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Joint pain. - October 17th 2011, 01:34 AM

My hips, wrists, ankles, fingers, and knees click, pop, and cause a lot of pain. My knees have dislocated about 3 times. My hips pop out of their sockets. I sprain/twist my ankles a lot. (obviously not on purpose). I guess my joints are really weak and someone said they are lax? Not sure what all that means... or what I'm trying to ask. I guess I'm just asking if it's possible that my joints hurt for a reason or if there's anything I should be worried about before I go and spend money on a doctor's appointment. I take advil but it really doesn't help. I just started using hot water bottles on my hip but it only works for in the moment and as soon as I take it off it goes right back to hurting. :/ Anyone know anything that could be causing all this joint pain and swelling and clicking and what not?

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Re: Joint pain. - October 17th 2011, 01:44 AM

Water retention could be possible, but usually that is caused by something else.

There are a few reasons I can think of, but they all require doctor diagnosis. I think you should spend the money to see a doctor.
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Re: Joint pain. - October 17th 2011, 01:31 PM

As well as going to the doctor you could try taking Aleve instead of Advil.

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Re: Joint pain. - October 17th 2011, 03:03 PM

Oh right. You can take Motrin, Ibuprofren. There's some other choices for you to try.

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Re: Joint pain. - October 17th 2011, 06:11 PM

What you're describing is 'hypermobility'- that's what they mean when they say your joints are lax. This is not a diagnosis it's the clinical term for 'lax'. Now, what I suggest is that you do go to a doctor. This is because the best treatment for yourself is a course of physiotherapy and exercise regime tailored to suit you. The doctors could also supply you with braces/splits to support the joints during the time it takes for joint strength to be built up.

Also, clicking/cracking joints is infact healthy. Some people believe it causes arthritis but this is certainly not the case. Clicking is caused by trapped air in the joints so it is better to get these air bubbles out by causing them to click.

As for painkillers I'd suggest Ibuprofen or any anti-inflammatory tablets. Just ensure that you take it with food to reduce stomach irritation and see your doctor straight away if you start vomiting.

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Re: Joint pain. - October 17th 2011, 09:23 PM

I have joint hypermobility syndrome and what you're describing sounds similar to what I get. I have to have a lot of physiotherapy to strengthen my joints as they are constantly dislocating, especially my shoulders and my right hip.
It is worth going to see a doctor as you don't need to suffer with your joints. It took years to finally have an answer to my problems as no one believed how much pain I was in.
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Re: Joint pain. - October 21st 2011, 05:58 AM

very sad to hear that about ur condition and ur knee dislocated three times u have to go for a good physical therapist he is the peroson but choose the best physical therapist in area becuase some nonprofessional people are also here.......
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