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What are possible causes of severe wrist and joint pain?

What are possible causes of severe wrist and joint pain?

Several: Trauma (usually obvious to the patient), infection, rheumatoid arthritis (usually more than one joint), gout (usually just one joint), pseudogout, dequervain's tendinitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome are some possibilities. Other conditions generally cause pain that is not severe. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of hand joint pain and stiffness?

What are the common causes of hand joint pain and stiffness?

Osteoarthritis: Most common cause is just plain old degenerative arthritis.But alos could be an inflammatory arthritis like rheumatoid. Occupational causes are also not unusual like tank truck drivers that have to open valves frequently. ...Read more

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What are the causes of severe joint pain?

What are the causes of severe joint pain?

Several: We don't have enough space to go into all the possibilities but if this is a current condition it should be evaluated by your physicain. This is not normal and in most cases will have a diagnosis which can be treated. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of wrist joint chills?

What are possible causes of wrist joint chills?

Not likely a problem: Your symptoms do not make immediate sense to me. Is it stiff? Cold exposure will often make joints feel stiff, cold or chilled, particularly if there is mild arthritis. It does not sound like something to worry about unless there is swelling or mechanical symptoms such as clicking. ...Read more

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What are the causes of finger joint pain and swelling/redness?

What are the causes of finger joint pain and swelling/redness?

A lot of things: This could be from an infection, inflammation or an injury. I would recommend you see a hand surgeon for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of severe leg pain?

What are the possible causes of severe leg pain?

Pinched nerve: There can be many causes. A pinched nerve, a block in one of the blood vessels going to the leg, muscle overuse from too much work, etc. If the pain persists, there is swelling or discoloration please see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of severe knuckle pain at night?

Arthritis: Pain in the joints is often from arthritis. Many patients complain of pain after a day of use, night pain, and morning stiffness. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of pain and frozen shoulder?

What are possible causes of pain and frozen shoulder?

Causes are unknown: No one knows what causes frozen shoulder, aka adhesive capsulitis. There are well defined demographic associations, such as it is more common in women, in middle-aged patients, sedentary patients, diabetics, patients with hypothyroidism, etc. You might want to watch this video: http://youtu.Be/h-umxi8yi0e. ...Read more

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What are the causes of severe body/joint pain besides fibromyalgia?

What are the causes of severe body/joint pain besides fibromyalgia?

Multiple causes: There is a long list of possibilities for more than one joint hurting: generalized conditions like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, other types of arthritis; infections; some medications; metabolic conditions like gout, pseudgout; bleeding disorders (hemophilia, etc). Other include bruising of skin/muscles/tissues over a joint; nerve pains from a variety of causes. See your doc to help you. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of chest pain and limb pain?

What are the common causes of chest pain and limb pain?

See your doctor: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. If you sleep on your stomach you could have a neck strain that radiates pain to the chest or arm. Get checked out just to make sure. ...Read more

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What are some causes of chronic wrist pain?

What are some causes of chronic  wrist pain?

Arthritis,Tendonitis: Her are the most common causes for the wrist pain. Arthritis. Tendonitis. Carpel tunnel syndrome. Fracture. Sprain of the wrist. ...Read more

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What are typical causes of knee joint pain?

What are typical causes of  knee joint pain?

Many!: Many things can present as knee pain: meniscus tears, cartilage injury, muscle strain (calf or thigh), arthritis, bone bruise, infection, nerve injury, ligament injury, fracture, hip arthritis and problems (especially in children). If the pain does not resolve with rest, nsaids/tylenol, ice, and activity modification, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the causes of numbness in hands and severe rib and spine pain?

Radiculopathy: This sounds like it is most likely to be cervical radiculopathy which results from a pinched nerve in the neck. This requires orthopedic evaluation. There are other much rarer causes, and an orthopedist or a neurologist visit can help. ...Read more

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What are some causes of joint pain?

What are some causes of joint pain?

Many causes: There are many possible causes of joint pain to include: bursitis, tendinitis, arthritis, fractures, gout, sprains, strains, & cancer as well as other infectious and inflammatory diseases. ...Read more

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What are some causes of wrist pain?

What are some causes of wrist pain?

Many: There are may causes of wrist pain, given your age the most common would be tendinitis and a ganglion cyst. Please be specific about where you are having the pain. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of severe wrist and joint pain?

Several: Trauma (usually obvious to the patient), infection, rheumatoid arthritis (usually more than one joint), gout (usually just one joint), pseudogout, dequervain's tendinitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome are some possibilities. Other conditions generally cause pain that is not severe. ...Read more

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Can alcohol (in moderation) cause joint pain? My wrists and elbows have been bothering me every weekend, and I usually go out for a couple of drinks with friends every Friday, but don't really drink otherwise. Could alcohol be the cause?

Can alcohol (in moderation) cause joint pain? My wrists and elbows have been bothering me every weekend, and I usually go out for a couple of drinks with friends every Friday, but don't really drink otherwise. Could alcohol be the cause?

Yes: Alcohol can cause a mild dehydration which can cause some joint pains. Also any amount of alcohol with the other medications you have listed is not really the best idea. If you do drink try to limit it to one drink only and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. If this does not resolve the problem see your doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause short term joint pain in randome joints ?Ex.My wrist started hurting out of the blue. 2days ago it was my elbow on the other arm.

