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I am 45, since last year i notice lost joint pain ankles, wrist, hands, elbow, knees i can't kneeling anymore it hurt, and this year i notice swelling hands?

I am 45, since last year i notice lost joint pain ankles, wrist, hands, elbow, knees i can't kneeling anymore it hurt, and this year i notice swelling hands?

Multiple Joints: Typically with multiple joint involvement we have our patients start with a rheumatologist to check if there is systemic arthritic involvement. Your primary care doc could start the evaluation with 10 days on 4 days off various anti-inflammatory medications to see if they can find one of the 9 categories to work well at controlling your symptoms. Dr rich blake. ...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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My 21 year old son is having muscle and joint pain in areas such as ankles, wrists, elbows, shoulder blades, back, legs, and some swelling in ankles.?

My 21 year old son is having muscle and joint pain in areas such as ankles, wrists, elbows, shoulder blades, back, legs,  and some swelling in ankles.?

Inflammation!: To have pain in so many places means an inflammatory process must be excluded. He needs someone with rheumatology expertise to diagnose and treat the problem. If inflammation is present, he will need more than aleve-like nsaids. My bet: psoriatic arthritis with ankle involvement! ...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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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes joint pain, nerve pain and swelling in fingers, hands and wrists?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes joint pain, nerve pain and swelling in fingers, hands and wrists?

I would go: To a rheumatologist near you and have them look into it for you. What to do about it depends on what it is. It's just guesses in this format without more information and an exam. ...Read more

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Had knee pain/swelling for a month, after that i had bilateral joint pain wrists, shoulders, hands since 15y/o.Now the bone in fngers is larger.Why?

Had knee pain/swelling for a month, after that i had bilateral joint pain wrists, shoulders, hands since 15y/o.Now the bone in fngers is larger.Why?

Could be many: This is more complex and needs to be evaluated by an Orthopedic doc or a rheumatologist- likely need X-rays and blood work to make sure you do not have a metabolic bone disorder- can also be related to statins ...Read more

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What percentage of seropositive RA patients with anti-cpp of >250 accompanied by pain/swelling in hands, wrists, tmj, elbows, achilles' tendon with ESR and CRP wnl? Do you alter the treatment ?

What percentage of seropositive RA patients with anti-cpp of >250 accompanied by pain/swelling in hands, wrists, tmj, elbows, achilles' tendon  with ESR and CRP wnl? Do you alter the treatment ?

TMJ: Your TMJ may be related, or unrelated to your RA. Make sure you have been evaluated by a TMJ expert to help manage your TMJ problem. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more

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Left side- face, jaw, neck, shoulder, and elbow "joint" pain with some specific sight swelling, and redness as well as feverish to the touch AND this has presented the same type symptoms in other "joints" on right side too. ?

Left side- face, jaw, neck, shoulder, and elbow "joint" pain with some specific sight swelling, and redness as well as feverish to the touch AND this has presented the same type symptoms in other "joints" on right side too. ?

Autoimmune or infect: Your symptoms could represent either an autoimmune disorder like Lupus or scleroderma or an infectious process like Lyme disease. These are just examples. You need to see a good internet to get blood tests and perhaps X-rays and have a through examination. Your internist could then refer you further if needed. If symptoms now, go to MD now. ...Read more

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


Hand Swelling (Definition)

What you injured depends on where you stabbed your finger. Regardless, you should apply pressure to the finger to stop the bleeding, but avoid strangulating the finger. Best to seek immediate medical attention to determine ...Read more