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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Joint Pains (Overview)

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, immune conditions, and infections.


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What causes joint pains?

What causes joint pains?

Various reasons: Gout, simple strain, arthritis, referred pain from elsewhere are all (of many more) reasons to have pain in your joints. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
1,178 doctors shared insights

Joint Pains (Overview)

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, immune conditions, and infections.


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I need help for joint pains?

I need help for joint pains?

Artralgia: It s called Artralgia, which is no diagnosis. It could be many things.... Have it checked with your doc so you can get a diagnosis or at least exclude certain things. There are meny supplements available, however. The use and proof is debatable. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
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Treating Swollen Feet or Ankles (Checklist)

Move your body. Avoid sitting or standing for long periods
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Don't wear tight garments
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Lose weight if needed
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Avoid standard diuretics as they won't solve the problem
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What is causing my joint pains?

What is causing my joint pains?

Multiple causes: There is a long list of possibilities for more than one joint hurting:- generalized conditions like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, other types of arthritis; infections; some medications; metabolic conditions like gout, pseudgout; bleeding disorders (hemophilia, etc). This is not a complete list. ...Read more

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I have joint pains in the morning?

Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting millions of people around the world. Often called wear-and-tear arthritis, osteoarthritis occurs when the protective cartilage on the ends of your bones wears down over time. Stiffness. Joint stiffness may be most noticeable when you wake up in the morning or after a period of inactivity. ...Read more

Dr. Joshua Batt Dr. Batt
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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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I have multiple joint pains, what could I have?

I have multiple joint pains, what could I have?

Get Evaluated: There are many causes of joint pain including arthritis. If you have multiple joint pains, you need to be evaluated. Getting a correct diagnosis and treatment options will relieve your pain and help prevent the condition from getting worse. ...Read more

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I'm having constant joint pains. What can I do?

I'm having constant joint pains. What can I do?

See a Rheumatologist: There are many different reasons to have joint pains, and sometimes that pain is actually not from the joints, but can be from tendons, ligaments, bursitis, and muscles. I do strongly recommend seeing a rheumatologist to get a comprehensive workup. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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How can we reduce joint pains after our days work ?

How can we reduce joint pains after our days work ?

Start at night : Start the night before and hydrate and get a good night sleep. In morning take an antiinflammatory med to prevent swollen painful joints and one during and one after. If you have a deformity, you make need bracing or supports to ease your work. Lastly, ice ice ice to help decrease pain and swelling. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can you tell me best indian herb to control joint pains?

Can you tell me best indian herb to control joint pains?

Curcumin: would be my first bet. It is anti-inflammatory and also helps with prevention of Alzheimers among other things. Other good herbs are Boswellia, Maca and Vincaria (these are generally South American) ...Read more

Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
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Ask pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If neuropathy, request trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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At what age does one usually start to experience joint pains?

At what age does one usually start to experience joint pains?

Any age: While we typically associate joint pains with older age, the truth is that many diseases including juvenile rheumatoid arthritis can cause joint pain at a very young age as well. ...Read more

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I have rheumatic problem....What i need to do to avoid joint pains?

I have rheumatic problem....What i need to do to avoid joint pains?

I think I better: Answer this one. Rheumatologic disease is a specialty all to itself. There are a myriad of causes for joint discomfort. You must work through to a specific diagnosis in order to make the best treatment plan. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
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Living with Ongoing Pain (Checklist)

Be sure correct diagnosis is made
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Only go to a pain physician trained to treat chronic pain
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Continue to look for more therapies that might be right for you
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Keep moving. Do not let pain sideline you. Pain will only get worse.
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I am 24 and already have recurrent joint pains, so what could it be?

I am 24 and already have recurrent joint pains, so what could it be?

Might be nothing...: Many people have the mistaken notion that they will never feel pain. Possibly, you are experiencing normal achiness related to work or to an exercise program. If, however, your pain is frequently disabling or is accompanied by significant swelling or stiffness, you might have a more significant illness. Discussing such issues with your internist, or even with a rheumatologist, may clarify things. ...Read more

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Do you think I should continue to exercise if it leads to me joint pains?

Do you think I should continue to exercise if it leads to me joint pains?

Yes, but: Depending on the intensity of pain. If mild/moderate and not prolonged, regular exercise is best treatment of joint pain. If joints get red and hot, or pain is severe, see your doctor. Switching to exercises that are less stress on the joints can also help. Aquatic exercise is ideal for arthritic joints. ...Read more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Lose weight
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Reduce stress by moving gracefully with tai chi, yoga, or dance
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Increase flexibility with gentle exercises and/or physical therapy
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Gradually increase muscle tone and strength to support your back
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Is it true that Splenda causes joint pains?

Is it true that Splenda causes joint pains?

Splenda: Not to my knowledge but if you are concerned stop taking it for a couple of weeks and confirm that it is OK for you. Your overall health should not be troubled by Splenda. ...Read more

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Tips on how to deal with stress related joint pains?

Tips on how to deal with stress related joint pains?

Decrease stress: That was easy! but its easier said than done. Anxiety or stress causes many systems in body to malfunction one of them is muscles and joints. Light regular exercise will help to reduce stress related hormones in your body and spend all the energy generated by those hormones. Try it, might help. ...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


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Painful Swollen Joints (Definition)

DEF: if it hurts = PAINFUL, if it is larger than the other = ...Read more