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What causes severe joint pain and stiffness?

What causes severe joint pain and stiffness?

Multiple: Joint pain onset of a sudden onset is very unusual and rare. The causes can vary from an injury to various causes like arthritis infection. ...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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What could cause sudden, severe joint pain and stiffness in knee?

What could cause sudden, severe joint pain and stiffness in knee?

Meniscal/ ligament i: The symptoms you describe can be from a meniscal and or ligament injury or from an acute episode of chronic arthritic problems; would suggest observation and evaluation. ...Read more

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What could cause sudden severe joint pain and stiffness?

What could cause sudden severe joint pain and stiffness?

Multiple: Joint pain onset of a sudden onset is very unusual and rare. The causes can vary from an injury to various causes like arthritis infection. ...Read more

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Can Metformin cause severe pain in calf and hamstring muscles?

Can Metformin cause severe pain in calf and hamstring muscles?

Yes: It is not common for metformin to cause muscle pain but it is a reported side effect of the medication. It would be unusual for it to cause muscle pain in just one group of muscles. Usually when a medication causes muscle pain it occurs in all muscles all over the body. ...Read more

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What causes joint pain and stiffness?

What causes joint pain and stiffness?

Too many to list: There are over 100 different types of arthritis or soft tissue causes for your pain. Have a rheumatologist evaluate the issue. ...Read more

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How to relieve pain from joint and muscle pain?

How to relieve pain from joint and muscle pain?

Multiple treatments: It depends what is causing joint and/or muscle pain. If overuse synbdrome, then rest for one-two weeks, ice therapy for first 1-2 days of injury, other heat applied to muscles as well as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents. Lose dose antidepressants, and muscle relaxants , for example, like flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl). Works well for fibromyalgia , muscle strains. For arthritis, add chondroitin sulfate, glucosamin. ...Read more

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Migraine headache, muscle pain, joint pain and swelling, sudden and severe abdominal bloating, extreme fatigue? Please help :(

Migraine headache,  muscle pain, joint pain and swelling, sudden and severe abdominal bloating, extreme fatigue? Please help :(

Needs Evaluation: Asap! these multi-system complaints are quite concerning. An internist or rheumatologist would be most efficient. Expect to have blood tests, possibly some imaging studies. ...Read more

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What can cause joint and muscle pain in feet?

What can cause joint and muscle pain in feet?

Possibilities: Not enough support from shoes, arthhritities as well as several opther conditions. See podiatrist. ...Read more

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Have pain in my shoulders, elbows, hips, and knees. Usually pain accompanied by severe headaches and muscle pains and spasms. What is pain and why?

Have pain in my shoulders, elbows, hips, and knees. Usually pain accompanied by severe headaches and muscle pains and spasms. What is pain and why?

Polyarthralgia: Polyarthralgia or pain in multiple joint could be seen in many rheumatological conditions. Headaches and muscle spasm may or may not be associated. You need to contact your physician for proper diagnosis and treatment. Possibilities may include lupus, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, lyme's disease, polymyalgia rheumatica. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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What can lead to snapping joints, chest tightness, frequent urination along with muscle and joint pain?

What can lead to snapping joints, chest tightness, frequent urination along with muscle and joint pain?

Fibromyalgia: 40's person w. "snapping joints, chest tightness, frequent urination, ; muscle ; joint pain" notes several symptoms of fibromyalgia (fm). Joint hypermobility symdrome (jhs) is associated marker of fibromyalgia per british medical literature. Hypermobile joints evoke snapping crepitations attendent with joint subluxations ; associated spastic muscles. Persons w. Jhs have increased incidence of fm. ...Read more

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What can cause finger joint swelling and pain with wrist pain and shoulder pain?

What can cause finger joint swelling and pain with wrist pain and shoulder pain?

Many: Thre are many rheumatologic conditons that could cause your symptoms. One would need to know your history, your overall health, medications, allergies, history and other information. You need a good exam, lab studies and perhaps x-rays. I would recommend you see your pcp, a rheumatologist or an orthopedist. You could have anthing from a minor problem to a severe problem. Get checked out! ...Read more

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Severe muscle pain and numbness in right arm?

Severe muscle pain and numbness in right arm?

Muscle vs. nerve: You may have strained a muscle, or the muscle is inflamed from overuse or an inflammatory disorder (though these typically cause more diffuse muscle pain). Numbness is usually due to a (peripheral) nerve problem in the arm itself or at the level of your neck. You would need a neurological examination to determine what testing (if any) is needed further. ...Read more

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Progressive muscle spasms, twitching, aches, pain, joint pains, stabbing pains and over all body inflammation. Possible causes?

Muscle pain: This sounds very uncomfortable - -make an appt with your doctor for a physical exam and probably blood work asap. ...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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Can crps cause bone pain and muscle cramps? (left leg)

Can crps cause bone pain and muscle cramps? (left leg)

Unclear Questions??: Please do not use abbreviations...They have different meaning to different folks!. Indicate your problem and question more clearly. What are these numbers #40 and #41. You have got me confused. Please simplify your problem so that we can address it better. ...Read more

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Can SLE cause neck pain and neck muscle cramp along with shooting pain in arms and wrists?

Can SLE cause neck pain and neck muscle cramp along with shooting pain in arms and wrists?

It can contribute: In as much as SLE makes one prone to certain types if peripheral neuropathy nerve entrapment syndromes (cervical radiculopathy, carpal tunnel etc) might be more likely to be symptomatic. In addition arthritic changes may result in nerve root or distal entrapment. Consultation with a neurologist might be warranted in your situation. ...Read more

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I have severe muscle pain- myofascial muscle pain. Treatment and medication recommendations?

If indeed it is as U: say, & not due 2 exercise, & U feel that it is fibromyalgia, U need 2 B evaled. by a neurologist who specializes in this. Or an MD in physical medicine & rehabilitation. ...Read more

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Causes of some minor pain and aching in hip joint and upper thigh discomfort after total hip joint replacement?

Causes of some minor pain and aching in hip joint and upper thigh discomfort after total hip joint replacement?

Depends: Thigh pain in the front is usually from scar tissue from the hip joint tightening up from sitting too much. Stretching the hip and quad can help. Pain in the upper thigh behind the hip is usually from sciatic nerve irritation in the lumbar spine, or infrequently from scarring at the surgery site. I would ask your orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Sprinter with severe aching pains in left hip and severe sharp pain in quad while running. Quad pain dissolves with rest. Hip pain progresses.

Sprinter with severe aching pains in left hip and severe sharp pain in quad while running. Quad pain dissolves with rest. Hip pain progresses.

U R a minor but U--: -need an answer. U must share this with Ur parents! Quad pain may B due 2 overuse, or 2 rapid elevation of Ur program. B sure U have a day of rest after a hard workout. Hip pain is more of a worry. There R conditions such as femoral acetbular impingement, or poor acetabular coverage of the femoral head. A fellowship trained sports medicine orthopedic surgeon may B able 2 help. Hands on xam+images. ...Read more

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Can inflammation around the si joint cause sciatica pain? Or muscle spasms of piriformis muscle?

Can inflammation around the si  joint cause sciatica pain? Or muscle spasms of piriformis muscle?

Yes/No: Rare that the SI joint can cause true sciatica, however it can cause a referred pattern of pain that is known to radiate down the back of the leg up to about the calf. Traditionally SI Joint pain most often causes tenderness and pain in the buttock area. Piriformis muscle may cause sciatica, but that is also not common. Suggest seeing a spine specialist to determine which is occurring. ...Read more

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Joints (Definition)

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