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Joint pain and stiffness in last trimester. Normal?

Joint pain and stiffness in last trimester. Normal?

Yes: While any concerns during pregnancy should be discussed with your ob/gyn physician, many women complain of joint discomfort and stiffness in the last several weeks of pregnancy. Fluid retention is the usual cause of this phenomenon, although other medical conditions may cause similar symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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Post dislocation and reduction hip joint pain - now stiff hip joint - results and advice?

Post dislocation and reduction hip joint pain  - now stiff hip joint - results and advice?

Physical Therapy: You should see your doctor about setting you up for a structured physical therapy program to strengthen the muscles and ligaments of the hip without doing undue damage to them. ...Read more

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I am experiencing severe knee pain, inability to walk/bear weight, knee swelling, looseness in joint.

I am experiencing severe knee pain, inability to walk/bear weight, knee swelling, looseness in joint.

You would need: to see a healthcare provider to examine your knee thoroughly as well as obtain accurate history in order to arrive at a diagnosis. There are no easy way to do this online. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Finger joint swelling/redness,fever,fatigue,back shoulder hip pain/stiff and muscle aches. ANA pos,RF neg,other tests normal. Possibilities?

Finger joint swelling/redness,fever,fatigue,back shoulder hip pain/stiff and muscle aches. ANA pos,RF neg,other tests normal. Possibilities?

Several things: In young women finger swelling,fever,stiffness,muscle aches ,other joint pain can be the onset of lupus,Rheumatoid arthritis (RA test does not have to be positive). Other less common connective tissue diseases and even some infections can do this. A Rheumatologist should be able to work this out.Not all tests are positive early. ...Read more

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16y M with Congenital icthyosis. Elbow, wrist, knee, ankle joint pain and stiffness. Greater in the morning. Relieved by walking/movement! ?

16y M with Congenital icthyosis. Elbow, wrist, knee, ankle joint pain and stiffness. Greater in the morning. Relieved by walking/movement!
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Physical Therapy: Congenital Ichthyosis is a genetic disorder; presents at birth with blisters of skin; progresses to thickened, marked scaling of skin; worse over flexural creases of joints & more. Treatment is mainly supportive. Tight skin limits joint range of motion. Increasing your physical activity can help which is why you get relief with movement. See doctor to begin physical therapy; Yoga helps too. ...Read more

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Hematospermia, joint pains hips stiffness foot and finger ache are symptom of what?

Hematospermia, joint pains hips stiffness foot and finger ache are symptom of what?

Hematospermia : The hematospermia is unlikely related to the joint pain. It generally is a self-limited problem warranting urologic evaluation in those with recurrent hematospermia, age greater than forty, and those with associated pain or urethral discharge. ...Read more

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Hives, skin tenderness, joint pain, fatigue, joint swelling, and shortness of breath?

Hives, skin tenderness, joint pain, fatigue, joint swelling, and shortness of breath?

Get it evaluated.: All of your symptoms suggest a significant inflammatory process. There are several disorders that could cause these issues. See a rheumatologist asap. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with joint hypermobility syndrome, pain in joints including ribs hips knees sometimes excruciating. Constant fatigue, always cold, normal?

Diagnosed with joint hypermobility syndrome, pain in joints including ribs hips knees sometimes excruciating.  Constant fatigue,  always cold, normal?

Workup and PT: There is no good evidence that JHS in and of itself will cause such significant pain. With that said, many people with JHS do present with chronic pain, fibromyalgia, fatigue and even autonomic symptoms such as you're describing. Evaluation by a rheumatologist, neurologist and physiatrist could be helpful in sorting out your symptoms, ruling out other problems, and providing appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What causes stiffness around one hip joint?

What causes stiffness around one hip joint?

Too many to answer!: Many problems can cause the sensation of stiffness, including osteoarthritis, inflammatory arthritis, capsulitis of the hip joint (like frozen shoulder-only at the hip), piriformis muscle issues and on and on. You need to see a practitioner who can start an appropriate evaluation. Your problem might seem mild now, but it might gget worse if not diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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What causes joint stiffness?

What causes joint stiffness?

Multiple: Multiple potential causes including arthritic and inflammatory conditions within the joint and contractures of soft tissue structures around the joint. ...Read more

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I am experiencing shoulder pain, shoulder stiffness, difficulty moving joint and finger tingling.

I am experiencing  shoulder pain, shoulder stiffness, difficulty moving joint and finger tingling.

Need evaluation: The clinical evaluation is important here. The joint and the tingling could be together so please get this evaluated. The tingling could be neurologic or vascular. It is unclear what the shoulder diagnosis itself is. ...Read more

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Any feeling about prolotherphy for arthritic knees?

Any feeling about prolotherphy for arthritic knees?

Doesn't hurt: To try. Once there is true arthritis of bone on bone contact, i don't think much adjunctive therapy helps though. ...Read more

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Is having joint dislocation a muscle, bone, or joint disorder?

Is having joint dislocation a muscle, bone, or joint disorder?

Joint dislocation: A joint dislocation involves the joint, capsule, and possible boney fracture or avulsion. Depending upon displacement, nerve, muscle, and tendons may be involved as well. Check with your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Why pain in facialis posterior tibialis diaphysis after stretching in post-trauma lower-leg? NSAID takes pain/stiffness off. Muscle, joint trauma?

Why pain in facialis posterior tibialis diaphysis after stretching in post-trauma lower-leg? NSAID takes pain/stiffness off. Muscle, joint trauma?

Plus tendinitis : You are right this can be a combination of symptoms and findings. It can involve all the bones, muscles, the tendons and even Cartilage you will also benefit from having some physical therapy. Ask your physician ...Read more

Joint Stiffness (Definition)

-natory. It means that joints R stiff, usually worse in the am or after a period of rest. Can B due to arthritis or a autoimmune disease. The actual cause requires a work up by Ur PCP or an orthopedic surgeon, & get ...Read more


Dr. Walker Wynkoop
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Stiffness Or Decreased Movement (Definition)

Stiffness is a symptom of inflammation surrounding a joint or muscle and making it more resistant to movement. Neurological disorders can sometimes cause stiffness. ...Read more