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Can statins cause painful ankle & wrist?

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Can the statins that I mentioned earlier cause my suddenly grabbing painful ankle & wrist?
Posted Sun, 27 Oct 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Shanthi.E 7 hours later
Brief Answer:
yes, statins can be the cause

Detailed Answer:

Yes, statins can cause painful ankle and wrist. This is a known common side effect of statins use.

They cause muscle pains and spasms, breakdown of the muscle cells, and also affect the joints like ankle and wrist.

In the absence of other obvious reasons for your painful ankle and wrist, statins can be considered as the likely cause for your symptoms.

Hope this helps you.

Get well soon.
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