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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Should I follow-up, based on my daughter's thyroid levels?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 17 years now. We took her to ER for joint pain. Her joint pain started in the lower back three days ago and within a day, it was in all of her joints. But, there is no rash and fever. Two doctors saw her in the ER said that she needs further testing apart from laboratory te...  Read Full »

Dr. Swaraj Waddankeri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The viral infection she might have caught from her school and there is no need to worry. Usually, that is self-limiting. We adapt the policy of wait and watch unless there are no complications and I think there are none. With respect to thyroid, I suggest you do not pan...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from joint pains for the last two to three days. What does my blood test report suggest?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old female. For the last few months, I have been suffering from joint pains. The pain lasts for two to three days, and then it gets normal. Recently I did a few blood tests, and the results show high ESR 56 mm/hr, high RA 65.4 U/mL, high ASO (antistreptolysin) 218, and l...  Read Full »

Dr. Darshan Kanani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is mostly rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects the joints, causing pain, stiffness, and swelling. The cause of less hemoglobin of 11 g/dL is either due to rheumatoid arthritis or menstruation. My advice: Co...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing severe fever, loose motions and joints pain. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 19 years old. I am suffering from fever, loose motion and also coldness with joint pains. Last week I was working with mercury. Please suggest something.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Mercury exposure can affect multiple organs and symptoms are somewhat severe. For now, just symptomatic management can be done for your case. Maintain hydration with lots of water. Maintain electrolyte balance and have a bland diet. If no imp...  Read Full »

Does Raynaud's in hands and wide spread muscle pain suggest lupus?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 43-year-old female. About a year and a half ago I noticed Raynaud's in one finger. I had three episodes in two years. I have lost most of my eyebrows. Recently, I got three episodes of Raynaud's in both hands, and most fingers. I have joint pain that comes and goes in all joint...  Read Full »

Dr. Kusumakar Srivastava

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query and what I can convey is that in most of the cases, clinical picture is that of systemic sclerosis, scleroderma, SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus) but as per the reports elevated anticardiolipin IgM and decreased complements can also be...  Read Full »

I am a 38-year-old male with arthritis symptoms in my neck and wrist for 10 years. Why does my joint pain get severe now?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having symptoms of arthritis in my neck and wrist for the past few years and it is getting worse nowadays. Initially, I thought it could be due to an old car accident. Sometimes I think that it could be due to aging. My joint pain is extremely worse now. I consulted my gene...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Nigam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I went through the detailed description of your current health issue. Your symptoms at this young age are pointing towards some rheumatologic disease. I will be happy to help you solve your issues regarding your health. But I will be needin...  Read Full »

I have had skin rashes, joint pain, night sweats, and dry eyes after sexual intercourse and tested negative for HIV. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old male. I had protected sex two years ago, and I am having a skin rash called dermatographia, which is growing. I got that weeks after my exposure. Then six months later, I had joint pain, and I took an HIV test which was negative. Nine months after my exposure, I tes...  Read Full »

Dr. Shah Sushma Kant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You had tested a lot of times for HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), and all tests were negative. Joint pain may be due to other causes, such as raised uric acid and HSV (herpes simplex virus) infection. Consult an orthopedician and dermatologist. Till then, take a ...  Read Full »

I have had bilateral knee pain. MRI shows osteoarthritis and cystic changes. I need a clear diagnosis. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have had bilateral knee pain. I had an MRI that showed changes and articular full-thickness cartilage loss. I have had increased pain so had another MRI done one week ago. The report states: Mild OA changes with spiky tibial tubercles and small osteophytic lipping formations were seen...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Nigam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to In terms of straightforward words, this report (attachment removed for patient identity protection) says stage 2 or 3 osteoarthritis. Your bone is getting damaged. A subchondral cyst is formed when bone tries to cover up the damages by rebuilding the bone in a fast man...  Read Full »

I have joint pain, fatigue, migraines, depression, and sometimes a burning sensation in my knees at night. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 42-year-old female. I have joint pain (both hands, knees, and neck), fatigue, migraines, depression, and sometimes a burning sensation in my knees at night. I have increased stiffness and pain in the morning and settle throughout the day and the pain resumes at night. I took a...  Read Full »

Dr. K. Shanmuganandan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. Yes, you are right, you may have joint pains without arthritis. There could be a few reasons for your joint pains. 1. Side effect of Atorvastatin. 2. Chronic fatigue syndrome 3. Due to Aimovig (Erenumab) injection. Pl...  Read Full »

What could be the cause of my abdominal pain, with back and joint pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21-year-old young woman. I have abdominal pain for the past year. In the beginning, I consulted a gastroenterologist who diagnosed me with Helicobacter Pylori. I took the antibiotic treatment except that two months later, I had sepsis without a cause. At the start of my pain, I ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to can understand that you must be very upset regarding your ongoing undiagnosed abdominal pain. The description of pain, joint pain, younger age, and weight loss with the absence of menstruation suggest some common disorders. Celiac disease, Crohn's disease vascular caus...  Read Full »

What are the symptoms of recurrence of Still's disease?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 48 years old, male. Two years back I was diagnosed for Stills disease and treated with steroids. Then it was under control. Now for the last four months, I am having severe shoulder joint pain restricting my left-hand movements MRI done shows mild arthritis, frozen shoulder, etc....  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello,Welcome to not worry, Still's disease is only on clinical diagnosis present like intermittent fever, arthritis, and rash (not itching). Usually, there is no confirmatory test for this. Depending upon joint pain long lasting more than six weeks, with rash, pleurisy and body pains...  Read Full »

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