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What causes joint pain, swollen hands and weakness in an elderly man?

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Dr. Praveen Tayal

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Practicing since :1994

Answered : 12004 Questions

Posted on Sat, 3 Sep 2016 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: Fifty eight year old male with joint and muscle aches. Swollen hands, shoulders are week, recently like ten weeks ago had a knee replacement which continues to get hot and sweaty. He is also a diabetic, taking pills and a pacer. One stent replaced twice.
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 12 hours later
Brief Answer:
Can be osteoarthritis, vitamin D3 deficiency.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for posting your query.
The joint and muscle aches at his age and after a surgery cam be related to arthritis, decreased vitamin D3 levels, decreased calcium levels, electrolyte imbalance, diabetes, etc. All these causes need to be ruled out after proper blood tests. Taking healthy diet with proper supplements will help.
The hot and sweaty knee joint can be due to an inflammation. If it is persistent then an infection needs to be ruled out after a proper examination.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Praveen Tayal 6 hours later
Thank you
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
You are welcome.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you.
I am happy I could help.
Please do recommend our services to others too in case you found them helpful. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL
Wishing you the best in whatever you do.
Best regards.
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