Joint pain

Joint pain, or arthralgia, may afflict one particular joint, or multiple joints may be painful. Acute joint pain is often caused by an injury, such as a joint sprain (e.g. “rolled ankle”). Chronic joint pain may be caused by arthritis of various types (e.g. osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, etc ...

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If you have joint pain, see your doctor. Finding out about arthritis early and getting the right treatment can prevent further joint damage and help control symptoms. Many types of treatment are available, including medicines and surgery. These steps also might help ease arthritis symptoms:

  • Maintain a healthy weight. Being ...
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Causes

Traumatic Causes: Joint pain may be caused by:

Arthritic Conditions: Various types of arthritis may cause chronic joint pain, and some ...

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Causes of Joint pain

Joint pain is a very common problem with many possible causes - but it's usually a result of injury or arthritis. In older people, joint pain that gets steadily worse is usually a sign of osteoarthritis. It may affect just one ...1

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Diagnosis of Joint pain

If you feel pain and stiffness in your joints, don’t hesitate to bring it up with your doctor. If you wait too long, your joints can become damaged beyond repair. Find out what’s causing your problems now and ...2

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Causes List for Joint pain

Possible causes of Joint pain (or similar symptoms) may include:3

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Treatments for Joint pain

What to Do to Ease Severe Joint Pain: People with severe joint pain related to arthritis have multiple ways to improve how they feel and enjoy life.

  • Get physically active. CDC recommends that adults with arthritis be moderately physically active ...
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References

  1. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ joint-pain/ 
  2. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): newsinhealth.nih.gov/ issue/ nov2010/ feature1
  3. Source: Algorithmically Generated List

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Note: This site is for informational purposes only and is not medical advice. See your doctor or other qualified medical professional for all your medical needs.