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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 have adult onset stills, my ESR is now normal, but I still have chronic muscle and joint pain, shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, ankles. Why?

I have adult onset stills, my ESR is now normal, but I still have chronic muscle and joint pain, shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, ankles.  Why?

R.A is not localized: Your question is about rheumatoid arthritis. Still's disease is juvenile R.A. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease. It is not limited to one are of of the body. It will affect multiple joints of the body causing inflammation to the knees, shoulders, hips, feet and hands. R.A. May be diagnosed initially in the feet with x-rays. See a rheumatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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12 yr old daughter with joint pain, mainly in wrist, ankle, hip, and shoulder blade. Worst in the mornings. Painful to do simple tasks like walk/sit.

12 yr old daughter with joint pain, mainly in wrist, ankle, hip, and shoulder blade. Worst in the mornings. Painful to do simple tasks like walk/sit.

See rheumatologist: This is not normal. See a rheumatologist . May have an underlying disease like juvenile rheumatoid arthritis or lyme's disease to name a few diseases. Get her checked out please. ...Read more

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Joint pain in knees wrist ankles elbow and pain in left leg bone. Also tired always. What could this be?

Joint pain in knees wrist ankles elbow and pain in left leg bone. Also tired always. What could this be?

Joint pains: There are several possibilities as to the cause of this. You may have a significant arthritis or auto immune problem. See your doctor for examination and tests to determine diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Why would i get sudden joint pain on my back, wrists and ankles over a two week period?

Why would i get sudden joint pain on my back, wrists and ankles over a two week period?

Can be a few things: New onset joint pain can be from: viral illness ( like parvovirus), or from an early type of inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis. See your pcp first; if diagnosis not clear see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I am 45, since last year i notice lost joint pain ankles, wrist, hands, elbow, knees i can't kneeling anymore it hurt, and this year i notice swelling hands?

I am 45, since last year i notice lost joint pain ankles, wrist, hands, elbow, knees i can't kneeling anymore it hurt, and this year i notice swelling hands?

Multiple Joints: Typically with multiple joint involvement we have our patients start with a rheumatologist to check if there is systemic arthritic involvement. Your primary care doc could start the evaluation with 10 days on 4 days off various anti-inflammatory medications to see if they can find one of the 9 categories to work well at controlling your symptoms. Dr rich blake. ...Read more

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What are some over-the-counter meds for joint pain (ankles, knees, wrists, etc)?

What are some over-the-counter meds for joint pain (ankles, knees, wrists, etc)?

Get eval: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can be excellent for this type of pain. They can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic to them. ...Read more

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Hi i've a lot of joint pain in most of my joints hips ankles wrists an thumbs i've had blood test but they all came back clear ?

Hi i've a lot of joint pain in most of my joints hips ankles wrists an thumbs i've had blood test but they all came back clear ?

Arthritis: There are many forms of arthritis where the blood tests come back "clear." for example, "seronegative" arthritis has no specific test for it but can be as serious as rheumatoid arthritis. Some people are genetically prone to their joints wearing out called osteoarthritis. Regardless see a rheumatologist if you haven't already for workup, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My 21 year old son is having muscle and joint pain in areas such as ankles, wrists, elbows, shoulder blades, back, legs, and some swelling in ankles.?

My 21 year old son is having muscle and joint pain in areas such as ankles, wrists, elbows, shoulder blades, back, legs,  and some swelling in ankles.?

Inflammation!: To have pain in so many places means an inflammatory process must be excluded. He needs someone with rheumatology expertise to diagnose and treat the problem. If inflammation is present, he will need more than aleve-like nsaids. My bet: psoriatic arthritis with ankle involvement! ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Joint Pain (Definition)

Joint pain is a clinical finding in which a joint (where two bones meet) is painful to move. This can occur with arthritis, crystal build up in joints, ...Read more