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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