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Sir, my ESR is 34, rf, aso, ANA tests al are -ve. I ve joint pain in finger, knee & toe. Mild swelling in 3 fingers at distal proximal joint. Pls help?

Sir, my ESR is 34, rf, aso, ANA tests al are -ve. I ve joint pain in finger, knee & toe. Mild swelling in 3 fingers at distal proximal joint. Pls help?

? Psoriatic Arthritis: Do you have a history of psoriasis? The dip inflammation may be consistent with psoriatic arthritis. Sometime the joint swelling can precede any evidence of the skin disease. See a rheumatologist if you have not done so already. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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62 yo male, joint pain in fingers, toes, inside of elbows over 1 week; no swelling, rash; have cough, no fever. Cbc, ESR normal. What could this be?

Might be: Might be the early symptoms of artheritis or just viral artheritis, take Motrin 600 mg twice a day with food for 7 days in the mean while make appointment with rhematologist, take turmeric 1 tsf twice a day there are lot of natural remedies. ...Read more

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Compression socks help ankle swelling? Not sure if due to preg or lupus. Swelling happened overnight but BP norm. Severe joint pain 5 weeks

Compression socks help ankle swelling? Not sure if due to preg or lupus. Swelling happened overnight but BP norm. Severe joint pain 5 weeks

Here are some. ..: If just happening overnight, one has to concern about DVT (deep vein thrombosis) although it's uncommon for bilaterally simultaneous occurrence. So, watch such swelling closely for potential progress, go to urgent care timely, & don't wait until the last minute. For the time being, wear compression + leg elevation will help, but not knowing its underlying causes. Best wish. .. ...Read more

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I am 45, since last year I notice lost joint pain ankles, wrist, hands, elbow, knees I can't kneeling anymore it hurt, and this year I notice swelling hands?

I am 45, since last year I notice lost joint pain ankles, wrist, hands, elbow, knees I can't kneeling anymore it hurt, and this year I notice swelling hands?

Multiple Joints: Typically with multiple joint involvement we have our patients start with a rheumatologist to check if there is systemic arthritic involvement. Your primary care doc could start the evaluation with 10 days on 4 days off various anti-inflammatory medications to see if they can find one of the 9 categories to work well at controlling your symptoms. Dr rich blake. ...Read more

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My 21 year old son is having muscle and joint pain in areas such as ankles, wrists, elbows, shoulder blades, back, legs, and some swelling in ankles.?

My 21 year old son is having muscle and joint pain in areas such as ankles, wrists, elbows, shoulder blades, back, legs, and some swelling in ankles.?

Inflammation!: To have pain in so many places means an inflammatory process must be excluded. He needs someone with rheumatology expertise to diagnose and treat the problem. If inflammation is present, he will need more than aleve-like nsaids. My bet: psoriatic arthritis with ankle involvement! ...Read more

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Joint pain and swelling 24 year old girl. Cold symptoms. Finger joints, knee, ankles and toes affected. What could it be?

Joint pain and swelling 24 year old girl. Cold symptoms. Finger joints, knee, ankles and toes affected. What could it be?

Get checked!: She certainly needs to be checked. There are many causes, some easy to fix, some not so easy. She should get seen this week. ...Read more

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Have bad joint pain and weakness, very fatigued. No fever, no swelling, just a little inflamation in ankle. Some twitching by knees. What could it be?

Its hard to know: I see that you have fibromyalgia (FMS). Bad joint pain and fatigue are commonly seen in FMS. Knee twitching is unusual. I suspect it is related to poor sleep and muscle spasm, or possibly anxiety. If not done recently, checking basic electrolytes (calcium, magnesium, sodium) and thyroid function is reasonable. Make sure you see someone that is skilled in treating your FMS symptoms. ...Read more

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I have adult onset stills, my ESR is now normal, but I still have chronic muscle and joint pain, shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, ankles. Why?

I have adult onset stills, my ESR is now normal, but I still have chronic muscle and joint pain, shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, ankles. Why?

R.A is not localized: Your question is about rheumatoid arthritis. Still's disease is juvenile R.A.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease. It is not limited to one are of of the body. It will affect multiple joints of the body causing inflammation to the knees, shoulders, hips, feet and hands. R.A. May be diagnosed initially in the feet with x-rays. See a rheumatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have joint pain in leg & swelling?

I have joint pain in leg & swelling?

Arthritis: It is probably some form of arthritis to define the of arthritis need physical exam And some labs. ...Read more

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Lower leg rash along with swelling and joint pain?

Lower leg rash along with swelling and joint pain?

See a physician: Many possibilties exist. Your situation is one that needs a physician evaluation rather urgently. A good history, physical exam, lab work and possible drainage of the joint swelling will likely produce the diagnosis or at least narrow the possibilities and allow for appropriate treatment measures. ...Read more

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Can you get leg and feet swelling, heel pain after si joint pain?

Can you get leg and feet swelling, heel pain after si joint pain?

Yes: The sacro-iliac (si) joint in the back is located near the roots to the nerves that supply the lower extremity - any swelling in the area can cause irritation/impingement of the roots which control sensory (what you feel), motor (how you move) and autonomic (things that are automatic like swelling) nerves...Talk to your pcp who may refer you to a back specialist. ...Read more

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I have sudden joint pain, swelling and purple discoloration in my big toe what could this be? The pain came on suddenly and I cannot really walk. I did not injure the toe or foot, I am not diabetic or in poor health. The only health condition I have is hy

I have sudden joint pain, swelling and purple discoloration in my big toe what could this be? The pain came on suddenly and I cannot really walk. I did not injure the toe or foot, I am not diabetic or in poor health. The only health condition I have is hy

Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection (ingrown nail), metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. ...Read more

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My 8 y/o son is complaining of random joint pain. At first it was his foot, which stayed painful for 3 weeks, now his knee. No bruising/swelling?

