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I always get aching pain all over body, neck stiffness and headaches. Sometimes it is irritating and it is hard to keep neck up. My legs feel restless all the time. What should I do?

I always get aching pain all over body, neck stiffness and headaches. Sometimes it is irritating and it is hard to keep neck up. My legs feel restless all the time. What should I do?

Further workup: If this is something that is progressive or not improving, i would consider having your pcp order an MRI of your brain and cervical spine. These might be normal, but I have seen patients with similar symptoms with abnormalities of the brain or spinal cord. ...Read more

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What causes aching pains in my legs, shooting pains in my heel/ankle, stiffness that hurts in my shoulders and neck?

What causes aching pains in my legs, shooting pains in my heel/ankle, stiffness that hurts in my shoulders and neck?

Some arthritis: Certain inflammatory joint diseases can cause diffuse symptoms like you describe. You may want to check if you have ever had an arthritis profile/bloodwork completed. If not, talk to your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Treated for fibromyalgia, new symts: brng pain of the spine at the waistline & shoulders.Aches & pains, rt elbow, rt hip & leg, neck stiffness & pain?

Treated for fibromyalgia, new symts: brng pain of the spine at the waistline & shoulders.Aches & pains, rt elbow, rt hip & leg, neck stiffness & pain?

Fibromyalgia vs. Lym: Lyme is always in the differential diagnosis of fibromyalgia for me but also have you been checked for spine problems, pinched nerves, etc. Of the spine. Inflammatory arthritis is in the differential diagnosis. It all involves working with your physician at arriving at an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Both legs are painful weak throbbing hard to walk like no energy in legs going on all of a sudden for 3 days feels like stiffness and very sore?

Both legs are painful weak throbbing hard to walk like no energy in legs going on all of a sudden for 3 days feels like stiffness and very sore?

Leg pain: Though these symptoms could be due to several reasons, peripheral artery disease seems more likely. It depends on personal h/o smoking. ...Read more

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A tight knot, pulsating pain 6" above each knee in thighs like a fist digging in, stiffness, aches, pain, down legs, difficult to walk giving backache?

A tight knot, pulsating pain 6" above each knee in thighs like a fist digging in,  stiffness, aches, pain, down legs,  difficult to walk giving backache?

See an orthopedist: This sounds like something that may be going on in your spinal column and needs investigation soon. A doctor specializing in back surgery would be good, but you could start with your pcp and have them refer you if felt necessary. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ms? I have chronic intermittent low grade fever, fatigue, leg stiffness, joint aches , on both legs.

What are the symptoms of ms? I have chronic intermittent low grade fever, fatigue, leg stiffness, joint aches , on both legs.

Doubt MS: Early common symptoms of ms include a single neurologic complaint- leg or arm weakness, blurry vision, difficulty in talking, etc. These symptoms typically go away by themselves, but can reappear, with additional neurologic problems. Pain and fever are not typical complaints in my experience. ...Read more

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Sore and swollen knee, leg, foot, hip and rib. Numbness and tightening muscles, stiffness all on right side and severe pain at times. ?

Sore and swollen knee, leg, foot, hip and rib. Numbness and tightening muscles, stiffness all on right side and severe pain at times. ?

You need an eval: Some of the reasons for your symptoms are things that need immediate care depending how long you have been suffering with those symptoms. Please see a medical doctor right away. If your right sided symptoms are signs of a stroke, than you need to be in a hospital now. Depends on how long you have been dealing with this, so if just today, go to the hospital immediately. ...Read more

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Antipsychotic and antidepressants made legs really weak and sore. Also have dry tongue jaw stiffness. Is it because neurotransmitter levels. I stopped?

Antipsychotic and antidepressants made legs really weak and sore. Also have dry tongue jaw stiffness. Is it because neurotransmitter levels. I stopped?

Side effects of meds: The symptoms you describe could be side effects from the medications you are taking. Talk with your Doctor as he can adjust your medication or add a side effect medication if lowering or changing it, is not appropriate. It is more related to blocking other receptors that are present in areas not intended to be treated, (that is why is called side effect!). ...Read more

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Cut myself with kitchen knife last week went to doctor today with stiffness in arms and legs and sore neck doc says not to be worried of tetnus that its some kind of virus. Does that sound accurate?

Cut myself with kitchen knife last week went to doctor today with stiffness in arms and legs and sore neck doc says not to be worried of tetnus that its some kind of virus.  Does that sound accurate?

Not exactly: He's probably right in not to worry as tetanus just does not present that way without the infection getting worse first and with constitutional symptoms. What is not true is that the cause of tetanus is bacteria, not virus. ...Read more

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Feeling exhausted, weak, knee stiffness, heaviness, tingling right leg & arm Aches in joints. Thyroid & iron test ok. Who can I ask to refer me to?

Feeling exhausted, weak,  knee stiffness, heaviness, tingling right leg & arm 
Aches in joints. Thyroid & iron test ok. Who can I ask to refer me to?

See your GP: I am glad you have seen your general practitioner regarding these symptoms- routine blood tests are usually a good place to start. Ask your doctor about the utility of checking for more obscure diagnoses such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus. ...Read more

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What is really good for knee stiffness and aches?

What is really good for knee stiffness and aches?

Rest!: Most people's knee stiffness is due to an internal injury of the knee itself, whether it is cartilage as in arthritis or a meniscus tear, the first objective if the condition is acute is to rest the joint, use ice and an anti inflammatory agent such as Aleve or aspirin. If you have a history of stomach ulcers then us tylenol (acetaminophen) to manage the aching. ...Read more

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My right ankle has had mild stiffness and ache for 3 months. Any idea of the cause?

My right ankle has had mild stiffness and ache for 3 months. Any idea of the cause?

No: It's ok to ignore for a few weeks, but anything going on for months should be checked out, could be inflammed ligament, could be bone tumor. It should be evaluated by doctor. ...Read more

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I am experiencing knee pain and knee pop. The following also describe me: Aches, Hip pain, and Knee stiffness. What should I do?

I am experiencing  knee pain and knee pop. The following also describe me: Aches, Hip pain, and Knee stiffness. What should I do?

Rheumatologist: Consult a rheumatologist for diagnosis and treatment. You're experiencing several types of musculoskeletal symptoms which is unusual for your age. Symptoms could be due to injuries or overuse syndromes but could also be due to certain rheumatologic systemic disease. ...Read more

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Severe headaches + mild cold for week. today neck and back pain/stiffness. right shin hurts. no head ache. not aware of fever. meningitis?

Influenza: Get good rest and plenty of fluids to treat the flu. Influenza is viral infection and resolves on its own in 10-14 days. If concerned, see your GP for eval. ...Read more

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Have aches in arms , legs, upper, lower back and legs get very stiff pains alternate all day but especially at night?

Have aches in arms , legs, upper, lower back and legs get very stiff pains alternate all day but especially at night?

This can be a long: Conversation but let's say it's been going on for a while and no one can figure out why. Do you grind your teeth at night? That's the headache, most likely. Arthritis pain, insomnia, muscle spasm, if not sleeping, muscles do not relax allowing blood flow into muscles in a spasm loop. If new onset may be different but i bet u have recurrent insomnia and pain w/o diagnosis, private consult? ...Read more

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