multiple joint pain, includinng knee, lower back, and shoulder
I am a 28 yr old female, average height and weight although I have gained 20 pounds rapidly in the past 6-months for no reason. I exercise regularly. I have multiple joint pain including lower back pain that increases if sedentary, burning knee pain especially in the evening and after sitting cross-legged. I have had over 3 surgeries on my shoulders and have very weak ankles and wrists but have never injured or sprained these joints. I also have occasional severe pain in my hips which comes very quickly and leaves almost as fast. I am extremely flexible and have been told that I have Hypermobility Syndrome but I do not believe that this is the only thing causing my pain. My pain seems to be worse at night and gets better with ice. I am not sure if I should seek further advice for this problem. My knee and back pain are the worse right now. I feel as it I am too young for this type of pain to be occurring. Please advise.
I am a physical theapist. I may be biased but I would see a good orthopedic doctor and then a good physical therapist. Multiple joint pain can be related to a variety of issues so you need to get that evaluated first. Keep using the ice, get an accurate diagnosis, and see a PT for treatment.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.