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Recurring joint pain, swelling in feet and ankles, loss of muscle tone, tingling in toes, symptoms of carpal tunnel. What is the cause and remedy?

Hello I have been progressively gotten worse over the past few months with the following symptoms: - joint paint, bilateral and not consist ant. - swollen feet & ankles .. not related to diet. I am on a low salt regimine. I wonder if it s due to caffeine? - sudden dislocation of one shoulder, then the next. - Loss of muscle tone; ESP. in arms. - thumb pain on one hand - joint pain in left hip. - tingling of large toes when waking up & when at rest - progressive symptoms of carpal tunnel in either hand/not always together.
Asked On : Thu, 19 Jul 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Thanks for writing your query
Based on your description It seems you have developed polyarthritis ,which needs to be confirmed by clinical and blood examination test like -complete blood count, serum RA and ANA factor, serum uric acid. I treat my patient with Rheumatoid arthritis by disease modifying anti rheumatic drugs (DMARD) along with pain killer.
My advice would be visit a rheumatologist for treatment.
Take care and I shall be glad to answer any further query.
Dr.chugh Orthopaedic surgeon
Answered: Tue, 1 Apr 2014
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