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What Could Inflamed Joints And Lesions All Over Body Mean
A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more
See your primary doc: It means you need to see your primary care doctor to start working you up for what disease (of many possibilities) is causing it. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Degenerative; arthritis autoimmune; rheumatoid, lupus etc metabolic; gout, hypertension etc neoplastic; cancer infectious; viral, strep, etc trauma; injury routine osteoarthritis usually starts with antinflammatories, aspirin, ibuprofen, weight control, exercise. See your dr. ...Read more
I have 8 inflamed joints in my back and the pain is getting worse and worse over the last few months. Help?
See your DOCTOR.: You need to get diagnosed to the cause of the inflammation in your joints of the back, and get treated soon before the inflammation causes serious &/or permanent damage to surrounding structures, like nerves etc. See a spinal surgeon and probably an infectious disease specialist as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: We commonly tell our patients to focus on high repetition, low resistance type exercises. Think stationary bike with no resistance, or repetitive exercises in a pool.... For a focused workout targeting a specific joint or extremity, talk to your primary care physician and consider a visit to physical therapy to get educated on long term activities which can keep your joints healthy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Every time I go in the sun, even for a few minutes, the next day I have a high fever & inflamed joints. This has happened multiple times. Why?
Could be: Could be a number of things, but you see your doctor and be checked for conditions such as lupus which can be triggered by uv light exposure. ...Read more
I take propranolol and pentasa (mesalamine) and get inflamed joints and muscle pains. What pain killer can?
I take propranolol and pentasa (mesalamine) and get inflamed joints and muscle pains. What pain killer can I take?
Diag: adults stills disease, ~2 month in hosp. 8 mnth ago. Sympt :fevers, night sweats, sore throat & inflamed joints. It persists, not on meds?
Stress fracture - 2nd metatarsal I am a 17 year old female suffering a stress fracture in the 2nd metatarsal. I first went to my doctor on december 2nd and he told me that I had inflamed joints and told me to take 2 weeks off from my job as a waitress. I
First,: First, some background on stress fractures: the mechanism of a stress fracture begins with something called a stress riser, a weakened area of the bone that predisposes itself to breaking. Steel girders used in bridges and buildings are x-rayed before they leave the plant to look for these stress risers. If one of these is used in a bridge, it can withstand multi-ton forces for decades without a problem. Then, one day, a pigeon sits on the girder where the stress riser is and it cracks. Stress fractures occur the same way. You don't have to injure yourself or fall off the roof to get a stress fracture. Usually, stress fractures aren't visible on ordinary x-rays. They are hairline fractures that, on a 2-dimensional x-ray, can't be seen... That is, until 14 days have past. After 14 days, although the fracture itself may still not be visible, as the bone tries to heal, "bone callus" can be seen. It's this white, fuzzy looking cloud around a fracture. When we see bone callus, we know there is an underlying fracture, and we also know healing is taking place. Since stress fractures are not big breaks and are not displaced, there is never a need to "reduce" the fracture, and we usually use a soft cast or even a removable cast (cam walker) instead of a hard cast. Given that your job requires you to be on your feet for long periods of time, it's essential you take time off from work and allow it to heal. Fractures take 6-8 weeks to heal, and even after that, you'll be the first one on your block to know when it's going to rain for up to a year! I have a serious issue with your doctor giving you a cortisone injection, however. Cortisone, a steroid, reduces inflammation. One of the stages of bone healing is the inflammatory stage. Cortisone will suppress that and delay bone healing. Even repeated doses of non-steroidal inti-inflammatories like advil (ibuprofen) can delay bone healing. I agree with his advice to keep off your foot and wear the boot. A follow-up MRI in another month would also be a good idea. Hope this helps! Good luck! ...Read more
Are there specific blood tests to identify viruses? Cbc clear but been ill for 2 months. Abdo/low back pain, sore throat, mild fever, inflamed joints
Blood Tests: A viral culture might be drawn to identify a virus in your blood, but many viruses hide within cells, such as the HIV virus. Bacteria are usually more easily identified, but only if the bacteria is actually in the blood. Better identifying factors might be your eosinophils, neutrophils, and your total WBC blood count, but these only show that your body if fighting a problem. See your doctor! ...Read more
Joint Hypermobility: Dear Antri, I think what you are referring to with the term "double joints" is hypermobility, or hyperflexibility. Hypermobility means that you can move some or all of your joints more than most people can - Joint injury is more common in shoulders and knees and can lead to early or premature arthritis. But keeping strong with sensible exercise is to be encouraged. All the best! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: To set things straight there is no such thing as being "double jointed". This usually refers to people who are very flexible. These people can stretch the ligaments which support the joints and develop osteoarthritis but there is no connection between loose joints and rheumatoid arthritis which is an autoimmune condition in which the body attacks its own joints. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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