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Is joint pain in elbow the same as elbow pain and bone pain? If so what is the difference?

Is joint pain in elbow the same as elbow pain and bone pain? If so what is the difference?

See a doctor for dx.: The elbow joint is where three long bones meet. There are many structures which may be the cause of elbow pain. Inflammation of a tendon is a common cause of elbow pain. The cartilage in the joint can also be inflamed. Other causes include bursitis, cellulitis, septic arthritis, a pinched nerve, osteochondritis dissecans, not to mentions sprains & strains. See your doctor for definitive diagnosis. ...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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Can Lipitor (atorvastatin) damage your joints? Bad joint pain in elbow and did nothing to elbow while taking Lipitor (atorvastatin).

Can Lipitor (atorvastatin) damage your joints?  Bad joint pain in elbow and did nothing to elbow while taking Lipitor (atorvastatin).

Myalgias and pains: Discomfort is common, damage not likely. Get routine checks and liver function tests. If bad pains, try changing to a different class of lipid lowering agent. ...Read more

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I asked questions before my symptoms are bad headaches, joint pain knees elbows wrist. Knee popping joint pain is mild?

I asked questions before my symptoms  are bad headaches,  joint pain knees elbows wrist.  Knee popping joint pain is mild?

See details: Your symptoms are not specific so there are numerous pissible causes. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I have adult onset stills, my ESR is now normal, but I still have chronic muscle and joint pain, shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, ankles. Why?

I have adult onset stills, my ESR is now normal, but I still have chronic muscle and joint pain, shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, ankles.  Why?

R.A is not localized: Your question is about rheumatoid arthritis. Still's disease is juvenile R.A. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease. It is not limited to one are of of the body. It will affect multiple joints of the body causing inflammation to the knees, shoulders, hips, feet and hands. R.A. May be diagnosed initially in the feet with x-rays. See a rheumatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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One month ago i had ceasarian section,i had joint pain(finger,elbow), sole pain and hip pain is it related with my surgery?

One month ago i had ceasarian section,i had joint pain(finger,elbow), sole pain and hip pain is it related with my surgery?

Maybe: A variety if muscle aches and pains are coming after abdominal surgery, most likely related to the position of the operating table. May not be related as well. Should gradually improve with time - 6-12 weeks. You can always foow up with your surgeon if it doesn't get better. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Dr says fibro - ANA slightly high, depression, restless legs, muscle twitching, fatigue, tingling, joint pain headache, elbow/wrist pain, anxiety dr right?

Dr says fibro - ANA slightly high, depression, restless legs, muscle twitching, fatigue, tingling, joint pain headache, elbow/wrist pain, anxiety dr right?

Fibromyalgia: Though patients who meet the criteria for diagnosis of fibromyalgia can have many associated symptoms, and usually have poor quality sleep, the focus of that diagnosis is about the pain and tender areas. It is not usually about joint pain, and though ANA elevation is not diagnostic, you may want to discuss your symptoms with rheumatologist as there could be other issues. ...Read more

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I've had joint pain on my elbow and shoulder of my left arm but have not hurt myself. It causes discomfort, but not excruciating. What should I do to?

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I've had joint pain on my elbow and shoulder of my left arm but have not hurt myself. It causes discomfort, but not excruciating. What should I do to?

Rest: It sounds more like cervical radiculopathy, or nerve symptoms originating from your neck. Many of these improve on their own. Some of these also cause shoulder and rotator cuff problems. Visit your friendly neighborhood orthopod or sports medicine doc so we can give you an individualized answer after an examination. ...Read more

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36 year old healthy female. Have had gutate psoriasis for 25 years. Starting to get back and joint pain (elbows, knees), stuff in the morning. Could these be related? Shall I see a Dr. or is this me getting old?

36 year old healthy female. Have had gutate psoriasis for 25 years. Starting to get back and joint pain (elbows, knees), stuff in the morning. Could these be related? Shall I see a Dr. or is this me getting old?

See a dermatologist: Guttate psoriasis usually clears in a few WEEKS. Do you have plaque psoriasis or erythrodermic psoriasis or pustular psoriasis? Do you have psoriasis??? You may have psoriatic arthritis. Do you have nail changes? Clearly you need a dermatologist or a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I have joint pain elbow, wrist, shoulder and neck pain and back pain any advice?

