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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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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 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 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 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

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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 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 could cause bruising and joint pain?

What could cause bruising and joint pain?

Blood in/or around : Bruising is blood under the skin joint pain may be minor or more involved. Usually when you have a full range of motion you can wait a while and see what happens. An orthopedic surgeon can evaluate alot just by exam an m may be necessary. ...Read more

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Have sudden joint pain and diarrhea, what could be causing this?

Have sudden joint pain and diarrhea, what could be causing this?

Diarrhea&Joint PAINS: Possible causes are 1acut bacterial dysentry 2legionnaires disease 3 ulcerative colitis 4celiac disease 5 whipple disease 6 swine flu leptospirosis all these may not apply to you, but you should seek medical care to find the cause and get treated. ...Read more

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What could cause joint pain without swelling?

What could cause joint pain without swelling?

Numerous possibles: There are literally numerous issues that can cause joint pain without evidence of inflammation. If this is your issue, see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What can cause severe pain and swelling in back gums?

What can cause severe pain and swelling in back gums?

An infection: The infection can be due to rotten teeth or periodontal disease, but these are only guesses since you have not been examined. Please see a local dentist for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...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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I've been having severe joint pain, swelling, hives and numbness, what could be the causes?

I've been having severe joint pain, swelling, hives and numbness, what could be the causes?

See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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What could cause sudden and severe pain in arch of foot?

What could cause sudden and severe pain in arch of foot?

Plantar Fasciatis: Or a tear in the plantar fascia. If pain persists see your podiatrist. ...Read more

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What could cause the pain and possible swelling on my jaw joint?

What could cause the pain and possible swelling on my jaw joint?

Usually TMD: Usually a problem with the TMJ. See a TMJ expert to help evaluate and treat your problem. A TMJ expert can be general dentist, an oral surgeon, prosthodontist, orofacial pain specialist. Ask your physician, dentist or dental society for a recommendation. ...Read more

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What can cause joint pain with swollen ankles?

What can cause joint pain with swollen ankles?

Many things: Swollen ankles with "joint pain" may be due to several forms of arthritis. Most commonly degenerative joint disease (DJD) or osteoarthritis. However, reumatoid arthritis, gout, pseudogout, lupus and septic joints may all cause joint pain with swelling. Oftentimes, this complex may be caused by two or more different problems, such as heart failure and DJD together. Check w your doc. ...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