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Joint Swelling

Joint swelling is usually associated with joint pain. It can occur in gout, ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, local injury, infection, psoriasis, osteoarthritis, etc. Treatment option includes adequate rest with elevated leg and ice compress for swelling and pain due to local injury or trauma. For inflammatory etiology, painkillers can help.

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Why am I having swelling and pain in the joints with disability to walk?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having severe joint pains for two days. Initially, I had a fever. but now it has subsided but unable to move or walk freely as all joints seemed swollen.  Read Full »

Dr. Ella Phuti Maponya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Acute generalized joint pain is an uncomfortable problem that needs attention as soon as possible especially because you are unable to move or walk freely. Diseases that can cause the kind of joint pain you are having include Gout where uric acid forms crystals that dep...  Read Full »

I have joint pains and swelling in my fingers. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have joint pain and swelling in my fingers. Can joint swelling that is present every morning soon after waking up from bed be a symptom of autoimmune disease? My mother is an arthritis patient. Is there any chance for me to get the autoimmune disease? Kindly suggest. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Joint pain and swelling can be symptoms of various conditions, including autoimmune diseases. However, consulting with a healthcare professional for an accurate diagnosis is essential. 1. Swelling in joints and autoimmune diseases: Swelling ...  Read Full »

Why do my fingers-forming knobs and hurting me?

Query: Hello doctor,I have seen a rheumatologist and all my tests on autoimmune diseases are normal. He even ordered hand X-rays and they are normal. My fingers are forming knobs on them and hurt constantly. My movement is getting more and more limited. I can barely bend my affected fingers. I feel sick al...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If the markers for inflammatory arthritis are negative, then, the possibility of chronic fatigue syndrome is there. I suggest you start Pregabalin or Duloxetine to see the response which will be helpful in chronic fatigue syndrome. Consult with your specialist do...  Read Full »

I sprained my ankle, and now it is swollen and painful. Should I wrap it in a bandage to compress it?

Query: Hello doctor,I sprained my ankle. Took a bad fall and twisted it, I think I heard a crack. It is very swollen and I cannot walk on it and too painful. I have kept it elevated and iced all day. Should I wrap it in a bandage to compress it?  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. This maybe an ankle sprain or a fracture. You need to get x-rays done as below, keep it elevated, do not walk on it, apply elastic crepe bandage lightly, apply ice thrice daily for two days. I suggest taking following me...  Read Full »

Swelling around the plated left hand. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hi doctor, Four to five months ago I had surgery on my ulna and radius of my left hand which broke while playing. One plate got screwed in both bones. All was good but two days ago the place where the plate is screwed swelled. Is it normal or should I consult my doctor?  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Nigam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. As per your complaints and the attached image (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), it seems that the particular area is swollen and red. I think you might be feeling some warmth over the affected a...  Read Full »

What is the cause of my finger numbness and swollen joints?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been waiting for over a year to meet with a rheumatologist in my area. I am 39 years old, and a year and a half ago I was in the best shape of my life, having 10 % body fat, working out 4 to 5 days a week. I own my company and work on a computer daily, and my hobbies include ti...  Read Full »

Dr. Puri Divya Inder

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, the possibility of inflammatory arthritis is definitely there, however that can be confirmed only when a rheumatologist examines you. The other symptoms are prolonged stiffness in your hands lasting more than half an hour, swollen knuckles and tenderness. The pain wh...  Read Full »

I have pain and swelling on my hand and bones on the backside that causes difficulty working. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor,I have swelling on my hand and bones on the backside, and my nerves also look swollen. I also have pain and difficulty in doing work. I consulted an orthopedic, and he advised an RA test in which my ESR is 29 mm/hr. Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Your ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) is 29 mm/hr. This does not suggest too much as regards rheumatoid arthritis. Probable causes for your condition are seronegative RA (rheumatoid arthritis), hyperuricemia, and allergy. I suggest you ne...  Read Full »

My Achilles tendon got ruptured and was repaired with surgery, but there is no recovery. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My Achilles tendon got ruptured and was repaired with surgery three months ago. I had undergone an X-ray, but there has been no recovery. It is as same as before. After the surgery, I had lots of trouble walking, and according to the surgeon, the tendon seemed better, but the new X-ray...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi,Welcome to thoroughly read your query and understand your concern.At the outset, I will like to clarify that the investigation of choice is MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), not an X-ray. The Achilles tendon is a soft structure with no bone within it. Hence it will not be visible on...  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 165.34 Ibs 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 painkil...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshuman Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

What causes swollen fingers with no pain?

Query: Hello doctor,I would like an opinion as to why the ring finger on my son’s left hand is swollen, the middle finger is a little swollen, and possibly some fingers on his right hand are too (but less so). They are not painful. This started about a year ago, a rheumatologist saw him then and thought ...  Read Full »

Dr. Naval Mendiratta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the history and the pictures along with the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I would like to ask you a few more questions to conclude the diagnosis and how to proceed further with it. Does he complain of early morning ...  Read Full »

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