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What causes arthritis like joint pain at age 21?

What causes arthritis like joint pain at age 21?

Joint, bursa, tendon: Even though the knee is a joint, there are a lot of other musculoskeletal structures around it that can cause the pain. In your setting you need an evaluation. Do the joints swell? Are they better or worse after exercise? Are you stiff in the morning in the knees? Elsewhere? Do you have other medical problems? Rash? Fevers? Chest problems? Stomach problems? We look for these to diagnose. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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What causes joint pain besides arthritis?

What causes joint pain besides arthritis?

Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more

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How can arthritis cause joint pain. Is edema a cause of arthritis?

How can arthritis cause joint pain. Is edema a cause of arthritis?

Joint pain: Arthritis is inflammation of joint. Pain is from inflammation/fluid (secondary to inflammation) arthritis is inflammation/edema of joint. ...Read more

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Is there a parasite that can cause joint pain and symptoms of arthritis?

Is there a parasite that can cause joint pain and symptoms of arthritis?

Lyme disease: Lyme disease is transmitted through a bite from a specific type of tick. Common symptoms are flu-like symptoms, stiff neck, chills, fever, swollen lymph nodes, headaches, fatigue, muscle aches, and joint pain, especially TMJ. If you have been bitten by a tick, see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. It can be effectively treated with antibiotics. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia? I suffer from chronic joint pain (over last 40+ years). Incorrect diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis at age 20.

What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia? I suffer from chronic joint pain (over last 40+ years). Incorrect diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis at age 20.

Various: There are many symptoms associated with this condition. The most common are pain, fatigue, and brain fog. Whether you have this disorder can be determined by a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Joint pain since the age of 13. Shouldnt they order tests for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

No.: Most juvenile idiopathic arthritis patients are both ccp antibody negative, and rf negative. The diagnosis is largely clinical, with evidence for joint and systemic inflammation (crp). ...Read more

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All tests for lupus and arthritis come back normal each time. However, I have a lot of fluid retention everyday as well as joint pain. Other causes?

Fluid retention?: Fluid retention is not associated with autoimmune disease unless the kidneys have been damaged (Lupus). Perhaps your salt intake is too high. As for your joint pain, you need to consult an orthopedist to find out the cause. ...Read more

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Can arthritis of the big toe be diagnosed with xrays? Also can bunions cause big toe joint pain?

Can arthritis of the big toe be diagnosed with xrays? Also can bunions cause big toe joint pain?

Yes & yes.: The X-rays should show it clearly. As far as pain, it is usually caused by footwear pushing on the deformity. ...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


Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more