Joint pain everywhere

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I have been diagnosed with herniated disc and arthritis throughout lumbar region . Since I was diagnosed I have hip pain on left and little sharp pains occasionally in left leg . But also I have costochondritis which makes my ribs and sternum very tender most of the time. But now I have thoracic spine pain and cervical spine pain which I will be having mri for . But today my left elbow . Left shoulder joint and right knee are causing pain on and off . What the heck is going on . Please help

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    Hi I have l4/5 disc bulge I need a operation to fix things but my age and

    Duration of injury's it seems I might not get rid of pain or numbness

    In my legs and feet. I get swollen ankles,knee ,and hip as well as my elbow

    I thought it might be the amount of pain killers I get and no one has taken.

    The time to explain if they know. I have been for cardiac scans and now I

    Have to go and see cardiac specialist. You seem in the same situation.

    I go on the 19 the of this month should they tell me any thing I will let you

    Know. All my joints get swollen but I can't straighten my elbow as the pain is

    Severe then it goes away for a day or two.I am on pills for all of this hear I

    Was thinking I was going round the bend. I have a annual meeting with my

    Doctor on Tuesday if he tells me anything I will let you know

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      Hey sorry to interrupt you but what about Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia? They cause Joint Swelling. It can cause pain and stiffness. After a injury, swelling of the joint may mean you have a broken bone or a tear in the muscle tendon or ligament. Many different types of arthritis may cause swelling of the joints. An infection in the joint can cause swelling, pain, and fever. Knee effusion, known as water on the knee, occurs when excess fluid accumulates in or around the knee joint. There are many causes for the swelling, including arthritis, injury to the ligaments or meniscus, or when fluid collects in the bursa.
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      Thank you Andrew for getting in touch . I'm so sorry to hear how much your suffering but it does seem we are suffering In a similar way. The only difference at the moment is where my knee and elbow are relatively new with the pain I haven't had any swelling yet . I'm seeing my doc on Tuesday so will also let you know what has been said . Take care and chat soon

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      Hi ashley they are very good points you have made . The knee was an injury from over twenty years ago and over the years I've had little niggles but recent days it's been extremely painful especially up and down stairs . But the elbow I have never had an injury or my back and shoulder either . The sternum was injured a few years ago . Their doesn't seem to be any swelling that I can see in the joints at this time but pain is definately present . I just wondered what could cause these problems widespread and also even though I've had the sternum and ribs and lower back for quite a while . Why the elbow shoulder upper back and knee have come on all within a few days

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      Hey Ray

      It could be Bursitis, or Tendinitis.

      Also called: bursa inflammation

      Requires a medical diagnosis

      Symptoms include pain, swelling, and stiffness. Common areas include the knees, shoulders, elbows, and hips.

      People may experience:

      Pain areas: in the arm, elbow, hip, joints, knee, or shoulder

      Pain circumstances: can occur during movement

      Joints: stiffness or swelling

      Also common: redness, stiffness, swelling, or tenderness

      Consult your doctor. Hope you find out whats causing your pain Raysmile

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      Hey Ray

      Your knee pain can be caused by

      •Tendinitis: pain in the front of the knee that is made worse when climbing, taking stairs, or walking up an incline.

      •Bursitis: inflammation caused by repeated overuse or injury of the knee. •Chondromalacia patella: damaged cartilage under the kneecap.

      Gout: arthritis caused by the buildup of uric acid.

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      Lolsmile The Supplements your Doctor will tell you it depends on how low you are. She prescribed mine for 3 months of 2000 IU but I told her I don't go out so she said to always take them then. If you don't get sun exposure you need to take them always. smile

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    Were you doing any outside work? They might be injured. If not are you taking your vitamins. Vitamin D deficiency causes bone pain. Check that out just in case. I am low in vitamin D and I have rib and joint pain all over. I thought it was stress. What if you don't just have lumbar Arthritis and it's all over your body. Sometimes when we injure something it will later hurt especially in winter months or at night time. Tell your Doctor any new symptoms you have like your elbow, shoulder, and knee pain. So he pinpoint the cause.

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      It is more painful when it damp or cold I am only 50 but I don't go

      Anywhere far as the pain in my lower back is really severe I am

      On some heavy pain relief meds, I get depressed with all of it at

      The moment I got I'll health retired from my job recently and that

      Got me down. I went for pre op and the sent me to cardiac bit in

      The Royal. Now i have to go see specialist. Been took of weighting

      List for op on my back. Nothing more can go wrong. I have been

      Told due to the time of my back injury's and my age the odds of

      It working go down all the time. Apart from that I have never been

      Better lol

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      Lolsmile I hope the Operation turns out well for you. But be careful with the heavy meds. NSAIDs can cause serious, even life-threatening problems. When taken daily or for weeks for something chronic.

      According to the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), each year the side effects of NSAIDs hospitalize over 100,000 people and kill 16,500 in the U.S., mostly due to bleeding stomach ulcers.

      Have you tried steroid injections for your back pain? There's shots that can help block the pain. Ask your Doctor about it if the Operation doesn't work.

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      "Don't get down." Things can get better for you. Have hope. Talking to your Doctor about it will help if pain meds and Op arent enough. You can ask for alternative methods to relieve the pain. smile

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      A cortisone shot can help relieve back pain.

      The irritated and injured muscles can cause more pain and spasm and can disrupt sleep. This pain, spasm, and fatigue, in turn, can lead to less and less activity. Steroids reduce inflammation. So a corticosteroid injected into the spinal canal can help relieve pressure on nerves and nerve roots. smile

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      I totally understand how you feel. I'm 54 and depressed and just can't understand how all this is happening within a few days except for my lower back and ribs . What meds are you on as I'm on tramodol and it does nothing . Think my body is immune now lol

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      Hi ashley that's a very Goof point as my doc a few weeks ago found I'm low on vitamin d and said that can cause bone pain . I was put on vitamin d twice a week but I don't feel any different . Are you on vitamin d pills and are they working even though by what your saying it seems it's not . Maybe I have some sort of deficiency .

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      Again another good idea . I had injections into lower back pelvis area and in sternum which helped for years but not helping anymore but have had no injections into spinal canal . So maybe that would help
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      Hello Ray

      I'm not taking my vitamin D pills. I hate taking pills.sadI still have bone pain. Especially on my ribs. All my bones hurt it must be the Vitamin D deficiency. I've heard once you take the Vitamin D supplements the bone pain will go away. Did you know low Vitamin D may put you at risk for Cancer? Deficiency can cause Osteomalacia Untreated, bones may become so soft that they actually bend under the weight of the body. Signs may be subtle in adults; the skeletal deformities may be overlooked until fractures occur after minimal trauma.

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      There's stem cell therapy or PRP injections. For Tendinitis which was the one I mentioned you might have since it involves the knee, shoulder, elbow. Check that out. It might help you can ask your Doctor. smile

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      My doctor told me to always take it because I never go out. I like to stay indoors. "Vitamin D" refers to several different forms of this vitamin. Vitamin D2 and Vitamin D3. The good one is Vitamin D3 which most doctors suggest. I was prescribed (D3 2000 IU) Supplement. D3 is the Body's Preferred Form of Vitamin D. smile

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