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Arthritis and Rheumatism

All of a sudden I get pain.

07/03/2007

Question:

I would like to know why all of a sudden my joints hurt, mostly wrists and ankles. The bottom of my feet tingle and get real hot all the time and the pain shoots up my left leg all the way to my knee. Every once in a while this pain goes up my right leg also, but not as much. I am fifty and about 30 lbs overweight. I think I am going through menapause, but this is really the only symptoms that I have. Thank you for your help

Answer:

There are really a lot of different possible explanations for these symptoms. One needs to have a more complete history and do a physical examination in order to begin to answer them.

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Response by:

Irving  Kushner, MD Irving Kushner, MD
Professor Emeritus of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University