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Hi, Sorry this is not a conventional request as I am asking on behalf of my husband who has some suddenly occurring joint problems. I hope someone on here can help point us in the right direction.
Over the weekend he developed pain and an instable feeling in his right Knee (accompanied by swelling above the knee), pain in big toe, pain in ankles, and stiffness, pain and slight swelling of both wrists. From my father I know that these are all symptoms of gout, but unlike gout there is no heat, or red shiny skin over the swollen areas. He can think of nothing he has done to specifically aggravate these joints (especially not all of them at once)
It took me all day Monday to persuade him to go to the doctors yesterday (he never goes to the doc unless dying and doesnt usually complain about aches and pains so I know something is wrong) and all the Doc would say was, Hmm, doesn't seem to be anything wrong, go home and rest and take paracetamol. All this has done is confirm to hubby that its a waste of time going to the docs.
He cant really rest as he is a self employed handyman and cant afford not to work, and paracetamol makes no difference.
I have looked online and cannot find anything with these symptoms which comes on suddenly except gout (which is unlikely due to the absence of heat and redness)
Does anyone know if there is anything else similar? It seems an odd mix of joints to be suddenly affected all at once.