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    Bursitis occurs when the small fluid sac under the skin, known as the bursa, becomes inflamed between the joints, bones and tendons. Read more →

    hello, i have 'unknown' hand and feet problems, that go like this....the joints in my fingers and toes feel like they're under pressure,this builds untill it feels like they'll pop,then it feels like a hot wedge is being hammered into the joint,then it goes on to feel like electrodes have been connected to the wedges, then 'wham' it's like a hot electrical charge running throught the joint. and last, but not least, the joint feels like its exloded and a bruise comes out on the joint itself. it's incredibly painfull and getting worse, no one seems to know what it is.....any ideas please?





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    i'm 39 year old female . my body and face become so hot and sweaty. also on a night i can not sleep without a fan blowing air directly at my face. i have a list of medical problems depression,high blood pressure,type 2 diabetes, skin problems, osteoarthritis in every joint growths on most of my finger joint and my right ankle .





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    HRT you will solve so many of your problems, but beware of your high blood pressure docs dont like giving hrt if you have this. If you are overweight go on a strict diet NOW. best way to help with your joint pain, skin problems and your depression. Start swimming everyday if you can. The docs gave me more and more pills, plus cbt therapy, but at the end of the day getting my weight down helped the most.I had most of the same problems as you. Sadly am now 59 and not allowed HRT anymore and i REALLY miss it! Good luck!

    Hi i am a 21 year old female and have been suffering from pain in my joint. Its at the top of my thigh where it meets the hip although its not my hip that is painful. In at the joint can be painful if its moved in certain ways and is only on my right thigh. What could it be ive had it for over a year now?





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    you might have problems with cysts in the hip joint, go to your GP, I did and 3 years on I have a new hip

    I always get painsmainly when its cold in my knees wrists and elbow i got told it was growin pains when i was younger im now 23. It is very very painfull and hurts the move the joint help





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    sounds like you need to go to your doctor asap, explain your symptoms, i had been having pains in my ankles for a few years, was sent for surgery i now have arthritis the pain was and still is unbearable especially when its cold, the more you leave it the worse it will become

    Hey the foreskin of my pennis is joint with the head of my pennis near the hole. is it normal then ok if not then tell me the solution?





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    I have been diagnosed with inflammation of the patella joint. This is causing me a lot of pain and the Drs have given me Naproxen and Tramadol. Is there something I can do to help as Ive been taking these medications for 2 years and the pain is getting worse?





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    Couple of options...Talk to a physiotherapist... seek a second opinion from another gp. referral to a bone specialist. (cannot remember the correct medical name for this specialized field, sorry)

    hi i'm a 21 year old female and ever since i was young my joints have ached when i've done alot of activity and as i've grown up it's gotten worse, especially since i've had my children. i've been to my gp and had blood work done but they came back odd but didn't add up to anything. i want to know why my joint hurt even though my bloods are fine?





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    I had an allergic reaction on my fingers which caused swelling, a week later still pain in the top joint of my thumb (nearest to my hand). Also I play the piano, so could this be aggrevating the pain?





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    hi my name is lisa and i am 21.i have swollen lumps on my legs from the knee down. They are sore to touch and they are red and somethimes look like bruises the skin is getting dry on top of them. The main one is on my shin bone and its big. I have also been getting really bad joint pains in all my joints especially ankles elbow back and knees. Can you help please its becoming a pain thank you.





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    I am a 31 year old female, and have a problem with my sacroiliac joint,which is very painfull when I am in bed trying to sleep. I also find that I have to go for a wee a lot during the night, at least 3 or more times (sometimes hourly). Could this have something to do with my back problem? As the sacral nerve is connected to the bladder etc. If so, is there anything that can be done for it? Thankyou





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    I had marfan for all my life when I was 19 I had two bar joint to my back. but the joint on rest of my body still move a lot is this normal and can it get worse?

    i have been offered hemiarthroplasty to my toe joint but am unsure about the surgery dont seem to be able to find much out about it and dont want to be a guinea pig as its a relatively new procedure on the toe joint





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    My son has suffered with mouth ulcers and joint pain for many years - both are very painful. We have seen several doctors and the two have never been linked - and his joint pain remains undiagnosed.What is the connection made on the programme?





