September 24, 2018

Ask The Doctor > Questions & Answers > My knees, ankles, wrists and fingers ache.

My knees, ankles, wrists and fingers ache.

Patient: Hi, I am a 55 year old female and my knees, ankles, wrists and fingers ache. What do you think is the problem and what can I do to help the symptoms. I am currently trying calcium, glucosamine and centrum for women 50+. Thank you



Symptoms: My knees, ankles, wrists and fingers ache.



Doctor: Thank you for contacting ask the doctor.Multiple joint pain can have various reasons like:- osteoarthritis ( most l ikely according to your age)- ankylosing spondylitis ( presence of stiffness which improves with activity)- infective endocarditis ( systemic symptoms of fever, rash weight loss, night sweats , heart murmur)- reactive arthritis or crystal induced arthritis ( gout)I recommend a visit to a physician and stopping all the over the counter self medications.The physician would recommend x rays, blood cultures, echo, MRI or CT depending upon the clinical suspicion after physical examination.Hope this information was useful.


Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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