Can Back Pain Cause Joint Pain

The sufferer's pain

Many joint pain sufferers are experience a lot of hardships when performing their normal everyday activities like climbing the stairs, standing up, and even getting dressed. Joint Pain can be brought about by many things like strain from wearing and tearing or injury. One can discover that numerous medical disorders like Lupus, rheumatic fever, gout, obesity, and thyroid disorders can cause pain in the joints. Though many people feel that pain can be lived with, individuals oftentimes self-medicate with over the counter drugs and make use of homeopathic methods like hot soaks or ice. However, even if the joint pain may seem fairly simple like a sprain, joint pain relief medication must be sought.

In order for a person to get his hands on the appropriate treatment, proper diagnosis must be determined. Oftentimes, a series of physical exams and blood work are being done. This may include bone scans, MRIs, x-rays, or CT scans. The instant that the cause of the pain has been decided, your physician can refer you to a certain specialist for evaluation and treatment. Joint pain relief medication is then given.

Joint pain relief medication treatment options

In order to get joint pain relief, the inflammation must be decreased. Doctors usually give anti-inflammatory medications which are over the counter like NSAIDs. Some of the examples are Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Acetaminophen, and Ketoprofen. These non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs have been linked with negative effects like intestinal bleeding and ulcer. Taking the drugs for an extended period can also increase an individual's risk to developing heart diseases and liver and kidney damage. If you are consuming NSAIDs as a joint pain relief medication and also anticoagulants like Warfarin, consultation from your physician is advised because the anti-inflammatory properties may hinder clotting factors.

Cortisone injections are also growing in use and popularity as joint pain relief medication methods. This is often a last resort as it is injected directly to the muscles of the joints. Anything else can also include the usage of braces or physical therapy. As a last measure, many patients also go for surgical interventions.

In the market, there are now several joint pain supplements available. They have the capacity to offer long lasting results and this alternative treatment is now being tried by many people. Scientists have continually sought for a formula that can relieve pain without causing any negative effects on the body. The primary key to this is by using all-natural components. It is noted that many doctors recommend COX-2 inhibitors but the drugs that have this substance have serious effects on the body and they are unlikely treatment options.

Synotrex is made of glucosamine, chondroitin, and COX-2 inhibitors. This potent mixture is an effective and of course, a safe method to provide sufferers with pain relief. Synotrex has vitamins, collagen and minerals which aids in the restoration and repair of any damaged joints. Surely, joint pain victims will never regret trying Synotrex as it is superior over all other joint pain relief medication methods.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    joint pain causes and remedy?
    what are the causes ofjoint pain and remedies available

    • ANSWER:
      The primary cause of joint pain is lack of exercise.
      Today, the burden of studies is so much that the children and youths cannot devote time to play etc.
      Naturally these persons are susceptible to joint pains etc.

      The other cause can be increase in Uric Acid in the blood caused due to lack of insufficient drinking of water. A person must drink at least 3000 ml water daily but very few do so.

      People now a days take too much of fast foods which are rich in fats and cause increase in cholesterol and triglycerides .They take too little vegetables and therefore their food is low in Vitamins, minerals and roughage . This also causes body aches.

      Therefore the solution is :

      1. Drink 3000 ml water daily ( minimum )
      2. Avoid fast / Junk foods
      3. Take Fruits and vegetables regularly
      4. Try to make time for some free hand exercises and brisk walking daily

      As an alternative, we may take Vitamin -C and Calcium Tablets daily with breakfast but that should NOT BE considered as a Substitute for Balanced Food.

  2. QUESTION:
    What's the cause of migratory joint pains?

    • ANSWER:
      The primary cause for migratory joint pains is normally the gas in the stomach which press different nerves in the stomach reflecting the pains to different joints. It could also be gout or rheumatism for which you have to take a blood test and confirm. The worst thing that could happen is calcification of bones but this would not give you migratory pains and all the joints would be paining at the same time. The best thing would be consulting a doctor early since any delay would cripple your life.

  3. QUESTION:
    Why does Resveratrol cause joint pain?
    I know it's a extremely positive drug, however there has been reports from people who have experienced joint pain, tendinitis however no factual reason why does this happen.

    I want to know from someone who knows the exact reason of this:

    Is it because of the drug company which manufactures it? Some unwanted component?
    Does Biotivia Resveratrol cause joint pain, too?

    Why is the exact reason of this?
    Please, I want to know the exact answer so maybe I can take it with another drug.
    I finally got what I wanted by researching:

    Resveratrol causes lower estrogen levels in the body, and lower estrogen has a normal symptom of joint pain. This can be easily solved with Vitamin D3 which regulates the hormones in the body.

    I hope that someone out there who takes Resveratrol and experience joint pain know that they have to take Vitamin D to eliminate this rare side-effect and enjoy the benefits of Resveratrol.

    Cheers.

    (For the people who answered, I didn't ask for pain-killers)

    • ANSWER:
      Interesting observation.

      There is some data to suggest that resveratrol may act as an aromatase inhibitor:
      http://toxsci.oxfordjournals.org/content/92/1/71.full
      Aromatase is an enzyme that ordinarily converts some of the testosterone in the body to estrogen (men and women).
      Joint pain is often experienced by women treated with aromatase inhibitors:
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17937464
      ...and also by menopausal/post-menopausal women not taking hormone replacement therapy to replace deficient estrogen
      http://www.drdach.com/Menopausal_Arthritis.html

      Interestingly, vitamin D looks to be an aromatase inhibitor too ( http://www.steroidtimes.com/vitamin-d-aromatase-inhibitor/2010 ). Yet vitamin D is also known to help promote healthy joints, as well as bones!

      Cyclo-oxygenase 2 (COX2) is one key enzyme involved in inflammation. Experimentally, COX2 inhibitors look to reduce the severity of inflammation in arthritis models ( http://www.jimmunol.org/content/179/1/639.long ). Vitamin D may act to suppress COX2 ( http://www.steroidtimes.com/vitamin-d-aromatase-inhibitor/2010 .... a ref therein. )

      So, speculatively, perhaps the COX2 suppressive actions of vitamin D override the aromatase-inhibiting actions of vitamin D.....at least in your case.

      Resveratrol is not a drug as such or it would be regulated. It is a favourite among bodybuilders because it may down play aromatase and may be well absorbed unlike some other natural sources (e.g. chrysin).

      "Why does Resveratrol cause joint pain?"
      Perhaps from aromatase inhibition....resulting in very low estrogen levels ( http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17937464 ).....in women at least ( http://www.bioportfolio.com/news/article/255735/Aromatase-Inhibitors-Increase-Side-Effects-In-Women-Undergoing-Breast-Cancer-Therapy.html ).

      And no matter what male bodybuilders would say, the experts have shown that men do need some estrogen too ( http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17937464 , http://www.endotext.org/male/male17/maleframe17.htm ). And it is now known that subcutaneous fat is a vital metabolic organ.

      Just found this....
      Interestingly, women udergoing aromatase inhibition therapy have lower vitamin D levels even if taking vitamin D supplements (of the median dosage: 400iu):
      [ref: Waltman Nancy L, et al, "Vitamin D Insufficiency and Musculoskeletal Symptoms In Breast Cancer Survivors on Aromatase Inhibitor Therapy" Cancer Nurs. 2009; 32(2): 143 150.
      ....... first link in the source below* ]

      The link between aromatase inhibition and (lowered) estrogen, serum vitamin D and joint problems needs researching fully.

      Disclaimer: no one should think of stopping any therapy given by their medical doctor. If they are experiencing any negative symptoms from any therapy they should talk to their doctor about their concerns with a view to finding an appropriate solution/remediation. Too much vitamin D can be toxic...resulting in hypercalcaemia, and with prolonged toxicity: kidney damage (ref: merck manual ....link in the source below**). One should not take above the daily recommended dose without consulting with a medical doctor/clinical nutritionist and with medical supervision.

      Thanks for the question..
      Peace.

