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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
1,190 doctors shared insights

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


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What kind of doctor treats hand wrist joint pain?

What kind of doctor treats hand wrist  joint pain?

Many! : Many specialists are expert: rheumatology; orthopedic surgeons; physiatry; plastic hand surgeons. But a good pcp can do the trick. ...Read more

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Did lab work an my ANA screen came back positive now the dr wants to do more lab work an i've been having joint pain rash on hands

Did lab work an my ANA  screen  came back positive  now the dr wants to do more lab work an i've been having joint pain  rash on hands

Correlate with exam: If the ANA is positive at high titer, your physician is right to be worried. You are being screened primarily for lupus and its close relatives. This is a common and appropriate approach. Good luck. ...Read more

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Went to dr with hand, shoulder, hip joint pain. Ana reflex screen Ana positive 1.0 and rnp antibody positive 4.3. All others neg. Very scared!

Went to dr with hand, shoulder, hip joint pain. Ana reflex screen Ana positive 1.0 and rnp antibody positive 4.3.  All others neg.  Very scared!

Lab numbers: These numbers don't show changes at joints and with most auto immune disorders, you may have periods of pain and increased lab numbers, usually related to stress in your life, and once treated medically or with stress reduction, pain/lab should improve. May want xray of one of involved joints just inflamed which can return to baseline. ...Read more

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Muscle, joint pain, fatigue, migraine, light sensitivity, cold hand/feet, widespread burning sensation, scolios 5+ years dr says i hypochondriac. Labs normal?

Muscle, joint pain, fatigue, migraine, light sensitivity, cold hand/feet, widespread burning sensation, scolios 5+ years dr says i hypochondriac. Labs normal?

Therapy: You might want to see a teenage counselor or psychiatrist. There may be an underlying emotional issue that is causing your symptoms. It's very common and nothing to be ashamed of. ...Read more

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Raynauds, chronic swelling-hands & feet, joint pain & grinding, gerd, spider veins 3+yrs. Now skin hardening dr. Took biopsy & ana- is it scleroderma?

Raynauds, chronic swelling-hands & feet, joint pain & grinding, gerd, spider veins 3+yrs. Now skin hardening dr. Took biopsy & ana- is it scleroderma?

INDEED A : A possibility. Please be in the care of a rheumatologist. This is not a joke of a diagnosis. You should be tested immediately for scl-70 antibody also called topoisomerase i. If positive two options are possible systemic scleroderma and systemic le. Do not delay and good luck to you! ...Read more

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I have been having so much joint pain in my hands and wrists when I wake up in the mornings my hands hurt even to move them around and my wrists too?

See your doctor : You should be seen by a doctor. That sounds worrisome to me. I would want you to be examined and to check some labs for inflammatory markers, autoimmune markers, immune reaction to gluten, and thyroid function at least. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Joint Pain (Definition)

Joint pain is a clinical finding in which a joint (where two bones meet) is painful to move. This can occur with arthritis, crystal build up in joints, ...Read more