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Reddened joints

Discussion in 'Pain and Inflammation' started by eric_gladiator, Aug 22, 2017.

  1. eric_gladiator

    eric_gladiator

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    Since these months that I began the new symptoms I notice many times that my joints turn red, such as the knees, the knuckles of the hands ... what is it? I also notice that these symptoms often appear with hot water or when consuming sugar
     
  2. Invisible Woman

    Invisible Woman Senior Member

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    Are they sore as well?

    Are they also swollen?

    Not that I know the answer but if they are also sore & swollen I'd see the doc.
     
  3. eric_gladiator

    eric_gladiator

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    @Invisible Woman


    But that pain is nuisance, they burn like fire and they get more rigid
     
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  4. charles shepherd

    charles shepherd Senior Member

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    BASIC MEA INFORMATION RE JOINT SYMPTOMS:

    Bottom line here is that red joints are NOT a part of ME/CFS - you need to show these red joints to your doctor!


    Although joint pain/discomfort can form part of ME/CFS, consideration should always be given to the fact that this could be due to a rheumatic disease that also causes fatigue (as many can - including lupus/SLE, Sjogren's Syndrome and rheumatoid arthritis), or the presence of a fibromyalgic component to ME/CFS.

    Joint pain can also be caused by hypermobility syndromes, which are more common in people with ME/CFS, and should always be considered in younger people with joint pain - especially if there are other symptoms suggestive of hypermobiity syndromes such as very flexible joints, joint dislocation, digestive problems, dizziness or fainting episodes, thin or stretchy skin with easy bruising

    More info on hypermolbility syndromes:

    http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/joint-hypermobility/Pages/Introduction.aspx

    The clinical assessment of people with ME/CFS who also have joint pain, along with relevant investigations, is covered in some detail in the MEA purple book

    Joint pain in ME/CFS is NOT accompanied by swelling, redness or deformity - so if any of these 'red flag' symptoms or signs are present this indicates another explanation that requires proper clinical assessment and investigation by your doctor

    Dr Charles Shepherd
    Hon Medical Adviser, MEA
     
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