  4. QUESTION:
    Could Melanoma skin cancer cause pain in the joints?

    • ANSWER:
      Melanoma can cause joint pain but it's not a very common symptom. What is much more common is for treatment of this cancer with the drug Interferon to cause a whole range of side effects, including pain in the joints. I'm not a doctor and I've no idea if you're the patient or if it's someone close to you, but if the melanoma sufferer is being treated with Interferon it is highly likely the drug is causing the joint pain as a side effect of treatment. Again, this is something to be discussed between patient and doctor.

      Addendum: Thank you very much for your (extremely) generous words of support and encouragement. Unfortunately, while you used the IM function in YA to send the message, you have designated your account to NOT allow receipt of such messages (nor do you list a 360 page account or an email address). I am thus unable (literally) to reach you and would like to do so. If you could please follow up with another IM and include an email address, I would appreciate it. Thanks again.

  5. QUESTION:
    Elbow joint pain/ Muscle pain?
    When I extend my arm out ward like you do when reaching for a glass, the inside where the joint or muscle is has a really stingy pain. Its not horrible but it is very annoying. Im not sure what this is, I haven't been doing any work at all that would agrovate such a thing. It feels like there is a knotted bruise inside my joint, if I feel around and push down it will hurt like a bruise. Once again I haven't been working with it or doing anything that would agrovate it. So im confused its been 4 days now and is worst then ever. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Elbow pain
      Elbow pain can be caused by a variety of problems. A common cause in adults is tendinitis. People who play racquet sports are most likely to injure the tendons on the outside of the elbow. Other common causes of elbow pain are bursitis, arthritis, elbow strains and infection.

      Tennis elbow
      Tennis elbow is an inflammation, soreness, or pain on the outside (lateral) side of the upper arm near the elbow. There may be a partial tear of the tendon fibers, which connect muscle to bone, at or near their point of origin on the outside of the elbow. Alternative names include Epitrochlear bursitis, Lateral epicondylitis and Epicondylitis - lateral.

      Nursemaid's elbow (Pulled elbow) or hyper extension
      Nursemaid's elbow is a partial dislocation of the elbow joint, making it difficult and painful to move the joint. Nursemaid's elbow is a common condition in young children and generally affects children under five. It can occur when someone pulls a child too hard by the hand

  6. QUESTION:
    what uncommon things can cause joint pain?
    I have had back surgery l4 & l5, need it on c4 & c5, degenerated disc. both shoulders are hurting right one has a torn rotater cuff and spurring, right hand, knees. Is there something I'm lacking in diet? I've been tested for the obvious, whats the obscured? Anything off the wall. I have an appointment this Thursday with Dr. and want to find Solutions. I drink no water or soda, but I do drink a gallon of ice tea a day. Alcohol is about 2-3 mixed drinks or 3 malts a day, sometimes none at all. I just need suggestions to ask. It's gotten worse and seems nearly every joint is being effected.

    • ANSWER:
      Have you been on narcotic pain medication? I am assuming you probably were at least following the l4 & l5 surgery? Sometimes being on narcotic pain medications for some time and then going off of it can cause joint and muscle pain. This usually occurs for up to 90 days, but eventually subsides. If you have not been on narcotic pain medications for any extended period of time recently, then I am not too sure what else, except for perhaps Lyme Disease? If you have been tested for it and the tests have come back negative, get tested more/multiple times over the next few months. People (and animals) can test negative for lyme for quite some time because the titer in the blood has to be at a certain level before the tests come back positive. Rheumatoid arthritis just popped into my mind as well, although tests for that are similar to lyme...they can come back negative for quite some time. My advice to you, if you have not been on narcotic pain medication, then go see a rheumatologist and start there.

  7. QUESTION:
    does skiing cause joint pain?
    i've been skiing everyday for the past month and i've recently been feeling pain in my elbows. When i keep my arm in a certain position for atleast 5 minutes, it is hard to move my elbow again and it is kinda painful. when i do this my elbows also occasionally crack. does skiing cause this????
    ty =)

    • ANSWER:
      Skiing can cause joint pain. Hopefully you have
      just overdone it a bit. Downhill or Cross Country?

      Both can cause elbow pain, Cross Country is
      a little harder on elbows, downhill is hard on
      knees, ankles, backs, hips and sometimes elbows.

      Reduce the skiing a bit, maybe lay off a few
      days, and put ace bandages on your elbows,
      even while skiing, underneath the pads, if you
      wear elbow pads or braces. Make certain the
      bandage, pads or braces do not inhibit circulation.
      Apply some heat to the affected joints 15 minutes
      at a time, a few times a day. Drink plenty of
      water, because you may not notice slight dehydration
      in the cold. Drink some orange juice. Avoid
      caffeine, alcohol and smoking. Get plenty of
      rest. A little ibuprofen, like advil, with a little food
      and lots of water may help, but do not exceed
      the label recommendation.

      Standard Disclaimer: If symptoms persist,
      or get worse, seek professional medical attention.
      Y!A is not a substitute for professional medical
      advice.

      Good Luck

  8. QUESTION:
    What all can cause joint pain in a mid 20s patient?
    Nerves? Arthritis? it's along with stiffness. It is in one or two joints for about a month and then moves to other joints. Any suggestions as to what this patient could be suffering from? Its been like this since she was about 15 but has been progressively been getting worse and has been more so within this last year to the point it shows shes in pain when she walks. Shes 25 now.

    • ANSWER:
      Arthralgia (joint pain) is a difficult symptom to find a cause for. It can be a symptom of so many things and unfortunately no one here has the capability to order tests or give you an answer.

      I would strongly suggest seeing a doctor. There are so many possibilities, off the top of my head I would wonder, vitamin D deficiency, hashimoto's thyroiditis, lupus, sjogren's syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, celiac disease, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, hepatitis C, hypermobile joint syndrome, lyme disease.

      Doctors will also want to check for any abnormalities in the complete blood count and look for inflammation.

      I'd suggest to whoever this is that they write down a brief family history, a brief medical history and a list of their current symptoms and medications. This will help speed up the process.

      .....

  9. QUESTION:
    can low oxygen cause joint pain?
    I am concerned that my 11 year old son may have asthma. He is also complaining of lots of joint pain all over his body. Could the two be related to one another?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not sure that asthma would cause joint pain, but if you look at why you think he may have asthma you may find a link.
      Is your son short of breath, does he wheeze, become fatigued easily, or complain of painful respiration? These symptoms are indicative of several conditions as well as asthma.
      Yes, I believe the two may be related. My advise would be to take him to a pediatrician to have him checked out thoroughly.

  10. QUESTION:
    what are the causes of progressive joint pain?
    For the past 5-6 weeks my joints have been very achey (fingers/hands, wrists, shoulders, upper vertebrae, tailbone area, knees, & ankles). Pretty much, everything hurts and I am feeling kind of fatigued, but have also been working a lot. IThe pain is not such excrutiating pain (probably about a 5-6 on a scale of 1-10 depending upon the day), but more off a dull pain or extreme discomfort. I often feel stiff, expecially after waking up or sitting for extended periods and having trouble getting comfortable. After sitting for extended periods it is hard for me to straighten my body right away. It seems to vary in intensity, but a lot of times my hands hurt most. I am a 26 year old slightly overweight (about 15-20 lbs) female who has never had any severe medical problems. Do you think that this is something that I should go to the doctor for, or are there any otc remedies that you know of? Have you ever experienced anything of the sort. Is there a "diagnosis?"

    • ANSWER:
      You may have an inflammatory arthritis. There are several different types. The symptoms include joint pain, stiffness (especially in the morning) and gelling phenomenon (feeling stiff after sitting). It sounds a lot like Rheumatoid Arthritis but your doctor will have to run blood tests on you to find out for sure. You need to see a Rheumatologist- who specializes in the treatment of connective tissue disorders and joint pain. These conditions are treatable and you will start feeling better with treatment! (There are not any over the counter medications- you need to be treated by a doctor- these conditions can start affecting the other body systems if not treated correctly) Good luck.

      Oh yeah- the joints most affected are the hands- especially middle and lower knuckles, the elbows, wrists, hips, knees, ankles, and the lower spine. Your doctor may get xrays of your hands.

  11. QUESTION:
    Does B12 deficiency cause joint pain?
    does it cause a lot of pain in the knees and ankles?
    What is the cure?

