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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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Hot flashes stomache pain hand ache and lower back pain im 35 male and work in landscaping?

Hot flashes stomache pain hand ache and lower back pain im 35 male and work in landscaping?

Possible that: It is possible it could be a systemic issue like a thyroid condition or autoimmune issue affecting GI and musculoskeletal systems or even lyme disease with viral symptoms and myalgias or muscle pain or it could be several issues presenting together. You should see your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Sore pain in the side of my neck that goes down my arm coupled with arm pain and hand pain?

Sore pain in the side of my neck that goes down my arm coupled with arm pain and hand pain?

Get Evaluated.: Although neck pain is very common and generally self limiting, the radicular type pain which you are describing may be a symptom of a more serious condition such as a muscular or a spinal condition or referred from another body part/region. You should be evaluated by an appropriately trained provider and this is even more important given your young age. ...Read more

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I am concerned i may have motor neuron disease. My hands shake my ankles have swollen up and my wrists and neck are sore?

I am concerned i may have motor neuron disease. My hands shake my ankles have swollen up and my wrists and neck are sore?

Please don't worry: I hope you don't spend too much time worrying. Motor neuron design disease does not cause a tremor nor swelling. It's strictly a motor phenomenon not associated with any sensory changes. You may want to discuss the situation with your primary care doctor so that the appropriate workup can be performed. Good luck and well wishes. ...Read more

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Someone touches cold sore, then shakes my hand. I have a tiny wound. Risk of contracting herpetic whitlow/herpes on finger?

Someone touches cold sore, then shakes my hand. I have a tiny wound. Risk of contracting herpetic whitlow/herpes on finger?

Unlikely: If you touched the ulcer directly with a finger which had a wound you might get this, but by secondary transfer this would be quite unusual. Nothing is impossible. ...Read more

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For three months I have had irregular pd.Today I have bad bout of nausea,I feel weak,have muscle aches,heart races when stand,hands shake. ?

For three months I have had irregular pd.Today I have bad bout of nausea,I feel weak,have muscle aches,heart races when stand,hands shake. ?

Fibromyalgia? : Late teenager w. myalgias, tachycardia upon standing, nauseousness, "breathlessness, chest pain & anxiety" needs a thorough medical evaluation to rule out systemic disorders. Myalgias point to fibromyalgia; consideration if there are no specific findings. Then see Rheumatologist & read my writings at Quora.com about fibromyalgia. Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, P.O.T.S., is a concern. ...Read more

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Hello! I have elbow tendonitus. If I shake my hand my elbow would pop ,no pain. Can it also be arthritus ?

Hello! I have elbow tendonitus. If I shake my hand my elbow would pop ,no pain. Can it also be arthritus ?

Tendonitis: Tendonitis of the elbow is more common than arthritis and responds to rest and antiinflammatories like ibuprofen. Occasionally a corticosteroid injection is needed for relief. Tendonitis doesn't show up on a simple x-Ray but arthritis does. An orthopedic surgeon is best qualified to evaluate and advise you,however. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


Dr. Richard Levin
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Aches (Definition)

Aches are ...Read more