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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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If I have had serious muscle and joint pain in my thighs and knees from taking different statin drugs, is there any statin drug that i can safely take?

If I have had serious muscle and joint pain in my thighs and knees from taking different statin drugs, is there any statin drug that i can safely take?

Probably not: Most people with statin induced muscle pain will have it from all statins. There are other types of choelsterol lowering drugs that are not statins that can be tried including niacin. All drugs, however do have side effects so it can be difficult to find one you tolerate. ...Read more

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Rash on left side of my body from my upper stomach to my upper thigh and I also have sore joints?

Rash on left side of my body from my upper stomach to my upper thigh and I also have sore joints?

Shingles: It may be shingles. This is caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox. The virus gets into your nervous system and never leaves. Shingles is brought on by stress. See your family doctor to get the proper anti-viral medication to treat this if it is shingles. If it is not, your doctor can either determine another diagnosis or refer you to a specialist. ...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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Hi I have Si joint pain or piriformis,sharp pain in back, stabbing pain in thigh and calf it doesn't travel. now stabbing pain in front ankle,related?

Hi I have Si joint pain or piriformis,sharp pain in back, stabbing pain in thigh and calf it doesn't travel. now stabbing pain in front ankle,related?

Sciatica?: In my experience, "SI joint" and "Piriformis" syndromes are commonly over-diagnosed by mistake. Instead, I do see a lot of cases of sciatica from degenerate discs and pinched nerves in the lumbar spine. From your description, I wonder if you might have a pinched L5 nerve in your lumbar spine. http://www.spine-health.com/conditions/spine-anatomy/all-about-l5-s1-lumbosacral-joint ...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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Pins/needles/pain on left thigh and upper back.both happen often.same randomly @ arms,face,hands,legs all sudden onset.Also muscles stiff&joint pain??

Pins/needles/pain on left thigh and upper back.both happen often.same randomly @ arms,face,hands,legs all sudden onset.Also muscles stiff&joint pain??

Many things: The differential diagnosis for these complaints is very broad. I suggest you start by seeing your primary care physician to be evaluated or perhaps a neurologist if you have access to specialists. Good luck! ...Read more

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Recurring red round spot on thigh. When spot comes i get muscle, joint pain, neck pain fatigue, weakness, headaches, decreasing vision, jaw cracking?

See your Dr.: This combination of symptoms is worrisome. You need to have a good exam and history taken to start to define what it is going on with you. You will probably need to have some labs done as well. ...Read more

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Is muscle soreness in upper arms and upper thighs a part of spinal stenosis? I am not having much joint pain. 63 years of age female good health active very good range of motion stiffness after sitting

Is muscle soreness  in upper arms and upper thighs a part of spinal stenosis?  I am not having much joint pain. 63 years of age
female
good health
active
very good range of motion
stiffness after sitting

Common : Common symptoms of spinal stenosis leg pain with walking can be caused by either arterial circulatory insufficiency or from spinal stenosis. Leg pain from either condition will go away with rest, but with spinal stenosis the patient usually has to sit down for a few minutes to ease the leg and often low back pain, whereas leg pain from vascular claudication will go away if the patient simply stops walking. Although occasionally the leg pain and stenosis symptoms will come on suddenly, they generally develop over the course of several years. The longer a patient with spinal stenosis stands or walks, the worse the leg pain will get. Flexing forward or sitting will open up the spinal canal and relieve the leg pain and other symptoms, but they recur if the patient gets back into an upright posture. Numbness and tingling can accompany the pain, but true weakness is a rare symptom of spinal stenosis. An older person leaning over the handle of their shopping cart while making short stumbling steps often has spinal stenosis. Muscle soreness in upper arms could be due to cervical stenosis but there are other reasons as well, like electrolyte imbalance, side effects of medications and myopathy. Recommend seeing a specialist for final diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Joint Pain (Definition)

Joint pain is a clinical finding in which a joint (where two bones meet) is painful to move. This can occur with arthritis, crystal build up in joints, ...Read more