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I was 16 my right knee swelled for 1wk. After a month my right/left shoulder, hands, wrist are aching.And now my finger is deform.Is this lupus or jra?

I was 16 my right knee swelled for 1wk. After a month my right/left shoulder, hands, wrist are aching.And now my finger is deform.Is this lupus or jra?

Several possibles: There are several possible causes including RA and sle. A rheumatologist through an evaluation and lab studies would be able to tell you the specific cause. ...Read more

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3year old has white on his tongue and a temperature of 38.2. Complaining of a sore neck. What could this be?

3year old has white on his tongue and a temperature of 38.2. Complaining of a sore neck. What could this be?

Mgt: I would advise being seen by your PCP, and having an assessment to rule out meningitis, encephalitis. Is it difficulty for him to touch his chin to his chest? The soreness may be secondary to inflammation and flu like symptoms. Has he had a flu vaccination this season? In either case, I would suggest monitoring his fever and reporting these findings to your physician. ...Read more

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If you aren't sick could you feel a moveable lump on lower front side of the neck next to the muscles? I have had a sore neck could it be muscle?

If you aren't sick could you feel a moveable lump on lower front side of the neck next to the muscles? I have had a sore neck could it be muscle?

Yes, it is possible: There are a number of normal structures in the neck that could cause a lump, such as muscles, lymph nodes, the thyroid cartilage, however there are also a number of concerning things that can present as a lump. If it has been present for more than a few weeks and it wasnt there before, it should be examined by a doctor to make sure it isnt something serious ...Read more

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Hurt muscles in right neck and shoulder shovelling snow. Stretching muscles hurts. Is it good to stretch sore knotted muscles?

Hurt muscles in right neck and shoulder shovelling snow. Stretching muscles hurts. Is it good to stretch sore knotted muscles?

Sure, be gentle: Muscles in our body contract when used. They can cramp up from overworking, as can be seen with exercise. Ice initially for a couple of days followed by heat and gentle stretching and massage along with antiinflammatories can be helpful. Do not exercise or stretch aggressively as this will only further injure the sore muscles. If pain persists see an orthopedist. Feel better! ...Read more

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Hurt muscles in right neck and shoulder shovelling snow. Stretching muscles hurts. Is it good to stretch sore knotted muscles?

Hurt muscles in right neck and shoulder shovelling snow.  Stretching muscles hurts.  Is it good to stretch sore knotted muscles?

YES!: Gentle stretching can actually speed up and improve the healing of sore, knotted muscles. Try not to overdo it with painful stretches or bounce around while stretching, but gentle stretches a few times a day will loosen spasm and contraction in sore muscles after a workout. Always see a physician if muscles become extremely painful or muscle pain does not go away within 7 to 10 days. ...Read more

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