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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

Toes (Definition)

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