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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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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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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

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Joint Pain (Definition)

Joint pain is a clinical finding in which a joint (where two bones meet) is painful to move. This can occur with arthritis, crystal build up in joints, ...Read more


Dr. Bruce Weisbrot
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Joint Aches (Definition)

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