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Feels like random nerve pinches that come and go randomly on different limbs, following joint pain that also comes and goes within a few seconds. (?!)

Feels like random nerve pinches that come and go randomly on different limbs, following joint pain that also comes and goes within a few seconds. (?!)

Simple things first: Even though you are on the "older side" for growing pains, that is a possibility given the description of your symptoms. Having said that, there are other things that could be considered and looked at in the context of a full history ; physical examination especially family history. If simple over-the-counter pain meds don't help then, I recommend a visit to a good doctor. ...Read more

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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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What can cause short term joint pain in randome joints? Ex.My wrist started hurting out of the blue. 2days ago it was my elbow on the other arm.

What can cause short term joint pain in randome joints? Ex.My wrist started hurting out of the blue. 2days ago it was my elbow on the other arm.

Perhaps several hund: Perhaps several hundred possibilities. If joints also swollen or red or warm to touch or restricted in motion, rheumatic fever and other forms of arthritis need urgent evaluation. ...Read more

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Can autoimmune disease create bone pain, not only joint pain? Feels like someone's hitting me with a hammer in my bones randomly follow by dull pain

Can autoimmune disease create bone pain, not only joint pain? Feels like someone's hitting me with a hammer in my bones randomly follow by dull pain

Unusual: I presume that you are not on any statin drug which can cause bone pain. Have joint hypermobility also makes you more prone to get joint problems but not the bone itself. Have your seen an orthopedist or rheumatologist? I note that you are not on calcium supplement. Do you have any risk factor for osteoporosis? ...Read more

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My 8 y/o son is complaining of random joint pain. At first it was his foot, which stayed painful for 3 weeks, now his knee. No bruising/swelling?

My 8 y/o son is complaining of random joint pain. At first it was his foot, which stayed painful for 3 weeks, now his knee. No bruising/swelling?

Pediatric joint pain: Please be evaluated by pediatrician and have blood work done to rule out juvenile arthritis. Not likely, but it does exist and it does not sound as if he has been properly evaluated anyway. ...Read more

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I've been having bad joint pain past 2 weeks. Arms and legs randomly go numb even when standing. Bad headaches dizziness and sensitive to light. Wrong?

I've been having bad joint pain past 2 weeks. Arms and legs randomly go numb even when standing. Bad headaches dizziness and sensitive to light. Wrong?

Not normal: Those are unusual symptoms to have suddenly in an otherwise healthy person. I would go to your Family Doctor to be checked for infections such as Lyme disease as well as other inflammatory conditions. ...Read more

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Pins/needles/pain on left thigh and upper back. Both happen often. Same randomly @ arms, face, hands, legs all sudden onset. Also muscles stiff&joint pain??

Many things: The differential diagnosis for these complaints is very broad. I suggest you start by seeing your primary care physician to be evaluated or perhaps a neurologist if you have access to specialists. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is there a neurological condition that causes joint pain? I have ra, pain in multiple joints since mid-aug. Sed rate/crp nml. Per RA md pain is "neuropathic, " prescribed neurontin-not working.

Is there a neurological condition that causes joint pain? I have ra, pain in multiple joints since mid-aug. Sed rate/crp nml. Per RA md pain is "neuropathic, " prescribed neurontin-not working.

Rhematoid arthritis: As an orthopedic surgeon who treats R.A. Patients (end stage usually for joint replacement), I would say that by definition R.A. Pts. Have joint pain because of the very nature of their diagnosis; generally not neuropathic (diabetic, for example). In my experience a negative rf, ana, etc. Early on is more common than not... Prob. A good phy. Exam to confirm dx. And nsaids would be most helpful. ...Read more

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I'm sitting. What are some possible causes to the joint pain?

I'm sitting. What are some possible causes to the joint pain?

Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more

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How come I get joint pain when I'm tired?

How come I get joint pain when I'm tired?

See below: Fatigue can make you feel run down especially if your joints have not had a chance to rest. ...Read more

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I'm having severe joint pain in most of my joints that gets worse at night. What could it be?

I'm having severe joint pain in most of my joints that gets worse at night. What could it be?

Call your PCP: If you feel pain and stiffness in your joints or have trouble moving around, you might have arthritis. Only a doctor can tell if you have arthritis and what type it is. Please call your PCP for consultation and tests. Good luck. ...Read more

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Fast/long walks cause joint pain (>4 months)but I'm no athlete, young, with no injury history?

