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Metatarsal Phalangeal Joint Pain
Random joint pain left foot, 2nd toe between the metatarsal and phalanges, no trauma, 2nd time this happened tender to the touch inside the toe?
What are the success rates for Metatarsal Phalangeal Joint Repl for hallux rigidus to maintain mobility? How many physicians are doing them?
Joint replacement: At age 52, if otherwise healthy, an artificial great toe joint would typically not be recommended. If possible, a joint preservation procedure is preferred. If the severity of the problem requires joint destruction, consider a fusion of the joint. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
In rheumatic fever one could get fleeting joint pains, when one joint after another can be affected and cause pain.
I am sure there might be other causes as well. ...Read more
Pain located joints: It is a pain syndrome where the people have pain in the joints. It does not have to be inflammatory like rheumatoid arthritis or gout and can be mechanical like osteoarthritis, but there are a variety of other causes of the joint pain. The rheumatologist can help discern what type of problem with the joints there are ...Read more