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What is arthralgia?

What is arthralgia?

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). ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


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What causes arthralgia?

What causes arthralgia?

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 ...Read more

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Can arthralgia cause severe illness?

Can arthralgia cause severe illness?

Other way around: Arhtralgia simply means joint pain. It is a symptom that can occur, not cause, with some illnesses. ...Read more

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What kind of dr do see for arthralgia?

What kind of dr do see for arthralgia?

Rheumatologist: Rheumatologist how specialize with joint disease, or you see your family doctor how will guide you .Good luck thanks. ...Read more

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Difference betwen arthralgia&arthritis?

Pain vs Swelling: Arthralgia refers to only joint pain (arth = joint; -algia = pain). Arthritis refers to inflammation in the joint (arth- = joint; -itis = inflammed) which may or may not be accompanied by pain. There are many types of arthritis--most of which involve a disease process that is either chronic (osteoarthritis, ra, jia) or short-term or curable (reactive arthritis, septic arthritis). ...Read more

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Difference between arthritis and arthralgia?

Difference between arthritis and arthralgia?

Inflammation: "arthritis" means joint inflammation while "arthralgia" means joint pain. You can have joint pain without joint inflammation, joint inflammation without joint pain, or have both together. ...Read more

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What are the tests for arthritis - arthralgia?

What are the tests for arthritis - arthralgia?

Clinical eval +++: The most important 'test' is--as usual--the diagnostic tool between the physician's ears. Any well versed specialist in the field of arthritis (rheumatology) knows that hearing exactly what the details are given by the pt (history) and a careful, thorough exam of all parts of the body, will yield a dx, or at least what tests to order. Some: esr, crp, antibodies to own cells, cbc, etc. ...Read more

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What is the difference between arthritis, arthralgia?

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). ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of fibromyalgia vs arthralgia?

What are the main symptoms of fibromyalgia vs arthralgia?

Fibromyalgia: Fibromyalgia(fm) versus arthalgia (muscle pain). Fm symtpom cluster is more specific: pain, allodynia [pressure sensitive], joint stiffness, fatigue insomnia, 9 paired 'tender points' on body, swallowing, bowel, bladder dysfunction. Depression is a common go along. 9:1 male to f ratio. 2-4% of pop. Might have it. Considered difficult to diagnose and treat at times. Arthralgia=simply muscle pain. ...Read more

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Have arthralgia -- what are some warm ups to do before working out to help?

Same as anyone else: For most people with joint pain, there is no need for any special type of warm-up. The same sorts of things that a non-arthritic person does should be adequate, except perhaps with more attention to areas that are particularly stiff or uncomfortable. Don't avoid exercise, but be gentle and listen to your body. ...Read more

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What’s the Difference between Arthritis and Arthralgia. Which one is more serve?

What’s the Difference between Arthritis and Arthralgia. Which one is more serve?

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. ...Read more

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What does the diffuse mean in arthralgias?

Major and minor jts.: Arthralgias means pain without obvious swellin of the involved joints.Arthitis is both pain as well as inflammatory swelling of joints. Diffuse arthralgias include pain from major joints like shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, ankle joints involvement as well as minor joints like finger joints, toe joints, foot joints, spine joints involvement and causing pain in those regions. Rheumatic fever has both. ...Read more

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Arthralgia symptoms after immune complex reaction. How soon does it end?

Arthralgia symptoms after immune complex reaction. How soon does it end?

Depends on cause: Serum sickness. Thiis is commonly seen after settings such as a reaction to a foreign antigen (drug, infection, etc) and once that antigen resolves the immune complex reaction subsites - time depends can be days, weeks or months. But with a chronic setting where the antigen persists like in an autoimmune reaction in lupus, then the immune complexes persists and the condition continues. ...Read more

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Arthralgia symptoms after immune complex reaction. How could it be after 6 months?

Arthralgia symptoms after immune complex reaction. How could it be after 6 months?

See rheumatologist: This has to be followed properly and you need to be under the care of for a family dr. Or rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Arthralgia symptoms after immune complex reaction. How can it still be after 6 months?

Arthralgia symptoms after immune complex reaction. How can it still be after 6 months?

Immune complex symp: You don't say what you reacted to, but there is an infection called parvovirus b19 in which, after the person is over the infection, the immune complex response causes arthralgias that can last up to 2 years. They always eventually resolve. If your reaction was to a medication, you should get better, but recheck with your doctor if worried. A new illness may overlap with your prior one and confuse. ...Read more

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What causes arthralgia and myalgia in dengue?

What causes arthralgia and myalgia in dengue?

Viral infection +: There is a viral infection and also bleeding that occurs. Like the flu viral muscle involvement occurs from the viral infection. Dengue also cause bleeding into tissue and this can contribute. When you have a viral infection the body responds with a variety of chemicals and cytokines and some of these increase the swelling, attracting inflammatory cells and alsorelease pain chemicals. ...Read more

Dr. Bruce Weisbrot
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Joint Aches (Definition)

Discomfort emanating from the connection between two bones ...Read more