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Rheumatoid Arthritis Burning Sensation
A burning sensation can be descriptive of nerve pain, some variations of migraine, and even central brain problems after a stroke. Have heard this said associated with phantom limb syndrome, reflex sympatheric dystrophy, and trigeminal neuralgia. Other patients might say ...Read more
Wrist pain: Rheumatoid arthritis can indeed cause joint pain in the wrist. However, there are many causes of wrist pain: osteoarthritis (degenerative wear-and-tear arthritis), tendinitis, bony abnormalities (keinbock's disease, scaphoid stress fracture), carpal tunnel syndrome, cartilage abnormalities, capsulitis, intersection syndrome, dequervain's tenosynovitis, and still many others. Your doctor can help. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Best is to speak to your physician and have him listen to you, examine you, perhaps run some blood tests and you may need to see a neurologist especially since you have multiple locations of numbness. Sometimes it may be as easy as diabetes given the multitude of people who have it, but nothing beats a good history and exam by a physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chrondolamacia getting worse, pinched nerve in back, symmetrical joint pain, esp in hands & wrists. Morning stiffness. Fatigue. A little redness. RA?
Needs work up: Diagnosis of autoimmune arthritis (such as RA) includes blood work, clinical exam, and if nec. a variety of imaging. See your Dr. From a radiology viewpoint, there are many tools. First and foremost are plain films. Quantitative dynamic MRI may actually be good for RA prognosis as well as early response to treatment. There are now good biologic drugs for RA, so it is not as scary as it once was ...Read more
Yes it can: Unless you have sustained a traumatic injury to your knee, it is unlikely that you have arthritis at your age. Arthritis can cause burning but injures to the tendons, ligaments, and meniscus can also. Go see your local knee specialist for an evaluation. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
History of respiratory infection, joint pain, tingling extremities, rash on wrist/hand/ankles/top of feet. Negative RA & ana. Elevated sed. Thoughts?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are symptoms like fatigue, joint pain, lower back pain, hip pain, numbness in feet, tongue pain & cracking indicative of?
Many causes: There are many causes to these symptoms and there is not one simple answer. For example, numbness in the feet occurs with vitamin B12 deficiency, arsenic toxicity, POEMS, and diabetes mellitus. Fatigue is also caused by many different things. In your case, you will find it helpful to have some blood tests, such as the test for SPEP, along with some other basic tests, for these symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What causes burning pain in both thighs, shoulders, legs, toes, feet? Peripheral neuropathy, and fibromyalgia, trig neuralgia.
Intermittent episodes intense burning pain in right foot when walking. Doc says no neuropathy, maybe hairline fracture, gout rheumatism? Other causes?
Most people with RA: Joint swelling of the fingers is seen early in the course of RA in the majority of patients. The knuckles are tender to the touch and there is soft tissue swelling around the knuckles causing limited motion and stiffness. This can progess to puffy swelling of the whole hand. Warm compresses and simple hand exercises can reduce swelling. Isotoner gloves worn overnight reduce swelling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What rheumatic diseases cause edema (in legs and arms) and widespread swelling with joint pain? I have diagnosis of seronegative spondlyoarthritis.
None. See yur doctor: None of the rheumatic diseases directly cause swelling in the hands & legs. This is more likely a side effect of medications (especially steroids & DMARDs like Enbrel) or a separate problem of the liver (cirrhosis), kidney (nephropathy), or heart (heart failure). There are autoimmune causes of cirrhosis & nephropathy. In this forum, it is hard to say if they are related to seroneg spondylarthritis ...Read more
Lumpy rash. Bruising. Muscle pain. Joint pain. Achy legs. Headache. Burning sensation. Tingly feet. Shoulder, neck, elbow, angle, wrist pain. Cause?
Joint, bursa, tendon: Even though the knee is a joint, there are a lot of other musculoskeletal structures around it that can cause the pain. In your setting you need an evaluation. Do the joints swell? Are they better or worse after exercise? Are you stiff in the morning in the knees? Elsewhere? Do you have other medical problems? Rash? Fevers? Chest problems? Stomach problems? We look for these to diagnose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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