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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 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

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Joint Pain (Definition)

Joint pain is a clinical finding in which a joint (where two bones meet) is painful to move. This can occur with arthritis, crystal build up in joints, ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Common Cold (Definition)

Viral 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