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Hi I have Si joint pain or piriformis,sharp pain in back, stabbing pain in thigh and calf it doesn't travel. now stabbing pain in front ankle,related?

Hi I have Si joint pain or piriformis,sharp pain in back, stabbing pain in thigh and calf it doesn't travel. now stabbing pain in front ankle,related?

Sciatica?: In my experience, "SI joint" and "Piriformis" syndromes are commonly over-diagnosed by mistake.

Instead, I do see a lot of cases of sciatica from degenerate discs and pinched nerves in the lumbar spine. From your description, I wonder if you might have a pinched L5 nerve in your lumbar spine.

http://www.spine-health.com/conditions/spine-anatomy/all-about-l5-s1-lumbosacral-joint ...Read more

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I am having intense stabbing joint pain in left thumb from unknown causes. What might it be?

I am having intense stabbing joint pain in left thumb from unknown causes. What might it be?

Several causes: Assuming there is no injury, most common cause of thumb pain is a trigger finger usually associated with a snapping sensation or loss of motion. Carpal tunnel, or arthritis can also cause thumb pain. Needs an evaluation by hand surgeon to properly diagnose and treat. ...Read more

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Twice this week i've had stabbing hip joint pain which left me unable to walk for 20 minutes. Hurts to rotate leg inward. I am completely fine afterwards. Not overweight, no injury or back pain. Help?

Twice this week i've had stabbing hip joint pain which left me unable to walk for 20 minutes. Hurts to rotate leg inward. I am completely fine afterwards. Not overweight, no injury or back pain. Help?

Hard to say. : It is hard to say. Usually pain that suddenly comes and goes like that is known as colic and is usually not associated with the hip itself. You may want to be seen to rule out an abdominal or pelvic cause, as in a kidney stone for example. ...Read more

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I'm getting intermittent sudden sharp and sever pain in end of thumb, not always same thumb, no injury or swelling. I have lupus, so have joint pain?

I'm getting intermittent sudden sharp and sever pain in end of thumb, not always same thumb, no injury or swelling. I have lupus, so have joint pain?

Arthritis: Lupus is a cause of inflammatory arthritis. Arthritis in the thumbs can be positional and activity related, so certain things can cause sharp, intermittent pain. Get an x-ray of your hands to find out. Start by getting an evaluation from your primary care provider. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I step, my big toe feels like it has a sharp rock in it. There is no swelling, redness or joint pain. Does not hurt to the touch?

Sometimes when I step, my big toe feels like it has a sharp rock in it. There is no swelling, redness or joint pain. Does not hurt to the touch?

Neuropathic pain: Sounds like it could be a pinched or compressed nerve that occurs when walking or applying a certain type of movement. Try supportive footwear and if persists, see Podiatrist. ...Read more

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Sudden sharp shooting jaw joint pain radiating to the ear and felling of blocked ear. All from bruxing?

Sudden sharp shooting jaw joint pain radiating to the ear and felling of blocked ear. All from bruxing?

TMJ: This sounds like TMJ (tempromandibular joint) pain. This joint is where the lower jaw moves with the upper jaw - in front of the ear. People can grind this joint with eating or with stress. There is mal-alignment. This is called bruxism - grinding, gnashing or clenching your jaw. Some do this at night. The use of a jaw guard at night can help put the jaw into appropriate alignment. ...Read more

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I have been having a sharp pain in my second toe on my right foot. It consitant and came on suddenly. When touched or in shoes it hurts more. Seems to ach when laying down. Looks swollen. Pain in tip of toe and joint pain under nail. Numb foot?

I have been having a sharp pain in my second toe on my right foot. It consitant and came on suddenly. When touched or in shoes it hurts more. Seems to ach when laying down. Looks swollen. Pain in tip of toe and joint pain under nail. Numb foot?

Toe pain: These are signs of inflammation or injury. If there's no history of trauma or abnormal pressure on the toe from tight footwear, inflammation from gout, other forms of arthritis, ingrown toenail or infection are possibilities. A podiatrist would be best to evaluate,advise and treat you. In the meantime administer warm water soaks until examined. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing muscle and joint pain, dizzy when i close my eyes. Most recently a sharp throbbing pain left abdomen. 101.7 fever. Hospital?

I have been experiencing muscle and joint pain, dizzy when i close my eyes. Most recently a sharp throbbing pain left abdomen. 101.7 fever. Hospital?

Needs evaluation: Based on your reported symptoms i believe you should seek help immediately. Given that it is a holiday it will be hard to see your doctor today so I do agree that the er is the best place for you now. Please do not wait- your body is sending you a message. Good luck and merry christmas! ...Read more

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Joint pain in different areas of my body. Right wrist, left forearm, right ankle. About 6 weeks ago i noticed that my right wrist felt sore a sharp pain located at the top. The pain spread to my small finger and up on my arm. Last week my right ankle star

With : With multiple joint problems that have spanned years, you may be developing some kind of arthritic condition. The other thing that comes to mind is lime disease, or some sort of infection from an insect bite.

Your best starting point is your primary care physician, who can order blood tests and get x-rays of these painful joints, and perhaps then refer you to a rheumatologist (in the case of an arthritic condition) or an infectious diseases specialist (in the case of an insect bite that caused an infection). ...Read more

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When i sleep/lay down, my hands go numb. After waking my fingers dont 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 dont 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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Can a teen have joint pain?

Can a teen have joint pain?

Yes: If you are having pain, please see your doctor for further evaluation. From the very young to very old can get arthritis. ...Read more

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How can you avoid joint pain?

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 more

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What will help my joint pain?

What will help my joint pain?

See pcp: Physical therapy, contrast baths, tylenol, (acetaminophen) try not to take too much nsaids bad for stomach. ...Read more

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Is extra safe for joint pain?

Is extra safe for joint pain?

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

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What can I take for joint pain?

What can I take for joint pain?

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 more

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What to do to reduce joint pain?

What to do to reduce joint pain?

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 more

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Why is joint pain worse in summer?

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

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What to take to relieve joint pain?

What to take to relieve joint pain?

It depends: It depends on what is causing the pain and your overall health such as whether or not you have liver or kidney problems determines what medications are used. ...Read more

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What is causing widespread joint pain?

What is causing widespread joint pain?

Arthritis: Arthritic disorders cause widespread joint pain. If this is the problem, see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Does flexacil ultra relieve joint pain?

Does flexacil ultra relieve joint pain?

Hard to say: You may be referring to the medications flexural and ultram? Flexural is a muscle relaxant and can often relieve pain that is secondary to muscle spasm. Ultram is a mild non narcotic pain medication that can potentially work for joint pain. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Is joint pain one of the anxeity symptoms?

Is joint pain one of the anxeity symptoms?

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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Is strawberries accociated with joint pain?

Is strawberries accociated with joint pain?

Joint pain: No evidence that they will make it worse. Some say that it may help.
http://www.arthritis.org/living-with-arthritis/arthritis-diet/best-foods-for-arthritis/best-fruits-for-arthritis.php ...Read more

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My age is 45years and i suffer from joint pain..

See below: There are over 100 different forms of arthritis most common being osteoarthritis. You need to see your provider to see which one you have. ...Read more