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Dr. Daniel Mass
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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

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Dr. Gary Sterba
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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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Why does my arthritis hurt more in the morning and get better throughout the day?

Why does my arthritis hurt more in the morning and get better throughout the day?

Expected: Several forms of arthritis have this feature. As to the exact mechanism, nobody knows for certain. ...Read more

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Why does arthritis hurt so much more in the morning?

Why does arthritis hurt so much more in the morning?

See below: Arthritis seems to cause stiffness in a joint that has not moved for a while. You will notice that even during the day, after a period of immobility, joints will feel more stiff when you begin to move again. At night, our joints are relatively immobile during sleep and feel much stiffer in the morning. ...Read more

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My ankle hurts really badly when it's cold, could it be arthritis?

Ankle pain: It could be. The cold weather, (especially with a drop in barometric pressure) can exascerbate an arthritic joint. ...Read more

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Does inflammatory arthritis hurt?

Does inflammatory arthritis hurt?

Yes: The inflammatory reaction causes local tenderness, swelling, stiffness and pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Graham
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I hurt my shoulder when i was kid and it still hurts. I always pop it even though it still hurts i can't stop is arthritis possible ? I'm only 25

I hurt my shoulder when i was kid and it still hurts. I always pop it even though it still hurts i can't stop  is arthritis possible ? I'm only 25

Labral tear: It is possible you may have a labral tear. A good physical exam and possibly a arthrogram MRI could help diagnose what may be the cause. Arthritis is not likely at your age although there are some autoimmune causes that may be considered if you have problems with many joints. See a shoulder specialist. ...Read more

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My shoulder has been hurting really bad. I dobt have full rotation and it hurts to raise it. Could it be bursitus or arthritis?

My shoulder has been hurting really bad. I dobt have full rotation and it hurts to raise it. Could it be bursitus or arthritis?

Yes: It could be both but arthritis is a chronic condition that occurs over time. Only an exam by your doctor can give you a definitive answer. ...Read more

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