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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


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I am a 48 yr old male, I have joint pain and swelling that last for 48 hours then moves to a new joint, it started a few weeks it seems to move to a joint and start with minor discomfort in the first 24 hours and then swells and is very painfull for 24 h

I am a 48 yr old male, I have joint pain and swelling that last for 48 hours then moves to a new joint, it started a few weeks it seems to move to a joint and start with minor discomfort in the first 24 hours and then swells and is very painfull for 24 h

Migratory: Migratory arthritis, meaning that is in one joint and get better and moves to another joint is a typical presentation of rheumatic fever. Rheumatic fever is rare in the adult. Reactive artritis may present that way, but it would be not a frecuent presentation. The fact that it lasts only 48 hours makes it difficult and the fact that has been present foe a few weeks also. Ussually viral diseases might present in a non tipical way and could last up to six weeks but ussually patiens have a flu like syndrome. Another transient arthritis that may present in this matter would be that asociated with n gonorrhea, but again is associated with, fever malaise, a discharge skin lesion. Since it has been there for several weeks yoy should consult your primary and see wheter he would like to determine what is going on or he would like to have the rheumatologist evaluate you. ...Read more

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Joint pain lasts for one second then moves to another joint/muscle. Doesn't restrict mobility or hurt with movement. Consistent with lupus?

Joint pain lasts for one second then moves to another joint/muscle. Doesn't restrict mobility or hurt with movement. Consistent with lupus?

Lupus can cause: Multiple joint pains. I would mention to your Rheumatologist though any new findings you have related to your medical condition so that they may accurately follow and help you. Sometimes, they may decide to change your medication based on changes in your symptomology. ...Read more

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Joint pain, moves around, stiff after sleeping or sitting, but once moving gets better. Weak. Fatigue. +ANA Homogeneous 1:160 ds DNA negative. Lupus? What test next?

Joint pain, moves around, stiff after sleeping or sitting, but once moving gets better. Weak. Fatigue. +ANA Homogeneous 1:160 ds DNA negative. Lupus? What test next?

Incomplete history: Lupus requires meeting at least 4 criteria. Your information suggesting meeting the immunological criteria and at least one symptom criteria. Definitely need follow up with your Rheumatologist. Any skin lesions or abnormal renal or blood count results? Good luck ...Read more

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Can you tell me about s I joint pain?

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 causes joint pain?

What causes joint pain?

Many, many causes: Medical specialists in joint diseases are called rheumatolgists. If the joint hurts, it's called 'arthralgia'; if the joints are inflamed (red, swollen, warm, painful), its called 'arthritis' which can be part of over 100 diseases. Many more cause joint arthralgia. Most are limited to 3-4 weeks. Most common chronic is degenerative. Joint pains over a month...Not always simple answer--see your pcp. ...Read more

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What causes joint pain?

What causes joint pain?

Varies: Multiple potential causes including arthritis, injury, inflammation among other possibilities. Don't hesitate to be seen for it. ...Read more

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Why do I have joint pain?

Why do I have joint pain?

Too general: Sorry, this is way too general a question...Even with specifics including your age, medical history, family history, work history, and additional answers the possible causes are many, many things...Please see your doctor to discuss your concerns! This would be like ordering pants for someone and not knowing the gender, age or size! ...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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What could cause joint pain?

What could cause joint pain?

Many causes: Arthritis, injury, overuse, nerve damage, pinched nerve. Please be more specific and restate your question. There are to many possibilities to list. ...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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Wgat does joint pain feel like?

Wgat does joint pain feel like?

Pain: Picture your knee with a shock absorber inside and a small amount of lubricating fluid. That is normal. Now picture the lubrication or shock absorber to be defective. The result is a general pain in the joint worse on weight bearing. Sometime swelling occurs. ...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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What is the cause fro joint pain?

What is the cause fro joint pain?

See details: There are over one hundred typesof arthritis so there are that many causes. Joint pain in general is caused by inflammatiom and/or damage. ...Read more

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Long-term joint pain in teen boys?

