Patient discussion about arthralgia

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Q. I’ve been having joint pain for the last two months or so, do I have arthritis?

I’m a 32 year old dancer, and those pain affects my work and my life.. What can it be and what can I do with it? Is there a way to ease the pain?
A1As a former gymnast and international coach(German Olympic Team) I was having severe pain, Turns out I have fibromialgia ,MS and cronic fatigue.
I have a pain combination that includes an anti dpressant(light)Opana,and a parkinsons med as well as a breakthrough pain med.... works and so can I,limited but almost pain free.
A2HI..I have osteoarthritis which means..is a clinical syndrome in which low-grade inflammation results in pain in the joints, caused by abnormal wearing of the cartilage that covers and acts as a cushion inside joints and destruction or decrease of synovial fluid that lubricates those joints. As the bone surfaces become less well protected by cartilage, the patient experiences pain upon weight bearing, including walking and standing. Due to decreased movement because of the pain, regional muscles may atrophy, and ligaments may become more lax.
So my knees are completely bone on bone now and I have it in my neck, ankels, spine...but if you have RA or Rheumatoid Arthritis you have an autoimmune disease which causes the immune system to attack your joints. You must see a Rheumatologist for blood work to see what you have. They will also do x-rays. You have to have it checked out. Both are serious and painful but RA can cause additional problems.
A3I suggest go see a Dr. in the meanwhile- you can take any anti inflammatory medication to ease the pain. Like Advil or Ibuprofen, but don’t take them and then postpone your visit to the Dr. for another 2 months.

Q. What is the treatment for "hip joint mice"? Thanks!

Aif you are young- it goes away by itself after 6-8 painful weeks...if you are older you might need a surgery to remove the particles. it the hip bone it can be complicated, so it's really up to your Dr. to decide what to do here.

Q. Past few months from now my mom is facing a severe pain in the joints of her ankle.not even able to walk now

Hi All, Something happened like this my mom was attacked by sever cough and an x-ray was taken and Doctors confirmed that there was some infection in lugs and it got cured.Later she got fever and after few days wen fever went off she found it difficult to move bcz of swelling in her ankle and tightened joints,large pain when tried to walk and a bit of swellin in figures too.Am very much confused abt wat this disease is and y is this happened suddenly. Is der any disease vch can bring down the mobility in one week. Doctors at my place are completely ignorant abt such situation and are claiming this can not be cured and should be faced through out the life. I took my mom to a good city hospital and Doctors here have categorized it as Rheumatoid arithritis. Am really worried and completely ignorant abt this Kindly help me.
AIf it started after lung infection, than the joint pain may represent "reactive arthritis" after pneumonia due to Chlamydophila (a bacteria that cause inflammation of the joints after it cause lung infection).

You may try to read more about it here:
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000440.htm
However, it's only a suggestion - you may want to consult someone more professional.

Q. I have red blotches under my skin and swelling on hands and feet with joint pain. Any answers.

it has been two days the blotches are gone but I still have swelling.
Acould be some kind of joint Rheumatic fever... some kind of joint infection. this should be looked upon by a Dr. those things can cause damage if not treated right. a bacterial infection that is not treated can cause a permanent damage.

Q. What causes inflammation of the knee joint?

AIt depends on many things - the age of the person, other diseases he or she may have, whether he experienced any trauma to the joint, drugs or other substances he or she uses. Generally speaking, it may be caused by an infection (usually after trauma, very painful and abrupt inflammation, necessitates rapid treatment), rheumatologic diseases (such as rheumatoid arthritis or others, reaction to drugs or as a feature of other diseases.

You may read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthritis

Q. How do i diagnose Arthritis? how do i know it isn't a joint problem or any other bone related issue?

A1there are many many types of arthritis, and dozens of other conditions that might give similar symptoms. but the Dr. take indication and counter indications for everything and the act. using a wide amount of tests that are possible. here is an info sheet about Arthritis that gives all the possible tests:
http://arthritis.about.com/od/diagnostic/Diagnosis_of_Arthritis_Diagnostic_Tests_Diagnosing_Arthritis.htm
A2This may be a rather obvious answer, but I would see a reputable rheumatologist. Rheumatoid diseases may take many forms and show different symptoms.

Q. I am Savannah, a friend of mine says that it's really bad for your joints.

I am Savannah, a friend of mine says that it's really bad for your joints and she read that a lady who did it and was in good shape for 10 years now has arthritis and her entire step class all have bad hips, knees and ankles. I take step for 45 minutes 4-5 times a week. She's concerned that I will have major issues when I get older. I enjoy step class because I think its fun and challenging, and it's a good workout. Should I tone it down during the week or completely stop altogether, if I want to be able to walk when I'm 50?
AHi Savannah, There is no significant association between step class and arthritis. Arthritis is multifactor and includes genetics, weight, diet, metabolism, habits, etc. The same can actually be said about running...it may be a factor in some people, but then why are there still 65-75 year olds who still run 5 miles a day without any problem? Your friend's account is an anecdotal incident that has no scientific merit...we don't know what her other predisposing factors are. Until a large scale, scientific long term study comes out to say otherwise I would say keep up the good work unless you develop some type of pain associated with the class. However, I do think it is a generally good practice to vary your activity (for instance, rather than running 4 days a week, I take one day to swim and one day to get on the ellipital trainer).
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