    • ANSWER:
      Are you overweight? That can cause extra weight and stress on your joints. It could also be due to a lack of water. A vitamin D deficiency can also cause joint pain taking good multivitamin daily can help.

  12. QUESTION:
    Can skin picking cause joint pain?
    I've picked my head for almost 20 years. My shoulder blade and collar bone on my right side hurt immensely. I've tried every OTC pain reliever. Sometimes all at once ( Advil tylenol aleeve) yes i know that's bad but the pain is unbearable. Ice has not worked and heat has not worked. What the heck am I supposed to do?

    • ANSWER:
      I dunno.. these kind of cases, you really should consult a primary care doctor..
      the best that you will get in yahoo answers are guesses.. The list of potential causes are many, and nobody should say "oh! that one fits to what I have and that one is not" except for the one who examines you and get a good focused but detailed history from you..

      It could be an inflammatory cause: like Frozen Shoulder (aka adhesive capsulitis) or maybe Osteoarthritis (caused by wear and tear inside the joint)
      It could be an infection: like septic arthritis especially if you have accidentally prick or pierced deep through the skin..
      It could be systemic: Rheumatic arthritis..
      It could be referred pain (pain with its cause is elsewhere) like gall stones and infections like pneumonia and Herpes Zoster infection..

      There are too many possible causes.. sorry

  13. QUESTION:
    can your diet cause joint pains?
    Behind my knee cap and my ankles started to hurt a lot. The only thing I did was eat a lot of sandwiches... Could that have caused the pain or was it me sleeping on a bed too small where I couldn;t stretch my leg

    • ANSWER:
      Just like the moving parts in your car, your body's moving parts need lubrication, too.

      Instead of oil and grease, your body uses water. When you get dehydrated, the cartilage attached to the ends of the moving parts that allow the joints to move freely dries up, producing friction that causes pain.

      You're dehydrated.

      Fixing the problem is a little more involved than just "drinking more water". There's a proper way to do it to prevent making the problem worse. The link below has a guide for correcting dehydration properly. It may take a few days to start feeling the difference, but it will help.

  14. QUESTION:
    can hypothyroidism cause joint pain?
    like...i was recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism, and im 23yrs old 5'''1 and weigh 113lbs....but now my fingers and my knees mostly are hurting like joint pain? any info on this and how maybe theyre connected? please....serious answers only! thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Typically, joint pain is from being dehydrated. You weigh 113 pounds, so you take 113 divide by 2 and get 56.5. So, you need to drink 56.5 ounces of water per day. Now if you drink anything with caffeine in it or any diuretic like tea, soda, coffee, commercially prepared fruit juice, etc., you will have to multiply the total ounces in that drink by 1.5 and add that to your total water consumption for that day. So let's say you drink a 16 ounce coke. You will need to add 16 x 1.5 = 24 ounces to the total water amount you need each day or: 56.5 + 24 = 80.5 ounces per day.

      It take about 6 months of drinking adequate water each day to rehydrate your bones completely, but you will feel a difference in a few days.

      Hypothyroidism is usually due to a lack of iodine in your body. The Thyroid utilizes iodine and tyrosine amino acids you get from many foods to synthesize the T4 and T3 hormones that are used by the body to generate your metabolism. Most Americans are now deficient in iodine because of all the fluoride being ingested everywhere. It's in ALL soft drinks, toothpaste, water supplies and is very toxic to the body. Thank you so much Department of Water.

      In fact, when they put fluoride in water supplies, many children develop goiters and thyroid problems. The following is a very good letter written by a Dental Authority on fluoride that you should read: http://www.nofluoride.com/kennedy_letter.htm

      You can test yourself for iodine deficiency very easily. Get a bottle of "tincture of iodine" from the local Legal Drug Pusher store and paint a patch 2" x 3" on your forearm. Note the time of day. Look at it throughout the day and when you don't see it anymore, note the time of day. If it is still there after 24 hours, you are NOT deficient. If it goes away in a few hours, I would work on getting iodine in your body to most likely fix your thyroid problem. It takes several months to do this, but it's so worth it. If you are very deficient, you will find that when you get enough iodine in your body, you will also sweat more easily.

      Whatever you do, don't take the synthroid or other drugs for this. Find the root cause of the thyroid problem and fixed that and don't let the doctors take the easy way out. Take charge of your health, don't leave it in the hands of the drug pushers.

      It took me about 6 months to fix this problem. I took the doctor's advice and ended up with all the thyroid issues. By taking the synthroid, it killed my thyroid functions and made me dependent upon that medication. My doctor told me that if I stopped taking it, I would get very sick and that I would have to take it for the rest of my life. I have not taken it in over one year now and I feel great. In fact, I'm now losing weight, hair is growing in great, lots of energy, and NO issues.

      If you find you are deficient in iodine, stop all fluoridated products like toothpaste, get a shower filter for your shower, drink distilled water and eat lots of "pink sea salt" ( at least 1 tsp. per day ), don't drink ANY sodas ( they contain lots of fluoride ), and don't drink fluoridated water.

      The parathyroid gland produces a hormone (PTH) that causes the thyroid gland to produce calcitonin that prevents bone loss, loss of calcium in the kidney and small intestines. If the thyroid slows down, it can cause this issue, but the small intestines and kidney also produce this cofactor, so it is not lilkely that the slower thyroid will cause this problem.

      Good luck to you

  15. QUESTION:
    What could be causing all this joint pain?
    Hello everyone,
    For the past few months I have been experiencing all over joint pain. It started in just my knees, but now it is all over, in my elbows, fingers, knees, every joint. I also have been experiencing some facial pain, scalp pain, and pain when touching my shins (it always feels as if I'm touching a bruise.. ). I have had a series of blood work done and arthritis (which is what everyone assumed) has been ruled out. It is only getting worse and worse and is starting to worry me a little. i am also getting all over twitching and a vibrating feeling off and on in my foot.
    Does anyone know what might cause this, I'm only 24.

    THANKS

    • ANSWER:
      Regarding joint pains, you should know that it is a common problem, and it can be confusing because there are several causes. It is important to make an accurate diagnosis of the cause of your symptoms so that appropriate treatment can be directed at the underlying problem. Report this to your family doctor at the soonest possible time.

  16. QUESTION:
    Does psoriasis cause joint pain?
    I am a teenager and i have psoriasis on my scalp and sometimes patches on my skin , but rarely. I have really bad joint pain where i bend my elbows onthe inside of my arm. is this normal?

    thanks in advance(:

    • ANSWER:
      You get pain from psoriasis only if you have really big patches in the area and they crack every time you try to move.

      It's either psoriatic arthritis - about in 10 people with psoriasis also develop inflammation of joins - psoriatic arthritis.

      Symptoms :
      Generalized fatigue
      Tenderness, pain and swelling over tendons
      Swollen fingers and toes
      Stiffness, pain, throbbing, swelling and tenderness in one or more joints
      A reduced range of motion
      Morning stiffness and tiredness
      Nail changes for example, the nail separates from the nail bed and/or becomes pitted and mimics fungus infections
      Redness and pain of the eye, such as conjunctivitis

      You got to go to your doctor for an examination. It could be something else though totally irrelevant with psoriasis.

      Gluck

  17. QUESTION:
    Does Levaquin cause joint pain?
    I began taking 500 mg of Levaquin x 10 days for an advanced UTI infection. Within 2 days I began to have terrible joint pain. It has been about 1 1/2 months and the pain is still there. Anyone have a similar reaction or know what causes the joint pain??? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I have taken Levaquin a number of times for bad upper respiratory infections and different things and I have never had that adverse reaction. As a nurse I have administered numerous the drug to my patients and I have never had them complain of that certain adverse reaction. That DOESN'T mean that it did not cause you to have that reaction. Everyones bodies are different as you know and we all react different to medications. My concern is that you still have the joint pain after 6 weeks post therapy. You truly need to see your physician and let him run some tests. It may not even be related to the Levaquin and just was a coincidence that it started at the same time you had the UTI. Regardless that is far too long for this to be going on. Good luck and I am sorry I could not answer your question any more in depth that I did but this is something a doctor needs to evaluate.

