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Pain shifting from hands, fingers and feet. Stiffness and swelling. Suggest

Name-Anu Agarwal Age-41 I have lot of pain which keeps shifting from hand fingers to feet to shoulders ,next day my paining part will be perfectly fine and again pain will start in other part like feet or shoulder , it will be stiff and my hands/ fingers or foot The pain is with stiffness and swelling, very painful to move. I have got my uric acid also checked but the reports are normal. Doctors are not able to diagnose anything. Please help. What is this and why it is happening? from Pradeep Agarwal Bareilly phone no. 0000
Asked On : Sat, 25 Aug 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Jan 2013
Thanks for posting your query.
You may have polymyalgia rheumatica or fibromyalgia, In this patient may have multiple sites of painful triggers zone.
You should go following blood test: complete blood count, ESR, CRP, RA factor, blood sugar, renal function test, thyroid profile.
You should consult with physician or rheumatologist. and should take medicines for neuropathic pain.
Get well soon,
Dr. Mayank Bhargava
Answered: Sun, 26 Aug 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Prasad Akole's  Response
Dear friend, thank you for choosing HCM.
if there pain , swelling, stiffness of smaller joints like hands, feet etc and is more in the morning and easing in the evening,
it is likely an rheumatoid arthritis.
pl. describe in greater detail about the symptoms. is there redness or deformity of the joints?
can upload a picture of the hands when bad.(there is an uploader on this site).

you will need to seea rheumatologist, get a check up, blood tests, ESR. RA factor, Anti CCP levels, Xray, ECG etc.
you will need anti inflammatory treatment under supervision.
till then try simpler painkillers like paracetamol or ibuprofen if no contra-indication.
act on your doctor's advice.
I hope to have answered your query satisfactorily.
Take care and please keep me informed of your progress.
Good Luck !
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Answered: Sun, 26 Aug 2012
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