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Stiffness in ankles, sharp burning pain in both ankle joints with activity, first felt this pain in august and still feel it today help?

Stiffness in ankles, sharp burning pain in both ankle joints with activity, first felt this pain in august and still feel it today help?

See a doctor: I would recommend you visit with a podiatrist or orthopedist in regards to this. You might have arthritis causing these symptoms, and x-rays will help confirm this possibility. Good luck. ...Read more

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Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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Persistent stiffness in ankle and is mostly relieved by popping/cracking it (1-2x daily). History of oa in other joints. Possible oa here too?

Persistent stiffness in ankle and is mostly relieved by popping/cracking it (1-2x daily). History of oa in other joints. Possible oa here too?

Yes: Painless cracking or popping of a joint by itself is very common and not a problem by itself. But, if it is a associated with pain or locking/unlocking it may represent arthritis or a loose piece of bone or cartolage floating around in the joint. See a doctor and get at least an x-ray. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with a morton's neuroma and there is a clicking in both ankle joints with a tightness that runs from one to the other. Hardware?

I have been diagnosed with a morton's neuroma and there is a clicking in both ankle joints with a tightness that runs from one to the other.  Hardware?

More info needed: To receive an answer that will be more helpful for you , you need to give more information...Your health status, any problems such as gout, diabetes or blood pressure concerns.You should state how long it has been a problem and what you do to make it feel better.Also tells us what it looks like..Is it discolored, swollen or point tender.The more you tell the better the answer. ...Read more

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What could be causing stiffness and pain mainly in the joints in the fingers and toes that is also affecting wrists, ankles, and knees?

What could be causing stiffness and pain mainly in the joints in the fingers and toes that is also affecting wrists, ankles, and knees?

Arthritis. : There are many different kinds. Some occur after a significant trauma to a joint, or with gradual wear-and-tear over time, but if you're having pain and swelling in multiple joints on both sides of your body, you may have an autoimmune disease, like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, or psoriatic arthritis. Check with your doctor to see if blood tests need to be run for confirmation. ...Read more

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How can you have chronic joint pain . Stiffness, achey, puffy hands& ankles but have a normal nuclear bone scan of entire body ? Also have neuropathy.

How can you have chronic joint pain . Stiffness, achey, puffy  hands& ankles but have a normal nuclear bone scan of entire body ? Also have neuropathy.

A bone scan : Will light up in regions of increased bone turnover like in a fracture or infection. Just because there is inflammation in a joint or pain does not mean the scan would light up. Neuropathy, like wise, would not cause a bone scan to light up. ...Read more

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Left hand middle finger tight with stiffness. Can't bend it. Swollen @ the joint & palm. No pain, just uncomfortable.

Left hand middle finger tight with stiffness. Can't bend it. Swollen @ the joint & palm. No pain, just uncomfortable.

No injury?: Assuming you haven't injured that finger somehow (sometimes it is hard to remember...might have seemed like nothing at the time)... I'm thinking things that aren't exactly "serious", but that doesn't mean it doesn't hurt! Possibly tendinitis in that finger, or a bit of arthritis in the joint. Try using an ice pack, and reducing movement, maybe w/ a splint. If it continues, I would get an x-ray. ...Read more

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Had red rash all over body.4 days i'm on 3 different anitihistamin.Now joint stiffness, swelling feet, ankles, hands, wrist.What could this be?

Had red rash all over body.4 days i'm on 3 different anitihistamin.Now joint stiffness, swelling feet, ankles, hands, wrist.What could this be?

Food Allergies?: Three antihistamines you are taken, are they prescription antihistamins or you are taking over the counter like claritn, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Allegra or zyrtec.And do you know what you are allergic to. If not already i will recommend you consult an allergist.Food allergies can cause rash and swelling of joints as well and rheumatoid arthritis can cause rash. So consult your md/allergist/rheumatologist, some one. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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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


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Stiffness Or Decreased Movement (Definition)

Stiffness is a symptom of inflammation surrounding a joint or muscle and making it more resistant to movement. Neurological disorders can sometimes cause stiffness. ...Read more