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 Maponya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Is there a therapy for painful swollen joints?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 45 years old female. Her weight is usually between 35 kg to 42 kg. She has been suffering from severe pain and swollen joints for the past 15 years. Due to a lack of financial resources, we could not get treatment. Is there any therapy to heal her? She is unable to move her j...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, a proper diagnosis has to be made for the cause of her swollen joints. It could be osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), or gout. Once a correct diagnosis is made, then the treatment can be initiated. So, I need to know whether any tests have be...  Read Full »

How to manage rheumatoid arthritis until I meet a specialist?

Query: Hello doctor, My primary care physician said that I might have RA. My ESR rate was 27, my CRP was 14.1, and my CCP antibody IgG was 500. What does this mean? I have heard a high CCP result could indicate more aggression in my RA if that is what I have.   Read Full »


Dr. Divya Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, the chances of having RA (rheumatoid arthritis) or developing it are high. Anti-CCP antibodies are associated with RA and may also indicate an aggressive disease. However, there are various prognostic markers. This is only one of them. A high ESR and CRP and an ...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for rheumatoid arthritis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. I have swelling on ankles, elbows and some fingers along with deformity in right wrist. Currently, I am taking ayurvedic medication. I need consultation.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you are diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, have completed your family, and do not want to conceive further, then start DMARDS (disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs), Methotrexate 15 mg once a week and Hydroxychloroquine 200 mg morning and evening if you have ac...  Read Full »

What could be done for swelling, pain, and stiffness at the back of the neck?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 60 year old male weighing 70 kg. I have a swelling at the back of the neck. There is also a neck stiffness and giddiness as if the blood supply to the head reduced. I had sudden stretching at the same point 10 years back and had suffered the same problem for six months th...  Read Full »


Dr. Chandra Prakash Tanwar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You had a sudden stretching of the neck, followed by severe pain 10 years back. Now, you are complaining of the same pain with swelling at the back of the neck with a feeling of giddiness. From your description, it seems that there is some sort of an injury to your c...  Read Full »

Do my symptoms of soreness, stiffness and swelling of joints sound like rheumatoid arthritis?

Query: Dear doctor, I have recently had a baby. I experience sore, stiff hands in the morning, swelling, hard bumps on the elbow. There is a history of rheumatoid arthritis in my family. Blood work is negative. Should I go to a rheumatologist?  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history, it seems that you are suffering fromrheumatoid arthritis. This is more in females, having morning stiffness of the joint and improve during the day and presence of nodules over bony prominences. Yes, you need to go to a rheumatologist for proper eval...  Read Full »

What is the reason for swelling behind both my knees after a hike?

Query: Hello doctor, The backs of both my knees are swollen after a hike. When I first noticed this, I thought I got bitten by a mosquito or a bug. So, I applied After Bite to the area a little bit. The redness was reduced the next day but, it is still swollen. I see a lump right behind the knees. I can co...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly send me a picture of the attached area. Only then can I comment on the condition and the specialist you will have to visit. Revert with more information to an orthopaedician and traumatologist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/orthopaedician...  Read Full »

Can Crohn's disease result in joint swelling and pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 27 years old, and my weight is 55 kg, and my height is 155 cm. I have Crohn's disease for 11 years. I was first diagnosed with several other disorders, so I had to consume the wrong medicines. Now I need help because all my joints are swollen, and I have pain, especially in the morn...  Read Full »


Dr. A. Pradeep Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Our gut is the gateway to health. All diseases begin in the gastrointestinal system due to faulty diet, lifestyle habits, environmental toxins. Lifestyle diseases can be reversed naturally with lifestyle and diet changes only. Medicines will not work for any lifestyle d...  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 »

My fingers are forming knobs and hurt. Why is it so?

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...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

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

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