Every day for the past three weeks I have had random swelling, muscle ache, and joint pain. One day it will be my left forearm with muscle pain and then the next day it will be my heel swelling. Every day it is something different in a different place. My symptoms have been: Joint swelling in my fingers and toes, muscle ache in my forearms, random swelling bumps on the back of my neck arches of my feet and heels, and swollen lip. I have no allergies and have not seen any insect bites. The pain is mild and annoying. Could it be stress?
Hyperthyroidism is an important cause of joint pain and stiffness.Did you get your thyroid evaluation recently?
Joint pain and stiffness may also be found in arthritis. There are many types of arthritis, including rheumatoid and other types of inflammatory arthritis, osteoarthritis, infectious arthritis, and arthritis due to gout or pseudogout. Other causes of joint pain include autoimmune and vasculitic disorders (for example, systemic lupus erythematosus, polymyalgia rheumatica, and polyarteritis nodosa), avascular necrosis of bone, and injuries.
Other important causes could be polymyositis(a type of inflammatory myopathy or muscle inflammation) or fibromyalgia(Fibromyalgia (FM) is a disorder classified by the presence of chronic widespread pain and tactile allodynia i.e heightened and painful response to gentle touch)
Investigations like serum creatinine,uric acid,x-rays of the joints and MRI joints are required to make a diagnosis.
Pls discuss these options with your doctor. Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
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.