  18. QUESTION:
    can milk cause joint pain?
    can milk cause joint pain if you have arthritis?

    • ANSWER:
      I wouldn't say it caused joint pain. It exacerbates it, that is makes it worse.

      Some foods have a tendency to increase inflammation and other foods have a tendency to relieve inflammation.

      An American university professor in Immunology by the name of William Joel Meggs has written a book on the subject. The book also talks about other environmental factors that can trigger inflammation in heart disease, asthma, rheumatoid and autoimmune conditions and some cancers such as pesticides and viruses and cleaning aids.

      The book is called :

      "The Inflammation Cure" by William Joel Meggs.

      You could read excerpts of it in Google Books on the Internet. Chapter 9 about page 103 is the chapter that talks about diet.

  19. QUESTION:
    Wwhat would cause ROAMING joint pain?
    Hi I've been having roaming joint pain that has come on suddenly the past month. Sometimes its my elbows or other parts of my arms and shoulders my ankles it just jumps around l. Could it be bad anxiety? ?

    • ANSWER:
      You did not mention how old you are? the roaming joint pain could be cause by a high uric acid level. Too much uric acid can cause gout and may settle in your joints which can be very painful whenever you move your arms and shoulders. Have yourself a blood chemistry test to know what's causing this problem. If it's gout, you'll always feel soreness in parts of your body specially the arms and feet.

  20. QUESTION:
    what vitamin deficiency causes joint pain?
    when I stop taking my vitamin, I get severe joint pain
    what is the deficiency?

    • ANSWER:
      You need your Vitamin D level to be checked. And remember that it is a fat-soluble vitamin, so take it with 2% milk, peanut butter, etc. You could comfortably start taking 10,000 units a day, and then when you get the opportunity see how you're doing, toxicity at that rate is very unlikely.
      And don't just let them say it's "okay", get a number. 30ng/ml is low normal, you need to be at 50-70ng/ml, especially if you see snow during the wintertime.
      Fist site is mainly for physicians, reminding about the Vitamin D deficiency/pain connection.
      Second site reminds that a mere 10,000 units per day would not be likely to cause a problem.

  21. QUESTION:
    could multiple sclerosis cause joint pain?
    just wondering if MS could cause joint pain or burning sensation in hands?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it undoubtedly could. If you have MS your nervous system will send messages to the brain that are not a true picture of what is happening in your body. While your joints may not be inflamed nor your hands burning, your nerves send what I term mis-messages to the brain telling it that this is going on. These types of false sensations are an intrinsic part of the disease and commonly suffered by all people with MS. I've had MS for twenty years now and I frequently suffer sensations that are blatant misrepresentations of reality. Sometimes I too have burning sensations that will last for a few months then disappear. I also experience months where I think a bug or ant is crawling on my leg or arm. I look down and absolutely nothing is there. After a period of time this sensation goes away only to be replaced by another.

  22. QUESTION:
    Does accutane cause permanent joint pain?
    5 or 6 years ago I went on accutane for my acne. It was wonderful and cleared everything up and gave me my confidence and life back.
    HOWEVER, years later, I have problems with my knees. I can't exercise for over 20 minutes without my knees hurting (whether it be weight training, running, jogging, yoga...etc.). I know that it's common to have joint pain while still on accutane. I certainly did. I felt very achy for a period of time. But, that soon went away after finishing treatment.

    So, I'm wondering what the accutane could have done to cause this (if it is likely the cause) and what I can do to help my knees.

    I've never been a big athlete (due to not liking the competition) and only participated in dance classes and tennis for a few years growing up and then things like walking/yoga/elliptical on my own at home. I've never done anything to over exert myself and I've never had any type of injuries.

    • ANSWER:
      If there your join pain develops years later, then it is unlikely that it is caused by accutane. What makes you think that it is?

      Within that wide time gap, there are countless things that can cause joint pain.

      I really doubt it. You can double check by visit your doctor for an accurate diagnosis. No one can do that here.

  23. QUESTION:
    WHAT IS CAUSING PAIN OF HIP JOINTS AND THE FRONTS AND BACKS OF MY THIGHS? I CAN NOT SIT OR LAY OR STAND.?
    THE PAIN LEVEL IS A 10 CONTINUALLY. I HAVE TAKEN EVERYTHING THAT IS LEGAL OUTSIDE A HOSPITAL TO TAKE FOR THE SYMPTOMS EXCEPT AN INFLAMMATORY DRUG WHICH THE DOCTOR WILL NOT ALLOW ME TO TAKE DUE TO MY CRONES DISEASE. I AM ALSO RUNNING A LOW GRADE FEVER WITH THIS AND NAUSEATED ALL THE TIME. PLEASE HELP ME FIGURE OUT WHAT I CAN DO TO RELIEVE MY PAIN.

    • ANSWER:
      Possible causes of hip pain include:

      Arthritis -- often felt in the front part of your thigh or in your groin
      Osteonecrosis of the hip
      Trochanteric bursitis -- hurts when you get up from a chair, walk, climb stairs, and drive
      Tendinitis from repetitive or strenuous activity
      Strain or sprain
      Low-back pain such as sciatica
      Infection

      Check here.

      http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003179.htm

      You may have a labral tear of the hip joint. The socket of the hip joint that the thigh bone sits in is called the acetabulum. This is lined by a ring of cartilage called the labrum. The labrum supplies cushioning and support for the hip joint. A tear can occur in the labrum and is also known as a hip labral tear or acetabular labral tear.

      Symptoms include:
      Pain in the hip or groin.
      A clicking or locking of the hip joint.
      Stiffness and restricted moment of the hip.
      Symptoms may come on suddenly after an incident.
      Symptoms may also gradually develop and progressively degenerate.

      Treatment
      Treatment usually requires surgery known as debridement via an arthroscopy (key-hole surgery).
      The torn part of the labrum is removed.
      Generally results from this procedure are very good.
      A rehabilitation program should be followed after surgery to restore full strength and movement to the hip joint and prevent further injuries or instability.
      If left the injury could degenerate into a worn hip joint.

      http://www.sportsinjuryclinic.net/cybertherapist/front/hip/labral_tear_hip.php

      You should also read about a disorder called snapping hip syndrome.

      http://www.caringmedical.com/conditions/Snapping_Hip_Syndrome.htm

      Another possibility is hip bursitis. Ice and rest are the typical treatments for bursitis, and also pain medications. The exception would be if there is infection. Occasionally, it requires aspiration of the bursa fluid. This procedure involves removal of the fluid with a needle and syringe under sterile conditions. It can be performed in the doctor's office. Sometimes the fluid is sent to the laboratory for further analysis. Frequently, there is inadequate fluid accumulation for aspiration. Noninfectious hip bursitis can be treated with an injection of cortisone medication, often with an anesthetic, into the swollen bursa. This is sometimes done at the same time as the aspiration procedure.

      Patients with hip bursitis can often benefit by weight reduction, stretching exercises, and wearing proper footwear for exercise activities. Sometimes physical-therapy programs can be helpful. Generally, patients should avoid hills and stairs and direct pressure on the affected hip (sleep on the other side), when possible, while symptoms are present.

      Septic bursitis (rare in the hip) requires even further evaluation by a doctor. This is unusual in the hip bursa but does occur. The bursal fluid can be examined in the laboratory for the microbes causing the infection. Septic bursitis requires antibiotic therapy, often intravenously. Repeated aspiration of the infected fluid may be required. Surgical drainage and removal of the infected bursa sac (bursectomy) may also be necessary.

      http://www.medicinenet.com/hip_bursitis/article.htm

  24. QUESTION:
    Can excess protein cause joint pain?

    • ANSWER:
      No,its just the opposite.Deficiency of protein causes joint pain.I am a biology student and so I know that. When a high dietary protein intake is consumed, there is an increase in urea excretion, which suggests that amino acid oxidation is increased. High levels of protein intake increase the activity of branched-chain ketoacid dehydrogenase. As a result, oxidation is facilitated, and the amino group of the amino acid is excreted to the liver. This process suggests that excess protein consumption results in protein oxidation and that the protein is excreted.The body is unable to store excess protein. Protein is digested into amino acids, which enter the bloodstream. Excess amino acids are converted to other usable molecules by the liver in a process called deamination. Deamination converts nitrogen from the amino acid into ammonia, which is converted by the liver into urea in the urea cycle. Excretion of urea is performed by the kidneys. These organs can normally cope with any extra workload, but, if kidney disease occurs, a decrease in protein will often be prescribed.When there is excess protein intake, amino acids can be converted to glucose or ketones, in addition to being oxidized for fuel. When food protein intake is periodically high or low, the body tries to keep protein levels at an equilibrium by using the "labile protein reserve", which serves as a short-term protein store to be used for emergencies or daily variations in protein intake. However, that reserve is not utilized as longer-term storage for future needs.

