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Doctor insights on: Polyarticular Arthralgias

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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

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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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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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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 causes joint pain?

What causes joint pain?

Many, many causes: Medical specialists in joint diseases are called rheumatolgists. If the joint hurts, it's called 'arthralgia'; if the joints are inflamed (red, swollen, warm, painful), its called 'arthritis' which can be part of over 100 diseases. Many more cause joint arthralgia. Most are limited to 3-4 weeks. Most common chronic is degenerative. Joint pains over a month...Not always simple answer--see your pcp. ...Read more

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What causes joint pain?

What causes joint pain?

Stress, irritation: Overstressing the joint beyond its normal use, injury, irritation. ...Read more