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Wrists, elbows, hips, knees, & ankles... Too young for this!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 17, 2010
  • 08:40 PM

I am 29 years old. I have a strange problem with my joints. The only ones I've ever actually injured was one knee (stretched ligaments & soft tissue damage), and one elbow (fractured). My joints do not swell (with the exception of the one knee), and they do not get warm. They just ache and snap. My wrist pain is usually brought on by lifting something with a little weight to it (does not have to be heavy). But I can't explain the elbows, ankles, and hips... Sometimes even my fingers get this same feeling. Like it's right in the tendons, or in the bones... Yes, it can keep me awake at night, especially when I have it in my hips (can't get comfortable...) I am too young to have this kind of problem (in my opinion), so what could be going on??? There are a few other things bothering me as well, but I've dealt with them so long that I've just learned to live with them. Sooooooo tired all the time... I could wear my coat and slippers all day long and be quite comfortable. For whatever reason, I've noticed that my temperature is usually low, and in the evenings, I always have a low-grade fever for a little while. Any ideas?

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  • Me again... Now, my wrist pain is gone (for now). But I can't even brush my teeth or anything because of my right elbow. It constantly aches now and goes down into my wrist, and starting to go into my shoulder. WTH???
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 21, 2010
    • 10:05 PM
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  • I have the same exact pains. Have you found anything out?
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  • I have the same exact pains. Have you found anything out?[/QUOTEI am in the midst to trying to get to the bottom of the very same symptoms. Because I have had alot of testing done, including heavy metal testing all come back normal or negative including syphillis testing. Now they are looking at Lyme disease and haven't got results from that. I got the H1N1 flu shot and my symptoms happened about 2-4 weeks or so after that. I am doing research on Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Arthralgia and others that I've seen mentioned as side affects from the shot. This could be along shot, but it is wierd that this crept up especially when I am very healthy, never take prescription drugs, and excercise and eat pretty healthy.
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  • OMG! Finally I have found someone else. I have the same exact symptoms! I am also 29, with wrists, knee,ankle,hip pain, occasionally my lower back as well. I also have a slightly lower temperature then normal. The only thing the doctors say so far is arthritis. The only injuries i have had is also a knee injury, tore ligaments. I am in so much pain I can not function. My joints do not get warm or anything either. I had a baby aprox 10 weeks ago and one doctor told me it was from that but I have only had these problems for about 3-4 week. Have you found anything out yet?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 22, 2010
    • 05:07 PM
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  • I am 29 years old. I have a strange problem with my joints. The only ones I've ever actually injured was one knee (stretched ligaments & soft tissue damage), and one elbow (fractured). My joints do not swell (with the exception of the one knee), and they do not get warm. They just ache and snap. My wrist pain is usually brought on by lifting something with a little weight to it (does not have to be heavy). But I can't explain the elbows, ankles, and hips... Sometimes even my fingers get this same feeling. Like it's right in the tendons, or in the bones... Yes, it can keep me awake at night, especially when I have it in my hips (can't get comfortable...) I am too young to have this kind of problem (in my opinion), so what could be going on??? There are a few other things bothering me as well, but I've dealt with them so long that I've just learned to live with them. Sooooooo tired all the time... I could wear my coat and slippers all day long and be quite comfortable. For whatever reason, I've noticed that my temperature is usually low, and in the evenings, I always have a low-grade fever for a little while. Any ideas?It sounds like you are reading me like a book. I am also 29, and have the same exact symptoms as you. I have also had a knee injury, and am having hip, knee, ankle, wrist pain. my elbows dont hurt yet, however every week it seeems to be something new. I do have lower back pain as well. i also have a slightly lower temp. havent noticed any fever though. Have you found anything out yet?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 22, 2010
    • 06:27 PM
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  • Hi, I am a physical therapist. Multiple joint pain generally is due to some type of systemic disease. As mentioned above, Lyme's disease, Frbromyalgia, or rheumatoid arthritis. Sounds like you need to see a rheumatologist and get some blood work done to determine what the specific cause is. For more information about systemic diseases, visit http://www.joint-pain-solutions.com/rheumatoid-arthritis-symptoms.html Hope this helps. ~JTrempe PT, ATChttp://www.joint-pain-solutions.com
    JTrempe 101 Replies
    • November 23, 2010
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  • Hi I am 31 and have alot of the same pains, in my joints mainly wrists ankles and fingers, It started with a case of strep throat about a year ago, after months of tests my doctor said I had rhumatic fever ( I think he just got tired of guessing). Well I got better for a few months, but now I have noticed everytime it gets a little cold my throat gets irritated and the joint issues start to come back slowly. Also frequent headaches and fatigue. Have you had any strep infections before your joint pain started?
