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Ra And Hip Pain At Joint
Rheumatoid factor just out of range at 20.2. Normal esr, ana. Bilateral hip pain, chest, and roaming pains in other joints, never swelling. Is it ra?
Unlikely : Rheumatoid arthritis is diagnosed based on a number of criteria. All criterion has a point value. You must have 6 points to be diagnosed. What you described would be 2 points. This isn't enough for rheumatoid arthritis (ra). You should still see a doctor familiar with RA to be sure. The most important part if the diagnosis is the feel of the joints not the lab. ...Read more
MRI 1 yr ago for hip pain clear of damage. Had surgery recently for laberal tear. Found severe cartilage damage+scars. Can OA be that quick or more RA?
Maybe: Ra is possible although the pattern of involvement is not that typical. How positive was the ccp? Unless it is strongly positive it is not that specific for ra. ...Read more
I'm having more back pain at rest and unilateral knee or hip pain upon activity. Been worked up for RA & Lupus — negative X-rays on all 4 extremities.
Info: Would recommend office visit to orthopedic surgeon, spine expert if available. At your age (no offense here), Gonococcal arthritis could be in the differential. A thorough history and physical from an orthopedic surgeon is likely to illuminate the etiology. Lots of information is needed to make a sound diagnosis. Happy to consult with you. ...Read more
Chronic pain in shoulders, neck, back, and arms after cervical fusion july 2013. Also, have redness and swelling in knees and hip pain. Poss ra? Fibro?
It is possible: For the diagnosis of r a some special blood test must be done. ...Read more
Can my RA be affected by my period? My hips are the only joints affected, and my flare-ups only seem to occur right before/during those days.
I often have a tingling sensation on the back right below the arm joint. Have pain on back, neck, spine, hip and other parts. Ra+anti ccp+hla b27 -ve.
Had MRI for lower back/hip pain. MRI showed stenosis, arthritis and bulging disc. Ref to PT and neurology. Could my RA cause this and will it go away?
MRI: RA can do this but will look different on x-ray so discuss iwith your Dr what it looks like. ...Read more
I had hip pain but was told I have a L6 and it is causing joint pain. Also, told one wrong move with weight on my back could break it? Is that true?
Absolutely not: Having a "sixth" lumbar vertebrae carries no increased risk of back problems at all, nor do you have be careful. There are normally 12 thoracic vertebrae, each with an attached set of ribs; 5 lumbar which then end on a solid fused part of the spine known as the sacrum. If there is one less pair of ribs or one extra motion segment in the sacrum, it is called by some as having "6" lumbar vertebra. ...Read more
I get sharp hip pain sometimes when I walk. I'm 17 and my hip can pop in and out of its joint. What could it be? Is it serious? Should i be worried?
Hip pain: There are several situations which may cause you to have these symptoms, such as snapping hip syndrome, labral tears, femoroacetabular impingement, loose bodies, hip dysphasia. You should consult your musculoskeletal physician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
I have hip pain for the past 3years. Also, I feel crepitations over my hip while walking. No other complaint of any other joint.
Possibly: Possibly osteoarthritis---see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
What causes hip pain? The right hip feels like it ought to be popped out like a doll part, massaged at the joint and popped back in place.
Make a diagnosis:
For a 15-year old to have hip pain you need a more definitive diagnosis than hyper mobility.
Possibilities include residuals of cdh, slipped capital femoral epiphysis. Mono-articular inflammatory joint disease is a possibility. I would be slow to blame it on "hyper mobility". Consider also labral tear (rare in 15 year old) or impingement (cam lesion) also rare unless very intense dancer. ...Read more
Rheum and PMR: Hypermobility is usually best treated by an exercise program focusing on improving proprioception, dynamic control of joint movement, and aerobic capacity. There is a very limited role for surgery in most typical cases of hypermobility, especially in adults. A Rheumatologist would be helpful to rule out more worrisome causes of hypermobility and a PM&R doc could assist with symptom management. ...Read more
Within the last week been having left side joint hip pain. Made worse by sitting/walking and sleeping. Could these b related?
Yes this could be : One of several diagnoses related to the hip such as : bursitis, tendinitis, cartilage issue such as labrum, and arthritis as the more common possibilities with a knee or back problem sometimes presenting as hip pain or even a sacroiliac issue. There are other possible causes so if the pain persists or worsens, see your physician. ...Read more
JHS: Joint hypermobility syndrome (jhs) is an inherited condition of loose ligaments & is better known by doctors outside United States; manifested by ability to oppose thumb to forearm & touch palms to floor with knees locked. Greater joint laxity can be induced by traumatic injury (extreme sports), childbirths, & lifting while turning. See osteopath for therapeutic ideas. Keep muscles well toned. ...Read more
R hip pain, mild, lasting for one day. The next day L hip pain, very painful. Feels swollen, pressure in joint. Cannot walk. Fades after 24 hours. Why?
Hip pain: Hip pain that alternates sides suggests inflammation of the sacroiliac joints. Perhaps an exercise, housework, or yard work is causing irritation of the joints. Ice at night and anti-inflammatory medications may relieve the pain. If the pain persists then see a neurosurgeon or spine surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more
Musculoskeletal M.D: Any physician that is trained in musculoskeletal medicine. This can include an orthopedist or a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist or a rheumatologist. Specifiaclly one that is trained in musculosksletal medicine and if possible fellowship trained. ...Read more
Rare : Infection in a non-replaced joint is extremely rare in adults. It is not indicated. ...Read more
Orthopedic surgeon: I assume you have already seen your pcp. If not start there, otherwise an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Sudden hip pain two days ago. Dull, able to walk, run, etc. I'm double joint in this hip. I can usually crack it but it feels stiff. What is this?
What can bil hip pain that feels deep in the joint, if legs are crossed out feels like they will pop out of socket & no injury? Sometimes diff 2 amb
Arthritis: The pain in both hips that is worsened and mking ambulation difficult may be degenerative arthritis but many disease stae effect the hips spontaneous bilateral diseases other than osteoarthritis are not common. Suggest a visit to your doctor for evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more
Have had hip pain in both sides off and on for almost 3 yrs. Ranges from a soreness to a stabbing ice pick feeling in hip joint area. What is wrong?
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