Patellofemoral pain: It's likely that your pain is from patellofemoral syndrome, or abnormal tracking of your kneecap. This is very common and can be helped with an exercise program. Go to www. Drpandarinath. Com and click on patient forms. You can print out and try the patellofemoral pain handout for 3-4 weeks. If that does not help, consult an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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I've been overweight and I never had problems with joint pain till now that I'm 36 & weight 230 lbs height 5'4 or can it?

I've been overweight and I never had problems with joint pain till now that I'm 36 & weight 230 lbs height 5'4 or can it?

Weight on joints: Your weight can certainly have effects on your joints, especially the hips, knees, ankles. Luckily, you are young, so making lifestyle changes can save long-term damage to the joints. Right now, your BMI is classified as obese. Recommend serious lifestyle changes to lose weight. First, seriously try diet and exercise. If this fails, consider consultation with a weight loss surgeon. ...Read more

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For the past week or so I have been extremely tired and experiencing horrible joint pain I feel like I'm 90 when I'm only 17 what's going on?

For the past week or so I have been extremely tired and experiencing horrible joint pain I feel like I'm 90 when I'm only 17 what's going on?

A viral illness: Is most likely cause, however there can be many other explanations that your doctor may consider -- you need to be seen by your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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I just turned 24 and I'm suffering from joint pain, what are some causes for this?

I just turned 24 and I'm suffering from joint pain, what are some causes for this?

See details: There are literally over one hundred causes of joint pain. The best advice I can give you is to see a rheumatologist and then you will have your answer. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm suffereing with hla b27, having a problem, back joint pain problem.?

See a rheumatologist: See a rheumatologist in order to see if there is a connective between the presence of the B27 and your back pain. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I'm suffereing with hla b27, having a problem, back joint pain problem.?

See a rheumatologist: You may or may not have ankylosing spondylitis or a type of autoimmune inflammatory arthritis that tends to affect the axial skeleton (neck, spine, hips) the most. This can lead to permanent deformity and loss of range of motion of spine, or require hip replacements if not treated aggressively by a rheumatologist with a tnf inhibitor (humira, enbrel, (etanercept) remicade) and weekly low dose methotrexate. ...Read more

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Cigarettes cause more UCTD pain for me. So why do I always smoke more when I'm in pain if it causes more joint pain? I'm trying to quit

Cigarettes cause more UCTD pain for me. So why do I always smoke more when I'm in pain if it causes more joint pain? I'm trying to quit

Stress of pain: Chronic pain is really difficult to deal with. As with most people, you have developed a set of behaviors to deal with the stress of it, & smoking is in that chain of responses. It is very common to choose immediate relief of the psychic stress over the longer-term better health choice. Keep working on quitting completely, especially focusing on substituting another behavior when under stress:) ...Read more

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Omeprazole & joint pain - is this a side effect I'm having?

Omeprazole & joint pain - is this a side effect I'm having?

Uncommon,: However two side-effects from drugs like Omeprazole can occur: osteoporosis, and magnesium deficiency, which can certainly encourage muscle cramps. Because they shut down virtually all gastric acid secretion, to some extent pancreatic malabsorptive issues can also occur. Iron absoption is challenged, as is b12. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm having symetric joint pain, stiffness and swelling, could this be ra?

What do you advise if I'm having symetric joint pain, stiffness and swelling, could this be ra?

Yes: Yes, it could be. I recommend you get in to see your doctor as there are further tests that can be done to determine if this is RA or another autoimmune process occurring. ...Read more

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Having a lot of joint pain all over?

Diagnostic evaluatio: If you are having an assortment of varied
joint pain, you need to get to the source
i would suggest a rheumatologist workup to
find potential causes.
The treatment will likely require nsaids and
possible injections into the affected joints.
Perhaps physical therapy would help too. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about s I joint pain?

Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more

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What can cause really bad joint pain?

What can cause really bad joint pain?

See below: Really severe joint pain can be due to gout from uric acid crystals; to pseudogouit from Calcium pyrophosphate crystals due to several diseases; to acute joint injury; to acute joint infection; and to a severe flare of Rheumatoid arthritis or other inflammatory arthritis ...Read more

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How can I get relief from joint pain?

How can I get relief from joint pain?

Depends on the cause: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more

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What to do about radiating joint pain?

What to do about radiating joint pain?

Depends: Joints with inflammation and fluid collections tend to spread pain sensation to surrounding tissue such as muscle and nerve. Chronic pain can develop into "everything hurts" one reversible cause of radiating joint pain, in my experience in michigan, is severe vitamin d deficiency. See your physician for appropriate blood work for rheumatoid disorders and vit d. ...Read more