Pains in joints w/out redness or swelling?

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   Posted 4/11/2007 11:26 AM (GMT -7)   
I have something going on with me that is chronic.. what, I don't know. But I feel that whatever it is, is affecting my joints. My knees, ankles, wrists, shoulders, etc.. are having problems, but right now my left elbow is experiencing shooting pains, going in both directions, up and down my arm. But I don't see anything wierd just looking at my elbow- no redness, swelling. (I've lost a lot of weight from pain meds, so I look more bony anyway LOL). Can joints be "inflamed" w/out any outward signs? Or what? confused
(undiagnosed) chronic pain, for nearly 10 yrs and counting..

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   Posted 4/11/2007 3:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, they can. Also, it might not be the joint itself but rather the insertion point of the tendons into the bone. I get enthesitis periodically and th pains do go in the directions that the tendons run.
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   Posted 4/11/2007 5:05 PM (GMT -7)   
hey sylvie.. how are you doing?
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   Posted 4/12/2007 5:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, for lack of not knowing what else to do LOL I laid in some warm water last night, then slathered my shoulder, elbow (and lower back) in some icy hot. Then went to bed. tongue I'm sure I smelled just great, but anything to take the edge off, you know? This morning my elbow and shoulder aren't too bad. It's my lower back that's hurting more. eyes It's always something. (eta.. oh, I did take an extra pain pill last night, so maybe that did the trick with my elbow. LOL)

I'll have to look up "enthesitis". I've never heard of it before.

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(undiagnosed) chronic pain, for nearly 10 yrs and counting..

Post Edited (sylvie74) : 4/12/2007 10:54:50 AM (GMT-6)

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