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whats the difference between arthritis and arthralgia. which one is more serve?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Arthritis and: Arthralgia, literally means joint pain and is a symptom of the Arthritis is a joint disorder itself that involves inflammation of one or several joints.
Answered on Mar 18, 2016
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Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
Arthralgia: is pain in a joint and is a symptom of arthritis.Arthritis is an inflammatory process in a joint that can damage or destroy the cartilage on the joint surface.
Answered on Jul 22, 2014
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