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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


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Physio says SI joint pain can cause nerve pain down leg and be reason for my pins n needles it foot, doc says pain doesn't go below knee, who's right?

Physio says SI joint pain can cause nerve pain down leg and be reason for my pins n needles it foot, doc says pain doesn't go below knee, who's right?

SI joint pain & nerv: Normally SI joint pain does not radiate to the foot. I would not generally guess that SI joint pain and nerve dysfunction occurred together. http://www.spine-health.com/conditions/sacroiliac-joint-dysfunction/sacroiliac-joint-dysfunction-si-joint-pain ...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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What could be causing joint pain in foot?

What could be causing joint pain in foot?

Too vague: Please reask maybe tell us which joint you are talking about. ...Read more

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What type of doctor for foot joint pain?

What type of doctor for foot joint pain?

Orthopedist or podia: An orthopedist, preferably an orthopedic foot and ankle specialist, or a podiatrist would be the two usual choices. ...Read more

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I have severe joint pain in left foot and 3 herniated discs. Are they related and how?

I have severe joint pain in left foot and 3 herniated discs. Are they related and how?

Foot pain: A herniated disc can put pressure on a nerve if the right disc presses on the nerve innervating the foot it may hurt. ...Read more

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I have severe joint pain in my foot, my knee and my shoulder all on the right side of my body, I am only in my 20's. What could be causing this?

I have severe joint pain in my foot, my knee and my shoulder all on the right side of my body, I am only in my 20's. What could be causing this?

Rheumatologist: There are several causes of joint pains including rheumatoid arthritis, gout,lupus,etc. If your symptoms persist, I recommend that you see a rheumatologist who will order the appropriate tests and treatment. ...Read more

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Throbbing pain radiating from ball of right foot, comes and goes, not alleviated by sitting/laying. Joint (?) pain when pressing out through ball.

See details: The best approach is to have the foot evaluated by an orthopedist or even a podiatrist. There are several possible explanation for pain in that area of the foot. A common cause is sesmoiditis or inflammation of a bone until the great toe. ...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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I was stung by 3 bees on the bottom of my foot and big toe. I'm now having moderate-severe joint pain and mild-moderate loss of muscle control.

I was stung by 3 bees on the bottom of my foot and big toe. I'm now having moderate-severe joint pain and mild-moderate loss of muscle control.

Go to ER: Your responses are not expected from bee stings. Perhaps the bugs were not properly identified. I am concerned that you may have something more serious such as Lyme disease. You need immediate medical attention if you are losing control of muscle function. ...Read more

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A year ago i fell an hurt my ankle an now I have severe leg pain, and joint pain in knee groin n ankle, foot?

Ankle/leg pain: This is not common but can occur. You would need to be examined and possibly have some tests to help determine what the problem is. ...Read more

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I have inflammation on my toes on my right foot. Joint pain on my shoulder, fingers, & wrist every morning. What do I do?

I have inflammation on my toes on my right foot. Joint pain on my shoulder, fingers, & wrist every morning. What do I do?

See rheumatologist: Multi joint inflammation may represent a systemic problem such as rheumatoid arthritis. You need to be evaluated for an inflammatory condition by a rheumatologist. Then appropriate anti inflammatory treatment can be used orally or topically. ...Read more

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I am a 46 year old female and I have been having joint pain and stiffness in both my hands, knees, left wrist, left elbow and right foot and ankle for?

I am a 46 year old female and I have been having joint pain and stiffness in both my hands, knees, left wrist, left elbow and right foot and ankle for?

Joint vs muscle: In this situation a rheumatologist will look at both joint and muscle involvement. One always thinks about arthritis but there may be other causes of the symptoms. Your evaluation will take all of this into consideration. ...Read more

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I have joint pain recently, foot, left knee, right hip, which is particularly painful and some water retention. Blood tests show high uric acid (8.4)?

? Gout : www.painspot.com will lead you through a series of questions based on where you feel your pain, and then provide a list of possible causes and information about them. You can print that out and take it to your health provider, or a rheumatologist (arthritis specialist). The main thing is not to miss gout as is is treatable and preventable. ...Read more

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When i sleep/lay down, my hands go numb. After waking my fingers dont open and close properly but eventually return to normal by mid day. (Although there is joint pain) Also, my feet go numb. I have pain in my left foot and ankle. I have the same sharp p

When i sleep/lay down, my hands go numb. After waking my fingers dont open and close properly but eventually return to normal by mid day. (Although there is joint pain)
Also, my feet go numb. I have pain in my left foot and ankle. 
I have the same sharp p

You need to see MD: The symptoms you describe are clearly not normal. The potential causes are numerous, and if not identified may result in significant medical problems ranging from loss of function and joint destruction to even cardiac issues. This can't be diagnosed via Internet. Make an appointment to see a doc ASAP. ...Read more

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Night fevers? Wake up scrunched in ball shivering w/102 temp then 2 hours later have severe joint pain. Been two nights in a row and have sinus infect

Night fevers? Wake up scrunched in ball shivering w/102 temp then 2 hours later have severe joint pain. Been two nights in a row and have sinus infect

See your PCP: There are many conditions associated with fever, joint aches and night sweats. Viral common flu, allergy and mononucleosis just a few examples. See your PCP for proper diagnosis, tests and treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Bruce Weisbrot
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Joint Aches (Definition)

Discomfort emanating from the connection between two bones ...Read more