant arthritis of the hip. Get the hip evaluated and x rayed. Other causes such as a bursitis are less likely. ...Read more

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How do I treat joint pain following streptococcus pneumonia in the bloodstream?

How do I treat joint pain following streptococcus pneumonia in the bloodstream?

If you have an...: Infected joint which causes joint redness, swelling and pain it must be treated promptly with drainage and antimicrobials. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor treats hand wrist joint pain?

What kind of doctor treats hand wrist joint pain?

Many!: Many specialists are expert: rheumatology; orthopedic surgeons; physiatry; plastic hand surgeons. But a good pcp can do the trick. ...Read more

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I have chrons and don't know if this has anything connected to chrons, but every month or so I get very painful joint pain, ankles, knees, fingers?

I have chrons and don't know if this has anything connected to chrons, but every month or so I get very painful joint pain, ankles, knees, fingers?

Can be related: Crohn's disease is an autoimmune disease that just does not affect your GI tract. It has been associated with a sero-negative arthritis similiar in many respects to rheumatoid arthritis. Have your doctor get you a consultation with a rheumatologist to confirm and aid in your complex treatment. ...Read more

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I want to know my options for treating joint pain?

I want to know my options for treating joint pain?

Several: Options for joint pain: activity modification (avoid activities that aggravate the pain); anti-inflammatory medication; cortisone injection; weight loss if you are over-weight (for lower extremity joint pain). ...Read more

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How can I get treatment for joint pain?

How can I get treatment for joint pain?

Visit the doctor: You can try your internist first, who then will evaluate you and see if it is something they can handle or send you to an orthopedist or rheumatologist depending on their assessment. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for finger joint pain?

What are some treatments for finger joint pain?

Rest when it hurts: The most important treatment for any problem is to find the cause & eliminate it. Overuse injuries (typing, texting, manually labor intensive jobs) require rest & good preventive measures. Initially 'rice'; (rest ice, compress & elevate). Long term use high grade omega-3 fatty acids w/ glucosamine & chondroiton as well as making sure vit. D levels are good. Nsaids & analgesics as a last resort. ...Read more

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Tapping to cure joints pain, can this help?

Tapping to cure joints pain, can this help?

Tapping joint: Tapping joint is also called aspiration of fluid from joint for examination and to find out the correct cause it is not the cure. ...Read more

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How to get rid of joint pain so you can type all day?

Depends on why: Your joints hurt. If the pain is secondary, poor placement of your keyboard or mouse sometimes adjusting those and possibly your chair could make a difference. Howerver, you need to be checked out by a physician to see if arthritis is the cause of your pain which may require other therapy to help you and possibly reduce you joint pain. Good luck. ...Read more

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I pulled an all nighter. Can being really tired trigger joint pain in someone with lupus? Even if I didn't do anything too physically demanding?

I pulled an all nighter. Can being really tired trigger joint pain in someone with lupus? Even if I didn't do anything too physically demanding?

Yes: Lack of sleep increases inflammation and can, indeed, trigger a lupus flare-up. Try to get back to proper sleeping asap and ask your doctor for help if this is difficult or does not bring relief in a short time. Good sleep hygiene is a really important factor in your management of the condition. I'm glad you asked. It will be okay once you're back on track. See comments for a good link to info. ...Read more

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Is it ok for young women take glucosamine to prevent joint pain?

Is it ok for young women take glucosamine to prevent joint pain?

Yes: You can take glucosamine if you want to. There is no hard science that it does anything. It will not prevent joint pain in young people however. If you have joint pain you can do a trial of 2 to 3 months of use and see if it helps with already existing pain. Otherwise there would be no need to take it. If it does not help with present pain then stop it. ...Read more

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How can you avoid joint pain?

Common: It is probably not possible to completely avoid joint pain. I am not sure I have ever met a person who hasn't had some type of joint pain at some point in there life. However, there are things you can do to keep your joints healthy. This would include having a healthy weight, staying physically active, eating a diet rich in whole food including lots of veggies, and less red meat. ...Read more

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Joint pain that increases with coughing and gets very painful with the coughing. What could it be?