Many causes: He should be evaluated for proper diagnosis and treatment options. ...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 are some causes of joint pain?

Many causes: There are many possible causes of joint pain to include: bursitis, tendinitis, arthritis, fractures, gout, sprains, strains, & cancer as well as other infectious and inflammatory diseases. ...Read more

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What is causing all this joint pain?

So broad a?: Joint pain has many causes. Whole specialists r studying 4 causes. There r so many, with ur? There needs to more detailed information. What joint, fever, swelling, injury? Even with more specific information u need 2 c a rheumatologist, even then it requires a lot of testing ; touching 2 come up with a dx. ...Read more

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Having a lot of joint pain all over?

Diagnostic evaluatio: If you are having an assortment of varied
joint pain, you need to get to the source
i would suggest a rheumatologist workup to
find potential causes.
The treatment will likely require nsaids and
possible injections into the affected joints.
Perhaps physical therapy would help too. ...Read more

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What can cause really bad joint pain?

What can cause really bad joint pain?

See below: Really severe joint pain can be due to gout from uric acid crystals; to pseudogouit from Calcium pyrophosphate crystals due to several diseases; to acute joint injury; to acute joint infection; and to a severe flare of Rheumatoid arthritis or other inflammatory arthritis ...Read more

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How can I get relief from joint pain?

How can I get relief from joint pain?

Depends on the cause: 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 medicine are taken in joint pain?

Antiinflammatories: Most commonly, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen are taken for joint pain. Many of these are available over-the-counter. Always follow the instructions on the package. ...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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What to do about radiating joint pain?

What to do about radiating joint pain?

Depends: Joints with inflammation and fluid collections tend to spread pain sensation to surrounding tissue such as muscle and nerve. Chronic pain can develop into "everything hurts" one reversible cause of radiating joint pain, in my experience in michigan, is severe vitamin d deficiency. See your physician for appropriate blood work for rheumatoid disorders and vit d. ...Read more

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What r the causes of sudden joint pain?

Multiple: Joint pain onset of a sudden onset is very unusual and rare. The causes can vary from an injury to various causes like arthritis infection. ...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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What are the common causes of joint pain?

What are the common causes of joint pain?

Arthritis, swelling: Typically, the most common cause would probably be arthritiis
where there is damage to the joint surfaces. Also, with many
cases there can be associated synovitis when there is more
fluid in the joint than normal which will cause increased pain
and swelling. Treatment is usually with nsaid, local cortisone
injections, and hyaluranate gel injections. ...Read more

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What are the causes of severe joint pain?

What are the causes of severe joint pain?

Several: We don't have enough space to go into all the possibilities but if this is a current condition it should be evaluated by your physicain. This is not normal and in most cases will have a diagnosis which can be treated. ...Read more

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What is a good way to relieve joint pain?

What is a good way to relieve joint pain?

Need a diagnosis: The joint pain can be present for many reasons. Your physician will be able to help clarify or send you to a rheumatologist. Therapy depends on the diagnosis. Therapy includes a mixture of medications, physical therapy and exercise to improve and stabilize muscle tone. ...Read more

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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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What could cause joint pain in adolescents?

What could cause joint pain in adolescents?

Many things: Adolescents could have many things, from a stress fracture, "growing pains, " juvenile arthritis, or even simple overuse. See your doctor - they should be able to steer you down the right path. ...Read more

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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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Is it possible to get traveling joint pain?

Yes: In certain cases you do see what is known as fleeting joint pains; this is usually temporary and passes. Rheumatic fever is said to lick the joints but it bites the heart. ...Read more

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What is good for joint pain due to workout?

What is good for joint pain due to workout?

Step back: You need to make sure you are doing your exercises with the right intensity, frequency, form, etc, having a certified athletic trainer will help. Soreness after exercise can be normal but if pain remains after 48-72 hour you should visit your doctor for evaluation as you may be injuring or aggravating a possible injury. ...Read more