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Pain In Ankle And Wrist Joints
I sometimes have acute pain in wrist & ankle joints, doctor suggested its due to B12 deficiency. How can that be?
# of things - Dx 1st: Joint weakness can result from a number of different reasons. Get a diagnosis first. I would seek the attention of an orthopedic surgeon. One in your area can be found at www. Aaos. Org. ...Read more
What's the most likely cause of crepitus in multiple joints? I have it in my upper and mid back, neck, shoulders, wrists and ankles.
I've always been able to crack my wrists and ankles but since having my son, I feel like all my joints are cranky. No pain or swelling. What is this?
How old is your son?:
Females normally have increased joint laxity, do to hormones. If you have recently deleivered your son----you have an increased amount of thes hormone.
If you were very agile when you were younger--ie cheer leading/gymnastic you normally have increased joint laxity----as you age you typically have more joint symptoms--- ...Read more
I am 39 yrs old. I started off with lower back it has since spread to all the joints in my body especially my wrists knees and ankles. What could it b?
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
I have horrible joint pain in my wrists, knees, ankles and back area. All of theses areas are swollen. This happened yesterday and hasn't let up.
Few hours after bath, I feel pain and fatigueness in my joints, wrists, ankles, knees, thighs, back and spine. I'm only 23 what might be the problem?
I'm 31 and have developped joint pains in wrists, knees, ankles (swollen) on just getting back to tropics after extensive travels in europe - suggtns?
Rheumatologist: Consultation. Multiple swollen joints is not something to "home remedy". ...Read more
What could be causing stiffness and pain mainly in the joints in the fingers and toes that is also affecting wrists, ankles, and knees?
Arthritis.: There are many different kinds. Some occur after a significant trauma to a joint, or with gradual wear-and-tear over time, but if you're having pain and swelling in multiple joints on both sides of your body, you may have an autoimmune disease, like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, or psoriatic arthritis. Check with your doctor to see if blood tests need to be run for confirmation. ...Read more
My joints lock up quite often in my elbows, knees, hips, wrist, and ankles, my doctors have seen nothing wrong with me, what shoild I do?
Rheumatologist.: See a rheumatologist. Rheumatologic conditions can cause discomfort in multiple joints in the body. ...Read more
I had an accident, didn't get any injury, but my ankle, and wrist joint of left hand pain when I move them! What to do?
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
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
Often I feel anxious, with a lack of energy and a very slight ache or in my joints (knees, wrists, ankles mainly). I'm not very physically active.
Non specific: As a psychiatrist, of course I want to know more about the anxiety. Anxiety disorders can often have physical symptoms like muscle ache and fatigue, as well as depressive conditions. So can normal stress and strain, especially if a person starts to tip over into burnout. There are also medical conditions that can cause anxiety and physical symptoms. Starting with an primary eval is best. ...Read more
My 3 yr. Old always cries every night and points to his ankle, wrist, elbow and knee joints. The doc said its growing pain, but I don't believe her.
I would want to: Rule out other causes as the etiology. There is another issue here though....When one doesn't "believe" their doctor......You need to be able to communicate with your doctor. If there is trust issues, you might be best off seeking a second opinoin. ...Read more
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
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
I have pain in several joints - thumbs, wrist, ankles, feet, neck and I feel like I have a bad case of the flu. Sed Rate 28, ANA 1:40.?
Had red rash all over body.4 days I'm on 3 different anitihistamin. Now joint stiffness, swelling feet, ankles, hands, wrist. What could this be?
Three antihistamines you are taken, are they prescription antihistamins or you are taking over the counter like claritn, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Allegra or zyrtec.And do you know what you are allergic to.
If not already I will recommend you consult an allergist. Food allergies can cause rash and swelling of joints as well
and rheumatoid arthritis can cause rash.
So consult your md/allergist/rheumatologist, some one. ...Read more
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
Joint pain in knees wrist ankles elbow and pain in left leg bone. Also tired always. What could this be?
Baby had joint deformity in wrists & ankles. Fracture proximal tibia, milt bowing right femur & pelvic tilt. No spinal deformity. What causes this?
I am a 46 year old female and I have been having joint pain and stiffness in both my hands, knees, left wrist, left elbow and right foot and ankle for?
I am a 21 years old female. I saw a new doctor for painful joints in wrists/ankles. The doctor did a complete workup and it reported WBC 11.3, ANC 8916, TIBC 484, ESR 28 and Uric Acid 12.9. I had a previous bladder infection. The doctor suggested to repea
See below: It sounds like you need a rheumatologist instead. ...Read more
Joint pain in different areas of my body. Right wrist, left forearm, right ankle. About 6 weeks ago I noticed that my right wrist felt sore a sharp pain located at the top. The pain spread to my small finger and up on my arm. Last week my right ankle star
With multiple joint problems that have spanned years, you may be developing some kind of arthritic condition. The other thing that comes to mind is lime disease, or some sort of infection from an insect bite.
Your best starting point is your primary care physician, who can order blood tests and get x-rays of these painful joints, and perhaps then refer you to a rheumatologist (in the case of an arthritic condition) or an infectious diseases specialist (in the case of an insect bite that caused an infection). ...Read more
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