Joint Pain

Any discomfort or soreness in the body's joints is called joint pain. The most common causes of joint pain are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, gout, bursitis, tendinitis, joint overuse, fibromyalgia, rickets, and cancer.

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Can you please help my father heal from continuous hip pain?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is having a continuous pain in his hip for the past four months. The pain can only be ease by consuming painkillers. The pain has prevented him from walking by himself. Most of the time, he cannot sleep throughout the night because of the pain. He is a diabetic and on regular In...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There are two possibilities, joint pain or nerve pain like sciatica. There can be multiple problems in the joint like age-related degeneration or arthritis, so we need to evaluate. What kind of pain is it? Is it a burning or pins and needles kind of pain? Does it trav...  Read Full »

Why do I have severe joint pains involving many parts of my body?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 75 year-old-woman with severe joint pains. I have had pain in my knee and shoulder joints for 15 years. However, recently I have had it everywhere, including my chest and ribs. I have used tablet Paracetamol, tablet Ibuprofen, tablet Tylenol, tablet Nimesulide, and tablet Aulin f...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and would be happy to help. Some cholesterol-lowering drugs can cause muscle pain and fatigue. Do you have muscle pains after you have started the cholesterol medicines? If you have multiple joint pains and not muscle pain, I suggest you get...  Read Full »

I am 33 years old and experience joint pain. Is it due to meopause?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 33 years old and a mother of 6 years old twin babies. I have been experiencing pain in the joints of my arms for 20 days, and I have polycystic ovary disease (PCOD). I have reached menopause because I did not have periods for a year. I take Calcium supplements, and my random blood...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Menopause is very unlikely, considering your age. Is the joint pain due to swelling? Since how many days have you been noticing it? Did the pain last for more than half an hour in the mornings? Did you experience any urinary tract infections in the past? What are you...  Read Full »

How to control my anger during menopause?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 48-year-old woman undergoing menopausal signs. My last menstruation was two years back. Due to this, I have joint pain, and my body becomes hot every day. It becomes cool only if I sit under the air conditioner. It is hard to manage my anger. I shout at my family and friends because...  Read Full »

Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hi,Welcome to problems which you have mentioned are post-menopausal symptoms. Hot flushes and joint pain occur due to calcium deficiency. Consume fruits and vegetables rich in isoflavones such as cabbage salad or soup and sprouts. Eat vitamin D3 and calcium tablets regularly for a fe...  Read Full »

Does my mother need a knee replacement surgery at the age of 53?

Query: Hi doctor,My 53-year-old mother is suffering from severe arthritis. Some doctors suggested we replace her knee. Also, we are not getting positive comments from those who have undergone knee replacement surgery. We are unsure of how to treat this problem. Can you give me an opinion about my mother's ...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Your mom is having pain, but you have not described the pain in detail, so I assume that this is due to osteoarthritis. The x-ray and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) (attachment removed to protect the patient’s ident...  Read Full »

Please suggest a treatment plan for high fever, cough, joint pain, and elevated liver enzymes.

Query: Hello doctor, My father is a 57-year-old male. For the past 12 days, he is suffering from high fever, cough, joint pain, fatigue, loss of appetite, and low platelet count. We tested him for viral, dengue, and typhoid fever. But all came out negative. Then our doctor recommended LFT (liver function ...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do not worry. Any viral fever or hepatotoxic drugs may lead to elevation of liver enzymes. In few patients, it may be due to alcohol-induced liver injury or non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, etc. So until a proper examination is done, it is difficult to say what it is....  Read Full »

Could there be an underlying reason for pain and clicking in joints?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a joint pain with lots of clicking. On a scale of 1 to 10, it is only 1 or 2. But, the clicking is to the point where it is annoying. Also, my ankle hurts a lot for no apparent reason. I do not know if this is relevant, but my foot used to turn in.  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If your worry is about the clicking of the joints, then that is fairly common, and not a cause for worry especially if you are in a growing phase or stopped growing recently. You however, have to do regular stretches and strengthening exercises to help with this. You ...  Read Full »

I have had joint pain, back pain, depression, gastric irritation, and headache for a long time. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, Since childhood, I have experienced joint pains. I had food aversion and was taken to the ER once for fainting with a high fever. I developed food allergies, severe joint aches, chest pains, depression, and anxiety as an adult. Now that I am 54 years old, my depression is somewhat man...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your reports and investigations (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). It seems like you have polymyalgia rheumatica. I would suggest a single intramuscular dose of Depo-Medrol (Methylprednisolone Acetate) 40 mg. If the response in sy...  Read Full »

Does knee inflammation after stopping steroids mean auto-immune disease?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter (4 years old) had an eye injury around seven months back. She is now diagonised with granulomatous panuvietis. I have consulted in person around six opthalmologists and they have told that it is due to eye injury. However, one of them wanted me to go for auto immune tests ...  Read Full »

Dr. Srivastava Durgesh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I shall try to answer your queries one by one. Eye injury may sometimes set up the autoimmunity. It is not clear in your question how much eye problem she currently has. Inflammation anywhere in body could be set up by infection, autoimmunity, or auto-inflammatory d...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for mild joint pain and back pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently got my routine blood test done. I would like to consult a good doctor regarding the imbalances mentioned. Attached is the report. I have a thyroid disorder and I take Thyronorm 50 mcg every day and 75 mcg on Sunday. I recently recovered from viral flu and cold. I have mi...  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and the major problem I notice is a vitamin D deficiency which needs intervention in the form of Vitamin D supplementation. It is the cause of your joint pain and aches. Your kid...  Read Full »

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