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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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Sir, my ESR is 34, rf, aso, ANA tests al are -ve. I ve joint pain in finger, knee & toe. Mild swelling in 3 fingers at distal proximal joint. Pls help?

Sir, my ESR is 34, rf, aso, ANA tests al are -ve. I ve joint pain in finger, knee & toe. Mild swelling in 3 fingers at distal proximal joint. Pls help?

? Psoriatic Arthritis: Do you have a history of psoriasis? The dip inflammation may be consistent with psoriatic arthritis. Sometime the joint swelling can precede any evidence of the skin disease. See a rheumatologist if you have not done so already. ...Read more

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I am 22 and experiencing joint pain in fingers, toes, and back. Stiff fingers every morning. Shooting pain in toes. What is the cause?

I am 22 and experiencing joint pain in fingers, toes, and back. Stiff fingers every morning. Shooting pain in toes. What is the cause?

There could be many: Arthritis (inflammatory type), infection (viral), back issues. You should see your physicain for complete work-up including some blood test. ...Read more

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Joint pain in fingers, wrists, knees, & toes for 2 weeks. Also have AI thyroid disease. 29 yrs old. Could I have RA? At what point should I see dr?

Joint pain in fingers, wrists, knees, & toes for 2 weeks. Also have AI thyroid disease. 29 yrs old. Could I have RA? At what point should I see dr?

Autoimmune diseases: The chances of someone with Hashimoto's/Graves developing RA is higher than the average, but still fairly low. See your doctor, but no need to panic. ...Read more

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Joint pain in fingers, wrists, big toes, shoulder and elbow for a few months. Now painful muscle spasms in forearm. Are pain and spasm likely related?

Joint pain in fingers, wrists, big toes, shoulder and elbow for a few months. Now painful muscle spasms in forearm. Are pain and spasm likely related?

Could be need evalua: you need an evaluation. They could be related. Check with your physician and see if you should see a rheumatologist that can help clarify all these different types of symptoms ...Read more

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62 yo male, joint pain in fingers, toes, inside of elbows over 1 week; no swelling, rash; have cough, no fever. Cbc, ESR normal. What could this be?

Might be: Might be the early symptoms of artheritis or just viral artheritis, take Motrin 600 mg twice a day with food for 7 days in the mean while make appointment with rhematologist, take turmeric 1 tsf twice a day there are lot of natural remedies. ...Read more

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+ana speckled, +rnp 2.4 sever fatigue, bad joint pain, raynauds, fingers +toes, insomnia GERD dr says 250mg of mag daily? Will that fix my problems?

+ana speckled, +rnp 2.4 sever fatigue, bad joint pain, raynauds, fingers +toes, insomnia GERD dr says 250mg of mag daily? Will that fix my problems?

Doubtful: See a rheumatologist for your constellation of symptoms and abnormal labs. The gerd doc and magnesium rec don't make sense with information you provided. ...Read more

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Moderate to severe joint pain, if not using hands, fingers, knees, toes, or hips for awhile they pop a lot.

Moderate to severe joint pain, if not using hands, fingers, knees, toes, or hips for awhile they pop a lot.

Pain joint: Swelling can be inflammatory, traumatic, infectious in a younger person. There are other things too that are rarer. Pain that has persisted for more than a few days should be evaluated. Questions include history of puncture, laceration, recent illness, other joints that hurt, diet, metabolic disorder, inflammatory arthritis, thyroid, diabetes, Lyme and the list goes on...... Best see your doctor ...Read more

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My ESR is 34, rf, aso &ana tests all are negative. I have joint pain in my finger, knee & toe. Mild swelling in 3 fingers at dip joint. Can I still have rheumatoid arthritis?

My ESR is 34, rf, aso &ana tests all are negative. I have joint pain in my finger, knee & toe. Mild swelling in 3 fingers at dip joint. Can I still have rheumatoid arthritis?

