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I generally have pain all over the body,Could it be arthritis ?

I generally have pain all over the body. specially the ankles and the wrist. Could it be arthritis ?
Asked On : Tue, 22 Dec 2009
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Rheumatologist 's  Response
Dear Sir/Madam , I get to understand that you have pain in multiple joints especially the wrist and ankle.I need to know a few more details about your symptoms.
Kindly ask yourself the following questions:

1- Do you have pain in only the large joints(eg- knee ,ankle,hip,elbow,wrist) or is there any small joint involvement (eg-joints in the fingers of the hand and foot) as well?

2- Do any of these joints get swollen,warm,reddish?

3- Are the joint pains worse in the morning?

4- If yes ,how long does it take for the pain to reduce in intensity?

5- Does a bit of activity relieve your pain?

If you think your answers to the above questions is in majority yes, then you are having "Inflammatory joint disease" and you need to consult a physician or rather a Rheumatologist at the earliest. There are very good drugs available to relieve this condition.

I hope you find my answer useful.take care.
Answered: Sat, 25 Jun 2011
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Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist Praveen's  Response
Welcome to Healthcaremagic
Yes it could be Rheumatoid arthritis.
First you have to go for examination like Synovial fluid or Serum protein.
Involvement of Synovial lining of tendons sheaths and bursae and ligaments give rise of pain, swelling and stiffness.
If it is RA then better to consult Physiotherapist.
Wish you Good Health.
Answered: Sun, 24 Apr 2011
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  User's Response
It can be a possibility especially the rheumatoid variant which also takes into account your age, gender and other factors. In rheumatoid arthritis, there will be stiffness especially in the morning.
Answered: Tue, 22 Dec 2009
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