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A 45-year-old member asked:

What is arthralgia?

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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33 years experience
See below: Technically arthralgia is pain in the joints and arthritis is inflammation in the joints however, the terms are often used interchangeably. Not all pain in joints is arthritic though. For instance, joint pain can occur from viruses or even conditions like low thyroid (hypothyroid).
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A 36-year-old member asked:

What causes arthralgia?

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Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
It is joint pain: This is pain in the joint. It can be due to injury or inflammation. If there is more inflammation you can get swelling and this is then called arthritis.There are many causes for joint pain and it can even occur if the muscle strength about he joints is not good. There are lab tests to help tell if you have inflammation as well as your examination by your physician. or a rheumatologist
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