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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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I had a 25mg Haldol (haloperidol) depot test dose on Monday. i have intense muscle cramps, aches and joint pain. Will this ease?

I had a 25mg Haldol (haloperidol) depot test dose on Monday. i have intense muscle cramps, aches and joint pain. Will this ease?

It might: Hopefully you've been on oral haloperidol before this test dose and it helped your condition. Talk with your doctor about your symptoms as there are meds which can minimize your symptoms. ...Read more

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I feel very weak. i cant do any excercise beacuse my of muscle cramps. i have vit deficiency of vit d, and low hb. i also have minor joint pain.

I feel very weak. i cant do any excercise beacuse my of muscle cramps. i have vit deficiency of vit d, and low hb. i also have minor joint pain.

Workup needed: You should ideally have comprehensive testing done by a good physician, to rule out parasites, celiac or gluten sensitivity, and test for micronutrient deficiencies. A free way to see if gluten may be the issue is go gluten free for several months and see what happens. You may also be magnesium and potassium deficient. ...Read more

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My dr. Said I had mps but the pain doesn't go away with rest or meds.I also have joint pain and type 2 diabetes.I have reg muscle cramps.What do I do?

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

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What would cause lateral knee joint pain that started as a muscle cramp in the upper calf ?

What would cause lateral knee joint pain  that started as a muscle cramp in the upper calf ?

Knee pain: Could be a number of things. If cramping or pain persists should see md to rule blood clot and possible tear of meniscus. ...Read more

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Should I have blood work done? What kind of doctor? I have been having muscle cramps and spasms. (even though i take potassium). I have been fatigued. Joint pain and stiffness

Should I have blood work done? What kind of doctor? I have been having muscle cramps and spasms. (even though i take potassium). I have been fatigued. Joint pain and stiffness

It : It is not readily apparent what the cause of your symptoms is. Suggest that you start with a work up by your primary care provider. It may be something that can be treated at that level. However, the results of the evaluation should be able to give your provider a direction to go in if a specialist is needed. ...Read more

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Can untreated hypothyroidism cause excruciating joint pain, especially in the ankles. Can it cause sed rate and CRP to be high.

Can untreated hypothyroidism cause excruciating joint pain, especially in the ankles. Can it cause sed rate and CRP to be high.

No: It will not elevate the sed rate and crp. The joint pain of severe hypothyroidism is low grade and not excruciating. There is another cause and it isn't thyroid. See a rheumatologist. The one exception is an increased risk of pseudogout which can cause major pain but is unlikely to involve the ankles. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause joint pain?

Can hypothyroidism cause joint pain?

Yes: Untreated (or under treated) hypothyroidism can effect essentially the whole body. Joint paints, stiffness, achiness and even some swelling can occur: although, these are less common symptoms. It can more commonly cause muscle aches and pains. If you are predisposed it could also precipitate a flair of gout. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause joint pain and it is hard to concentrate on any work i feel depressed are this common in hypothyroidism ?

Yes: Arthralgia or joint pain is not uncommon in hypothyroidism but you should not have joint pain only it is treated and TSH level is normal. Check TSH level and if it is normal then you should talk to your doctor to identiy other common diseases such as RA or JRA (Juvenile RA) or some autoimmune diseases like lupus which usually manifest as joint pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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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