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Does arthritis cause swollen feet and ankles?

Does arthritis cause swollen feet and ankles?

Yes: Arthritis can cause swelling that is usually confined to the joint(s) that are afflicted. Some arthritis' are symetrical , meaning swelling/pain of both feet or ankle. There is a possibility that the swelling is due to fuild retention. See a doc the sort out which cause of swelling you have. ...Read more

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Rheumatoid Arthritis (Definition)

A chronic inflammatory disorder that affects joints and can also affect ...Read more


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Can arthritis cause swollen feet and ankles?

Can arthritis cause swollen feet and ankles?

Yes: Arthritis in the foot or ankle joints not only hurt, but can be filled with excess fluid and seen as swelling. This is often referred to as an "effusion". ...Read more

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Sore joints all over and swollen hands and feet. ?

Sore joints all over and swollen hands and feet. ?

Arthritis: You have arthritis by definition. Inflammatory arthritis is seen in things like rheumatoid arthritis and is a symmetric swelling and pain in the hands and wrists and other joints that is worse with rest and better with movement. On the other hand, osteoarthritis is a wear and tear arthritis that is worse with activity. Talk to a primary care doctor so you can figure out what to do next! ...Read more

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Feet and ankles and legs adre swelle?

Feet and ankles and legs adre swelle?

Feet and ankles: I'm not sure what the question really is. But if your legs and feet and ankles are all swollen , then hate cause is likely systemic . See your family doc . ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause circulatory issues, cold feet and hands also pitting edema in legs ankles and feet?

Can hypothyroidism cause circulatory issues, cold feet and hands also pitting edema in legs ankles and feet?

Hypothyroid: Generally not circulatory issues unless the edema is tremendous, but definitely edema. See your family doc for help. ...Read more

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Have fibromyalgia and blistered hands and feet, why?

Have fibromyalgia and blistered hands and feet, why?

Not related: Not related. Blistering could be a medication reaction or another disease. If severe, immediate medical attention needed. ...Read more

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Speckled ana, raised esr, swollen painful knee and ankle, pains in feet and toes worse morning and night, headaches, lethargy, pins and needles hands?

Speckled ana, raised esr, swollen painful knee and ankle, pains in feet and toes worse morning and night, headaches, lethargy, pins and needles hands?

Neuropathy: The numbness and tingling are symptoms of a possible neuropathy. The ESR is suggestive of an inflammatory disorder, which may depend how high the level is. There are several more common inflammatory disorders that can cause this constellation of syndromes and a rheumatologist and neurologist should be involved in your care. ...Read more

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Only 200mg of sodium today. Both feet toes are swollen. Severe pain in big toes and toe joints. Crying. Inside both feet hurts and when bending toes. Told too young for gout but have all symptoms.

Gout: You are youngish but not too old for gout. I would recommend some bloodwork to r/o gout and some types of arthritis cbc, uric acid, crp, sed rate, RA latex etc ( note this is advice only. You must contact your primary care physician or podiatrist for an examination). ...Read more

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Burning heel pain in both feet. Have Lupus too,?

Burning heel pain in both feet.  Have Lupus too,?

Heel pain: If I want to take a guess with this little information I would say you might suffer from Plantar fasciitis, the inflammation of heel Tendon, but there are other possible causes too, please see your provider for further evaluation. Heel pain is not uncommon in Lupus. ...Read more

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Why are my ankles, hips, spine, hand joints and other joints cracking?

Why are my ankles, hips, spine, hand joints and other joints cracking?

Benign: The exact reason for joint cracking is not known, but is thought to be possibly due to nitrogen bubbles releasing from the joint, or tendons/ligaments moving around the joint. Unless there is consistent significant pain or instability associated with the cracking, nothing needs to be done about it. ...Read more

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Elevated CRP of 2.5 and ESR of 31. Pain in knees, shoulders, arms, ankles, wrist and a couple of fingers. I also have burning red feet . ?

Elevated CRP of 2.5 and ESR of 31.  Pain in knees, shoulders, arms, ankles, wrist and a couple of fingers.  I also have burning red feet .   ?

Rheumatology : You should see a rheumatologist to be evaluated. Your symptoms and lab results suggest a systemic arthritis and treatment is very important to prevent worsening over time. ...Read more

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Severe joint pain in hips feet toes hands fingers knees elbows morning stiffness daily 20 mg prednisone no help MRI no inflam ANA 1:320 help?

Severe joint pain in hips feet toes hands fingers knees elbows morning stiffness daily 20 mg prednisone no help MRI no inflam ANA 1:320 help?

Try DMSO: DMSO (dimethylsulfoxide)--aka horse liniment--is available at a health food store or feed/veterinary supply. For systemic inflammatory conditions as you apparently have, I suggest one tsp per day orally. It tastes terrible. Mix with a small amount of water, and chase it with something else to kill the taste. Major adverse effect is that you will "off-gas" the DMSO in your breath and sweat. ...Read more

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What causes blood blisters on hands and feet in between fingers and toes?

What causes blood blisters on hands and feet in between fingers and toes?

Alien Abduction?: In general,a blister is caused either by thermal injury, extreme cold injury or extreme friction and/or pressure applied intensely and/or for prolonged time period.Blood may or may not accumulate,but is usually from friction.If a blister just pops up out of nowhere you might consider a bizarre"autoimmune"problem(what kind depends on your age,etc)but blood blisters between every digit?You a jogger? ...Read more

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Diabetic neuropathy ? Especially in the feet and toes.

Diabetic neuropathy ? Especially in the feet and toes.

Multiple factors: Sensory neuropathy is broken down into large fiber (loss of sensation, loss of proprioception) and small fiber (burning, tingling sensation). Most patient’s state the numbness starts at the tips of the toes and slowly works it way up the legs. To improve and prevent further deterioration diet and exercise is the key. Keep blood sugars under control. ...Read more

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