Radiating joint pain, swelling, crackling sound, tingling, bodyache, palms turning pinkish with white patches. Advise? - Online Doctor Chats
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Hello Dr XXXXXXX
I wanted to get some pointers/ directions
I have been having bad bone / musle pains..i do not know which one
intially it has been just on the joints, but now its not just restricted to joints
sometimes there is swelling, which does not go down
like just under the elbows or between my thumb and the pointer finger
Also every time i get up i can hear a crackiling sound from my knees
and the joints snap loudly many times on movement
Yesterday my arm, left one had a strange sensation
and then the palms color turned pinkish but with little white patches
also have a bad back, shoulder ache
bad heahaches most of the days
sorry meant eyes
pain is cruciating almost like a froazen shoulder
have a low vit d. count of 6
been on medications now for 4 mnths but no improvement
hence the call to you
May I know your age?
And since when are you having these symptoms?
on and off for 6 years
have had physio twice before...3-4 years back once for knee and once for back
but the pain gets settled, but eventually comes back
physciotherapist said the symptons were identical to having a injured back specially a whiplash
Have you been evaluated by your doctor for these symptoms?
this was 3-4 years back
And may I know what diagnosis did the doctors mention at that time?
no proper diagnosis
suspected to for osteoporisis, spondilitus, arthritis
not sure yet
Have you undergone any bone scans?
stressful life though
Let me brief you.
The symptoms that you mentioned are associated with multiple systems of the body
It is a difficult task to predict what the cause could be without physical examination and review of the tests.
It is usually diagnose based on bone scans.
A few psychological problems such as stress, anxiety, inadequate sleep and so on can also explain few of your symptoms.
i cant figure out do i see a general physician or a specialist. if specialist, which one?
We can narrow down the possibilities by systematic evaluation.
You can consult an MD physician or a rheumatologist
to evaluate you.
If all the tests come out normal, then psychosocial interventions can be tried by a clinical psychologist.
The symptoms you mentioned are worrying, but don't worry
last time i saw a MD physician who gave me d-rise, once a week to be had, which i have been having for 4-5 months, but no improvements
we may be able to get to the root of the problem and treat you.
that will be great
If you aren't happy with your previous physician, you may visit a rheumatologist to evaluate you and
I am sure a rheumatologist will do a good job.
Thanks for consulting me.
you have been a great help
Bye for now.
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