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A 42-year-old member asked:

What could cause sudden severe joint pain and stiffness?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 55 years experience
Multiple: Joint pain onset of a sudden onset is very unusual and rare. The causes can vary from an injury to various causes like arthritis infection.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

What causes severe joint pain and stiffness?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 55 years experience
Multiple: Joint pain onset of a sudden onset is very unusual and rare. The causes can vary from an injury to various causes like arthritis infection.
A 29-year-old member asked:

I have achy joint pain and stiffness all the time, what could be the cause?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sheeja Francis
Rheumatology 21 years experience
Depends: Could be any number of causes. It is best to see your primary care for evaluation.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What can be done to treat sudden joint pain/stiffness?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Acute joint pain: Treatment is determined by etiology. If just tight capsule and surrounding tissues, consider warmup, stretch, modalities/pt/laser, nsaids, purified omega, glucosamine chondroitin. If traumatic, consider further workup and imaging, as well as rest and ice. Surgery for a fracture or significant tear or loose body.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What are common causes of severe joint pain?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
Orthopedic Surgery 48 years experience
Yes : The most common would be osteoarthritis.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of severe joint pain?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Many: Trauma, infection, non-infectious inflammation, e.g., rheumatoid arthritis, part of general autoimmune disease, gout, lyme disease, rarely a tumor.

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