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Could influenza cause joint pain and, more specifically, pain in a single joint? I woke up with normal flu symptoms and aching right ankle.

Could influenza cause joint pain and, more specifically, pain in a single joint? I woke up with normal flu symptoms and aching right ankle.

Possible: Common flu symptoms include fever, headache, body aches, joint pain etc. When the symptoms initially develop it may be possible to feel pain in a single joint. If the pain is due to flu the pain my progress to other joints. ...Read more

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Flu Shot (Definition)

Also known as influenza vaccines, flu shots are given out once a year to protect against the flu. The flu shot stimulates the immune system to build antibodies to three or four strains of flu viruses in the hopes that it will offer protection from the current strains present in the community. Each year the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) monitors the strains of Influenza globally and incorporates the appropriate antigens in the new vaccine. For best protection the vaccine ...Read more


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Can a flu shot trigger a migraine and severe joint pain?

Can a flu shot trigger a migraine and severe joint pain?

I dought it!: I have given many this year with not one reaction adversely. If your allergic to eggs the shot not indicated- have pcp look for other reasons for your complaints. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a muscle sprain and a muscle strain? I've been using ibuprofen and heat (my quad) - any other advice?

What is the difference between a muscle sprain and a muscle strain? I've been using ibuprofen and heat (my quad) - any other advice?

Ligament vs tendon: A sprain is tearing or stretching a ligament (connects bone to bone) or joint capsule, when a joint is forced beyond its normal range of motion. A strain is tearing or stretching a tendon or muscle structure (connects muscle to bone). Initial treatment is rest, ice, compression, elevation (rice). After 24-48 hours heat can relax muscle spasm. Rehab is important to maintain strength & flexibility. ...Read more

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Muscle shooting pain last 2 weeks. Any stretching, over exertion or extension causes muscles to lock up for a minute or more. What is causing this?

Muscle shooting pain last 2 weeks. Any stretching, over exertion or extension causes muscles to lock up for a minute or more. What is causing this?

Doctor can evaluate: Odd changes in muscle activity and muscle behaviors are hard to figure out in words. One can go to his primary care doctor and show the doctor exactly what happens. The doctor may then refer to specialists for more evaluation, if needed. The doctor will need to know all the medications, vitamins, supplements, etc..., being taken. Some lab tests may be done to see if the blood chemistries are ok. ...Read more

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Have pinched nerve with leg symptoms (muscle spasm in morning) and limited on activity. Is it safe to use muscle simulator device on those muscles?

Have pinched nerve with leg symptoms (muscle spasm in morning) and limited on activity. Is it safe to use muscle simulator device on those muscles?

Stimulators Safe: Massaging or stimulating your spasmed muscles should be safe. And if it improves your symptoms keep doing it. If it worsens them stop the stimulation. Other helpful treatments are gentle stretching, ice and/ or heat to the effected area. ...Read more

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No cough or colds but have slight fever and muscle / joint pain (feeling weak) and slight headache. Is this flu?

No cough or colds but have slight fever and muscle / joint pain (feeling weak)  and slight headache. Is this flu?

Maybe: According to Mayo Clinic Flu sxs may include “Fever over 100F (38C), Aching muscles, especially in your back, arms and legs, Chills & sweats, Headache, Dry Cough, Fatigue and weakness, Nasal Congestion.” ...Read more

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32 female pt mhx denied c\o fever at night with swelling and pain in all the body joint , proceded by pharyngities and flue like symptoms, what's the dx

32 female pt mhx denied c\o fever at night with swelling and pain in all the body joint , proceded by pharyngities and flue like symptoms, what's the dx

Need tests,,,: These symptoms are characteristic of an inflammatory autoimmune type joint disease, most likely lupus. It might be another kind like rheumatoid, or part of an autoimmune syndrome like scleroderma. But there is little or no way of knowing without tests for antibodies, like ana, to find out what this is, so it's wise to see your doctor for tests and an exam. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Yrs of neck and muscular right shoulder pain w/ no relief from trigger point injections or muscle relaxers. Neck cracks hourly. What can I about this?

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Yrs of neck and muscular right shoulder pain w/ no relief from trigger point injections or muscle relaxers. Neck cracks hourly. What can I about this?

You may need testing: Sounds like either a neck problem, or an intrinsic shoulder problem. Please see an orthopaedic physician as you need to determine the source of the pain. It can be a nerve irritation of the cervical spine causing neck pain with referred shoulder discomfort. Or, it can be a rotator cuff problem. Either way, an evaluation by an orthopaedic doc can help you with the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Joint pain lasts for one second then moves to another joint/muscle. doesn't restrict mobility or hurt with movement. consistent with lupus?

Joint pain lasts for one second then moves to another joint/muscle. doesn't restrict mobility or hurt with movement. consistent with lupus?

Lupus can cause : Multiple joint pains. I would mention to your Rheumatologist though any new findings you have related to your medical condition so that they may accurately follow and help you. Sometimes, they may decide to change your medication based on changes in your symptomology. ...Read more

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Left arm&leg pain some pins&needles, facial irritation @ times some weakness stiffness or aches., is this anxiety or fibromyalgia, ?

Left arm&leg pain some pins&needles, facial irritation @ times some weakness stiffness or aches.,  is this anxiety or fibromyalgia, ?

See details: It is difficult to say without being able to perform a physical exam. If one has the characteristic areas of soft tissue tenderness, it is likely to be fibromyalgia. From your description, i would think that anxiety is more likely the cause. ...Read more

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Can a stiff neck be associated with the Flu Shot?

Can a stiff neck be associated with the Flu Shot?

Yes: Some people can get muscle aching from flu shots, but they should only last a few days. If lasting longer, so bad you cannot put your chin on chest, or with high fever you should see a doctor right away ...Read more

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Recent pain in joints, fatigue and chills, no fever. Also muscle weakness and stiffness?

Recent pain in joints, fatigue and chills, no fever. Also muscle weakness and stiffness?

Should see doc: The number and serious nature of things that can cause this warrants a trip to your physician. Will need some basic labs, review of your risk factors, history of screenings, and a good exam. ...Read more

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Is it alright to have headache, muscle Pain and mild fever after cervical cancer vaccine? What are other side effects of vaccine? Thank you.

Is it alright to have headache, muscle
Pain and mild fever after cervical cancer vaccine? What are other side effects of vaccine? 
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Common. : Other side effects of HPV VACCINE are: fainting or syncope which can result in injury by falling; seizure like activity, severe allergic reaction or anaphylaxis. These are not common but have been reported. CNS: Headache, dizziness, insomnia.GI: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain.RESP: cough, asthma EENT: Nasal congestion, pharyngolaryngeal pain, nasopharyngitis LOCAL: Pain, redness, ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more