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The body absorbs it.: An effective treatment for active that works as a topical antibacterial agent. Any topical ointment can be absobed and create a systemic response. The vast majority of times it is without incident. On rare occasion an inflammatory cascade (swelling) can be triggered mimicking an injury/insult to the joint tissue. If this occurs, contact your doctor, wash the skin surface and ice the affected joint. ...Read more
Need to know what: We need to know what type of joint pain. To some this will be counter intuitive as prednisone can help some types of joint pain. We need to know what type of health problem you are are taking prednisone for. Is the pain you have joint, or muscle? What other medical issues do you have? Your physicians will help you clarify these issues. ...Read more
Given kenalog (triamcinolone) 40 injection for cough 3weeks ago. Now major joint pain. Could joint pain be a side effect?
The main side effect: Is that it makes everything better, & because of that it is a drug that should be used carefully. This is especially true in the face of infection. It suppresses the immune system & is the best anti inflammatory. If you had an cough due to bacteria, it lets it run rampant. If you cough was due to strep joint involvement ( rheumatic fever) is possible. You don't need a rash. Avoid steroids if poss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 and possibly an injection or physical therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
So broad a ?: Joint pain has many causes. Whole specialists r studying 4 causes. There r so many, with ur ?There needs to more detailed information. What joint, fever, swelling, injury? Even with more specific information u need 2 c a rheumatologist, even then it requires a lot of testing ; touching 2 come up with a dx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnostic evaluatio: If you are having an assortment of varied joint pain, you need to get to the source i would suggest a rheumatologist workup to find potential causes. The treatment will likely require nsaids and possible injections into the affected joints. Perhaps physical therapy would help too. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more
Depends: Joints with inflammation and fluid collections tend to spread pain sensation to surrounding tissue such as muscle and nerve. Chronic pain can develop into "everything hurts" one reversible cause of radiating joint pain, in my experience in michigan, is severe vitamin d deficiency. See your physician for appropriate blood work for rheumatoid disorders and vit d. ...Read more
Arthritis, swelling: Typically, the most common cause would probably be arthritiis where there is damage to the joint surfaces. Also, with many cases there can be associated synovitis when there is more fluid in the joint than normal which will cause increased pain and swelling. Treatment is usually with nsaid, local cortisone injections, and hyaluranate gel injections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need a diagnosis: The joint pain can be present for many reasons. Your physician will be able to help clarify or send you to a rheumatologist. Therapy depends on the diagnosis. Therapy includes a mixture of medications, physical therapy and exercise to improve and stabilize muscle tone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which joints??: Anxiety can cause joint pain, in terms of possible tmj/tmd by clenching of the teeth during the day or grinding at night. Anxiety can lower the immune response and your ability to ward off pain, which can also contribute to some joint pain and issues. I would see a doctor asap for a history and exam. ...Read more
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