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Suggest remedies for pain and stiffness in knee and ankle

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Posted on Fri, 20 May 2016
Question: My daughter is 18 - she has had knee and ankle pain and stiffness - so we took her to a Foot Specialist got her fitted with orthotics to see if that would help. She has been wearing those for 3 weeks now. It is apparently somethink like early onset arthritis because this morning her knees, elbows and feet all hurt - what is my next step ? which type of specialist do I go to now ? and what do you thinks it is ?
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Rheumatologist

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome


Your concern is appreciated


You should consult a rheumatologist. If not then a very good physician.
This can be rheumatoid arthritis which is an autoimmune disease People complain of joint pain and morning stiffnes which is greater than one hour joint may be warm tender.
It can be early form of osteoarthritis there are also other form of arthritis like psoriatic arthritis etc
Investigation includes Rheumatoid factor and anti CCP. X ray knee ankle and spine can be done.


Hope it helps

wishing you best of health

Please consult your doctor before taking any further course of action

Thanks

Dr M.S Khalil.
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Brief Answer: Rheumatologist Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome Your concern is appreciated You should consult a rheumatologist. If not then a very good physician. This can be rheumatoid arthritis which is an autoimmune disease People complain of joint pain and morning stiffnes which is greater than one hour joint may be warm tender. It can be early form of osteoarthritis there are also other form of arthritis like psoriatic arthritis etc Investigation includes Rheumatoid factor and anti CCP. X ray knee ankle and spine can be done. Hope it helps wishing you best of health Please consult your doctor before taking any further course of action Thanks Dr M.S Khalil.