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Stiff Man Syndrome
Could a sed rate over 100 concern for cancer if blood counts are normal? symptoms is terrible muscle aches, stiffness, and some muscle weakness 79 y/o man.
Less likely: High sed rates indicate inflammation. The complaints of muscle aches and weakness and stiffness suggests poymyositis. Futher evaluation by a rheumatologist with muscle enzyme tests and possible muscle biopsy may be necessary. If proven a trial of steroid therapy would be helpful. Pulmonary involvement with interstitial lung disease can occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fingers and toe knuckles cracking a lot, stiffness and dull pain in joints - what could this be? I'm a 35 year old man healthy except celiac disease.
Right before i wake up, my fingers are stiff and painful. As the day goes on, the pain and stiffness goes away. Possible causes?
Three possibilities: It could be either rheumatoid or osteo arthritis. If the stiffness decreases in the first hour, think more osteo, if it takes a few hours, may be rheumatoid. Discuss with your physician. The third possibility, while a little less likely, is carpal tunnel syndrome. This often can first present after sleeping (flexed wrists) and as stiffness and pain in the morning. Less likely, but possible. ...Read more
Hi. Both my little toes are stiff and don't bend with the other toes. They hurt when I try to releive the stiffness. general idea of what it may be?
A rigid: Hammertoe is a possibility which can be confirmed via clinical exam and xray. ...Read more
I have stiffness in my left leg. No pain. Still do physical activities. when i sit longer than 25mins it gets stiff and i feel a minor pinch. ?
I have these stiff sore spots on my skin , I can't see anything but I can feel the stiffness when I mess with it. What can it be & what do I do?
I sprained my knee ages ago but I had a x - ray which came back normal but my knees stiff how to reduce stiffness?
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