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Severe Pain in Hands and Feet

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  • Posted By: oomilkdud
  • January 11, 2007
  • 06:17 AM

Hi, I am an 18 year old girl. I am a cheerleader wich may have somthing to do with my problem. I have severe pain in my hands and my feet, sometimes my ankles and wrists. The pain is worse at night but latley happens during activity. I was tested for diabetes, arthritis, and lyme disease. All came out negative. Also pain increases during stress and changes in weather. The only way it feels better is if major pressure is placed on hands and feet, wich then feels better for a minute then hurts again. I feel as though my fingers and toes are stiff and need to be cracked... it's so confusing because it sounds so much like arthritis...can anyone help please?!

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  • Why not stop your cheerleader activity for a week or two and take a good rest of yourself? Your pain may impove. :)
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  • I agree, sounds like tendonitis or some other repetitive related injury. Acupuncture would really help this, especially if you could take a break while being treated. Visit www.acufinder.com to find a practitioner near you. Also, physical therapy may be very helpful as well. If you can't take a break you might want to use supportive tape or braces, if they help your symptoms. Do you drink sodas? Soda leaches minerals from the body, and can actually cause osteopenia and osteoarthritis symptoms. Please stop drinking all sodas if you currently do so, and drink only pure spring water. There was a recent study about this, I am sure you can google it to find it. Pretty scary stuff, girls your age with signs of bone loss! Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3,080 Replies Flag this Response
  • You could also have enlarged tendons, where they are longer or wider than required and they just plain need cracking, nothing more serious than that.I have it in nearly every joint, (you have no idea how much unfun I am at things like gymnastics or parties when you can crack every joint people can name and even some they hadnt considered!)Do any of your joints repeatedly crack rather than need an hour or so to recover before they crack again? If so, its possible.
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  • It could be some type of joint pain issue...try to have more calcium foods..and protein..to keep your bones healthy and strong.
    stuartkneen 1 Replies
    • February 20, 2015
    • 00:15 PM
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