My 8 y/o son is complaining of random joint pain. At first it was his foot, which stayed painful for 3 weeks, now his knee. No bruising/swelling?

Pediatric joint pain: Please be evaluated by pediatrician and have blood work done to rule out juvenile arthritis. Not likely, but it does exist and it does not sound as if he has been properly evaluated anyway. ...Read more

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Inner right thigh bone/joint pain hurting real bad for more than week and now burning down leg. Now my eyes are swelling should I seek help?

Inner right thigh bone/joint pain hurting real bad for more than week and now burning down leg. Now my eyes are swelling should I seek help?

Yes: The pain could be related to your lower back problems, but that doesn't explain the eyelid swelling. Regardless, you should see your doctor asap. If your back issues are worsening, you may need more than just pain meds. ...Read more

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Could I have lupus? Joint pain, tingling in toes, water retention, leg cramps, swelling around eyes, red face, headaches, fatigue, graves diseas

Could I have lupus? Joint pain, tingling in toes, water retention, leg cramps, swelling around eyes, red face, headaches, fatigue, graves diseas

Only a good eval by-: -a rheumatologist can give you a good answer. You need to see one for hands on eval & lab tests. Some of the symptoms does suggest lupus, but you need an answer, & that is the best way to have the question answered. ...Read more

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Swollen nodes, generalized swelling. Warm fluid movement, red skin. Mottled skin, chest red, visible veins. Vibrations, tingling, tired. Joint pain. Ct, echo clear. Labs just now showing elevated lymphoc?

Diagnostic work up: You have swollen lymph nodes joint pain and malaise. The recent labs work is showing elevated lymphocytes. Your disease process still needs a diagnostic work up. See your doctor and he/she will continue to evaluate your symptoms to try to get a diagnosis. This could be infectious in origin or medicine reaction or autoimmune or other. Your doctor will help you. ...Read more

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My daughter has joint pain but her joints arnt swollen and have positive ANA and elevated ESR leves. What could cause this?

My daughter has joint pain but her joints arnt swollen and have positive ANA and elevated ESR leves. What could cause this?

Arthritis: Your daughter could still have arthritis. The correct term for the condition she has should be identified her rheumatologist. ...Read more

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My daughter has joint pain but her joints arnt swollen and have positive ANA and elevated ESR leves. Could this be jra?

My daughter has joint pain but her joints arnt swollen and have positive ANA and elevated ESR leves. Could this be jra?

Maybe: By definition, to have jra you have to have swollen joints at some point. Sometimes the diagnosis is not obvious at first and time will tell. A positive ANA is worrisome for a rheumatological disease. Follow up with your md. ...Read more

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What conditions may cause backpain, shoulder pain, ankle pain, joint pain along with weight gain, an elevated ALT (75 U/L), and ANA positive once.

What conditions may cause backpain, shoulder pain, ankle pain, joint pain along with weight gain, an elevated ALT (75 U/L), and ANA positive once.

Many explanations: This constellation of symptoms is very non specific and could be due to one of several processes. Inflammation/autoimmune disease, infection, trauma or overuse, obesity, metabolic problems, medication induced, genetic disorders, excessive alcohol intake, vitamin deficiency, particularly vitamin D. The best course of action is to see or talk with a doctor to explore possibilities. Wishing you well! ...Read more

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What could cause joint pain without swelling?

What could cause joint pain without swelling?

Numerous possibles: There are literally numerous issues that can cause joint pain without evidence of inflammation. If this is your issue, see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What could potentially cause sudden joint pain and swelling?

What could potentially cause sudden joint pain and swelling?

Many causes: If you have joint swelling, you should get evaluated for a correct diagnosis and treatment. There are many causes of sudden onset of joint pain and swelling. Some causes include, injury, infection, gout, pseudogout, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune arthritis (lupus), psoriatic arthritis and serum sickness. ...Read more

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Could swelling from hives cause joint pain?

Could swelling from hives cause joint pain?

Sometimes: But not very often. If you experience recurrent joint pain or swelling with hives you should see your physician or a board-certified allergist. ...Read more

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What would cause sudden onset of a migraine and joint pain and swelling in a 29 year old female otherwise healthy individual?

Infection?: Some viral syndromes could account for all these symptoms. Any joint swelling with pain should be checked out. If no injury, then possible infection shoudl be considered. A virus could cause this, lyme disease could cause this, other infection could cause this. Call your doctor to discuss and get it checked out. ...Read more

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What causes sudden joint pain and swelling?

What causes sudden joint pain and swelling?

Traumatic?: Trauma and atraumatic would be 2 different answers. Also depends on the joint and how many joints. Can be a rheumatological problem (ra) for example. Can be articular damage or synovitis. Too many things to list. See ortho. ...Read more

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What might be the cause of joint pain and swelling?

What might be the cause of joint pain and swelling?

Something: Or nothing
need to be evaluated by an orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Is joint pain always accompanied by a lot of swelling?

Is joint pain always accompanied by a lot of swelling?

No: Pain in the joints is not always accompanied by swelling, but the presence or absence of swelling can be a big clue for your doctor. ...Read more

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


Esr (Definition)

Erythrocyte sedimentation rate is a medical test for inflammation, where blood is centrifuged & rate of sedimentation is ...Read more