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Burning pain due to swollen veins in wrist and fingers, pain in knee and ankle, swollen jaw muscle, low vitamin D. What can it be?

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The veins in my wrist and fingers keep swelling up causing burning, pain. My knee and ankle are also painful. I have also had swollen jaw muscle. My doctor has taken bloods, apparently I have low vitamin D but still looking into other causes. What can it be?
Posted Sun, 9 Sep 2012 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Ram Choudhary 5 hours later

Welcome to Healthcare Magic.
I think it is not the swelling of the muscle but it is the problem of your joints.
It can be a Rheumatoid Arthritis or an SLE related arthritis or something of infectious etiology if it is associated with fever and is of short duration..
Osteo-Arthritis is not common cause at your age.
The low vitamin-D seems to be an incidental finding and apparently not a cause to start this problem.
I would like you to get a local physical examination by your physician and get a CBC, CRP, ESR, RA factor and ANA/ANF and Xray of wrist and knee joints to get a better in sight in your health problem.

I hope the advise would be helpful for you.
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