A 44-year-old member asked:
If not lupus or r.a., what could cause joint swelling and pain, stiffness, and fatigue?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Too many to answer!: If you have persistent pain, see your physician, who may refer you if needed to a "rheumatology" specialist if needed. There are over 100 types of inflammatory arthritities. But if you are having joint swelling-see your doctor, because this stongly suggests inflammation, which always needs treatment! persistent joint pain with fatigue suggest arthritis which may need specific rx.
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Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
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A 49-year-old member asked:
What can cause joint swelling, redness, warmth and pain?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Podiatry 45 years experience
Perfect Storm: You have just described joint inflammation. This is your body's reaction to some sort of irritation to the joint. (Infection, trauma, the like)
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Last updated Nov 3, 2016
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