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Old 09-24-2011, 10:01 AM   #1
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Rapidly Developing Joint Pain in Many Areas

I am a pretty healthy male aged 47. I began walking anywhere from 5 to 7 miles about 3 weeks ago. Everything was fine until my last walk (about one and a half weeks ago). The next day, the outer heal and ankle of both feet were incredibly sensitive and I was feeling a lot of pain. Within days I was feeling the pain in my toes, the pads of my feet, and my knees. Most recently it has escalated to the bones and joints of my fingers, pad of my hands, wrists and elbows. It appears to be symmetrical. Ibuprofen helps to take the edge off the pain enough to wear I can walk without much discomfort. However, as I type this, I cannot make a complete fist in either hand without experiencing extreme pain. The areas are also very painful to mild pressure exerted in certain areas of what appears to be mostly bone.

Needless to say, this has me a bit worried and is impacting my ability to do many things. Any clues out there??