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Positive Nodules Fingers Swollen Knee Joint
I have a positive rheumatoid factor of 69 with no inflamation but I have nodules on my fingers and a swollen knee joint, what could this be?
Is it normal to have a swollen knee and also have extreme burning pain in the knee joint? Is a root tear the same as a displacement of the root?
Not normal: A swollen joint is never normal and joint pain is never normal. I cannot speak about "root tears.". ...Read more
I am experiencing knee pain, popping or snapping sound from knee joint and knee swelling. My knee also locks up and is almost unbearable to move.
Get Evaluation: When the knee joint starts to lock/pop etc, you should be evaluated for an abnormality in the knee itself such as a meniscal tear or other structural abnormality to the knee cap or knee joint it self. Radiographic studies most likely will be needed. Good luck ...Read more
Spontaneous Severe Stiff muscle/joint all over body in morning. Hard to climb knees lock. Tests done RA ruled out. Fingers swollen.?
Further workup: May need further workup. Have you seen a rheumatologist? There are many other potential causes. Psoriasis is one example. A percentage of patients with psoriasis will have an associated inflammatory arthritis, and it is characterized by diffuse swelling in the fingers. There are many other possibilities as well. ...Read more
My husband woke in middle of night with severe pain and a swollen lump just below the knee joint. The lump has gotten bigger threw the day.?
Some tik tok sounds are comming frome my knees, fingers I mean in almost every joints in my body. (knee joint, finger joints, hip joint etc.) please tell me why is that and I am 18years old?
See below: I'm wondering if these sounds arise when you crack your knuckles or other joints. Otherwise, if you hear them when you are not moving, you should get an evaluation. If there are no medical reasons, then perhaps you should get your hearing tested. If that is OK, then perhaps seeing a therapist or other mental health professional may help. ...Read more
Will jogging/ running regularly create knee joint problems at a later stage. I getter finger numbness at night when I sleep could this be related?
Some people can run forever without problems others not so much
if the knee is good to begin with then running ok if not pick something with less impact like walking fast or elliptical trainer
the finger numbness thing is most likely carpal tunnel syndrome form what little data that is available. ...Read more
I am experiencing knee pain for the past 5 years- Painful swollen joints, Knee swelling, and Joint stiffness. Gradually getting worse. MRI showed only inflamation. Do I need to go to ortho dr? What can I expect to hear as diagnosis?
Yes and Rheumatology: It sounds to me like you have a polyarthritis that may be an inflammatory arthritis. Lab tests for connective tissue disease are not routinely performed, but in your case I would test for Lyme disease, Rheumatoid arthritis, and other causes of polyarthropathy. Do your painful swollen joints migrate? Any joint fluid taken for analysis? Any trauma? Full history and exam indicated. ...Read more
Everything seemed to occur over a week's period. Pain in both feet, aching fingers on left hand, knee joint pain, on and odd hip pain, and now I have a pain in left kidney area. Had the runs this morning and feel generally out of it. Any theories what's ha
Lots of symptoms: Flu? Do you have any history of autoimmune disease such as lupus or any type of migratory arthropathy? Is there any history of gout? Have you been exposed to tick borne illnesses or a area endemic to tickborne illness is? Do you have any infections, rashes, skin lesions? Do you have weakness or numbness in any extremity? ...Read more
Swollen joints in fingers knees and ankles mucus in stool for long period of time pain in the left shoulder under shoulder blade what could this be. H?
I have repeated painful swollen joints I have been told it is gout I have had the joint fluid analyzed 4 times and there have never been any crystals negative rheumatoid panel it affects fingers wrist foot ankle heel knee usually one at a time occasionall
27, 125 healthy female. Take great care of my body. Daily problems-Sore/swollen joints (fingers, wrists, hips, knees, ankles), chronic fatigue, blotchy chest, daily headaches, etc. ANA was 1:640. C3 135.5 (av.82-194) C4 34.2 (av.18-55) Help! Meaning?
Not healthy: If you have all these symptoms, you are not healthy. The elevated ANA suggests that you are more likely to suffer from an autoimmune disorder but is not diagnostic per se. I would like to see a CH50 level instead of just C3 or C4. Recommend that you consult a rheumatologist who will likely order confirmatory tests. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with polyneruopathy. Now I have a swollen knee and a positive. Ana and a ANA titer 1:320 and the doctor said I was borderline. If i?
My son 5 years old suffering from fever for 4 days and joint pain (knee joint) in last date. Blood test is aso titre 1:4 dilution positive?
the symptoms and lab results are suggestive of a possible strep infection that can cause joint pain. You may want to follow up and speak to your child's physician to rule out rheumatic fever. In the mean time, make sure your child is getting rest and plenty of fluids. ...Read more
What type of physcial exam happens during examining of the knee joint? The test that are preformed if they hurt are they positive? Please help
Knee Exam: A thorough knee exam involves palpating the ligaments and bursae, examine the patella, and by grasping on the lower leg, putting the knee joint through a routine of movements to determine the integrity of the ligaments and menisci. Depending on what you did to your knee and the condition it is in, this may hurt, and your orthopedist can explain the implications of any positive sign. ...Read more
S. Creatinine raised from 1 to 1.27 in 6 mnths. No Albuminn or RBC in urine. I recently had a swollen knee for PsA pain. Can they be related?
Acute kidney injury: I'm not sure what PsA is. Psoriasis or PSA=prostate cancer? Were you taking non-steroidal anti-inflamatory drugs (NSAIDs)? They can definitely cause acute kidney injury. Sounds like you need further laboratory evaluation and review of history and physical exam with more information. ...Read more
See your doctor: You need to determine what is causing the knee in order for it get better. Your doctor may try to drain some fluid off the knee and perform other tests. ...Read more
See your doctor: You doctor will need to perform an evaluation to determine what is causing it and may have to drain fluid from it. Hope that helps. ...Read more
See details: Then see a rheumatologist and have the knee evaluated. ...Read more
See below: If it is an acute injury, use ice. Otherwise, whatever makes you feel good will work. ...Read more
In general no: In general no but gout deposits of monosodium urate can be present in many locations, including around a joint in the tendons if not in the joint. Your physician can help clarify this or have you see a rheumatologist who can clarify the findings. The diagnosis of gout in a joint is made by demonstrating the presence of the monosodium urate crystals in the joint. ...Read more
Low impact: Generally, it is a good idea to keep the knee moving with as little impact as possible. Provided it is just a strain, and there are no fractures, torn meniscus or ligaments, a low impact exercise program including riding a stationary bike or elliptical machine would be advisable. If it hurts, don't do it and make sure you check with a physician. ...Read more
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