    tkn469 1 Replies
    • November 23, 2010
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  • Im 32 & most of the year I have had all the same symptoms & pains & I almost feel like my bones are going to snap. I have had to stop working & change my lifestyle. I have gone through a multitude of specialists & finally I did a bone scan that picked up that my whole skeleton is inflammed (osteomyelitis). Unfotunately we have not found the cause yet, but they believe that I contracted a serious virus that has affected the bones & I now may have a long term Rheumetalogical issue. They are also testing for things like Lyme Disease & Brusselosis. Hope that helps!
    lookingforanswersD 4 Replies
    • November 29, 2010
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  • Im 32 & most of the year I have had all the same symptoms & pains & I almost feel like my bones are going to snap. I have had to stop working & change my lifestyle. I have gone through a multitude of specialists & finally I did a bone scan that picked up that my whole skeleton is inflammed (osteomyelitis). Unfotunately we have not found the cause yet, but they believe that I contracted a serious virus that has affected the bones & I now may have a long term Rheumetalogical issue. They are also testing for things like Lyme Disease & Brusselosis. Hope that helps!hi, im only 23 and am getting all these symptoms. any suggestions what it may be? at the docs tomorrow but dont want them fobbing me off. both hips, both knees and wrist hurt! and also im sooooo tired and dont know why! 12hrs sleep last night and really wanted to stay in bed for the rest of the day. plus headaches everyday. help!!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 13, 2010
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  • hi, im only 23 and am getting all these symptoms. any suggestions what it may be? at the docs tomorrow but dont want them fobbing me off. both hips, both knees and wrist hurt! and also im sooooo tired and dont know why! 12hrs sleep last night and really wanted to stay in bed for the rest of the day. plus headaches everyday. help!! Hope your doctors appointment was good! The most important suggestion i can make is to find a doctor that believes you, will walk your journey with you & not fob you off. A Specialist Physician or Rhumetologist may be more help as they act like investigators. Other than that doing full blood work also checking your Thyroid, DHEA, Adrenal, C-Reactive protein & Epstein Barr might be a good start. Many tests can be done from there. Hope that helps :).
    lookingforanswersD 4 Replies
    • December 16, 2010
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  • Hope your doctors appointment was good! The most important suggestion i can make is to find a doctor that believes you, will walk your journey with you & not fob you off. A Specialist Physician or Rhumetologist may be more help as they act like investigators. Other than that doing full blood work also checking your Thyroid, DHEA, Adrenal, C-Reactive protein & Epstein Barr might be a good start. Many tests can be done from there. Hope that helps :).Thank god I am not going crazy, I have suffered on and off for the last couple of years with different pains but recently my hips and ankles have been extremely painful. I have had blood tests and the only problem that showed up was low white blood cell count.The doctors keep telling me that its a joint inflamation infection which they never explain and have stated that they do not know why I get it. I am constantly tired and have constantly got a bad hip,lower back, neck, elbow, shoulder and now ankles I think people are starting to believe that I am a hypocondriac but I just would like to feel fit and healthy.I am a PE teacher and the joint pains are seriously starting to affect my job which I love.Please can someone help or have any solutions
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
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  • Hi everyone. I want to thank you for sharing your conditions because it really helps if you know that you are not alone -support means a lot and makes a difference. I am 28 years old and i recently stopped smoking. About 3 weeks later my whole body was inflammed (every joint i have). People keep telling me it is a symptom of withdrawall but I can't take the pain anymore nor the immobilizing sensation. I will visit a reumatologist and do the relative tests and see what they will show. I was just wondering if anyone developed these symptoms after quitting smoking? Thanx
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  • Hi Everyone. I'm joining in here as well, can relate to this. I'm 30 and have an appointment with a rheumatologist in a couple of weeks- after an ortho told me that my MRI of neck and xrays of back look like an old woman's combined with constant neck pain since I was 15 or so and used to get torticollis a few times a year. Now, I'm tired all the time and all of my joints hurt as well as my low back. The ortho sent me to PT for my neck and back which I started today and before she even knew the ortho had mentioned possible autoimmune disease, she said that my symptoms along with her physical exam are making her think I could have RA or some other autoimmune problem. I'm pretty scared, but also slightly relieved that it's all making sense. The frequent anemia, fatigue, aches and pains, yeast infections, mouth sores, depression, IBS, and random milk allergy I developed in my 20's. From what I've recently researched these things can all have a link to autoimmune probs. Kinda weird I've had these random, mild things all my life that I didn't think were particularly abnormal, because it's my normal. Every time I get labs drawn something is off (WBC, hemoglobin etc) but not alarmingly off upon repeat lab that one thing would be better but something else slightly off. My ortho is surprised my PMD or gyne hasn't made the link and worked me up for autoimmune disease. Has anyone else had this done?