Possible: It is possible to have sero- negative ra, in which the rheumatoid factor assay is negative. It is also possible that you have another autoimmune illness, there are some overlaps in these conditions and the lab work doesn't always give an exact diagnosis. You should see a rheumatologist if your joint inflammation persists. ...Read more

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I have inflammation on my toes on my right foot. Joint pain on my shoulder, fingers, & wrist every morning. What do I do?

I have inflammation on my toes on my right foot. Joint pain on my shoulder, fingers, & wrist every morning. What do I do?

See rheumatologist: Multi joint inflammation may represent a systemic problem such as rheumatoid arthritis. You need to be evaluated for an inflammatory condition by a rheumatologist. Then appropriate anti inflammatory treatment can be used orally or topically. ...Read more

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Joint pain and swelling 24 year old girl. Cold symptoms. Finger joints, knee, ankles and toes affected. What could it be?

Get checked!: She certainly needs to be checked. There are many causes, some easy to fix, some not so easy. She should get seen this week. ...Read more

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Bloody urine 4 months. No uti. Bloody noses 2x a week 4 months. Butterfly rash on face. Cold toes fingers. Have ms. Lupus in family. Joint pain/stiff?

Bloody urine 4 months. No uti. Bloody noses 2x a week 4 months. Butterfly rash on face. Cold toes fingers. Have ms. Lupus in family. Joint pain/stiff?

Many symptoms: You have many symptoms as described, and it appears a family hx as well of some diseases. You should see a dr. And tell them your symptoms and get lab testing including tests that would check/screen for autoimmune disorders, including lupus. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Severe joint pain in hips feet toes hands fingers knees elbows morning stiffness daily 20 mg prednisone no help MRI no inflam ANA 1:320 help?

Severe joint pain in hips feet toes hands fingers knees elbows morning stiffness daily 20 mg prednisone no help MRI no inflam ANA 1:320 help?

Try DMSO: DMSO (dimethylsulfoxide)--aka horse liniment--is available at a health food store or feed/veterinary supply. For systemic inflammatory conditions as you apparently have, I suggest one tsp per day orally. It tastes terrible. Mix with a small amount of water, and chase it with something else to kill the taste. Major adverse effect is that you will "off-gas" the DMSO in your breath and sweat. ...Read more

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When I sleep/lay down, my hands go numb. After waking my fingers don't open and close properly but eventually return to normal by mid day. (Although there is joint pain) Also, my feet go numb. I have pain in my left foot and ankle. I have the same sharp p

When I sleep/lay down, my hands go numb. After waking my fingers don't open and close properly but eventually return to normal by mid day. (Although there is joint pain) Also, my feet go numb. I have pain in my left foot and ankle. I have the same sharp p

You need to see MD: The symptoms you describe are clearly not normal. The potential causes are numerous, and if not identified may result in significant medical problems ranging from loss of function and joint destruction to even cardiac issues. This can't be diagnosed via Internet. Make an appointment to see a doc ASAP. ...Read more

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Hematospermia, joint pains hips stiffness foot and finger ache are symptom of what?

Hematospermia, joint pains hips stiffness foot and finger ache are symptom of what?

Hematospermia: The hematospermia is unlikely related to the joint pain. It generally is a self-limited problem warranting urologic evaluation in those with recurrent hematospermia, age greater than forty, and those with associated pain or urethral discharge. ...Read more

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I am concern about my health condition I have severe fatigue, nausea, joint pains in all joints back and foot and finger spasms sleeplessness, mem?

I am concern about my health condition I have severe fatigue, nausea, joint pains in all joints back and foot and finger spasms sleeplessness, mem?

Time to see your doc: It seems that you have significant concerns from your symptoms, which can be caused by a varieties of conditions. Since your symptoms are adversely affecting your daily functioning/quality of life, I would suggest that you contact your doc as soon as it is feasible to have a thorough evaluation. I don't think your issues can be easily solved without an evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Help! Extreme joint pain in fingers morning stiffness I'm hot all night long and miserable. What can I do to relieve this? 35 wks pregnant and in pain

Help! Extreme joint pain in fingers morning stiffness I'm hot all night long and miserable. What can I do to relieve this? 35 wks pregnant and in pain

See Rheumatologist: Finger joint pain and stiffness and morning stiffness plus feeling hot and miserable could be one of the inflammatory arthritides like R.A. You need to have a Rheumatologist examine and advise. ...Read more

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What can cause toe joint pain?

