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I have chronically painful joints (wrists, elbows, fingers), but it doesn't fit any disease I can google. Tendonitis doesn't go on for years, and arthritis apparently improves with movement. Movement is really bad for me, especially weight bearing.<br><br>
Yes, I went to the doctor, was told I have arthritis (with no blood test, no referral, two question history). I need to find a new PCP and I want to be prepared this time.
 

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lyme and fibromyalgia pop to my head
 

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Tendonitis can actually go on for years. I have been dealing with it off and on since 1997. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
It could also be carpal tunnel or osteomyelitis (infection of the bursa).
 

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Thatnks for your responses.<br><br>
Can't be lyme, I'm not in a tick area<br><br>
Fibromyalgia doesn't fit according to the google description of it. I don't have all-over body aching, and I don't wake up sore.<br><br>
Carpal tunnel - it's in lots of joints and comes and goes in some. The other night I the last joint on my left little finger was hurting. I may have gone my whole life and never ever used that joint. And there's no tingling, no numbness.<br><br>
Osteomyelitis - do you get that in lots of joints?<br><br>
Rainbowmoon, I do NOT want to hear that! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> Well, I suppose I do in preference to having a degenerative disease like lupus or arthritis, but I want it to be something treatable. I want to be able to do stuff again. Do you get any treatment other than NSAIDs and rest?<br><br>
Any other suggestions for me to eliminate?
 

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osteomyelitis can cause joint pain. you would probably have bone pain in addition too though.<br><br>
I use a chiro for my tendonitis and massage.<br><br>
I have really bad arthritis in my feet, ankles, knees and hips (due to lots of pointe ballet dancing when I was teen and a career on my feet for 10 years) it totally sucks. Some mornings I can hardly walk! While it does get better with movement it doesn't usually go completely away as of lately.unless I break down and take tylenol. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Tendonitis can actually go on for years. I have been dealing with it off and on since 1997. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
It could also be carpal tunnel or osteomyelitis (infection of the bursa).</div>
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Osteomyelitis is infection of the bone not the Bursa, for the OP Bursitis pain gets worse as the day goes on and not better. I get it a lot in my knees and hips<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> A agree with the arthritis pain feeling better with movement, when I first get up in the morning I HURT, every where, everything is really stiff and stuff but as I start moving around I feel much better but some days, like the past couple of days I have been taking Mortin and 8 hr Tylenol. Weather changes are killer on arthritis, I can tell you a week in advance it if its going to rain or snow. Rain my knees ache all day, snow they burn all day<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> On the flip side I know what the weather is going to be like in the next week<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Joint pain from <a href="http://www.eorthopod.com/public/patient_education/6599/viral_arthritis.html" target="_blank">Fifth Disease</a> can last for years.
 
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