Joint pain that increases with coughing and gets very painful with the coughing. What could it be?

Acute bronchitis: Is a viral disease characterized by prolonged, excessive coughing. The most common symptom of acute bronchitis is a cough with mucus. Acute bronchitis is a one-time condition that lasts for several weeks. Drink plenty of fluids and OTC medication. However, pneumonia can have symptoms like acute bronchitis. Rec. See your PCP to rule out pneumonia. ...Read more

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What causes joint pain?

Many, many causes: Medical specialists in joint diseases are called rheumatolgists. If the joint hurts, it's called 'arthralgia'; if the joints are inflamed (red, swollen, warm, painful), its called 'arthritis' which can be part of over 100 diseases. Many more cause joint arthralgia. Most are limited to 3-4 weeks. Most common chronic is degenerative. Joint pains over a month...Not always simple answer--see your pcp. ...Read more

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What causes joint pain?

What causes joint pain?

Varies: Multiple potential causes including arthritis, injury, inflammation among other possibilities. Don't hesitate to be seen for it. ...Read more

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Why do I have joint pain?

Why do I have joint pain?

Too general: Sorry, this is way too general a question...Even with specifics including your age, medical history, family history, work history, and additional answers the possible causes are many, many things...Please see your doctor to discuss your concerns! This would be like ordering pants for someone and not knowing the gender, age or size! ...Read more

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Can a teen have joint pain?

Yes: If you are having pain, please see your doctor for further evaluation. From the very young to very old can get arthritis. ...Read more

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What could cause joint pain?

What could cause joint pain?

Many causes: Arthritis, injury, overuse, nerve damage, pinched nerve. Please be more specific and restate your question. There are to many possibilities to list. ...Read more

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How can you avoid joint pain?

Common: It is probably not possible to completely avoid joint pain. I am not sure I have ever met a person who hasn't had some type of joint pain at some point in there life. However, there are things you can do to keep your joints healthy. This would include having a healthy weight, staying physically active, eating a diet rich in whole food including lots of veggies, and less red meat. ...Read more

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What will help my joint pain?

What will help my joint pain?

See pcp: Physical therapy, contrast baths, tylenol, (acetaminophen) try not to take too much nsaids bad for stomach. ...Read more

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Is extra safe for joint pain?

Is extra safe for joint pain?

I'm confused!: Is extra what safe? What medication are you talking about? Ask again and clarify. Without an okay by your doc taking extra anything is a bad idea, whether the medicine is over the counter or not! ...Read more

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What can I take for joint pain?

What can I take for joint pain?

Tylenol, (acetaminophen) mild nsaids: I would start with tylenol (acetaminophen) and mild
nsaids to try to alleviate your symptoms
also I (would try to keep the joints moving
whether in be walking or gentle exercises
if symptoms persist, I would get an exam
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Wgat does joint pain feel like?

Wgat does joint pain feel like?

Pain: Picture your knee with a shock absorber inside and a small amount of lubricating fluid. That is normal. Now picture the lubrication or shock absorber to be defective. The result is a general pain in the joint worse on weight bearing. Sometime swelling occurs. ...Read more

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What to do to reduce joint pain?

What to do to reduce joint pain?

Ice: Initially a short course of rest, ice, compression, and elevation will usually calm the pain down. If this does not help your physician may prescribe anti-inflammatories and physical therapy. Sometimes injections can be used to help decrease the pain and facilitate therapy. ...Read more

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What is the cause fro joint pain?

See details: There are over one hundred typesof arthritis so there are that many causes. Joint pain in general is caused by inflammatiom and/or damage. ...Read more

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Long-term joint pain in teen boys?

Many causes: He should be evaluated for proper diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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Why is joint pain worse in summer?

Increased activity..: In fact, many patients have increased joint pains in the winter when the weather turns cold. Changes in barometric pressure, such as cold and rain, can increase joint pain. For you, could it be that your area has rainy summers, or could it be that you are more active in the summer? ...Read more