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    I was diagnosed with scoliosis three years ago, im 15 now. My curve was only 15 degrees when first measured but in the last six months has gone up to betwwen 20-25 degrees, i know im very lucky for it to be a small curve cause i know many people who have had the spine operation. I have joint pain and alot of hip and back pain aswell. A friend of mine who has had the operation says that she suffers from alot of back pain and sometimes joint pain, but no joint probles as such, but shes been told that the bolts or screws that are in her back are digging into her bones. Shes having them re-put in. I dont know if this helps or not, im not too sure on the pain im having cause my doctors haven't said anything about it yet, so sorry if this doesn't help.





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    I am a female, nearly 30 years old & was diagnosed with Goldenhar Syndrome as a child. After cosmetic surgeries in my early 20's I thought everything was fine. However, in recent years I have since been diagnosed with hypermobile joints, leading to Labrum tears in both my right hip & shoulder, both of which need surgery. Both my hip & shoulder show bony abnormalities. My parents have always been concerned I have joint problems relating to Goldenhar, but no GP yet knows of this condition, or even who I would need to be referred to for further tests. I have attempted to research this myself, but found little or no research in relation to goldenhar and joint problems or Goldenhar syndrome in Adults. Does anyone else with confirmed Goldenhar syndrome suffer from joint problems?





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    I have a lot of problems with my knees hips and shoulders to, there currently investigating it thing I might have arthritis.

    Hello, I have been suffering more and more with joint pain and am just hitting my 30's I am also being investigated for arthritis. So I'm thinking it might be related to goldenhar.

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    A year ago I had an operation on my foot. I had a large growth around the joint of my big toe, where it connects to my foot, which was causing me great pain. The operation involved shaving part of the bone. My medical notes didn’t refer to the problem as a bunion, but as degeneration of the bone. Unfortunately, I still feel a lot of pain now. I wear MBT shoes, but I still feel a pain below the joint, and above it on the top of my foot. I have spoken to the doctor about this, and have been told that the only available option to me now is to have pins put in place, which would disable the joint. If possible I would like to avoid this solution, although I have been told of no other option, I wonder if there is any other solution that you may know of that could help? For information, I am 57, female, and have never worn ill-fitting or high heeled shoes.





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    You have exactly the same prob as me, I too had the bone shaved off but it has grown back after just 2 years. Mine is caused i believe thro too much mobility in my mid foot area. Orthotics alone dont seem to solve it. Try extra support (to reduce the mobility) by lining your shoes with thick padding around the mid foot area to reduce the mobility. My foot hurt for a bit after the op but rarely does so now. I am also 57 and feel i may as well be 92. I wear walking boots most of the time but now even they are feeling tight and my third toe blisters where the bunion is pushing it across. I suffer from hypermobility which is why my third toe slides too, it is murder, you have my thoughts.

    hi I am female 68 and have nodules on both my first and second joints of the fingers of my right hand, 2nd joint has now started to swell and is painful and there is a hard lump forming over the joint. The other joints that have already gone are completely locked, I am worried about this going further as theleft hand is showing the beginings of swelling. I keep knocking these joints and it is very painful ,is there anything I can do to reverse this, thanks





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    I am 13yrs old and am suffering severe joint pains in my ankles and knees and hips and wrists and shoulders and i also get back pains and chest pains and i cannot PUT ON weight i am slightly underweight for my age i think because i am 6 stone. I take cod liver oil now for my joint problems but would like a diagnoses for some of my problems. I think i might have arthritis but that is just what i think. I havent been to see a doctor because my mum doesnt like hosiptals or doctors so i dont ever go... i would REALLY like to get checked out but my mum wont take me!! HELP ME PLEASE xx





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    you dont need your mum to go with you just phone your doctors surgery and book an appointment

    My daughter is nine and has her first genital ulcer , seeing GP tomorrow so it's documented ! She has been suspected BD for last two years and has mouth ulcers and nose lesions nearly all the time, plus gastro and joint pain . She also has Joint hyper mobility syndrome and is on colchine and pirztofin for migraines which worked at first but symptoms much more aggressive now. I feel everyone's frustration as they need to be seen with symptoms and instead you get ' looks fine' two days later another flare comes. Take photos and jot down in a diary been the only thing that's kept me sane at times!!





