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A 34-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me what can cause inflammation in your joints?

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Many things: Depending on which and how many joints, many conditions can cause inflammation in or around joints. Examples are immune problems (rheumatoid arthritis), infection (all kinds of organisms), metabolic problems (gout, pseudogout), foreign bodies (splinters), trauma, neuropathies (diabetes). See your doctor for evaluation. You could also see a rheumatologist.
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Waterloo, NY
A 31-year-old female asked:

What are some causes of pain in joints ? There is no acompanying inflammation

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 54 years experience
See details: There are literally too many possible causes to list. See a rheumatologist to find out. I see you are taking plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). If you are currently seeing a rheumatologist, ask him/her.
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