  25. QUESTION:
    Sudden joint pain...age 24?
    Been having weird pain in finger tips, wrist, and knee. Started 4 days ago. It feels like my bones are rubbing against each other and popping out of the sockets. Is there a special dr i should see, dont kniw where to start....

    • ANSWER:
      You do have tight muscles to cause those problems but none of the medical people do anything with them. They give you shots or pills to cover the pain but don't do anything to release the muscles to get rid of the pain. Your wrist muscles have tightened up to press into the nerves going through your wrist to cause pains in your wrist or send them into your hand. To get rid of those pains you have to free up your wrist muscles to release the pressure off the nerves and here's how to free them up:
      Wrist:
      With your hand resting in front of you with the palm up press into the area behind the wrist, where they take your pulse and hold a good firm pressure on it. After 30 seconds slowly bend your wrist open as far as you can, release the pressure, but hold your wrist open for another 30 seconds.
      For best results relax your body first by taking a deep breath and exhaling then remain this relaxed.
      The knee is difficult to do so you should have someone help who does the muscles. I have done them before and am unsure of how many others may do them. Without getting it done you are rubbing the bones together, as you have felt, to cause unwanted wear and tear on the joints which can lead to needing them replaced down the road.

  26. QUESTION:
    Can the Depo Provera shot cause joint pain?
    I have Sjogren's syndrome, and started the Depo Provera shots for other reasons last week. I know joint pain is a common symptom of sjogren's syndrome, but prior to the shot my joint pain was negligible. Could the shot be causing this, or is it more likely a flair up of my SS? My skin and eyes are dryer, too.

    • ANSWER:
      I think it might be the case. Depo-Provera affects your whole endocrine system, which can affect your immune system, and Sjogren's is an autoimmune disease. It's not something that would appear I think in any medical journal articles, because it's too specific to do any research on, probably. But if I were you, I'd stay away from anything that affects your hormones. Another possible link is that those with Sjogren's have a higher chance of getting autoimmune thyroid disease. Thyroid problems can cause your joints to hurt. Get your thyroid checked.

  27. QUESTION:
    Storms causing joint pain?
    I've heard mixed things about this...can rain or thunderstorms cause someone who has had a surgically repaired joint (my shoulder) pain?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it does and the explanation can be explained scientifically.

      Everything stimulates your CNS (Central Nervous System) whether it's heat or cold, pressure, pain, etc. Your CNS works on an "all or nothing" principle. Since you've had shoulder surgery the nerves and tissue in that area are already over-stimulated to one degree or another because of the incision and subsequent healing process. Most of the time you probably do not have much pain there because there's not enough stimulation to push your CNS over it's pain threshold. However, even slight changes in stimuli, in this case the weather and barometric pressure, causes just enough excess stimulation to your sensory nerves that it pushes you over your pain ( "all or nothing") threshold.

      In physiology this is known as a Facilitated Pathway. In other words, your CNS has reacted to the injury to your shoulder by building a convenient but small nerve pathway instead of using all of the pathways available. Whenever you experience excess nerve stimulation, whether it's because of the flu, another injury or emotional stress, your CNS will use that already established path as a convenient way to get rid of the excess nerve energy. It's the principle of following the path of least resistance. Your brain will use the path to your shoulder first because it's used to doing that already. Therefore, your shoulder will usually be the first thing to start aching, even though the initial healing has already taken place a long time ago.

      The example that Sue and her husband, above my answer, has given is exactly what I'm talking about. It's not phantom pain, it's very real.

  28. QUESTION:
    Hip Joint Pain...?
    I've had hip pain for a long time (about 7 1/2 months) It's a kind've sharp sometimes throbbing pain in my left hip joint. I've been to the doctor, and had x-rays, can't see anything in the x-rays. It's just always there, very painful. WHAT COULD IT BE???

    • ANSWER:
      If you have hip pain, some common causes include:
      Arthritis
      Arthritis is among the most frequent causes of hip pain, and there are many treatments available. If conservative treatments fail, hip replacement surgery is an option.

      Trochanteric Bursitis
      Trochanteric bursitis is an extremely common problem that causes inflammation of the bursa over the outside of the hip joint.

      Tendonitis
      Tendonitis can occur in any of the tendons that surround the hip joint.The most frequently encountered tendonitis around the hip is iliotibial band (IT band) tendonitis.

      Osteonecrosis
      Osteonecrosis is a condition that occurs when blood flow to an area of bone is restricted. If an inadequate amount of blood flow reaches the bone, the cells will die and the bone may collapse. One of the most common places for osteonecrosis to occur is in the hip joint.

      Lumbar Pain - Referred Symptoms
      Many back and spine problems can cause symptoms around the buttocks and hip. The most common problems that refer pain to the hip region are herniated discs and sciatica.

      Snapping Hip Syndrome
      Snapping hip syndrome is a word used to describe three distinct hip problems. The first is when the IT band snaps over the outside of the thigh. The second occurs when the deep hip flexor snaps over the front of the hip joint. Finally, tears of the cartilage, or labrum, around the hip socket can cause a snapping sensation.

      Muscle Strains
      Strains of the muscles around the hip and pelvis can cause pain and spasm. The most common strains are groin pulls and hamstring strains.

      Hip Fracture
      Hip fractures are most common in elderly patients with osteoporosis. Treatment of broken hips requires surgery to either replace the broken portion or repair it with a metal plate and screws.
      http://orthopedics.about.com/cs/hipsurgery/a/hippain.htm

  29. QUESTION:
    Severe Joint pain and stiffness . . . what is the cause?
    HI there,

    I am a 27 year old woman with the following history:

    car accident with severe back sprain/strain in '05, with 9 month of physical therapy

    severe pain in butt and back of legs/sciatica '07. Pain increased, then began to feel numbness in legs, could barely walk in the morning. MRI came back clean, but Doc thought perhaps I had a disc that only bulged while sitting.

    The last year or so, I've been experiencing severe joint stiffness and joint pain. Always incredibly stiff and painful in the morning ( i basically walk with a waddle). Hips ache and are in pain all morning long while in bed, hips stiff and hurt all day. Pretty severe joint stiffness in elbows too.

    Your thoughts? All reltated to old car accident? Or, is it something else?

    • ANSWER:
      Your joint pain should not be related to your previous back history.

      If the pain were radiating from the back to the legs in a radicular pattern, yes, this could be your old problem coming back.

      However, your description of joint stiffness should not be considered to be related to this. Your peripheral joints should be able to retain their flexiblity even if the back is currently a source of pain.

      Having multiple sites of pain, and if it occurs on both sides, this is probably related more to an underlying medical conditon: anything from gluten intolerance to rheumatoid arthritis. I'd start with your general physician and a rehumalolgist if necessary.

  30. QUESTION:
    what is the solution of joint pain?
    my mom having joint pain in her legs so i want to know hoe can she get relef from this

    • ANSWER:
      "The most common causes for joint pain are Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoporosis and Bursitis (inflammation of the bursae).

      In fact, millions of people who suffer from various aches and pains like arthritis and joint pain, back pain, fibromyalgia and others do so because of chronic internal inflammation. The pain you feel is your body telling you about an injury or damage. The swelling is your smart body stopping you from moving to protect you from more damage.

      Then what happens is your body producing proteolytic enzymes. These enzymes fight the inflammation and repair the damage. They also clean your blood, break down scar tissue and even fight viruses and bacteria. The problem is that after the age of 25, your body produces dramatically less amount of these enzymes (we can't stay young forever...). In addition, there are more factors that cause increased inflammation, like chemicals in our food and air, bad nutrition, allergies and even stress.