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    Your advice on knees was embarassing. There are a number of things that can be done to reduce the stress on knees. 1. Avoid sitting with your legs crossed or puting them on a coffee stressing the joint. 2. Change the shoes you are wearing for a different pair as the attitude of the sole may affect your stance and knee. 3.At night you can put hot water bottle and also put a pillow under the joint so the stress on the knee is reduced.





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    Your advice on knees was embarassing. There are a number of things that can be done to reduce the stress on knees. 1. Avoid sitting with your legs crossed or puting them on a coffee stressing the joint. 2. Change the shoes you are wearing for a different pair as the attitude of the sole may affect your stance and knee. 3.At night you can put hot water bottle and also put a pillow under the joint so the stress on the knee is reduced.





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    I was diagnosed in Germany with Lymes in 1991 after a stay in a psychiatric hospital.[Scary or what!!] Although IV antibiotics were administered & the immediate symptoms abated [mental confusion, palpitations, joint pain etc] the symptoms return regularly. I was referred at one point to an consultant who was interested in Rheumatism & Lymes. Whilst he could see I had Lymes anti bodies in my system & that I was suffering arthritic problems, since it wasn't a current full blown Lymes attack he wasn't really interested. On the scale at that time I wasn't deemed a priority for arthritic treatment. Since then I have suffered from almost constant joint pain, sweating, sleeplessness. I was taking doxcylin for a while & this seemed to help alleviate the joint pain but I then have suffered from kidney pain so have had to discontinue the treatment. Is there any ongoing treatment for Lymes sufferers long after the initial infection?





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    hi my name is jo,since a fall 2 years ago have been diagnosed with sacriolic joint dysfunction,was given physio to do plus steroid injections into sacriolic joint,am permenantly on morphine patches and co codamol for the pain,i do exercises given but seem to cause more pain so am at a loss as to what to do to help myself.Do i persevere with them or could it be making it worse,if ask gp they tell me to ask at pain clinic which i am curently under,i feel i am not listened to also,some days i stay in bed as pain so excruciating,if i go out for the day with family i always suffer next day,i would be grateful for any advise as i feel life is passing me by as unable to work due to the discomfort i am in.





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    Sounds like Joint Hypermobility Syndrome which my daughter aged 15 suffers with. There are indicators that you have it if you are "double jointed". Some people can be and not suffer with it at all but others will have that clicking and pain and "locking" of joints. My daughter gets it from me as I seem to be a bit double jointed as well ! Have a look on this nhs site it is very good to explain all. Painkillers and rest when needed and physio are usually prescribed. GP refers you to specialist so you can get physio to help manage pain and learn do's and don'ts of exercise to do if you have problems with this condition. http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Joint-hypermobility/Pages/Introduction.aspx

    it sounds like you may have an issue that is unrelated to the treatment you received for the joint pain. it might be a red herring to consider it as a cause/effect situation. you may be allergic/sensitive to the sun, as are about 10% of northern europeans. the sun can cause a wide variety of rashes and systemic reactions in people with a condition called Polymorphous Light Eruption (PMLE). you might be having this reaction, and once it occurs you are getting a secondary skin infection from the irritation. steroid creams can help, but if you had a bad reaction to a joint treatment it may be better to simply prevent it from happening. a sunBLOCK (as opposed to a sunscreen, or in addition to a sunscreen) with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide can provide a barrier to the sun's rays. go for a high SPF, optimally above SPF60. and you may need to stay completely covered up and wear a hat in the sunny months. some people even add a special UPF treatment to their clothing in the washing machine. joint issues AND skin problems like PMLE are often seen together in people who have lupus, so if you have any other issues like significant hair loss or kidney problems, you may want to ask your doctor for a screening.

