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Worst Sesamoiditis Symptom
Sesamoiditis is an inflammation of bones identified as sesamoid or sesame seed shaped bones. These are small bones found in several areas of the foot. The ones generally associated with sesamoiditis are found embedded in a tendon that helps flex the big toe downward. They are ball of the foot just under ...Read more
Wrist pain: Rheumatoid arthritis can indeed cause joint pain in the wrist. However, there are many causes of wrist pain: osteoarthritis (degenerative wear-and-tear arthritis), tendinitis, bony abnormalities (keinbock's disease, scaphoid stress fracture), carpal tunnel syndrome, cartilage abnormalities, capsulitis, intersection syndrome, dequervain's tenosynovitis, and still many others. Your doctor can help. ...Read more
Posterior ankle pain w/ plantar flexion; Constant feeling of instability; joint feels like it needs to pop; History of ankle sprains. Suggestions?
Severe muscle aches locking joints hips & knees tmj costchondritis shortness of breath severe fatigue don't believe it's fibromyalgia what could it be?
What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia? I suffer from chronic joint pain (over last 40+ years). Incorrect diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis at age 20.
Various: There are many symptoms associated with this condition. The most common are pain, fatigue, and brain fog. Whether you have this disorder can be determined by a rheumatologist. ...Read more
Sacrum pain, swelling after prolonged standing.4 weeks severe. Arthritis, inflammatory disease present but ruled out. Insufficiency fracture possible?
Went to ER for swelling in ball of foot after day of pain walking, diagnosed plantar fascia. No heel pain though- is this possible or something else?
Plantar fascitiis: Does not have to cause pain in the heel it can be anywhere along the length of the fascial tissue. Other possibilities could include a plantar plate tear or stress fracture if the pain was more in the metatarsal region. Follow up with a. Foot doctor if the pain persists. ...Read more
Can't figure out these symptoms Non-exertional chest pain, cold hands, unilateral swollen interphalangeal thumb joint w/o trauma, dyspnea on awakening?
Think rheumatic dz: Definitely confusing! Nontraumatic IP joint swelling, especially in the thumb, brings to mind rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A common complication of RA is costochondritis which affects the rib joints (chest pain) & a variant called Caplan's Syndrome leads to lung nodules. Other autoimmune diseases may mimic RA (lupus?) but testing by a Rheumatologist may sort things out for u. Good Luck! Thanx 4 ur Q ...Read more
How severe is an albumin of 5.4? Please describe severity of symptoms? Crippling fatigue, pulsating symptoms, severe headaches, eye pain, nausea?
None of the above: I hope it doesn't disappoint you greatly to let you know that your Albumin levels are considered quite within the normal range. Of course, lab values do vary from one laboratory to another therefore, it would be best to find out the normal range in the laboratory you had the blood drawn or tested but for all intents and purposes the range of normal for Albumin is taken to be 3.5 to 5.5. ...Read more
13 months of multi-site tendon pain & clicking/w no swelling (achilles worst) & muscle fatigue flares. Sudden onset during levaquin (levofloxacin) rx. No notable muscle tenderness. Can fibromyalgia diagnosis be ruled out?
No: Tender tear has been associated with levaquin (levofloxacin). However having the tendon and muscle pains 13 months after would be highly unlikely. I can even accept 1 or two sites being sprained or partially torn especially at the achilles but not at so many areas. I suggest that you consult a rheumatologist. I would like to hear other doctors' opinions as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Specific pattern: Fibromyalgia is a syndrome that consists of widespread muscle pain often associated with fatigue, poor sleep and joint stiffness and specific tender points. It is a real disorder yet not yet well-understood. Sometimes other conditions like lyme disease are misdiagnosed as fibromyalgia. Mainstream treatment tends to focus on symptom relief but a more holistic approach is often helpful. See comment:. ...Read more
Chronic top of foot pain following excess standing. Post walking/running pain. Mri neg. For stress fx or tendonitis. No obvious dx. Ideas?
Breath: Interestingly, foul breath or "sour" breath can signify other disease processes. Obviously, dental hygiene would be considered, but also sinus infections, throat infections, liver disease, kidney disease, and even diabetic issues can cause changes in breath. If you have other symptoms i.e. Fever, fatigue, diminished urine output or yellow tinge to your skin or whites of your eyes, see your docto. ...Read more
I have hypothyroidism and and having worst pain in the wrist joint . Is it a symptom of carpel tunnel syndrome ?
Could be: Many people with thyroid disorders do develope numbness and tingling in their hands, and sometimes feet. This usually occur at night or upon awakening in the morning. These symptoms often persist even when your thyroid level returns to normal. Hypothroidism can cause some generalized joint achiness, not specific to wrist. Get it checked out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Trisomy 13: Cleft lip or palate clenched hands close-set eyes eyes may actually fuse together into one decreased muscle tone extra fingers or toes hernias: umbilical hernia, inguinal hernia hole, split, or cleft in the iris low-set earsmental retardation, seizures single palmar crease skeletal abnormalities small eyes small head small lower jaw undescended testicle. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Inflammed bone: Sesamoiditis is an inflammatory process of the small bone(s) under the first metatarsal head. Because these bones are small and subject to a lot of force with each step, these can be stubborn and painful afflictions to live with. Antiinflammatories, injections, offloading (with padding, orthoses) crutches and nonweightbearing, and even surgery can be necessary to resolve this. ...Read more
Sesawho ? Sesame !: Sesamoiditis is an inflammation of bones identified as sesamoid or sesame seed shaped bones. These are small bones found in several areas of the foot. The ones generally associated with sesamoiditis are found embedded in a tendon that helps flex the big toe downward. They are ball of the foot just under the big toe joint. ...Read more
Rest: Need to stay off of the foot or use padding to keep pressure of the bone. ...Read more
Why would vibrations, like from loud music or being in a car, worsen pain (from (supposed) persistent sesamoiditis)?
I'm not sure: But why haven't you treated the seasmoiditis? ...Read more
Structure: Sesamoiditis without an injury is usually seen in a high arched foot where there is more pressure on the ball of the foot. Another common deformity that can cause this condition is a bunion deformity because the sesamoids are subluxed from their normal groove under the first metatarsal head in a progressed bunion deformity. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers