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Why does arthritis hurt more at night?

Why does arthritis hurt more at night?

No motion: At night you do not move much during your sleep so you get swelling in that joint and it starts to hurt. At night you do not have anything distracting you so you are more aware of the pain. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Arthritis? I have been hurting in my joints going to my hips. It really hurts at night. Mostly on my right side. I don't think it's arthritis because it hurts if it rains or not if that makes a difference. It has been hurting on my right side for about

You : You should seek medicak evaluation , if the pain is as you describe it and has lasted for more than six weeks , there is no doub that a physician should evaluate you to determine what is going on. A differentiation has to be made on the causes of pain , if it does not let you sleep , then a pain of a bonny origin has to be ruled also. ...Read more

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Knee spasms at night from arthritis. Cause?

Knee spasms at night from arthritis. Cause?

See Your Doctor: Best to see a primary care doctor or a rheumatologist so that they can hear your full story and so they can ask you pertinent questions and examine you. That way, they can help you figure out what is going on. There are may different possibilities that can be causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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I'm 47/f, on celebrex 10 years/arthritis. Recent stopped due to $$$. Now been 3 months w/o meds - pain terrible at night but not in day. Why? Thanks

I'm 47/f, on celebrex 10 years/arthritis.  Recent stopped due to $$$.  Now been 3 months w/o meds - pain terrible at night but not in day. Why? Thanks

Still have arthritis: You are learning to live with your pain. You likely block it out while you're awake. Unfortunately, when you go to rest your defenses are down and you feel the pain more. Celebrex goes generic in 2014, until then you may need to find an alternative that you can take for your night-time pain. Try glucosamine/chondroiton, tylenol arthritis, or another nonspecific nsaid. ...Read more

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I get a pain in my arms at night time it goes away sometimes and I've been tested for arthritis and came back clear. The pain is excruciating. ?

I get a pain in my arms at night time it goes away sometimes and I've been tested for arthritis and came back clear. The pain is excruciating. ?

Both Sides: People can notice this from the shoulders but other things can make this occur. When you get evaluated by your physician other things to look for - pressure on nerves from the shoulder: thoracic outlet syndrome, brachial plexis syndrome, pressure in the neck or pinched nerves in the neck from the position on the pillow would all be looked for in you evaluation. ...Read more

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Can i get arthritis at 20 years old. If so what are the symptoms. Could i get it from bathing in a pool late at night?

Yes and No.: Yes, one can develop juvenile arthritis in childhood or early adulthood. No you cannot get it from bathing in a pool late at night. F you have diffuse and chronic joint pain, see your doctor for an evaluation and some tests. ...Read more

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Taking arthritis meds increases peptic ulser pain. Already told docs about this.. Unable to sleep at night..what should be done? Any home remedies???

Taking arthritis meds increases peptic ulser pain. Already told docs about this.. Unable to sleep at night..what should be done? Any home remedies???

Insomnia and pain: You said..."Taking arthritis meds increases peptic ulcer pain. Unable to sleep at night..what should be done? Any home remedies?" Not sure if you have tried acetaminophen for pain..it can be very effective. Also home remedies like herbal tea can help you rest. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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