I have joint pain elbow, wrist, shoulder and neck pain and back pain any advice?

See a doctor: At age 20 this may be nothing or, if long lived - greater than 4 weeks- may indicate the start of arthritis. Other considerations have to include whether there is swelling. Morning stiffness redness in the joint etc. It is best to be seen and evaluated medically. ...Read more

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Can alcohol (in moderation) cause joint pain? My wrists and elbows have been bothering me every weekend, and I usually go out for a couple of drinks with friends every Friday, but don't really drink otherwise. Could alcohol be the cause?

Can alcohol (in moderation) cause joint pain? My wrists and elbows have been bothering me every weekend, and I usually go out for a couple of drinks with friends every Friday, but don't really drink otherwise. Could alcohol be the cause?

Yes: Alcohol can cause a mild dehydration which can cause some joint pains. Also any amount of alcohol with the other medications you have listed is not really the best idea. If you do drink try to limit it to one drink only and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. If this does not resolve the problem see your doctor. ...Read more

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For the past month i've had joint pain on my right elbow.There has been some swelling and the skin is whitended around the pain.Ican't have aspirin. ?

For the past month i've had joint pain on my right elbow.There has been some swelling and the skin is whitended around the pain.Ican't have aspirin. ?

Elbow pain: The good news is is that there is no redness. That said, it should be carefully examined with range of motion observed, location of maximal tenderness and imaging should be obtained. ...Read more

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I have joint pain in my knees, elbows lasts 1 month Pain occurs in regular interval of 5-10 mins and lasts 20-30 sec. No swelling & redness. Is it hiv?

I have joint pain in my knees, elbows lasts 1 month Pain occurs in regular interval of 5-10 mins and lasts 20-30 sec. No swelling & redness. Is it hiv?

Less likely if only:: Arthralgia occurs in approximately 30% of patients with the acute retroviral syndrome. Other symptoms are Fever(75%), Fatigue(68%), Myalgia(49%), Rash(48%), Headache(45%), Sore throat(40%), Enlarged cervical lymph nodes(39%),Night sweats(28%) and Diarrhea(27%). If you only have joint pains it's possible but much less likely, that you have acute HIV. Arthralgia is not a symptom of chronic HIV. ...Read more

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I am 45, since last year i notice lost joint pain ankles, wrist, hands, elbow, knees i can't kneeling anymore it hurt, and this year i notice swelling hands?

I am 45, since last year i notice lost joint pain ankles, wrist, hands, elbow, knees i can't kneeling anymore it hurt, and this year i notice swelling hands?

Multiple Joints: Typically with multiple joint involvement we have our patients start with a rheumatologist to check if there is systemic arthritic involvement. Your primary care doc could start the evaluation with 10 days on 4 days off various anti-inflammatory medications to see if they can find one of the 9 categories to work well at controlling your symptoms. Dr rich blake. ...Read more

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Joint pain, tingling on outside of elbow when extended, tired, occasionally dizzy and seeing specks(not at same time), craving carbs &only teenager?

Joint pain, tingling on outside of elbow when extended, tired, occasionally dizzy and seeing specks(not at same time), craving carbs &only teenager?

Can't say for sure: There are many possibilities. Your physician will look at joint pain and see if it can help connect the dots. Tingling outside the elbow could be tennis elbow or a neurological issue but everything else can suggest a hot of issues. You need to have a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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I have cervical kyphosis and over the past few days i've developed multiple joint pain in my left shoulder elbow and wrist. Are the 2 connected?

I have cervical kyphosis and over the past few days i've  developed multiple joint pain in my left shoulder elbow and wrist.  Are the 2 connected?

Musculoskeletal: Systemic conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system come to mind. Rheumatoid arthritis affects multiple joints, including spinal facet joints, shoulder and elbow/wrist/hand. Connective tissue laxity in ehlers danlos may be the contributing factor for these as well, your orthopedic provider may be a good resource for this. ...Read more

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Joint pain in knees wrist ankles elbow and pain in left leg bone. Also tired always. What could this be?

Joint pain in knees wrist ankles elbow and pain in left leg bone. Also tired always. What could this be?

Joint pains: There are several possibilities as to the cause of this. You may have a significant arthritis or auto immune problem. See your doctor for examination and tests to determine diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Elbow Pain (Definition)

Discomfort or soreness to varying degrees at the joint that joins the upper ...Read more