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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


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Cramping of finger joints and toes...Cause?

Cramping of finger joints and toes...Cause?

Possible arthritis: Variety of conditions that can cause cramping of fingers and toes joints: osteoarthritis, circulation, electrolyte imbalance, medications. ...Read more

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What is causing gurgling bowels with cramping below my navel, also pain in my joints & muscles causing me anxity.Have over a year now & getting worse

What is causing gurgling bowels with cramping below my  navel, also pain in my joints & muscles causing me anxity.Have over a year now & getting worse

See a doctor: I recommend seeing your family doctor to best determine the cause of your pain and discomfort. Wishing you the very best. ...Read more

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What could cause cramping feeling that radiates from tempero mandibular joint, down back of neck and into right side of chest?

What could cause cramping feeling that radiates from tempero mandibular joint, down back of neck and into right side of chest?

Dysfunction: The temporomandibular joint if it's dysfunctional can be impinging on vessels and nerves that can cause your symptoms. Visit your dentist preferably a specialist. Structures like tendons and ligaments along with muscle spasms around the joint can also cause your symptoms. ...Read more

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How can I deal with joint pain/muscle cramps from hypothyroidism?

How can I deal with joint pain/muscle cramps from hypothyroidism?

Neither: Really neither. It will be interesting to know however why the need for anti histamines in the first place as urticaria is common in individuals with autoimmune thyroid disease let it be grave's or hashimoto's disease. ...Read more

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Woke up withcalf cramping everytime I walk. Went to urgent care. They did ultrasound said no clot. How accurate are ultrasounds? Could si joint cause?

Woke up withcalf cramping everytime I walk. Went to urgent care. They did ultrasound said no clot. How accurate are ultrasounds? Could si joint cause?

Very accurate: Unless you have a personal history of abnormal clotting or just got off a very long flight and have a very swollen leg that won't go down, the chance of a missed clot despite a negative ultrasound is very, very low. Cramps are difficult and often no cause is found, but yes, anything that causes you to walk funny (like SI joint pain) can strain muscles and contribute to cramping. ...Read more

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Im 35 years old, ex-smoker, I have changing stool, sometimes pale, sometimes green, sometimes dark, sometimes loose, I have ab cramps and aching joints. I have gassin?

Im 35 years old, ex-smoker, I have changing stool, sometimes pale, sometimes green, sometimes dark, sometimes loose, I have ab cramps and aching joints. I have gassin?

Colonoscopy: Color other than back should not take seriously. Even black can be somewhat ignored if taking peptones-bismol. The changes in bowel habit would be somewhat disturbing. Ask pcp what he/she thinks about a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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I have constant stiff finger joint pain and cramping with no swelling. Meds have not worked.

I have constant stiff finger joint pain and cramping with no swelling.  Meds have not worked.

Stiff finger: Without swelling or deformity in the finger i believe the most likely etiology is a trigger digit with swelling or deformity i would lean more toward an arthritic joint. Trigger digits can hurt when trying to get the finger out straight typically leading to pain at the "pip joint." x-rays would help. ...Read more

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I had a 25mg Haldol (haloperidol) depot test dose on Monday. i have intense muscle cramps, aches and joint pain. Will this ease?

I had a 25mg Haldol (haloperidol) depot test dose on Monday. i have intense muscle cramps, aches and joint pain. Will this ease?

It might: Hopefully you've been on oral haloperidol before this test dose and it helped your condition. Talk with your doctor about your symptoms as there are meds which can minimize your symptoms. ...Read more

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I feel very weak. i cant do any excercise beacuse my of muscle cramps. i have vit deficiency of vit d, and low hb. i also have minor joint pain.

I feel very weak. i cant do any excercise beacuse my of muscle cramps. i have vit deficiency of vit d, and low hb. i also have minor joint pain.

Workup needed: You should ideally have comprehensive testing done by a good physician, to rule out parasites, celiac or gluten sensitivity, and test for micronutrient deficiencies. A free way to see if gluten may be the issue is go gluten free for several months and see what happens. You may also be magnesium and potassium deficient. ...Read more

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My dr. Said I had mps but the pain doesn't go away with rest or meds.I also have joint pain and type 2 diabetes.I have reg muscle cramps.What do I do?

My dr. Said I had mps but the pain doesn't go away with rest or meds.I also have joint pain and type 2 diabetes.I have reg muscle cramps.What do I do?

Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more

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Hi, I have a soft lump under my big toe at the joint. I have lots of cramping and joint pain. Today I found A soft lump on the side of the same toe?

Hi, I have a soft lump under my big toe at the joint.  I  have lots of cramping and joint pain.  Today I found A soft lump on the side of the same toe?

Possible causes: There are possible causes as simple as cysts from the joint, joint swelling or arthritis. Ask your physicians to have you see a rheumtologist ...Read more

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Hi, I have a soft lump under my big toe at the joint. I have lots of cramping and joint pain. Today I found A soft lump on the side of the same toe?

Possibly a tumor: Tumors of the tendon sheath often appear like this. http://www.orthobullets.com/hand/6092/giant-cell-tumor-of-tendon-sheath Must be checked. ...Read more

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Bruising in finger joints when i havent hurt them and bad cramping of fingers when sleeping?

Bruising in finger joints when i havent hurt them and bad cramping of fingers when sleeping?

See a doctor: You may have inflammatory arthritis or any type of arthritis. Your doctor will correctly diagnose this and order xrays if needed. Make sure you drink lots of water and avoid caffeine and alcohol since they can dehydrate you. Easy bruising is caused by fish oil, aspirin, ibuprofen, vitamin E, alcohol, and many prescription drugs. Feel better soon. ...Read more

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Pricks in shoulders numbness in arms cramps in back of neck painful spasm in upper body.Joints pain.Dyspesia.What it can be?

See orthopedist: Its important to establish a diagnosis. Shoulder pain could be from the shoulder or referred. Common referred sources include: abdomen, heart and neck. Shoulder sources include: arthritis, labral tears, instability, tendinitis, rotator cuff tears, bursitis, painful bony spurs etc. Therefore proper diagnosis is essential to stopping the pain. See an orthopedic surgeon. Good luck! ...Read more

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