What can cause toe joint pain?

Injury & arthritis: I'm assuming we are talking about the "daddy" toe. Injury, either new or old, degenerative arthritis, tight fitting shoes, inflammation do to gout, pseudogout, and more commonly psoriatic arthritis. ...Read more

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What can cause finger/joint pain?

What can cause finger/joint pain?

Finger pain: Tendinitis (trigger finger), arthrritis, gout, infalmmatory arthrtiis, sprain or ligament injury, nerve injury, tendon, circulation issues, fracture, joint injury name a tissue type and it can be affected. ...Read more

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How can I relieve finger joint pain?

How can I relieve finger joint pain?

Nsaids, pt: For pain and stiffness in the fingers, I usually
try an NSAID medicine first which usually helps
to some degree
i have also found that the use of physical therapy especially paraffin treatment helps
relieve pain and also can improve range of
motion in the fingers. ...Read more

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Joint pain in my left index finger. Why?

Possible diagnoses: If the main problem is joint pain with activity and the joint is larger and feels bony, osteoarthritis is a possibility. If there is soft squishy joint swelling and morning stiffness, rheumatoid arthritis would be possible but in RA several joints are affected and usually both hands. Another possible diagnosis is simple tendinitis, usually from overuse. See your primary doc if it is not improving. ...Read more

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What causes long term finger/joint pain?

What causes long term finger/joint pain?

Rheumatoid arthritis: Rheumatoid arthritis is a common cause, but many other causes, e.g. Osteo-arthitis, gout, scleroderma, raynauds etc. ...Read more

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What can I do if I have finger joint pain?

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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My wife is sufferin from rist and finger joint pain?

My wife is sufferin from rist and finger joint pain?

Arthritis?: Wrist and finger pain can be due to several causes. Arhtritis, tendinitis, or possible nerve compression. If pain is worse with motion, then arthritis or tendinitis is more likely to be the cause. Morning pain can be due to arthitis. Night time pain or associated numbness or tingling could be due to nerve compression. If pain is getting worse, get it checked out. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Toe joint pain?

Typically 9 joints.: Toe joints include any of the numerous joints that are found in the toes and enable movement of the toes. Typically the great toe has one. The second, third and fourth toes have two in each toe. The fifth or little toe can have either one or two. Some consider the joints that join the toes to the foot (metatarsal phalangeal joints) as toe joints also. Toe pain is when any one of these joints hurt. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Finger joint pain?

What is the definition or description of: Finger joint pain?

A lot of joints.: Easily defined as having pain in one or more of the 18 joints found in the fingers. Depending on the definition of finger joint there could be as many as 28 joints. ...Read more

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I have joint pain on my middle finger. What should I do for it?

See rheumatologist: If you are concerned, see a rheumatogist as they will be able to determine what is causing it. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing a lot of finger and leg joint pain. What can I do?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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I have joint pain and stiffness in my finger. What can be causing this?

Could be: Inflammatory arthritis, osteoarthritis, or trauma. See your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Joint pain in my toes?

Shoes or disease: Pain in multiple toes on both feet usually indicates there is a global problem. Shoes may be ill-fit causing pressure and deformity of the toes/joints. A systemic disease like rheumatoid arthritis can also cause trouble like this. You need to be evaluated by an orthopedic or podiatric foot specialist to determine the cause as well as treatment. ...Read more

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What can it mean if I have purple fingers and joint pain?

What can it mean if I have purple fingers and joint pain?

Purple: Could be spasm of the blood vessels in the fingers ie raynaud's syndrom, which can present with arthritis, ie rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, scleroderma, other connective tissue diseases. Important to make sure it is real and not due to chemical staining, raynaud's is treatable. Meds or moving to a warm climate, if cold intolerant. Rare diseases ie cryoglobulins, vasculitis can occur and need mdexam. ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

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