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What causes joint pain in knees and elbows?

Hi I have a problem with my joints I am having pain in my knees and also in my elbows, ankles,neck and back. I have observed that my knees are swollen. I have consulted orthopedic after going through the X-RAY of my Knees doctor told me that gap in my knee joint got reduced a lot and prescribed medicine painkiller and osto-G for knee joints and calcium supplements. I have used them for three months, painkiller only one month. I still see no improvement joints pains still trouble me. according to the knowledge i got from internet, I hope the problem may be with the autoimmuno system because of inflammation. Please suggest me how I need to proceed and which doctor I need consult for this. Thanks, Bala.
Mon, 2 Mar 2015
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Hello,
Thanks for your query.
Seems you are suffering from multiple joint pain - Polyarthritis with early morning stiffness. Rheumatoid arthritis is one of the most common causes for Polyarthritis.

I would suggest you to get yourself examined by an Orthopaedician for multiple joint pains . You would be asked to undergo few blood tests like Hb, RBS, TLC, DLC, ESR, RA factor, CRP and Thyroid profile along with routine urine examination. These investigations will help us find out the exact cause. Discuss with your doctor.

I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query.
Take care
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