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Why Joints Hurt In Common 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
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
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
Is myalgia common in lupus? This is my first time with it - for about a week- joints hurt too, what can I do? Taking plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) after i stopped it :(
My fingers' joints (if I'm correct about the joints) hurt when in touch with cold water. They suddenly hurt, its like a sharp pain that will only go away if I make my hands warm again. Is this normal? I don't remember them always being this way.
Do they change color: Sometimes: can occur in certain situations. Often people's fingers turn white with a condition called Raynauds. I can't be certain what you have but you can discuss it with your physician ...Read more
Muscle and joint pain, eyes hurt, nausea, dizzy, feel cold but burning up, and sore throat what's wrong?
My chest hurts, I have shortness of breath, and can't quit coughing. Is this a common cold, or is something else wrong?
I caught a common cold & while having it i developed a chalky mouth & my tongue feels a little numb, what could've caused it? It doesn't hurt. 4 days
Any meds: Did you take any medicine sounds like dry mouth. If last see you dentist. ...Read more
I have my period & the common cold (w/ fever) it hurt to have intercourse & to pee. Now it hurts less to pee but I have itchiness in the area. Wsid?
Painful area: You should be checked at once, by your obgyn, with culture and blood work if needed. ...Read more
Coughing fits,Runny nose and sneezing.Common cold?My chest hurts when I move certain ways.Could it be muscular or from lungs?No fever either.
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?
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
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
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
Keep warm: Keep warm.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
Ankle pain: Start icing, stretch and antinflammatory If this does not significantly improve - set up visit with your primary doctor ...Read more
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
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