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I Have A Sudden Onset Of Joint Pain In Fingers,

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Posted on Thu, 6 Sep 2018
Question: I have a sudden onset of joint pain in fingers, knees, wrist along with muscle aching. It has been coming and going for the last 2 weeks. Aleve seems to help and the worst is in the mornings when I gert out of bed. When I am sitting for a longer period of time I will begin to get more pain when I get up.The days after I excersise I will feel more pain. I am very healthy and active person so this is very adnormal for me.
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Answered by Dr. Divya Agarwal (8 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Need to check for arthritis

Detailed Answer:
Hi
There is a possibility of arthritis.
However since it is recent in onset, it could be viral in origin.
It is recommended to take paracetamol or painkillers like Aleve.
However if this persists a check up for the same in the form of ESR, CRP, rheumatoid factor and anti-CCP should be carried out.
In the meantime medication on a prn basis.
Calcium and vitamin d levels must be optimized.
Local measures for pain like pain relieving gels and hot fomentation can be used.
Regards
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Dr. Divya Agarwal

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I Have A Sudden Onset Of Joint Pain In Fingers,

Brief Answer: Need to check for arthritis Detailed Answer: Hi There is a possibility of arthritis. However since it is recent in onset, it could be viral in origin. It is recommended to take paracetamol or painkillers like Aleve. However if this persists a check up for the same in the form of ESR, CRP, rheumatoid factor and anti-CCP should be carried out. In the meantime medication on a prn basis. Calcium and vitamin d levels must be optimized. Local measures for pain like pain relieving gels and hot fomentation can be used. Regards