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All of my joints hurt when its damp or cold?

All of my joints hurt when its damp or cold?

Common association: Many people complain of this. Not particularly indicative of any disease. The fact that it bothers all of your joints is reassuring as most systemic and serious illnesses affect certain joints and not others. Many serious diseases also have a morning predominance. ...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


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My joints hurt a lot & feel stiff if I use them too much. Also if I use them a bit & then stop so they get cold & try to move again. What can it be?

My joints hurt a lot & feel stiff if I use them too much. Also if I use them a bit & then stop so they get cold & try to move again. What can it be?

Deconditioned: "Stiff joints" symptomatic w. use might simply be deconditioned soft tissues responding w. lactic acid to activity outside person's sedentary range. Normal BMI & regular exercise starting gently, i.e., swimming & walks, w. progressive intensity over time. Pain at rest &/or upon palpation &/or redness, swelling or heat of joints indicates need to see doctor to rule out arthritis, fibromyalgia, etc. ...Read more

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Why do my joints hurt when it's cold? Any treatment?

Why do my joints hurt when it's cold? Any treatment?

Normal: It's normal for people to have joint pains in the cold. It's usually temporary and with continued activity the pain goes away. It's due to spasms of the vessels on the cartilage surface.
Regular exercise, stretching will both help this out. ...Read more

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Why does my skin and my joints hurt when I have a cold or flu? And how could I relieve this?

Why does my skin and my joints hurt when I have a cold or flu? And how could I relieve this?

Myalagias: The body aches or myalgias is the body's normal response to an infection. They are signs of inflammation in your body. Take an anti inflammatory like ibuprofen (if you have a normal functioning stomach and kidneys) to help relieve these body pains. ...Read more

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How to tell lupus from jra?I having joint pain since i was15.The are no other symptoms.My fingers are now deform.It hurts esp in morning and when cold

How to tell lupus from jra?I having joint pain since i was15.The are no other symptoms.My fingers are now deform.It hurts esp in morning and when cold

See a rheumatologist: The best way is to see a rheumatologist. The differential is not that difficult and can be accomplished through a history and physical, lab studies and x rays. ...Read more

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My chest hurts, I have shortness of breath, and can't quit coughing. Is this a common cold, or is something else wrong?

My chest hurts, I have shortness of breath, and can't quit coughing. Is this a common cold, or is something else wrong?

Cough/sob: When you have repeated bouts of cough you could get chest pain. However cough with shortness of breath and chest pain , you need to rule out pneumonia. If negative it is simply an upper respiratory tract infection. You need physical examination and testing. Consult an md. ...Read more

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Stinging Sore throat for 2 1/2 days now and back of mouth area is red and it hurts to swallow No swelling only mild symptoms of common cold?

Stinging Sore throat for 2 1/2 days now and back of mouth area is red and it hurts to swallow No swelling only mild symptoms of common cold?

Viral pharyngitis: If you have cold symptoms it is unlikely that you have strep throat. Is throat is quite sore and back of throat is significantly red go get a throat swab and culture. ...Read more

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Why do my joints hurt so badly and what can I take for the pain?

Why do my joints hurt so badly and what can I take for the pain?

Get it evaluated: Joint pain needs to be evaluated in order to determine the cause. A rheumatologist can help find the cause and suggest an appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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My joints hurt really badly. What could be causing this and how can I stop the pain?

Almost certainly: An example of the inflammatory reflex that is initiated by the brain computer. Commonest cause is lousy diet, particularly the sugar. ...Read more

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Hello! Can stress make your joints hurt?

Hello! Can stress make your joints hurt?

Joint pains: Stress can cause a lot of different symptoms but a direct cause of joint pains is doubtful. Your joint pains may be related to osteo or rheumatoid arthritis , if this is the case then stress can affect the immune system and have a causal relationship to the pains. This would be remote chance, however. If most joints are involved then one would suspect RA over OA. Lab tests should be helpful. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of joint pain?

What are the common causes of joint pain?

Arthritis, swelling: Typically, the most common cause would probably be arthritiis
where there is damage to the joint surfaces. Also, with many
cases there can be associated synovitis when there is more
fluid in the joint than normal which will cause increased pain
and swelling. Treatment is usually with nsaid, local cortisone
injections, and hyaluranate gel injections. ...Read more

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My joints hurt, click and pop. How do I get this to stop?

My joints hurt, click and pop. How do I get this to stop?

Consult Rheumatology: Clicking and popping of joints can occur normally and does not necessarily mean something is wrong. The fact that you also have pain with the clicking and popping is more of a concern. Consulting with a rheumatologist is a good place to start to see if there are concerning issues with your joints. ...Read more

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My husband has constant severe joint pain. Sometimes it hurts to move or even get out of bed. What's going on?

Acute joint pain: Severe joint pains that hurt to move or get out of bed is of concern . Causes are many . Could be inflammatory joint disease, polymyalgia rheumatica, acute viral syndrome with arthritis , inflammatory muscle disease , acute endocrine disorders , acute infections , early chronic fatigue syndrome etc to name a few . Time to see a doctor for thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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I weigh 285...Lost 15lbs mainly w/diet. I'm trying exercise, both weight and cardio, but my joints hurt so much. Any suggestions to help?

I weigh 285...Lost 15lbs mainly w/diet. I'm trying exercise, both weight and cardio, but my joints hurt so much. Any suggestions to help?

Consistency, you can: Certain joints? Exercises you are doing with those joints? A certified athletic trainer, orthopedic surgeon, rheumatologist, or sports medicine doctor are good options for who to see for more help with the joint pain.

Long-term/lifestyle, consistent exercise (3-5 times per week for 30-90 minutes), and a diet with very little sugar/corn syrup and low fat/oil will take you where you want to be. ...Read more

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Ankles hurt, heals hurt, joints hurt very anxious person any red flags here?

Ankle pain: Start icing, stretch and antinflammatory If this does not significantly improve - set up visit with your primary doctor ...Read more

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Why do my joints hurt? Had RA and surgery

Why do my joints hurt? Had RA and surgery

Multiple reasons: It depends upon what kind of surgery you had..........
It also depends upon whether your RA is under control or not....
Remember RA is a progressive disease....... ...Read more

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Common and not common causes of sacroiliac joint pain?

Common and not common causes of sacroiliac joint pain?

Sacroiliitis.: Sacroiliac joint inflammation, which constitute the largest classes of rheumatic diseases, is the most common. Do not by into the idea of sacroiliac joint dysfunction. See a rheumatologist. A simple ap-pelvis x-ray will document this! ...Read more

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What could be the reason why my joints hurt after i drank alcohol?

What could be the reason why my joints hurt after i drank alcohol?

Let me explain: Some people report pain in their joints, especially their knees and wrists, after drinking alcohol. However, researchers have not be able to identify a link between alcohol consumption and joint pain. ...Read more

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Why do my joints hurt so bad?

Please get : Medically checked so that you can be accurately diagnosed and a treatment plan can be developed for you. Take care. ...Read more

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How come my joints hurt after working out?

Multiple reasons: Lactic acid a byproduct of anaerobic metabolism will cause post-exercise inflammation. Hydration and stretching will minimize this effect. Medical attention is needed if pain is severe and chronic. Many other medical conditions need to be ruled out including inflammatory vs. Non-inflammatory types of arthritis. A good neurological workup is also helpful. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Common Cold (Definition)

An upper respiratory tract infection, or URI, is a condition where there is a viral infection of the nose or throat, causing redness and inflammation, runny ...Read more