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Pain on left side of body from calf, shin, hip, bottom of rib cage, hand, forearm, elbow shoulder, neck, and ear worse pain is in the leg.?

Needs workup. You really need to be seen by someone to have these symptoms evaluated. This is not something that can be evaluated through this service. Read more...

Have excruciating pain on my sciatica radiating to my hip then down to right above my knee on the back side of leg. Do have psoriatic arthritis.

Lets Rx the sciatica. About 20% of people with psoriasis develop a similar form of arthritis involving the spine.Thus, I would recommend we treat the sciatica w/either an anti-inflammatory like Motrin until you can get to your MD,like a spine specialist for a possible neuropathic medicine.They may also do an MRI or EMG to get more data in consideration of an epidural injection.Then its time for core PT. Keep me posted. Read more...
Osteoarthritis. You most likely have osteoarthritis, or OA, of the knee or hip. Unless you already have a diagnosis of psoriasis, OA is far more common. OA & vertebral disc disease can cause sciatica, but then the pain usually radiates all the way to the foot. See your clinician, who can also determine whether you need to see a specialist like a rheumatologist, an orthopedist or a neurosurgeon. Hope that helps. Read more...

After using levaquin, (levofloxacin) my Achilles tendon and knees have started paining suddenly. I have minor psoriasis; I want to rule out psoriatic arthritis. I don't have any swelling and my nails are healthy. What should I do?

Tendon tear. The quinolone class of antibiotic (of which Levaquin (levofloxacin) is one) has been reported to have caused weakened tendon and even achilles tear. Avoid doing anything which may strain your knees or ankles. Stop the Levaquin (levofloxacin) immediately. Call your doctor re. Management. You don't ever want to end up with an achilles tear. Read more...
Rheumatologist eval. Psoriasis is associated with joint inflammation and tendon problems. Levaquin (levofloxacin) is associated with tendonopathy particularly of the achilles tendon but other tendons can be involved including the knee but not classically. Rheumatologist specilize in the diagnosis and treatment of the about aided at time by orthopedic surgeons if damage is severe. Diagnosis based on history, labs and clinical judge. Read more...
Arthritis. Psoriatic arthritis is a an inflammatory arthritis affecting multiple joints including sacroiliac joints and spine .It is a clinical diagnosis as thee are no characteristic blood tests to confirm it . Usually inflammatory markers like ESR and CRP are elevated indicating severity of disease and help monitor treatment response . See a rheumatologist fir further evaluation. Read more...
This . Class of antibiotics have shown that they can rupture tendons. Discuss with your dr asap about changing medication. Read more...