      This is how your body is flooded with inflammation it can not control anymore. Your pain increases and out of nowhere you are diagnosed with arthritis, chronic fatigue, heart disease and the list goes on and on.

      Most Common Treatment and Why It's Dangerous

      Unfortunately, most doctors simply write prescription after prescription for drugs like Celebrex, Bextra and Vioxx - that have been proven to have side effects often much worse than the pain they are supposed to be treating..."

      The rest of the article is here, don't think there's enough space for it here:
      http://ezinearticles.com/?Natural-Joint-Pain-Relief---How-You-Can-Eliminate-Joint-Pain-Naturally&id=4474936

  31. QUESTION:
    Anorexia and joint pain?
    I have anorexia and have been eating very little for a while but now i really seem to have gotten a lot of effects of it. My joints hurts so so much, like ankles, knees, elbows, hips. Its horrible like the pain just makes me cry. Also my bones hurt. It hurts my ribs to breathe. And I have been having chest pains. I went to the doctor and they really never say much and that they can't help much but i probably have anemia. I have all the side effects of the disease the hair loss and loss of period etc. Also I am almost 17 and am 5'8 and weigh 89-91 pounds at the moment and had been running and figure skating and after all the exercise i lost like 7 pounds last week. I can't physically skate or run anymore because of all this joint pain actually i haven't gotten out of bed much because of this. I almost had a heart attack last week and that seems to have done it. Also I eat 50-100 calories and do purge like every other day but i do not binge i only purge like 50 cals but don't replace them.. So can anorexia cause joint pain?
    I only eat vegetables and maybe a bite of meat thats it.

    • ANSWER:
      Sure it can.

      Joint pain from anorexia is caused primarily by dehydration and lack of muscle tone.

      Anorexics don't have much, if any, muscle which is what cushions our bones and keeps them in place. So without much muscle tone your joints start to hurt. When your joints hurt you stop moving, which stops any exercise you do have and keeps the protective padding in the joints from being massaged with movement, which makes it worse.

      Dehydration also causes joint pain, it's like not having enough oil in your car. That's pretty easy to fix. Try and drink 6 glasses of water a day for a few days and see if that helps.

      If you can, try focusing more on protein when you do eat. A handful of peanuts for a snack, more meat at meals, that sort of thing. That will give your body the ability to build muscle.

      If you aren't eating, you also aren't getting nutrients that can help make your joints stronger. Take a multivitamin and see about picking up some joint supplements.

  32. QUESTION:
    What is causing my joint pain?
    I'm 16, and I have chronic pain in my back, knees, hips, ankles, and it's now starting in my elbows. I have stiffness in my shoulders too.

    The back pain started when i was around 10, a little earlier than that, but not too bad. The knee pain started when I was 14, and the hip pain and shoulder stiffness when i was 15. Now I can feel my elbows and ankles starting to feel uncomfortable.

    All my joints, and my back, are CONSTANTLY cracking and popping, especially my knees and ankles.

    The back pain is usually mild to moderate, but it gets pretty extreme sometimes. Same with the knee and hip pain, only that's more on and off, but they almost always feel uncomfortable. I've noticed that within the last six months, whenever I put too much weight too quickly on one of my ankles, it jams it and it hurts a lot. My shoulder stiffness is constant, and I constantly have to lift my arms above my head and stretch them backward.

    The only sport I do is cheerleading. I don't really know what causes it, obviously cheerleading makes it worse sometimes, but there has to be a route to the problem.
    Uhm, I don't just want to order some pills, idiot. I want to know what's wrong with my body.

    • ANSWER:
      There are numerous causes of joint pain. Joint pain can be caused by many types of injuries or conditions. No matter what causes it, joint pain can be very bothersome. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that causes stiffness and pain in the joints. Osteoarthritis involves growth of bone spurs and degeneration of cartilage at a joint. It is very common in adults older than 45 and can cause joint pain. Joint pain may also be caused by bursitis (inflammation of the bursae). The bursae are fluid-filled sacs that cushion and pad bony prominences, allowing muscles and tendons to move freely over the bone.

      Check here.

      http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003261.htm

  33. QUESTION:
    Possible causes for chronica joint pain?
    Ever since I was VERRRY little I've complained about my joints hurting (like my elbows and wrists mostly). Lately it's spread! I'm 14 now and it hurts my elbows, knees, wrists, and even fingers.
    I don't think it is growing pains because it isn't like my thigh or calves and I have it in the morning and not just at night. Heat doesn't seem to really help and nothing is swelling.
    What could cause this?

    I have had a ganglion cyst on my wrist surgically removed after 5 years.

    • ANSWER:
      Joint pain might be a a result of bone problem or muscular problem.If you like herbal and Ayurvedic medicine, i would suggest you to see following articles on Joint pain. I found this to be really helpful. The combination of Ayurvedic medicines and Yoga is a miracle for joint pain as per my experience. Just try it. you will be thankful to me.

  34. QUESTION:
    Can heat cause joint pain?
    I am a 17 year old in Florida. I was at work today, doing Landscaping. I was out in the heat for maybe 4-5 hours, and when I got home, my joints started hurting badly. Especially my wrists. I was sure to drink plenty of water, I've had like six bottles today, and so I don't think it's dehydration... My mom is at work so I can't really ask her (She's a nurse), but I was wondering if exposure to high heat can cause joint pain? It was around 92 degrees out when I was working. Or could this be do to something else. I got scratched by a few of my bosses plants, and the scratches hived over, but the hives are gone now. My arms are still scratched up pretty good, and they sting/burn. I don't think there were any poisonous plants there. Can anyone help? I've already taken a shower and stuff, so I'm clean- it's just my wrists and my arms hurt pretty badly.

    • ANSWER:
      I have never heard of heat causing joint pain...Heat will usually loosen you up...Now if you had a heat stroke can cause muscle pain...Do you have a fever?...I would say it is from the work that you do...Not too many poison plants in our area were a scratch would be too poisoness unless you were allergic to it...but then you would experience some sort of shock symptoms like tightening of air ways...I would take a Ibuprofen...and if you don't feel better in 6 to 8 hours I would go to the doctor's office...Just to be sure

  35. QUESTION:
    What is the cause of joint pain in pregnancy?
    I am only 8-10 weeks along, and have been plagued by severely painful wrist, shoulder, elbow, knee, and ankle joints for about 3 weeks. The pain is so bad that it causes me to fall, drop things, and just be miserable in general. I have a 12 month old, and feel that i am not doing all i should for him because the pain is so severe. Is there anything I can do for the pain? Anyone with experience -- when will the pain subside on its own. Most of all, i want to know why i hurt so bad in the first place. I didn't have pain of this kind during my first pregnancy.

    • ANSWER:
      oh my, I can't believe that I have actually come upon this. I thought I was losing my mind. I am about 9 weeks and have been having severe pain in my shoulders, knees and wrists. I have a 2 year old and it also makes it difficult to pick him up when he wants to be cuddled or get down in the floor to play. And like you did not have this problem at all with my first pregnancy. I did go to the emergency room with my knee because it became so swollen and hot that I couldn't walk. They told me that I had an inflamed joint which could be related directly to the pregnancy. They gave me a pain medication that you can take while pregnant and told me to keep in elevated for a couple of days. It was much better by the next day but now my shoulder has flared up again. When I took my son in for his well child check I told his Dr. about it and he said it is something that can happen to pregnant women and said it should subside later in the pregnancy. (I hope sooner rather than later as I am in severe pain again) I am suppose to go to my OB this Tuesday and plan to talk with him about it. If you would like for me to post what I found out that evening, I will try to remember to do that. I have just been taking Tylenol and trying not to take the pain meds they prescribed (I don't like to take any meds) and it helps some I hope it gets better for you but I am glad to know that I am not crazy. Hope you are feeling better soon. One other thing that helps is to apply ice. DO NOT APPLY HEAT!! It will only make it worse. The Dr. told me it will feel good at first but it brings the blood to the surface and will make it throb later. That is exactly what happend to me with my knee. Ice helps, trust me.

