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What causes sudden joint pain and swelling?

What causes sudden joint pain and swelling?

Traumatic?: Trauma and atraumatic would be 2 different answers. Also depends on the joint and how many joints. Can be a rheumatological problem(ra) for example. Can be articular damage or synovitis. Too many things to list. See ortho. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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What can cause sudden knee pain and slight swelling?

What can cause sudden knee pain and slight swelling?

A few thoughts: Joint infection, meniscus injury/tear, ligament injury, developing bursal cyst/bursities, tendon injury/inflammation, overuse, kneeling, foot dysfunction, etc. etc. A proper history and physical, incl. osteopathic exam may find the cause.Other tests may help.Treatment may include prolotherapy, manipulaiton, medications, surgery, etc. ...Read more

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What could cause sudden, severe joint pain and stiffness in knee?

What could cause sudden, severe joint pain and stiffness in knee?

Meniscal/ ligament i: The symptoms you describe can be from a meniscal and or ligament injury or from an acute episode of chronic arthritic problems; would suggest observation and evaluation. ...Read more

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What could cause sudden severe joint pain and stiffness?

What could cause sudden severe joint pain and stiffness?

Multiple: Joint pain onset of a sudden onset is very unusual and rare. The causes can vary from an injury to various causes like arthritis infection. ...Read more

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What could potentially cause sudden joint pain and swelling?

What could potentially cause sudden joint pain and swelling?

Many causes: If you have joint swelling, you should get evaluated for a correct diagnosis and treatment. There are many causes of sudden onset of joint pain and swelling. Some causes include, injury, infection, gout, pseudogout, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune arthritis (lupus), psoriatic arthritis and serum sickness. ...Read more

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What causes severe joint pain and stiffness?

What causes severe joint pain and stiffness?

Multiple: Joint pain onset of a sudden onset is very unusual and rare. The causes can vary from an injury to various causes like arthritis infection. ...Read more

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What causes joint pain and stiffness?

What causes joint pain and stiffness?

Too many to list: There are over 100 different types of arthritis or soft tissue causes for your pain. Have a rheumatologist evaluate the issue. ...Read more

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What could cause sudden joint pain and swelling in my hands?

What could cause sudden joint pain and swelling in my hands?

Inflammatory disease: If no injury occurred, then any inflammatory disease could cause this, such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout, or a flare of osteoarthritis. Additionally some metabolic diseases such as diabetes or hypothyroid can lead to a similar picture. ...Read more

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What could cause sudden onset of joint stiffness and pain in the feet?

What could cause sudden onset of joint stiffness and pain in the feet?

Arthritis: The most usual cause of pain and stiffness in a foot is degenerative joint disease, or loss of the joint cartilage. In the early stage, this may not be noticeable unless you have walked or run much further than usual. As the condition progresses, it may begin to hurt more frequently and adjustments should be made to shoes for extra cushioning and support. ...Read more

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What causes knee swelling and tightness?

What causes knee swelling and tightness?

Knee swelling: Effusion comes from synovial irritation, arthritis, connective tissue disease, injury. Hemarthrosis can be from fracture, major ligament or vessel injury. ...Read more

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What causes neck swelling and extreme tenderness?

What causes neck swelling and extreme tenderness?

See MD!: Need more information, but whether there is inflammation, infection or another process going on, you need to be examined so this can be evaluated properly and treated appropriately. Make the call now. ...Read more

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What causes knee pain and inflammation?

What causes knee pain and inflammation?

See below: Knee pain is most commonly caused by inflammation from bursitis, tendonitis, or cartilage degeneration. A good physical exam and possible imaging could be used to confirm the diagnosis. Less common causes of knee pain are irritated nerve roots from the lumbar spine, infection, or tumors. Treatment options will depend on the final diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes joint pain and tiredness in leg?

What causes joint pain and tiredness in leg?

Joint pain: May be separate issues. Consider degenerative arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, connective tissue disorder, sprain, injury, etc. For the joint pain. The tiredness may be tendonitis, neurogenic claudication, or referred nerve pain/sciatica. ...Read more

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What can cause joint swelling, redness, warmth and pain?

What can cause joint swelling, redness, warmth and pain?

Perfect Storm: You have just described joint inflammation. This is your body's reaction to some sort of irritation to the joint. (Infection, trauma, the like) ...Read more

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What could cause severe hand pain and vein swelling?

What could cause severe hand pain and vein swelling?

Lots of things: Most important, if the pulses are not as strong as normal on both sides of the involved wrist, or the hand is very blue, seek immediate care (vascular emergency). Someone else can give you a full list of possible causes. ...Read more

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What can cause tightness, tingling, and slight pain behind the knees?

What can cause tightness, tingling, and slight pain behind the knees?

Bakers Cyst: behind the knee will present in this way. (pain, tightness and tingling) If the tingling or pain progresses then seek immediate care. rarely a vascular occlusion or compartment syndrome can produce these symptoms. Even less common is this an early symptom of AIDP (in which case progressive weakness would ensue) Orthopedic injury is typically more painful ...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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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