What can cause short term joint pain in randome joints ?Ex.My wrist started hurting out of the blue. 2days ago it was my elbow on the other arm.

Perhaps several hund: Perhaps several hundred possibilities. If joints also swollen or red or warm to touch or restricted in motion, rheumatic fever and other forms of arthritis need urgent evaluation. ...Read more

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes joint pain, nerve pain and swelling in fingers, hands and wrists?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes joint pain, nerve pain and swelling in fingers, hands and wrists?

I would go: To a rheumatologist near you and have them look into it for you. What to do about it depends on what it is. It's just guesses in this format without more information and an exam. ...Read more

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What could cause extreme joint pain, weakness especially in leg and wrist with fatigue?Feeling of having the flu but not actually having the flu??

Be seen: There are many potential causes, I would encourage you to be seen. Systemic inflammatory conditions can cause patients to ache in their joints and generally not feel well. These can precede a viral infection or can be associated with non infectious conditions like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis.. Consider being seen, and exam and labs can often find the cause. ...Read more

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What can cause bilateral joint pain? Began in knee's and now fingers, wrists, lump on each arm by wrist. Ra/lupus test neg 3yrs ago, not fibromyalgia

What can cause bilateral joint pain?  Began in knee's and now fingers, wrists, lump on each arm by wrist. Ra/lupus test neg 3yrs ago, not fibromyalgia

Most common dx is RA: In someone with this presentation (like you have). Need to be re-investigated as 3 yrs a long time ago. See a rheumatologist who'll be able to help you most. Good luck. ...Read more

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Severe joint pain in wrists and knees and fingers. Recovering from throat infection. What could be causing the pain?

Severe joint pain in wrists and knees and fingers. Recovering from throat infection. What could be causing the pain?

Were you treated for: The strep infection?- how long did it last? See your pcp for further wk up- esr, aso , cardiac auscutation. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of hand joint pain and stiffness?

Osteoarthritis: Most common cause is just plain old degenerative arthritis.But alos could be an inflammatory arthritis like rheumatoid. Occupational causes are also not unusual like tank truck drivers that have to open valves frequently. ...Read more

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Severe joint pain in hands for 6 weeks. Losing strength in my left hand with pain now radiating up my arm. Left handed and having trouble writing?

Severe joint pain in hands for 6 weeks. Losing strength in my left hand with pain now radiating up my arm. Left handed and having trouble writing?

Joint pains: Will need to know more details but you should be checked by your doctor because this could be caused by any number of things including autoimmune issues, tendinitis, arthritis, past trauma, overuse, etc. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with accute ebv, can it cause ongoing foot, elbow, knee, and hand joint pain?

I've been diagnosed with accute ebv, can it cause ongoing foot, elbow, knee, and hand joint pain?

EBV: This illness is seldom if ever manifested by acute arthritis and something else is likely to be going on at the same time. Get yourself fully evaluated. Hope this clears up quickly. ...Read more

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Curious as to what would cause: brain fog, hand tremor, eye twitch, joint pain, acid reflux, lightly bleeding gums, anxiety and impending doom?

Curious as to what would cause: brain fog, hand tremor, eye twitch, joint pain, acid reflux, lightly bleeding gums, anxiety and impending doom?

Too many symptoms: A symptom diary is helpful in such cases. One can write down the symptoms that happen each day, along with the activities that day, the foods eaten (including drinks), and medications taken. Write on a big calendar. Include whether or not the medications help the symptoms. Then a doctor can START with the most bothersome symptoms, as multiple symptoms usually means several visits to the doctor. ...Read more

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What is name of specialist called that treats hand and wrist and joint pain?

Rheumatologist: The specialist you are describing is a rheumatologist, an expert in arthritis and related disorders. ...Read more

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Why would i get sudden joint pain on my back, wrists and ankles over a two week period?

Why would i get sudden joint pain on my back, wrists and ankles over a two week period?

Can be a few things: New onset joint pain can be from: viral illness ( like parvovirus), or from an early type of inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis. See your pcp first; if diagnosis not clear see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to get rid of wrist joint pain?

It depends: Wrist pain can be caused by several issues including arthritis, tears and tendinitis among other problems. Get the wrist evaluated by a doctor, preferably an orthopedist. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor treats hand wrist joint pain?

What kind of doctor treats hand wrist  joint pain?

Many! : Many specialists are expert: rheumatology; orthopedic surgeons; physiatry; plastic hand surgeons. But a good pcp can do the trick. ...Read more

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I got joint pain.mostly at fingers,wrist,elbow,knee.what is it?

I got joint pain.mostly at fingers,wrist,elbow,knee.what is it?

Possible Arthritis: You are describing joint pain, that may be the result of arthritis. You can get checked by your physician. ...Read more

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What are some over-the-counter meds for joint pain (ankles, knees, wrists, etc)?

What are some over-the-counter meds for joint pain (ankles, knees, wrists, etc)?

Get eval: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can be excellent for this type of pain. They can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic to them. ...Read more

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