flu like symptoms

Question

About a month ago I thought I had a cold or flu. My muscels hurt and I was just not feeling myself. The not feeling myself went away after about 2 days but the aches have not. My wrists. hands, feet and now my hip on the right are all very sore and just plain hurt. should I wait and see if it will go away or do you think I should go and get this checked? My fingers and wrists also seem to be swollen in the morning.

Answer

If your symptoms have persisted for over a month, I would seek a rheumatology referral. Given the wait list that most rheumatologists have, I would make the appointment now.

Alan Matsumoto, M.D.

About Alan Matsumoto, M.D.

Part-time Faculty, Division of Rheumatology
Johns Hopkins University