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Red, hot and sometimes swollen joints worse when stressed? Why would stress make a difference?

Red, hot and sometimes swollen joints worse when stressed? Why would stress make a difference?

Try to injoy life: It is not uncommon for patients to report that their joint pain becomes exacerbated during stressful times. There are many known, and probably many to be discovered, different reasons for this.Glucocorticoids are effective immunosuppressive and anti-inflammatory agents got decreased in stress. Good luck. ...Read more

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I woke up with a swollen, red, hot and very painful thumb joint! There was no trauma. How do I know if it is gout, infection or something different?? What tests should be done?

I woke up with a swollen, red, hot and very painful thumb joint! There was no trauma. How do I know if it is gout, infection or something different?? What tests should be done?

See your doctor: This is something you need to be seen in person about. Gout is definitely a possibility, but there is a whole list of things this could be. I would elevate it, take some NSAIDs if you have no reason that you can't. Call your PCP to be seen today. you may need some X-rays and blood work done to see whats going on and also a referral to a rheumatologist or hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Had 2 si joint injections on, monday. Now I have 2 swollen red dots where the needles went in and they kind hurt and itch. Is that normal?

Had 2 si joint injections on, monday. Now I have 2 swollen red dots where the needles went in and they kind hurt and itch. Is that normal?

Can be normal: Injection sites can often have red dots or mild inflammation around them for a short time. Keep an eye on it -- if it gets worse (hot and swollen or painful) or if you develop fevers/chills then see your doctor right away. I have also seen patients develop irritation from the cleansing solution used on the skin. Sometimes this requires a topical steroid cream... Check with your doctor ...Read more

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Swollen pain red when pressed thumb joint causes?

Thumb pain: Infection, inflammation, foreign body reaction. Should have it evaluated as your thumb is very important to have. Don't wait. ...Read more

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Fingers have been bitten by insect and joints are swollen and inflamed, red and itchy?

Fingers have been bitten by insect and joints are swollen and inflamed, red and itchy?

Itchy: An ice pack and oral 25mg benadryl (diphenhydramine) 3 times a day may help. If not, consult a HealthTap doctor for either a steroid cream or oral steroid called prednisone. ...Read more