  36. QUESTION:
    does the Flu cause joint pain?
    my elbows have recentley started hurting whenever i fully extend them. im 13 and at an average weight of 150 pounds

    • ANSWER:
      The flu can cause headache and body aches "in general". Meaning, "over all" joint/body aches. Localized pain in the elbows wouldn't necessarily be a symptom of the flu. Odds are, you have done something physically that caused the discomfort in your elbows.

      If it were the flu, your joint pain would also include "over all" muscle aches AND fever. The "aches" are due to water loss in the muscle tissues brought on by fever.

  37. QUESTION:
    can almond milk cause joint pain?
    so about 5 or 6 months ago, when i play basketball or jog, i started to few a pressure around my knees. about 3 weeks ago i figure because i hadn't drank a glass of milk in a long time and doesn't eat much fruit, i thought this pressure is due to lack of nutrients like calcium. so 3 weeks ago i started drinking about a glass and a half of cow milk every day and within a week of doing this i jogged for a mile and a half and felt nothing and i thought I was all better. but then a few days later things just gotten worst. i feel pressures and slight pains all over my joints in my knees, elbows, hand and feet through out the day, active or not.

    i did some research online and found out that milk can cause joint pain. so i stopped drinking it for a few days, and some of the pressure and pain has gone away.

    but then i figure i still need my nutrients, so i substituted and instead of dairy cow milk, i started to drink 3 glass of almond milk every day instead. since then, the pressure and pain came about....

    • ANSWER:
      The pain around your knees may not be because of the milk. There are numerous causes of knee pain. It is one of the most common complaints at practically all ages. Check here to see if you can identify the cause of your pain and what to do about it.

      http://www.medicinenet.com/knee_pain/article.htm
      http://orthopedics.about.com/od/aclinjury/tp/acl.htm
      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/osgood-schlatter-disease/DS00392

  38. QUESTION:
    Can low Immunoglobulin G (IgG) cause joint pain?
    When I'm not getting IVIg (Intravenous Immunoglobulin) my IgG levels are in the lower 300's and I'm deficient in all 4 IgG sublasses. My joints (knees, fingers, hands, and wrists) tend to hurt somewhat. Could this be from low IgG?

    • ANSWER:
      Well, that question can go both ways. Some diseases have complete loss of all Ig subtypes (G, M, E, A, D) for example, Bruton's agammaglobulinemia or Combined Immune Deficiency, however or disease have low levels of a certain Ig class but high levels of another. For example, Hyper IgM syndrome has low levels of IgG, A, E but high levels of IgM. If you have high levels of an antibody, then they can for complexes and build up in joints causing arthritis. However, the low levels of IgG would not cause joint pain unless it's an infection, however I'm assuming that your joint pain is symmetric and involves several sets of joints, making infection very unlikely.

  39. QUESTION:
    What can cause knee pain?
    Every time I do even moderate exercise I experience an aching pain in my knees. This can be caused from a walk around the block or a good jog, though the more vigorous or extensive the exercise the more intensive the pain.

    I am slightly concerned because both my mother and father blew out their knees with impact injures at a young age. I don't want to follow their mistakes, but I feel a but silly going to a doctor for an ache.

    I'm very healthy, 25 years old, weighing 125 pounds at 5'6.

    Any thoughts?

    • ANSWER:
      Knee pains are actually quite common. I can't diagnose your problem because there's many types of symptoms to consider into observation. Test which way and what areas of your knees you experience pain the most from the following causes I have jotted down for you. These will help narrow down a ball park guess for you before you see your doctor...

      *Arthritis- This is most responsible for knee pain. (Check the joints of your knees where they open and bend for this symptom. If they feel weak, if the joints feel stiff and swollen, are difficult to bend or straighten, painful walking, stair climbing, kneeling etc this might be the cause.

      *Ligament Injuries- Usually through injury or sports (Check your joints as well for this. If you often get sudden severe pain in your knees, hear popping or snapping of the knees or have heard, have inability of putting weight on them without pain, or have feelings of looseness in the joints this may be the cause.

      *Patellar Tendonitis- This symptoms pain occurs on top the large tendon of the knees (Check the top bone of your knees 'kneecaps' for inflammation and tenderness.

      *Chondromalacia Patella- Chrondromalacia causes knee pain under the kneecap and softens the cartilage. (Check under your knees for this pain.

      *Cartilage Injury- Tearing of the cartilage.. (Check for limited motion of your knee joints and stretch them out to see if you can't stretch them completely. If your limited when doing this this may be the cause.

      *Plica Syndrome- More then likely not your case but is uncommon and happens. Its difficult to diagnose but can be diagnosed through time of arthroscopy. (Check family history for this.

      Sooo ya, carefully check, massage, bend and position yourself in uncomfortable ways to determine which cause could be responsible. You should be fine because your young and with the help of your doctor if needed you'll be back 100% ready for a long jog! If you still feel troubled, here are a few treatments:

      *Rest
      *Ice and Heat pack
      *Stretching
      *Physical Therapy
      *Anti-Inflammatory Medication

  40. QUESTION:
    what could cause joint pain?
    It started about 3 weeks ago. I noticed ALL of my joints hurt. At first i thought it was arthritis but now it seems too extreme. I am 26 176lbs very exercise regularly and before this never experienced joint pain before.

    • ANSWER:
      personally, i notice that in colder weather that my joints hurt more than in warmer weather. it could be the start of arthritis but you only notice it in the cold.

  41. QUESTION:
    What can cause sudden severe all over joint pain?
    A couple weeks ago I suddenly began having severe pain in all my joints. Even the bottom of my feet and the palms of my hands hurt. I've had joint pain in the past, but nothing like this. If I'm still for any amount of time, when I move the pain is terrible. Especially first thing in the morning. Anyone ever had these same symptoms or have any idea what it could be?

    • ANSWER:
      Painful joints are extremely common, especially as we age or after repetitive use. Not every case of joint pain builds up slowly over time the way osteoarthritis or use injuries do, however. If you are experiencing sudden onset joint pain that did not come from a traumatic injury, you might be suffering from an infection, immune problem or other serious issue.

  42. QUESTION:
    What causes joint pain at a young age and continues till your 20's?
    I've been getting thigh pain and ankle pain since I was around 6 years old. At around age 14 I started getting back and neck pain, and now I'm 22 with hip pain, foot pain, back, neck, legs. arms, fingers..and basically my whole body aches. I usually relieve the pain when I crack my joints or when i get a massage. But what can be causing all this?

    • ANSWER:
      The classic World lower back pain remedy is commonly a mix of therapies like flavouring medication, stylostixis, massage and exercise. this text focuses on World herbs for back pain. However, links square measure enclosed to lower back pain stretches and massage techniques you'll try yourself for lower back pain. stylostixis and flavouring medication should be done by knowledgeable professional person.

      There square measure several World herbs for back pain, that square measure sometimes combined into a formula and brought many times on a daily basis. reckoning on the reason behind your lower back pain and your lower back pain symptoms and conjointly what different health issues you have got, totally different flavouring formulations square measure attainable.

      Possible Causes of Lower Back Pain

      If you have got suffered Associate in Nursing injury and you have got lower back pain symptoms like sharp pain and inability to show or bend, specific herbs are going to be prescribed to relax the muscles, move the blood and stop pain. If you have got lower back pain symptoms like uninteresting pain that's higher with rest, it suggests weak kidneys (a common cause in World medicine), and you may tend a formula that stops lower back pain by rising urinary organ perform. There square measure different causes of lower back pain in World medication however the 2 mentioned square measure common ones.

      The exact location of the pain conjointly determines not simply the cause however conjointly the treatment. for instance, back pain lower right aspect could also be attributable to a straightforward muscle strain or one thing worse like nervus compression, rupture or urinary organ infection. Back pain lower left aspect might also flow from to a muscle injury or urinary organ drawback, or maternity. Most cases of lower back pain tho' square measure attributable to overuse or misuse of the lower back from operating, sitting, lifting, etc.

