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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
I feel with diffuse myalgia and joint pain and my ribs is tender even my abdomen but there's no history of exercise so can I know the cause...
Fibromyalgia ?: Fibromyalgia is the most likely diagnosis. This is a very common problem, especially in young women. The condition is characterized by diffuse soft tissue pain and tenderness as well as non-refreshing sleep and or fatigue. There are many other conditions that can cause similar symptoms, so seeing a doctor, especially if your symptoms persist, is a good idea. ...Read more
Ra for 13yr controlled w/methotrexate 25mg weekly since may 2005. Diffuse joint pain since aug., sed rate/crp normal, no swelling, ruled out neuropat
Ra13 yrs, 25mg methotrexate weekly since may 2005; diffuse joint pain since aug., min. Swelling r ankle x 2 wks, sed rate/crp nml, no response to steroids, see new doc 12/4. Is this osteoarthritis?
Advice please symptoms: red rash & spider ang. On chest & face, cvi, raynauds, joint pain stiff.& muscle aches, diffuse hair loss. Rf & sr low ANA - ?
Mixed CTD: Sure sounds like a possible mixed connective disease syndrome even though serologies negative --- would refer to rheumatologist. ...Read more
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
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
Joints : Will hurt and ache. Use anti inflammatory medication if it append along with rest. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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