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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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Extreme fatigue, weak no strength. Hands feel swollen?

Extreme fatigue, weak no strength. Hands feel swollen?

Many possibilities.: There are innumerable medical, nutritional and emotional conditions that include being tired as a symptom. These range from simple issues to those far more complex. A good checkup and blood testing would be a good starting point. ...Read more

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What makes leg muscles sore and weak?

What makes leg muscles sore and weak?

Deconditioning: Deconditioning, also called disuse atrophy (due to sedentary lifestyle and physical inactivity) is the most common cause in north america. Other causes include vascular (blockages of arteries down the leg) or spinal stenosis (tightening around spinal nerves). If not better with daily running - walking - stationary bike - rowing machine use for 6-8 weeks, have your family doc start the workup. ...Read more

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Why are my ankles, hips, spine, hand joints and other joints cracking?

Why are my ankles, hips, spine, hand joints and other joints cracking?

Benign: The exact reason for joint cracking is not known, but is thought to be possibly due to nitrogen bubbles releasing from the joint, or tendons/ligaments moving around the joint. Unless there is consistent significant pain or instability associated with the cracking, nothing needs to be done about it. ...Read more

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Stiff neck/shoulders, fatigue, muscle twitches, ear/jaw pain and stiffness, headaches/head pressure, very sore muscles waking up. Lyme disease?

Stiff neck/shoulders, fatigue, muscle twitches, ear/jaw pain and stiffness, headaches/head pressure, very sore muscles waking up. Lyme disease?

Not likely: You may have fibromyalgia. You need to discuss this with your physician and possibly see a rheumatologist. This is unlikely to be Lyme disease but there are other possibilities in the differential diagnosis that need to be confirmed. Your evaluation will include examination, lab studies and maybe imaging. ...Read more

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Prolonged aches in arms and elbow joints and knee joints and legs?

Prolonged aches in arms and elbow joints and knee joints and legs?

Possible arthritis: You may be experiencing the beginning of inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis . You should see a rheumatologist for blood tests, x-rays and possible therapy including nsaids, analgesics. If a collagen disorder is found you may require steroids, methtrexate or biologics. ...Read more

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Tight muscles burning joints fatigue leg pain when lying down high reatine?

Tight muscles burning joints fatigue leg pain when lying down high reatine?

Your symptoms may: Suggest kidney problems if your creatinine level is high. Have a comprehensive blood work with your dr including bun/ creatinine (main kidney function tests). In the meantime, check your blood pressure (should be lower than 130/80) and cut down on salt and protein intake. Take care! ...Read more

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Lower back knee joints and hip joints are shooting pain very severe?

Lower back knee joints and hip joints are shooting pain very severe?

Multiple symptoms : See u orthopaedist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Experiencing weaker knees?

Experiencing weaker knees?

Strengthen: Many conditions can lead to weakness, from nerve problems to muscle weakness, etc. Be examined by a doctor and may need strengthening and physical therapy. Might need diagnostic tests if the weakness is significant. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with joint hypermobility syndrome, pain in joints including ribs hips knees sometimes excruciating. Constant fatigue, always cold, normal?

Diagnosed with joint hypermobility syndrome, pain in joints including ribs hips knees sometimes excruciating.  Constant fatigue,  always cold, normal?

Workup and PT: There is no good evidence that JHS in and of itself will cause such significant pain. With that said, many people with JHS do present with chronic pain, fibromyalgia, fatigue and even autonomic symptoms such as you're describing. Evaluation by a rheumatologist, neurologist and physiatrist could be helpful in sorting out your symptoms, ruling out other problems, and providing appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Am so fatigued weak arms legs and tingling in foot?

Am so fatigued weak arms legs and tingling in foot?

Go see your doctor: You need a much more thorough examination & evaluation than can be offered online. Fatigue & weakness is multifactorial ie caused by many different things such as depression, anemia, hypothyroidism, kidney disease, etc. Tingling in foot suggests peripheral neuropathy due to diabetes, vitamin deficiency, or physical nerve damage. Weakness in arms & legs suggests spinal cord issue or poor fitness. ...Read more

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Can weak posterior deltoid muscles or weak latissimus dorsi muscles cause muscle tension and pain in the back and neck?

Can weak posterior deltoid muscles or weak latissimus dorsi muscles cause muscle tension and pain in the back and neck?

Yes: 20 y male w. pain "neck & back", headaches & fatigue queries if weak latissimus dorsi & deltoids causal. Primary muscles of posture teamwork to keep body-tower upright & vertical. Muscle tone asymmetries impart irregular tower tilts; thereby conscripting compensatory soft tissue spasms & development of "crossed muscle" syndromes; after V. Janda. Gravity Rules! These symptoms suggest fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Can strained l5s1 facet joints cause pain in the si joints? Right si joint pops when raising left leg sometimes and when pushing legs together. Sijd?

Can strained l5s1 facet joints cause pain in the si joints? Right si joint pops when raising left leg sometimes and when pushing legs together. Sijd?

There: can be overlap from the SI joint and the facet joints regarding pain in that area. See a Spine Specialist to determine which is worse or if its both. ...Read more

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All my joints and muscles Hurt?

All my joints and muscles Hurt?

Multiple causes: Arthralgias and myalgias can be caused by several factors, from stress to rheumatologic disease. Make sure you are eating healthy, exercising daily, and getting restful sleep. See your doctor for appropriate testing and treatment as indicated ...Read more

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Muscle pain, swollen red joints, pain in joints, back/neck pain, headaches fatigue, weak. Have ms, it's it cause of problems or something else?

Muscle  pain, swollen  red joints, pain in joints, back/neck pain, headaches fatigue, weak. Have  ms, it's it  cause of problems or something else?

Symptoms NOT : Multiple sclerosis problems, as the description is one of rheumatological issues. Ms does cause pain quite frequently but does not cause joint pain with swelling and reddening. An additional problem has presented, and you need to see your doctor and get this diagnosed, as the ms could well be indirectly worsened. This is complex, so get it addressed. Good luck. ...Read more

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