    I am 19 and have had bunions since i was very young. I have them on both feet but exprienced great pain particularly in my right foot. The pain was in the joint and i could only walk short distances before the pin was so great i could not walk any further. I went to see the senior orthapedic surgeon at my local hospital and he recomended sugery. At the age of 15 i had a bunion ectomy. This did help with the pain in the joint but i now have a bunion that is much bigger. I can't find shoes that fit properly, some shops have the wide fit option but even these are too small... I dnt know what to say but anyone who s thinking of surgery...if you dont have pain as it is do not have the surgery! I am embarrassed to show off my feet and i sometimes wish i had put up with the pain and nohad the operation.





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    Lol Beth. I was barefoot and trodden on by a horse - as a teen. My feet have done a bit of growing after that, too, right up to a size 43. I have a loud click in my big toe first joint when I flex it, and have arthritis in my middle toe 2nd joint, thanks to Rajah the large bay lump. I'm in my early 40's so it's downhill from here with regards developing arthritis, I suppose. Mind you, I've had a cervical fusion done after falling off - yes, you've guessed it = Rajah the bay flat-footed lump. And a very revised ankle from falling off a motorbike. You just look like the life you lead, really. I guess your foot might need some attention, perhaps an x-ray to see what's going on. Damaged joints sometimes build themselves up with bone - that's what happened in my neck - and rarely just stay the same. Good luck!





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    Hi Dele, No, I have had symptoms since 8 months and was diagnosed at 10. Before diagnosis I was on hydrocortisone cream and oral steroids. At 13 I was prescribed thalidomide which really cleared everything up-joint pain, ulcers and skin problems but I had to come off that due to nerve damage at 15. Since then I've been on methotrexate, which for me has very few side effects but you have to be really vigilant about birth control as it's a folic acid inhibitor. I also use topical steroids such as dermovate, and anti inflamatory's for the joint pain. I have had a few bad reactions to medication, dapsone and colchecine were the worst, and yes, I've been on medication constantly since diagnosis except for 6 months prior to and during my pregnancy's, but once you get into a routine it becomes like second nature. BS Society is at www.behcets.org.uk . Hope all goes well for you xx

    Hi, I too was diagnosed with Arthritis when very young. It affected be in many ways, and caused by left leg to bow outwards which was put right when I turned 18. The Surgeon had to remove a wedge of bone from lower leg bone and It was pinned in place. I had to be in Plaster for Three months. I have just under gone a TKR (Total Knee Replacement) on my right leg. The knee joint was badly affected by the Arthritis that in the end I couldn't put any weight on the knee. I have been told that I will have to have the left knee done next year, if it lasts that long. I am 44 this year, and although, very young to have a TKR, I feel that I have been given a second chance. The operation was only performed three weeks ago but I have not got that horrid pain in my knee joint any more. It is well worth considering. Kind regards

    I am 17 and have been suffering with chronic gout for 4 years, I don't fit any of the criteria to have gout but my Utica acid levels were off the scales I have been prescribed naproxen, allopurinol and stomach tablets but I'm still in a lot of pain, the only place I don't suffer is my toes, every joint and bone is affected by gout and I'm in extreme pain everyday, I've been back to the doctors and have now been told I have something wrong with my kidneys due to my gout not being treated within 3 months of my first attack, as I have said I have had gout for 4 years and only just been diagnosed with it after repeatedly going back to the doctors! I am a mum to a 2 year old and my problems are now affecting him as I struggle even to get him dressed, gout is a very painful condition and I still don't understand why it is affecting every joint!





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    Ask for allopurinol ..I take it daily and it stops the attacks

    I'm already taking allopurinol but still suffer with severe pain, I have been back and forwards to rheumatology consultants and various specialists but no one has given me a clear idea as to the pain still being there guess it's never going to be sorted out after 4 years and still not been sorted

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