  43. QUESTION:
    what more likely causing joint pain?
    I just got diagnosed by a rheumatologist with Hashimoto's thyroiditis disease, and I also have antibodies for herpes 2, but no lesions...ever. I've not been well for a while, and looks like its most likely due to the thyroid. I am going to be seeing an endocrinologist for the final diagnosis on the thyroid. However, I have had this painful on and off forearm and elbow pain for a while. I have been taking valtrex for supression. I read valtrex can cause joint pain. Which is more likely causing the joint pain? the thyroid disease or the valtrex? I don't want to complain about the joint pain to the endo when i see him, if the thyroid is not the cause. Any medical professionals out there that have a good and worthy opinion? thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Most likely your thyroid dysfunction. Don't hesitate to mention the joint pain to the specialist even if you think it may be unrelated. Joint pain is common with thyroid disease and treatment will remain the same with or without it.

      If after stabilized treatment for your thyroid the joint pain persists then you need to address it separately.

  44. QUESTION:
    What's causing my pelvic joint pain?
    I started having this pain about 4 months ago. It is located in my left ball-and-socket joint where the pelvis and femur connect. It only hurts at certain angles of movement, mainly when I'm doing the butterfly stretch. The deeper the stretch, the sharper the pain is. Its really painful. When I walk, when I run, or anything else, it doesn't hurt at all.

    Any ideas as to what it might be?

    • ANSWER:
      Tight back muscles can press onto the nerves going to your hips when you do that stretch to cause the pains at that time. Freeing up your back muscles will get the pressure off of them to stop the pains and here's how to free them up:
      Back:
      (do from a sitting position)
      Place your left hand on your left leg next to your body. Place your right hand over your left shoulder, fingers over the back and the palm in the front and firmly pull down on them and hold. After 30 seconds slowly lower your body forward and to the outside of your left leg, keeping your left arm fairly straight as you do. When you reach your lap remain there for another 10 seconds, release the pressure but rest there for another 30 seconds. Then reverse your hand positions and do your right side.
      For best results relax your body first by taking a deep breath and exhaling then remain this relaxed.

  45. QUESTION:
    Is there a cause for my joint and muscle pain?
    I'm a 17 year old female. My joints pop constantly and make sharp breaking sounds. This particularly occurs in my knees, shoulders, hips and ankles. I also feel Very fatigued, have muscle pain and I don't want to move. I don't do any harsh sports and I get 8 hours of sleep every-night. I have Absolutely no idea what could be causing all of this. Any suggestions on how to relieve these symptoms or what could be the cause? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Since, how long have you been suffering from such pains? Have you consulted any physician? It can be Arthritis but there are also certain factors that do have impact on the joint aches like weight, bone density.

  46. QUESTION:
    what causes pain in my joints?

    • ANSWER:
      See your health care provider as soon as possible (rheumatologist), for consultation.
      There are over 100 types of arthritis. These are the four most common:

      Osteoarthritis
      Rheumatoid
      Gout
      Ankylosing spondylitis

      Here are two lesser-known medical terms: "arthralgia" means pain (without swelling or redness) in the joints, and "myalgia" means pain in the muscles. These pains aren't arthritis but can be very bothersome. Usually they aren't serious and will go away. They can be caused by tension, virus infections, unusual exertion, accidents, or they can have no obvious cause. Seldom do they indicate a serious disease such as Fibromyalgia.

      You might have some type of arthritis if you have:

      Ongoing joint pain
      Joint swelling
      Joint stiffness
      Tenderness or pain when touching a joint
      Problems using or moving a joint normally
      Warmth and redness in a joint

      If any one of these symptoms lasts more than 2 weeks, see your regular doctor or one who specializes in treating arthritis, called rheumatologist. If you have a fever, feel physically ill, suddenly have a swollen joint, or have problems using your joint, see your doctor right away.

  47. QUESTION:
    Can codeine cause joint pain?
    Hi I was wondering if anyone can give me a proper answer with regards to the effects of codeine on joints. I take codeine tablets (not prescription) to try and take the edge of joint pain, most notably my ankle which I had surgically rebuilt a year ago. But I wake up with a pain in this joint and I do get some pains through the day. I am at a loss to why I get these pains but I have read a few sources on the internet saying codeine can have a negative affect on the joints, and actually contribute to the pain themselves. So by me using codeine does that mean I am bringing on the pain myself by using codeine tablets? It sounds like a vicious circle to me (in pain so I take tablets, take tablets so im in pain) but if these tablets are the reason im in pain I will stop straight away. So could codeine be the cause of my joint pain? If there is medical proof and a medical fact this is the case please let me know!

    • ANSWER:
      I haven't seen the article you refer to.
      you say"I take codeine tablets (not prescription) to try and take the edge of joint pain, most notably my ankle which I had surgically rebuilt a year ago"
      Are you taking drug store pills as where do you live.
      They haven't sold them over the counter without a prescription in our stste for many years.
      If you're buying off the street be careful they may be very powerful?
      You don't want to take to much as so many people get addicted to them it's become epidemic.
      However it's pretty simple a surgically rebuilt ankle is not a easy thing to get over.
      I gather you take pills to sleep and wake up when they wear off; am i correct?
      The rebound on the pain when the codeine wears off is why you think the codeine causes the pain.
      When you take a codeine pain killer or others you don't feel pain when it's working but the rebound of pain is always a painful.
      So when the codeine is working try not to over do it as you'll injure the joint from to much use but won't know your doing it because you won't feel it as you do it..

  48. QUESTION:
    Please Help What is causing all this muscle pain and joint pain?
    hello im 22 years old,
    my muscles are sore 24/7 to the point where i am used to the pain, most days i wake up with sore joints in my legs and arms and neck, I am always constipated 24/7 for two years ( i need medicine to go) that's when all the pain started,, when I got constipated and took my medicine the past two years i am always in pain,, tired, dizzy, lost weight, bloated, and when its cold i get pains inside my bones, i feel like it hurts everytime i breath in, my shoulder blades are always sore,, and of course i told the doctor about this alot of times, he sent me for two sets of blood tests each year and there all came backfine, tyroid, diet bieties, iron etc etc,, so when he told me the results a few months ago that my blood test came back fine i said so what now? and he said well theres nothing else to do some people are just prone to constipation, this makes me so angry that i dont know what it is, also my the bottom of my back hurts on and off for for years, now my hair is dry my nails are flaking and i don't know what to do any-more,, everybody is fed up when i say i have a pain in this or that everyday,, but i do, can ANYBODY TELL ME WHAT IT IS,,,,, also my diet is sometimes good sometimes bad,, and im always sad and stressed,, im just fed up and think that i am gonna die all the time, when i Google my symptoms i worry with the amount of them i have because most are some of cancer but my doctor told me not to be listing to Google,, please can someone even explain what is going on and if you know someone this happens to,, thanks allot people,,

    • ANSWER:
      ...
      Better to consult your doctor. I am not a doctor but only can suggest you some remedies to over come from joint and muscle pain.

      1. Warm water shower can ease joint pain. One may also soak the affected joint in warm water with little bit of Epsom salt added to it. This gives much relief from pain in the joint and inflammation.

      2. One may apply eucalyptus oil on the aching joint and after some time place a warm moist towel on the joint. This treatment fetches good results against pain and inflammation.

      3. Performing hot and cold fomentations of the aching joint provides immediate relief from the ache.

      4. A cup of papaya seed tea may be taken 6-7 times all through the day. This is a very helpful treatment for pain and inflammation.

      5. A glass of warm milk with one tablespoon turmeric relieves joint pain effectively.

  49. QUESTION:
    why do I have joint pain?
    Im 17 & Ive had joint pain on & off for 2 years. I feel so numb, stiff, and so weak when my knees and elbows hurt. I went to the doctor and he tested me for arthritis. Turned out I didn't have arthritis. So I went to a specialist, took x-rays, and turned out I was fine. Just needed physical therapy. Im so frustrated because I know this isnt normal especially for a 17 year old. So if someone out there can give me some advice, that would be very helpful! :) thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Joint pain could be caused by the overuse or putting too much pressure on that joint. Let your joints rest and see if it get better, if not then go see a doctor.

  50. QUESTION:
    Does tea cause joint pains?
    I found that drinking even half a cup of tea (black, or with milk/sugar, even green) causes me severe joint pains and swelling. Is it that I am allergic to tea or is it that tea has a tendency to cause joint pains?

    • ANSWER:


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