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What causes stiffness in the neck and pain in the arms?

Symptoms: Began with waking up with severe stiff neck at base of skull. Over next few days, pain throughout body- mostly in legs. Fronts of legs- thighs and below knees. Back of knees felt like they wanted to cramp when asleep. woke up feeling worse than when went to bed. Muscles- not nerves. Over time, at different times, pain in arms, hands, ribs, shoulders, hips. Neck stayed sore for a long time, on and off. Great difficulty in going from sitting to standing position. Difficulty walking. Cannot stand for any length of time. infection at top of leg, full dose (10days) of sulpha drug, then doxycylene, prednisone beginning next. Feet do no hurt, no nausea, headaches or dizziness. tests negative for west nile virus, myasthenia gravis, magnesium level. Complete blood panels run- everything comes back fine. This began mid September and is still going on. Any ideas?
Wed, 4 Jul 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

You can take Aceclofenac and Paracetamol tab twice a day for 5 days. You can take Rabeprazole tab twice a day for 5 days. Apply Diclofenac spray on affected site. Apply warm water bag on affected site. If not resolved then consult your orthopedic surgeon. Do X-ray of affected part. Do physiotherapy, it is also helpful.

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What causes stiffness in the neck and pain in the arms?

Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. You can take Aceclofenac and Paracetamol tab twice a day for 5 days. You can take Rabeprazole tab twice a day for 5 days. Apply Diclofenac spray on affected site. Apply warm water bag on affected site. If not resolved then consult your orthopedic surgeon. Do X-ray of affected part. Do physiotherapy, it is also helpful. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.