Arthritis Pain

Arthritis occurs due to inflammation and swelling affecting the joints with pain. Arthritis pain is called arthralgia, which is caused due to injury to the ligaments and tendons of the joints. The causes can be an infection or allergic reaction to medications. Taking painkillers and corticosteroids helps a lot. Placing ice packs on the affected region provides some relief.

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What is the remedy for shoulder pain in a thyroid patient?

Query: Hello doctor,My wife is suffering from left shoulder pain since last six months specifically in the morning. Please suggest the remedy soon. She is a thyroid patient and currently on Thyroxin 75 mg. The laboratory test performed was for uric acid measuring 4.6 mg/dl.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Does she have any other symptoms of associated neck pain, arm, and hand pain, tingling or numbness in the neck, shoulder or arm, any history of trauma to shoulder or neck, etc.? Does her pain increase while doing shoulder movements? The possibilities in her are cervi...  Read Full »

My mother has pain due to arthritis. How to relieve her pain?

Query: Hi doctor,My mother is 87 years old and is completely bedridden. She has arthritis with excruciating pain in her knees, hips, shoulders, and neck. She is unable to sleep at night. The physician prescribed a pain reliever, but it did not improve the symptoms. So kindly suggest a painkiller for her to...  Read Full »


Dr. Suman Saurabh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.I want to evaluate the condition before starting a treatment. Since oral analgesics did not improve the symptoms, admit your mother to a hospital, and ask the medical professional to provide intravenous analgesics. Then, treat her osteoporosis with Teriparatide (parathyroi...  Read Full »

What is the reason for edema of both feet and ankles?

Query: Hello doctor, I am regularly taking 6 oz of warm water with half a slice of a medium-sized lemon and one medium spoon of honey right in the morning for the last 15 days. Whatever be the benefits, I find my arthritic knee pains have slightly increased along with edema of both feet and ankles and pa...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. You have mentioned that you are suffering from ankylosing spondylitis (AS) with osteoarthritis. But, you have not mentioned which DMARD (disease-modifying antirheumatic drug) you are taking. Anyways, I would suggest the following. NSAIDS (non-...  Read Full »

What are long-term effects of arthritis affecting the neck and wrist?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having symptoms of arthritis in my neck and wrist for more than ten years, and it is getting worse now. I thought it could be due to the effect of wear and tear of my old car accident. And sometimes, I convince myself by saying that it is because of aging. I also had back-to-ba...  Read Full »


Dr. Nupoor Acharya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms you have described could be seen in lupus or other connective tissue diseases. Your ANA (antineutrophil antibody) is repeatedly positive. However, the ANA profile does not show any specific antibody. But that does not confirm that you cannot ...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for excruciating joint pain.

Query: Hi doctor,I am experiencing joint pain in my hands, elbows, ankles, and toes. It has progressed rapidly over the past few weeks. It causes excruciating pain at night and I sleep very little. I am waking up with swollen joints and I have to sit for an hour or two before getting up from the bed. Is th...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are two types of arthritis. The first one is osteoarthritis and the other one is rheumatoid arthritis. There is one more disease called gout's disease. Sometimes it looks hard to diagnose them. But we can differentiate them without doing testing. Usually, oste...  Read Full »

My grandfather suffers from shoulder pain and wrist pain. How to help him?

Query: Hi doctor,My grandfather is 75 years old. He has severe pain in his right shoulder joint and bilateral wrist joints, especially more at night for the past two months. Just before a month, he was diagnosed as diabetic. His C-reactive protein level is 64 (reference value 0-6). Is it possible to have s...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It could be either due to arthritis or as a consequence of viral infection in the recent past. I recommend him to get the following tests done and revert back with reports. CRP (C-reactive protein), ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), serum uric acid, serum RA factor (...  Read Full »

I have consistent joint pain and swelling after fever. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 40 year old female. My weight is around 75 kg and height is 5 feet. I had fever about four months back for two days. Then, I started suffering from joint pain and swelling. I took some medicine, but there was no long-term effect. Currently, I am taking NAC 100 SR, a painkiller. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshuman Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This year we saw a surge in chikungunya cases. As you are having pain post the fever episode, it seems to be that. But, it is necessary to rule out other possibilities like rheumatologic conditions. I suggest you to get antinuclear antigen (ANA), Rh factor and C-reactive...  Read Full »

How to treat back pain present due to continuous sitting?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having back pain near the spine on the right side, especially when I go downstairs or go for a walk. My back gets locked when I am standing still. There is too much pain on the right side while sitting on a hard surface. There is also nerve pain after having food sitting on the gr...  Read Full »


Dr. Chirag Solanki

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your reports (attachments removed to protect patient identity). I would like to know a few more details regarding the characteristics of pain and previous history: What is the type of pain that you are having? Is it an electric shock like pain or drag...  Read Full »

What are the diagnostic tests to confirm MGUS?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 53-year-old female. My BMI is 21. I have multiple complex symptoms over time, especially polyarthralgia, maculopapular body rashes, hypertension, photosensitivity, tension headaches, fatigue, bone and body pain, numerous infections in kidney, chest, ears, mouth, nose, bladder, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to history, you have been diagnosed with MGUS (monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance). But now, due to increased viscosity in blood by monoclonal paraproteins, you have symptoms like hypertension, headache, rash, etc. So as per my opinion, ...  Read Full »

I have a pain where my leg joins the hip. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19 year old male. I have been having pain near the right groin, where the leg joins the hip, for the last two months. It used to be very painful mostly during the end of the day. It was not always present, only twice or thrice a week. But now, it has become worse. So, I went to...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. It is difficult to identify the cause on the X-ray. If the pain is now on the back as well, two things need to be ruled out. The first is arthritis of the hip and the second is PIVD (prolapsed intervertebral disc). An MRI of the right hip wi...  Read Full »

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