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traveling joint pain

Help! I have been having traveling joint pain for about two months now. I think this all started when I got a really bad strep throat infection. About two weeks after the infection pasted I started getting bad burning pains in my wrists when I move them (especially flexing them up or down) It was so bad I couldn't get dressed by myself in the morning) I started wrapping my wrist and that seemed to help.About a month later my wrists started to feel better, but I started getting the same pain in my ankles, and my left knee. It really hurts alot when I walk or have to lift my knee. My knee almost feels swollen. I have never heard of a joint pain that moves around I am so lost. I am tired of taking Ibprofin and sleeping on a heating pad! I went to my primary DR. He took blood, x-rays and urine, but they all came back normal. I am only 31, and I don't want to keep dealling with this with no answers. Can anyone help? My dr. hasn't suggested sending me to a specialist, but I think he's just playing a guessing game at my expense.
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875426 tn?1325528416
When you say travelling pain, I immediately think of fibromyalgia (more than one relative diagnosed with this).  See if your doctor will send you to a rheumatologist.  They can check trigger points for fibromyalgia and check you for arthritis too.
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351246 tn?1379682132
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Hi
Welcome to the MedHelp forum!
Since the joint pains started after a streptococcal throat infection it would be good if you could consult your PCP and take rheumatic serology tests. These tests are taken for a group of diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatic diseases of heart and joints and others like SLE, Sjogren’s syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease etc. All these cause migratory joint pain, which is very typical of rheumatism. If these tests come positive, you will need to consult a rheumatologist.
Hope this helps. Do let me know if there is any thing else and keep me posted. Take care!


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