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Orthopedic surgery

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Content updated on Sep 6, 2022

About the symptom

It describes the warm sensation felt on the limb.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Repeated fever above 38 ℃

  • Fever

  • Numbness / sensory disorder

  • Recent weight loss

  • Swelling of the affected area

Possible causes

  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)

    An inflammatory disease affecting multiple joints, especially in the hands and feet. The cause is autoimmunity (body's immune system attacking itself).

  • Gout / pseudogout

    Gout and pseudogout are a group of diseases which are caused by the inflammation and accumulation of crystals in the joints. Gout is caused by accumulation of uric acid crystals, and pseudogout by calcium pyrophosphatecrystals. They are characterized by sudden painful swelling in one or more joints. Gout attacks may be caused by eating foods rich in purines such as seafood, alcohol and red meat, while pseudogout could be due to joint injury, surgery or immune problems.

  • Hyperuricemia

    Hyperuricemia is increased uric acid level in the blood. Causes include alcohol intake, high amounts of meat and seafood consumption. It's also associated with health conditions such as diabetes, heart and kidney disease.It can lead to several diseases, including gout (painful type of arthritis).

  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)
  • Fabry disease

Related serious diseases

  • Septic arthritis

    Infection of a joint space. It can be caused by a wound that penetrates the joint, allowing bacteria to enter. It can also be caused by bacteria from distant sites, which travel via the bloodstream into the joint.

  • Osteomyelitis
  • Cellulitis / erysipelas

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Do your hands or feet feel hot?

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Medically Reviewed By:

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