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  • I'm only 19 and i have knees, hips, wrists, lower back and shoulder pain. I have to click my wrists all the time to ease the pain even a little bit. And my knee just baffles me i could be standing by a sink washing up and it will just go then i cant walk on it for days nor can i bend it or straighten it, sometimes it feels like someone is trying to gouge my knee cap off same with my shoulder, I've been referred to physio but everyone knows how long they take to get back to you. And I've started to notice i break out in cold sweats at night time for no reason and I've been more lethargic than usual i just put it down to my new job. Would be nice to know why im falling apart at this age if there is a reason :/
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  • OMG! Finally I have found someone else. I have the same exact symptoms! I am also 29, with wrists, knee,ankle,hip pain, occasionally my lower back as well. I also have a slightly lower temperature then normal. The only thing the doctors say so far is arthritis. The only injuries i have had is also a knee injury, tore ligaments. I am in so much pain I can not function. My joints do not get warm or anything either. I had a baby aprox 10 weeks ago and one doctor told me it was from that but I have only had these problems for about 3-4 week. Have you found anything out yet?Practicing yoga can immensely help you in fighting against all kind of knee and joint pain
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  • Hi everyone,I hope you've all had some sort of progress with your journey to figuring out what's causing your symptoms. I'm also experiecing similar problems to you all. I'm 21 and for the last year and a half I've been in pain starting from bursitis in my right hip, once I had a cortisone(sp?) injection a pain began in my lower back stemming from the centre to the right side, started back in my hip a little while after this the pain began in my right knee then down to my ankle most recently my wrist and now my elbow (all on the right side). I've been seen my rheumatology and orthopedics all blood tests for anti-nuclear anti-bodies have come back normal - once came back with a weak showing but they dismissed this and an MRI has shown nothing but a slight wear in one of my discs but nothing to cause this pain. I've been asked sooo many times if I feel depressed or overly tired and I am neither (the only thing that makes me sad is this pain!) and i only occassionally feel pain in my left hip, everything is on the right side only and I'm hyper-mobile so yoga is a no-go for me, I've tried pilates and physio and neither have been helpful. If any of you happen to know of any other tests I can suggest/ask for at my doctors I'd really appreciate it as I think the only way forward is actually second opions from different rhumatologists and orthopedics. Thanks
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  • hey! i'm a 25 y/o male; seriously achy knees, tight hips, easily stressed elbows, bad circulation, low blood pressure, mild eczema, depression + anxiety (better thanks to meditation + therapy), moderately low energy, sometimes lots of cold sores... live in SF.my mom has had all these symptoms and more since she was in her twenties. she has managed to mitigate the worst of it by eliminating gluten and dairy from her diet. i have tried eliminating gluten and noticed significant difference. moderate exercise also helps immensely. my plan: eliminate dairy for a month and see what happens. go in to a naturopath or other non-traditional (chinese/ayurvedic/accupuncturist) doctor for an allergy assessment. best luck and health to you all!
    AchyInSF 1 Replies
    • October 1, 2012
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  • I am seventeen years old and have been experiencing this for quite some time, i had to get an mri for my knee which turned out to be tendonitis. The pain keeps coming and going, during the day my hands are freezing and i always shiver but at night i get really hot and everything starts aching. Everytime i go to the doctors they just say it'll go away but it hasn't. They say i'm too young for it to be arthritis or fibrmyaLgia. I keep searching and searching for answers but i can't find any! I'm only seventeen! I cannot live like this for the rest of my life!
    Amysmith25 1 Replies
    • January 7, 2013
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  • I am seventeen years old and have been experiencing this for quite some time, i had to get an mri for my knee which turned out to be tendonitis. The pain keeps coming and going, during the day my hands are freezing and i always shiver but at night i get really hot and everything starts aching. Everytime i go to the doctors they just say it'll go away but it hasn't. They say i'm too young for it to be arthritis or fibrmyaLgia. I keep searching and searching for answers but i can't find any! I'm only seventeen! I cannot live like this for the rest of my life!Hi everyone,I am 35 and have similar problem for past 5 years,since car accident.To be honest, I still do not know exact diagnosis - according to docs everything is fine.But I have constant severe pain, especially nigh time.Started using Soma and Tramadol, mainly Soma and that helped a lot, although prescribed quantity is still not enough.So now my pain costs me 150$ month - ordering from agent over the phone.Just wondering - should I live whole life like this on drugs??
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 12, 2013
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  • I am seventeen years old and have been experiencing this for quite some time, i had to get an mri for my knee which turned out to be tendonitis. The pain keeps coming and going, during the day my hands are freezing and i always shiver but at night i get really hot and everything starts aching. Everytime i go to the doctors they just say it'll go away but it hasn't. They say i'm too young for it to be arthritis or fibrmyaLgia. I keep searching and searching for answers but i can't find any! I'm only seventeen! I cannot live like this for the rest of my life! I feel for you, as I'm going through the same problem with my elbows for the 7 months.. Constant pain in my elbows which has now gone into my right ankle... Was told it was tendonitis ..and to take 800mg of ibuprofen and pills for my stomach as they can cause terrible influx. I do hope you start to feel better.
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