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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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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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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??

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

Can be inflammatory: You have symptoms on both sides of your body involving large and small joints. You may have some type of inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis (ra). Sometimes the tests for RA such as the rf and anticcp antibodies can be negative; and you can still have ra. Consider seeing a rheumatologist. ...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 is name of specialist called that treats hand and wrist and joint pain?

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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Dr. Thomas Namey
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